The physical effects of brain injury are wide ranging but can include fatigue, sleep issues, headaches, dizziness and hearing problems.
These physical effects can have an impact on your quality of life and make it harder to complete every day activities. It is important to develop strategies to minimise these effects, such as maintaining a healthy lifestyle and undertaking physical therapy where necessary.
Fatigue is a common and very disabling symptom experienced by people with a brain injury.
Lack of sleep has a negative effect on our cognition, mood, energy levels and appetite. The average person needs eight hours of sleep a night or will suffer from decreased concentration, energy and many other problems. These effects are multiplied many times by a traumatic brain injury, stroke and other types of brain disorder.
Acquired brain injury (ABI) can have a number of consequences for an individual's sexual functioning. Talking about sex can be embarrassing, but it is important for the person with brain injury and their loved ones to discuss the various issues.