0 Question Asked: February 14, 2020In: Biologywhy should you only sleep in short intervals after suffering a concussion?0why should you only sleep in short intervals after suffering a concussion?In: Biology ShareFacebook 1 AnswerVoted TheAmazingSpider-Fan Added an answer on February 14, 2020 at 8:27 am Any changes in mental state following a head injury could indicate something a lot more severe than a concussion, it could be an ongoing bleed.This does two things, firstly, if blood isn’t getting where it is meant to be, then you could be starving an area of the brain of oxygen, causing a hypoxic brain injury. Secondly, the blood goes somewhere, and because the skull is a closed system, the blood starts pooling, and increasing the pressure inside the skull. Eventually, this can lead to the brain stem being forced out through the base of the skull in a condition called “coning”. Prognosis for anyone who gets this far is very poor.Careful monitoring of mental state gives a good indication of whether any problems are developing. Red flag warning signs after a head injury include:-Severe headache-Nausea/Vomiting-Abnormal drowsiness-Visual disturbances-Loss of balance/coordination-Memory loss-Becoming unarousable/unconscious-Stroke symptoms-Straw coloured discharge from nose/ears-Neck stiffnessAnyone who has had a significant head injury should not be left alone for several hours after the injury, and if any of these symptoms develop contact emergency medical services.0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLeave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse What is the capital of UK? ( London ) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.