Tips for post concussion syndrome


Here are some tips for managing post-concussion syndrome based on insights from the Huberman Lab:

  1. Low-Level Cardio: suggests that engaging in low-level cardio, such as fast walking, jogging, or cycling, for 30 to 45 minutes three times a week may aid in the clearance of brain injury debris. Such exercise could also benefit brain longevity and health, but always should be done safely and in accordance with physician's advice 1.

  2. Sleep and Sunlight: Regular deep sleep every night is crucial for repairing after traumatic brain injury and reducing the frequency of headaches. Additionally, maintaining regular circadian rhythms through sunlight exposure in the morning and evening, and reducing artificial light exposure at night, is recommended 2.

  3. Hyperbaric Oxygen: While hyperbaric oxygen has proven benefits for wound healing, its effectiveness for other purposes, like the improvement of vitality or prolonged lifespan, might not justify the expense and time commitment. Nonetheless, would consider its use for a concussion recovery, within clinically supervised treatment protocols 3.

    Low-Level Cardio

    Andrew discusses the benefits of low-level cardio exercise for brain health and its potential to improve the rates of clearance of debris after injury. He emphasizes the importance of exercising safely and following physician's advice, but suggests that 30 to 45 minutes of low-level cardio three times a week could be beneficial for brain longevity and keeping the brain healthy.

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  4. Near Far Exercises: Pencil push ups and similar exercises involving smooth pursuit tracking can help in visual rehabilitation after a concussion. Such exercises, which involve focusing on an object near and far, can improve the control of eye movements and the eye-brain connection, contributing to recovery post-concussion 4.

Remember to consult with healthcare professionals before beginning any new treatment or exercise regimen, especially when recovering from a concussion.