What happens when you make a sleeping person stand up to wake them up?


I saw some “prank” vids about a guy who woke up their friend in a deep sleep by carrying them to get them on their feet. The poor drowsy guy then bended his back as if he is trying to lay down while standing(or his body assumed he was still laying down), thus losing balance. I read comments claiming that this can lead to brain damage; I wanna know more but I do not know the proper terms to use in a google search.

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The commenters are probably just saying that if he fell over backwards and hit his head, he could suffer brain damage.

I’m speculating wildly here, but maybe poor blood pressure regulation could occur if you were stood up while asleep? You could read about “orthostatic hypotension”.