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.

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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...
Sleep Paralysis. Sleep researchers conclude that, in most cases, sleep paralysis is simply a sign that your body is not moving smoothly through the stages of sleep. Rarely is sleep paralysis linked to deep underlying psychiatric problems. http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/sleep-paralysis#1. Read more...

Can arrhythmias cause major sleep disturbances nightly? (i have already been tested for apnea and night seizures and have differing results...).

Not directly. Arrhythmias will not cause major sleep disturbances directly unless you are having significant pauses in rate or decreased cardiac output. Medications for heart disease (or other diseases) can cause sleep disorders. If your cardiologist clears you of these concerns, get a sleep study (polysomnogram) and have it interpreted by a specialist in sleep medicine. Read more...
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...

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...

What could be causing me to have night seizures?

Poor seizure control. Epilepsy is a clinical condition of a risk for seizures. Many patients with epilepsy only have seizures during sleep. You need a thorough medical and neurological evaluation including a good sleep eeg. Appropriate medication can be given to control seizures once the proper diagnosis is made. Read more...

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...

Is that feeling of falling and suddenly jolting awake the same thing as night seizures?

Not usually. Hypnic jerks are a very common experience that occurs at sleep onset and associated with a feeling of falling and jerking awake. They tend to be isolated, not repetitive and not associated with confusion, or strange movement behaviors. Seizures can be serious and should be evaluated if there is a concern. Read more...

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...