Sleep dysfunction in mild traumatic brain injury: relevance to work disability prevention

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Dr. Tatyana Mollayeva
Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto

Sleep disturbance is a common problem experienced by those with mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI). While the disruption subsides relatively quickly for some, up to half of those with mild TBI report chronic sleep disturbanceswhich in turn can seriously impair day-to-day function and return to work. In this plenary, Dr. Tatyana Mollayeva discusses the relationship between sleep and relevant clinical and non-clinical factors as well as outcomes in a sample of Ontario workers with mild TBI. She also presents known risks for sleep dysfunction in mild TBI and the implications for work disability prevention.