Old Wive's Tales

United States
January 30, 2010 1:54pm CST
My mother-in-law says that when my daughter hits her head, I shouldn't let her sleep for at least 6 hours otherwise, she might go unconsience (not sure if that's spelled right) I have never heard this before. Was wondering if this is an old wive's tale or medically correct???
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@CRIVAS (1820)
• Canada
30 Jan 10
Actually I know that this is true, I don't think that you have to wait for 6 hours but if a child ( or anyone for that matter) hits their head, especially close to the temple area, it can cause a concusion (sorry about the spelling) and if the person goes to sleep it is possible to slip into unconsience. I would look it up online or ask a doctor because I am sure that they would be able to give you more information about it. But no it is not a wives tale and does deserve some looking into. Hope that helps and happy mylotting.
• United States
30 Jan 10
Thank you for responce! I will ask her doctor at her next checkup in 2 weeks!
@doormouse (4619)
30 Jan 10
if it's just a normal knock to the head you can let them sleep,but i think if they have concusion(vomiting or dizziness)then don't let them sleep,just incase they have a skull facture or a bleed,think that's right
• United States
30 Jan 10
Yeah that seems to make sense! Thanks for the input :)
@luvmysons (497)
• United States
2 Feb 10
If its just a little bump on the head its fine to let them sleep but if one of my boys fall and get a bump on there head I usually make sure that they dont sleep for the next hour or 2 in case of concusion. Usually signs of concusion is dilated eyes,vomiting and very tired. Then its time to go to the docs.