The impact of physical activity and sleep in physiology following a mTBI
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A mild traumatic brain injury (or MTBI) is a common occurrence in many individuals across a range of disciplines. The purpose of this study is to better understand how physical activity and or sleep impacts physiological outcomes following MTBI. Sleep has been regarded as the most effective remedy to restore impaired function in those who have undergone MTBI. However, recent data shows that physical activity post-MTBI can lead to positive physiological outcomes in subjects compared to an increase bed rest. Individuals of similar backgrounds have been evaluated using primarily the triaxial GT3X activity monitor to measure daily activity within 72 hours of initial injury for 5 days. Physiological measurements were also taken within 72 hours post-injury and again at 2 months. There are common trends between the two groups but the results suggest that there is no relationship between the activity and physiological measures, which is expected due to a low n value.