Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

what is the difference between regular epilepsy and nocturnal epilepsy

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Seizures in sleep: Nocturnal epilepsy is epilepsy (seizures) ocuring during sleep. Sleep increases or brings out many kinds of seizures, so patients with epilepsy may ha ... Read More
3
3 thanks
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
None really: Epilepsy is a condition of recurrent seizures. Seizures may be triggered by different conditions. Sleep is a very activating condition for some pati ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Occurs during sleep: Nocturnal epilepsy is epilepsy or seizures occuring at night (during sleep). Sleep tends to bring out seizures that occur any time of day or night, bu ... Read More
3
3 thanks
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Epilepsy: Seizures may occur during the day or at night. There are specific seizure syndromes that are time of day related. Both forms are usually treated wit ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Depends on state law: Depending on the state law where you live, seizures of any kind have to be in control with no recent seizure for you to maintain your drivers license.
3
3 thanks
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
If controlled: Most states have laws concerning criteria for getting a license with a diagnosis of epilepsy. Most insist on 6 to 12 months seizure free before being ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Reeves
30 years experience Neurology
Depends.. : Depends upon the state you live in. Check the american epilepsy society website.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
Lamotragine: Depending on type of nocturnal seizures and the dose of medication, Lamictal can be helpful. Please discuss with qualified neurologist or sleep speci ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Seizures are abnorma: Nocturnal seizures are seizures that occur during sleep. These may be benign, as in benign rolandic epilepsy of children. They may be seizures that oc ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
Nocturnal epilepsy: Some are. Others are not. Most neurologists would be able to tell you if they feel that yours is genetic based.
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
Sleeprelat. epilepsy: Nocturnal epilepsy can be outgrown in some patients but most requires lifelong treatment. If, however, it is not a childhood form of epilepsy or one ... Read More
8
8 thanks
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
No real fault: Epilepsy and behavior are closely linked. Having epilepsy can make you feel depressed or isolated, and feeling isolated can bring out epilepsy. Emot ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
24 years experience Neurology
Not typically: Virtually anyone's brain will seize if you do enough bad things to stress it, in research it is common to model epilepsy by placing certain irritating ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes and no: Patients who have epilepsy and seizure activity and have obstructive apnea can see an increase in seizure activity if the apnea is untreated.
4
4 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month