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What symptoms do people with night seizures usually have?

What symptoms do people with night seizures usually have?

Night seizures: Symptoms may include jaw ache, tongue bite, wetting the bed, and mental confusion. There also, in an older person, might be back pain due to a compression fracture of one of the vertebra of the spine. ...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


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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

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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 could cause night seizures or sleep paralysis?

What could cause night seizures or sleep paralysis?

Sleep disorder: Sleep is very complex. We go into a state of paralysis normally during rem sleep. Often we have muscle jerks and spasms during sleep, or even talk and walk about in our sleep. Seizures can be activated by sleep. A good quality sleep eeg may be of value. Special sleep studies can be performed to better characterize your sleep. ...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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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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Can arrhythmias cause major sleep disturbances nightly? (i have already been tested for apnea and night seizures and have differing results...).

Yes: Especially benign paroxysmal tachycardia (pat) which can cause awakenings, can be caused by sleep apnea, and is worse when sleeping on the left side. Perhaps some of my other colleagues can also shed some light on this issue. ...Read more

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Im epileptic and have never had night seizures before. I've been waking up tired, bitten tongue, bruised head, leg over the bed. Should I be concerned?

Yes!: It certainly seems as if you are having seizures at night (though not 100% sure). Call your doc and get checked. Your medications may need to be adjusted. Stop any over the counter meds or supplements you may be taking that your doctor has not okayed. No alcohol or recreational drugs either! Call today. ...Read more

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Feeling tired after 12hr night sleep every day, head ache for 3 weeks on right side of head, seizure symptoms, short term memory loss ?

Feeling tired after 12hr night sleep every day, head ache for 3 weeks on right side of head, seizure symptoms, short term memory loss ?

One possible cause: There is not enough data to make a diagnosis here, but one idea as a cause of some of this could be sleep apnea. This results in fatigue after sleeping, worse seizures, and headaches, especially headaches that occur in the mornings. ...Read more

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Why are seizures a symptom of gliomas?

Brain damage.: Gliomas are tumors of the brain. They arise from glial cells, which are part of the support structure of the brain. As the tumors enlarge, they press on and irritate brain cells. That can make the normal brain cells give off electical impulses, and if there is too much activity, involving too many cells, a seizure will occur. ...Read more

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What are stress seizures and symptoms?

What are stress seizures and symptoms?

Usually not neurolog: Stress "seizures" are usually not truly epileptic types of seizures. The best thing is to get some psychological help. Rate of these is much higher in those with a history of abuse. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of temporal seizures?

Unusual sensation: Usually an aura precedes temporal lobe seizures such as unprovoked fear, a deja vu experience a sensation of taste or smell , an odd sensation in the abdomen This may last 30 seconds to about 2 minutes with loss of awareness of surroundings, lip smacking, swallowing or chewing movements picking motions of the fingers , confusion, and unawareness of it. May develop into a seizure ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sleep seizures?

What are the symptoms of sleep seizures?

It varies: Seizures during sleep can manifest as unusual behaviors during sleep such as groaning, repetitive movements, full "grand-mal" type shaking; incontinence during sleep; awakening with a bitten tongue or muscle soreness. Sometimes, however, there is no outward manifestation of the seizure activity. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms of having a seizure?

Many: Seizures can have any number of symptoms from simple movements to gran mal whole body shaking to nothing but a brief loss of awareness in petit mal. The latter can cause poor learning due to inattention. It is best to discuss your symptoms with your physician to see if a more thorough evaluation is appropriate. There are many causes, treatments as there are symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a seizure?

What are the symptoms of having a seizure?

Paroxysmal brain : Seizure is best defined as episode of altered consciousness, which can be either focal or generalized. Focal event might be associated with shaking of a limb, but also staring, repetitive mouth movements or bad smells and tastes occur. The more generalized spells, convulsive tremors of arms and legs, tongue biting, bowel/bladder losses, loss of consciousness for 2-3 minutes, post-ictal confusion. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Night Seizures (Definition)

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