When Kentucky residents like you get a head injury, what happens next? Some people do not suffer any side effects. Others may develop a concussion. Concussions often range in severity. Some you can treat with ease. Others are more severe.

The more severe a concussion is, the more potential it has to impact your life. It is thus important to recognize a concussion when you sport the symptoms.

Signs of a concussion through physical changes

Mayo Clinic looks at concussive symptoms in physical and non-physical forms. In physical terms, a concussion often involves headache, dizziness or nausea. You may have trouble with your vision. You might experience black spots, or “stars” that involve bursts of light. You might have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. In the reverse, you may sleep too long. Others may have trouble getting you to wake up. You might hear a ringing in your ears, known as tinnitus. You might also have light sensitivity or sensory disorders. Your sense of smell and taste may end up particularly afflicted.

Concussive signs through mental and emotional change

For non-physical symptoms, keep an eye on your behavior and mood. You may feel more irritable than usual. You might snap at others. You could experience a great amount of confusion. You might have short or long term memory loss. In particular, the memories surrounding the traumatic event may end up muddled. You could forget questions you just asked, leading you to repeat them. You might feel as though you are viewing things “through a fog”.

Regardless of how severe the symptoms are, you may want to see a medical professional. They can tell you how severe your concussion is and if you need further medical treatment.