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Our sleep apnea and nocturnal epilepsy related?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
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.
Dr. Richard Leaderman
Dentistry 49 years experience
No: Nocturnal epilepsy is a seizure disorder in which seizures occur only while sleeping. Sleep apnea is not a seizure disorder.
Dr. Mike Deldar
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Yes: But consult with your sleep specialist regarding your case.

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