New Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Recent studies have shown that Melatonin may aid in treating sleep disturbances related to a Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”). Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland that helps control one’s sleep and wake cycles. Melatonin is a known home remedy for sleepless nights.
Individuals with TBI can experience reduced melatonin production. Anyone who has experienced sleep disturbances can attest to the effects it has on the rest of your body and mind. For people suffering from a TBI the sleep disturbance can exacerbate other symptoms of their TBI including: anxiety, mood issues, and general pain and malaise.
In one of the studies, TBI patients treated in part with Melatonin reported improved sleep quality. Study participants also reported reduced anxiety and fatigue and increased energy and mental function.
The CDC estimates approximately 1.5 million Americans suffer a TBI each year. TBI’s can be caused by any of the following: open head injuries, closed head injuries (commonly experienced in slip and falls, motor vehicle crashes), exposure to toxic and harmful chemicals, and lack of oxygen (commonly experienced in near death drownings).
The attorneys at Mesch Clark Rothschild are experienced in recovering compensation for clients who have suffered TBI as a result of accidents – including car accidents, drownings, and other traumatic events. If you have been or if you know someone who is showing signs and symptoms of a TBI—sleeplessness, increased anxiety, confusion and disorientation, mood swings, blurred vision, headaches, or trouble speaking and organizing thoughts—research suggests a good night’s sleep, with the help of Melatonin, may lessen the severity of other TBI symptoms. Please call the personal injury attorneys at Mesch Clark Rothschild at (520) 624-8886 to determine if they can help you recover monetary damages for your injuries.
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