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P-61 Sleep disorders after mild traumatic brain injuries in amateur athletes
  1. N Ch Syrmos1,2,3,
  2. A Mylonas1,
  3. G Gavridakis2,
  4. Giannouli V3
  1. 1Department of Physical Activity and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece
  2. 2Venizeleio General Hospital, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  3. 3Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece

Abstract

Background Sleep disorders after mild traumatic brain injuries are situations that needs appropriate approach and management.

Aim Aim of this study was to evaluate sleep disorders after mild traumatic brain injuries in amateur athletes

Methods Evaluation of 10 amateur athletes was performed :

  • 1 basketball player (10%)

  • 4 football (soccer) players (40%)

  • 2 volleyball players (20%)

  • 1 handball player (10%)

  • 1 boxer athlete (10%)

  • 1 swimmer (10%)

5 men-50% and 5 women −50% (range 20-35 years and mean age 28 ) with sleep disturbances after mild traumatic brain injuries.

Results The most common disturbances were:

  • insomnia in 5,50%

  • increased sleep need in 3-30%,

  • excessive daytime sleepiness in 2-20%.

We suggest in all (10, 100%), cognitive-behavioural therapy and appropriate medication, under psychiatric surveillance . 9 of them- 90%-returned with safe results in the physical activity after 2 months.

Conclusions Seems that cognitive-behavioural therapy and medication could be helpful in these situations. Post traumatic disorders after traumatic brain injuries are conditions that needs accurate evaluation and approach.

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