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As a Sacramento Brain Injury Attorney since 1982, I have handled hundreds of cases for people who suffered from concussions, fractured skulls and other injuries impacting the brain resulting from auto, trucking, bicycle, motorcycle or pedestrian accidents .

Often, the nature of the brain injury is not immediately apparent. Other serious injuries can take the limelight immediately after the accident. Only later, do the serious cognitive, emotional and behavioral deficits and problems of a brain injury become apparent.

As a holistic personal injury lawyer, I see literally hundreds of people each month suffering from the physical and emotional after-effects of trauma.

Bessel van der Kolk MD, is a psychiatrist who has treated traumatic injuries for decades and is a well known author of several very readable books on PTSD and the effect of severe trauma on the injured person and their families.

It’s been well documented in medical journals for years that those who suffer brain injury often complain of sleep disturbances. True, loss of sleep after a traumatic brain injury, may in part be due to the associated pain or anxiety following such incidents. However, medical studies clearly indicate that loss of sleep after a traumatic brain injury is often due the brain’s inability to properly produce melatonin after severe trauma.

In 2010, the American Academy of Neurology published studies researched by Dr. Rajaratnam, a leading physician studying the links between loss of sleep and brain injury. He reported that the results from the study “suggest that the brain injury may disrupt the brain structures that regulate sleep, including the production of melatonin”. Simply put, lack of melatonin production in the brain results in sleep loss.