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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Night Seizures (Overview)

A night seizure is a condition in which a person has a convulsion (seizure) during the night. Seizures can happen day or night, and are due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain, causing changes in behavior such as rhythmic movements or confusion. Children's night terrors are not seizures but are sleep disturbances that include anxiety, panic, screaming, etc...


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What causes night seizures?

What causes night seizures?

Poor seizure control: The brain is actually very active during sleep. Many epilepsy patients are prone to convulsions during sleep. Some children only have seizures during sleep. Good seizure management should include eeg evaluation during sleep. Appropriate use of medications, especially just at bedtime may help avoid these types of seizures. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
14 doctors shared insights

Night Seizures (Overview)

A night seizure is a condition in which a person has a convulsion (seizure) during the night. Seizures can happen day or night, and are due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain, causing changes in behavior such as rhythmic movements or confusion. Children's night terrors are not seizures but are sleep disturbances that include anxiety, panic, screaming, etc...


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Living with Seizures (Checklist)

Sleep 6-8 hours each night
daily
Wear a medical alert bracelet
Once
Limit your alcohol intake as much as possible
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What are the tests for night seizures?

What are the tests for night seizures?

Night seizure: "sleep study" in a special room with video + ekg + electroencephalogralhy recording during sleep (or an eeg made to record 24h) will catch the seizure. All recordings would be then be analysed to properly diagnose the kind of seizure. There is not specific seizure that only happen at night. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for night seizures?

Treatment for nig-SZ: Once the type of sz is identified, there are classes of meds specifically made for different types of sz. Some meds are for a lot of different types, some are more specific. Frequently, many meds are combined to control seizures. ...Read more

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Maintain cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
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Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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Are there good natural alternative therapies for night seizures?

Are there good natural alternative therapies for night seizures?

NO: Seizures occur when the brain becomes "irritable" for some reason. I believe a common occurrence for this at night would be a reduced oxygen level as might occur in someone with sleep apnea. You should have sleep studies performed to rule this out as it would be easily addressed with CPAP to prevent the low oxygen levels. Definitely check with your neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes night seizures?

Poor seizure control: The brain is actually very active during sleep. Many epilepsy patients are prone to convulsions during sleep. Some children only have seizures during sleep. Good seizure management should include eeg evaluation during sleep. Appropriate use of medications, especially just at bedtime may help avoid these types of seizures. ...Read more

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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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What are the tests for night seizures?

Night seizure: "sleep study" in a special room with video + ekg + electroencephalogralhy recording during sleep (or an eeg made to record 24h) will catch the seizure. All recordings would be then be analysed to properly diagnose the kind of seizure. There is not specific seizure that only happen at night. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more