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Has there been any link found between sleep apnea and seizures?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Apnea can increase the rate of seizure activity.

In brief: Yes

Apnea can increase the rate of seizure activity.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Peter Hahn
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Short answer is yes.
Seizure control can be significantly influenced by arousals and sleep deprivation resulting from sleep apnea. In patients with epilepsy or seizure disorders, controlling sleep apnea is an important part of seizure control and prevention.

In brief: Yes

Short answer is yes.
Seizure control can be significantly influenced by arousals and sleep deprivation resulting from sleep apnea. In patients with epilepsy or seizure disorders, controlling sleep apnea is an important part of seizure control and prevention.
Dr. Peter Hahn
Dr. Peter Hahn
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