Basics

Sleep & Rest

No channel surfing, reading, tweeting, texting, facebooking, web surfing, youtubing, listening to music, or anything similar. Seriously. This is a time to be in a low-stress, quiet, dark room with just you and as much sleep as possible! (follow any doctor’s orders to be checked on).

No work, no school, no sports, no activities.

This time is essential for your brain. If you don’t take these steps to rest you could feel way worse for days on end, possibly forever.  I know it’s hard to grasp your head around, but ask anyone who has post concussion syndrome. It’s more than worth it, and necessary, to take these steps.

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Turn off Electronics

Really, everything should be turned off. Whatever seems pressing is actually not, as if your brain does not heal it will make it much more difficult for you to do anything. Nothing that charges, has batteries, or plugs in.

Nourish

Make sure to eat brain-healthy foods every few hours, and drink tons of water all day. See Nutrition for Concussions for specifics.

Supplement

Many studies have shown highly successful results. See The Essentials for Recovery for an easy way to get what you need without overwhelming yourself.

Patience

It’s going to be harder than you expect to all of a sudden start living like this. You will surprise yourself. If you don’t have any patience, congratulations. Here’s an opportunity to grow your patience.

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