What do strokies share with babies?
They both need much sleep for two reasons:
- Sleep provides recovery time for all the sensory input assaulting the brain.
- Sleep time is needed to provide opportunity for laying down new neuropathways. (Yes, neuroplasticity is not free: It takes an energy toll.)
To learn more about the importance of sleep in stroke recovery, click here.
I am now two and a half years out from the cerebral hemorrhagic stroke that threatened my survival. And still I need an amazing amount of sleep. The Z monster lurkes behind every activity.