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A 41-year-old female asked about a 20-year-old male:

Can nocturnal generalized seizures disrupt the sleep cycle and cause erratic sleep and daytime sleepiness? will anti-seizure meds help?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Seizures: Yes your sleep cycles can be disrupted. Sleepiness during the day may be due to a post ictal state. There is no question that medication willmhelp. See your doctor or a neurologist for medication.
Dr. Aron Tendler
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Yes: That can occur and antiseizure meds would help. A sleep study with an expanded montage (more eeg leads) would be the way to evaluate it, or a several day ambulatory eeg.

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