Dr. Meeta Singh Shares the Importance of Sleep in Concussion Prevention and Recovery
In the spotlight this week on the CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall is medical expert, Dr. Meeta Singh. In her video, Dr. Singh addresses the following questions:
- How is sleep disturbance related to concussions?
- What are some common sleep problems in a concussed individual?
- How can one improve their sleep?
- What should one do if symptoms persist or worsen?
- Why is sleep important even for a healthy individual?
Dr. Meeta Singh is a sleep doctor whose work and research focuses on “Coaching the sleep muscle” to maximize performance in both individual athletes and sports teams. She is President and CEO of the Performance Sleep Practice and a Senior Staff Physician at the Henry Ford Hospital Sleep Disorders and Research Center, Detroit Michigan. She served as the Sleep consultant US Soccer Women’s National team for the Olympics 2021, and is currently serving as the Sleep Consultant for the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB teams and college athletic teams. In addition, Dr. Singh works with C-suite executives to help with jet lag management and enhancing sleep. She did her training in psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic, a Sleep Fellowship at the Henry Ford Hospital, and is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (under the American Board of Medical Specialties) as a psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist. She is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society.
We are grateful for Dr. Singh for her guidance and initiative in improving our StoryWall and CrashCourse concussion education initiatives.
About Concussion Story Wall: This product features an interactive database of more than 4000 videos of individual stories relating to how an injury occurred, the symptoms experienced, and personal insights from those who have been injured by a concussion. It is intended as a comprehensive mental health resource for the many who are impacted including athletes, parents, coaches, officials, teachers, and military veterans, among others. It also serves as a referral source for athletic trainers, rehab specialists and physicians. An additional highlight includes a panel of 14 of the world’s leading medical experts addressing specific aspects of concussions related to symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. All CrashCourse concussion education products are available at no cost.
The CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall is proudly presented by TeachAids, BIAA, and the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), in collaboration with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) and 22 of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s National Governing Bodies (NGB). These NGBs include: USA Archery, USA Artistic Swimming, USA Baseball, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, USA Cycling, USA Diving, USA Fencing, USA Field Hockey, USA Football, USA Gymnastics, USA Hockey, USA Karate, US Lacrosse, USA Rugby,US Ski & Snowboard, US Soccer, US Speedskating, USA Taekwondo, USA Team Handball, USA Triathlon, USA Waterski and Wake, and USA Wrestling.