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Sleep Deprivation and it’s Effects on Cognitive Function For Baseline Concussion Testing in Athletes: A Critically Appraised Topic

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Athletic Training

Abstract

Clinical Scenario: Recent studies report a relationship between sleep deprivation and concussion baseline testing scores and have shown that inadequate amounts of sleep cause neurocognitive impairments, similar to concussion injuries. Clinical Question: Can sleep deprivation affect cognitive function causing inaccurate scores in concussion baseline testing? Summary of Key Findings: Three studies were selected. All three studies showed that individuals with poor or inadequate sleep prior to a baseline test had higher symptom scores than those with adequate amounts of sleep. Clinical Bottom Line: There is sufficient evidence to suggest that sleep deprived student-athletes experience neurocognitive impairments that will cause an increase in symptoms reported and symptom scores in baseline testing. If the individual did not receive an adequate amount of sleep, it would be in the best interest of both the individual and the party testing to reschedule the test. Strength of Recommendation: Grade C evidence exists demonstrating that sleep deprivation causes cognitive impairment on concussion baseline tests.

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Dr. Debbie Bradney Dr. Tom Bowman

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Sleep Deprivation and it’s Effects on Cognitive Function For Baseline Concussion Testing in Athletes: A Critically Appraised Topic

Clinical Scenario: Recent studies report a relationship between sleep deprivation and concussion baseline testing scores and have shown that inadequate amounts of sleep cause neurocognitive impairments, similar to concussion injuries. Clinical Question: Can sleep deprivation affect cognitive function causing inaccurate scores in concussion baseline testing? Summary of Key Findings: Three studies were selected. All three studies showed that individuals with poor or inadequate sleep prior to a baseline test had higher symptom scores than those with adequate amounts of sleep. Clinical Bottom Line: There is sufficient evidence to suggest that sleep deprived student-athletes experience neurocognitive impairments that will cause an increase in symptoms reported and symptom scores in baseline testing. If the individual did not receive an adequate amount of sleep, it would be in the best interest of both the individual and the party testing to reschedule the test. Strength of Recommendation: Grade C evidence exists demonstrating that sleep deprivation causes cognitive impairment on concussion baseline tests.