After a knock to the head, young children are often sleepy, especially if they have cried a lot or it is getting near to a nap time. If the child seemed well after the bump to the head, it is OK to let them go to sleep.
How long should you keep a child awake after hitting their head?
Note: mild headache, mild dizziness and nausea are common. Allow your child to sleep if he wants to, but keep him nearby. Wake him up after 2 hours of sleeping.
How long after a head injury is it safe to sleep?
If the person who is injured is awake and holding a conversation, you can let him or her fall asleep as long as they are not developing any other symptoms such as dilated pupils or issues with walking. “Usually after a concussion, a person may be dazed or may vomit,” explains Dr. Alexander.
Should I wake my child up after a concussion?
It’s important for your child to get as much rest as possible for the first 24 hours after a concussion. You don’t have to wake your child up every couple of hours unless you are otherwise instructed by your doctor.
Can I let my baby sleep after a fall?
Share on Pinterest A doctor may recommend rest for a baby after a fall. A baby might be a little sleepy after a fall, especially if it happened during or after a nap or bedtime. It may be helpful to let the baby rest. However, the doctor might recommend waking up the baby at regular intervals to check on them.
How do I know if my child’s head injury is serious?
Signs that the injury could be serious include:
- loss of consciousness for more than a few minutes.
- continued vomiting.
- a headache that gets worse.
Can my child sleep after a head injury?
It is not dangerous to sleep after a minor head injury (especially if it is nap time), although the parent should monitor the child. (See ‘Monitoring after a head injury’ below.) A mild headache, nausea, and dizziness are common, especially during the first few hours after the injury.