Unlikely. Highly unlikely but in a patient with known seizure activity. Sleep apnea can make the seizure activity worse.
No. If you are referring to non-epileptic (psychogenic) seizures, then the answer is no. However, if someone is having seizures at night (or day for that matter), that should be evaluated further with an eeg and a visit to the neurologist, at the least.
No. Sleep apnea can cause a lot of health problems primarily related to blood pressure and heart function. It is not a recognized cause of seizure.
I just had a sleep study that revealed bad sleep apnea. Also it said that I had epileptic seizures in my brain. What does that mean?
Complicated question. Sleep apnea means that you stop breathing for periods of time while you sleep. Epileptic seizures mean that your brain activity goes through jolts that can cause movements in your body, loss of consciousness and behavioral changes. The most important thing is to ask your physician to carefully explain this to you without medical language. It's important that you get good treatment for both.
Must seek treatment. Often epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnea (osa) go hand in hand. Sleep problems are a double-edged sword; epilepsy disturbs sleep and sleep deprivation aggravates epilepsy. People who experience involuntary movement while they sleep tend to wake up tired and without energy in the morning. Deprivation of sleep over prolonged periods of time can cause cardiac arrhythmia, or irregular beating.
Not uncommon. Not uncommon situation. Asleep seizures can cause sleep problems. Make sure your sleep doc explains the problems and recommends the next step.
Sleep apnea. There is little causal relationship between having epilepsy and sleep apnea. Epilepsy usually implies an anatomical or electrical problem in the brain, whereas sleep apnea usually implies an obstructive process of the upper airway.
Apnea is common. As apnea is common you can expect that any group of people will have a certain rate of apnea. I don't know of any data saying that apnea is more common in patients with seizure disorders.
Sleep apnea. A physician must be seen to determine the correct diagnosis. An overnight, monitored sleep study (psg) is the gold standard for diagnosing sleep apnea.
Apnea or seizures. A sleep study (psg) will give you the answer you want. See a sleep physician who can order the test and interpret the results.
Sleep study. Sleep studies are the most accurate tests for diagnosing sleep apnea and rule out other sleep conditions. If you have symptoms of sleep apnea, your doctor will refer you to have a sleep study also called PSG. Good luck.
Yes. Apnea can increase the rate of seizure activity.
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.
What type of seizures are I having I have seizures only in the mornings between 9 am and 10 am I also have sleep apnea?
See neurologist. The description does not fit any particular diagnosis Seizures are unlikely to be predictable like that What you have may not be seizures and at any rate it is advisable to have it seen to.
EEG Seizure pattern. The EEG pattern is consistent with a seizure disorder. You should consult a neurologist.
Yes and no. Patients who have epilepsy and seizure activity and have obstructive apnea can see an increase in seizure activity if the apnea is untreated.
No. Nocturnal epilepsy is a seizure disorder in which seizures occur only while sleeping. Sleep apnea is not a seizure disorder.
Yes. But consult with your sleep specialist regarding your case.
I heard that if you have sleep apnea you will more than likely have a seizure? Or a stroke if not treated I have had several seizures and one stroke.
Sleep apnea. Sleep apnea does not directly cause seizures or strokes but the effects of sleep apnea-low oxygen, high blood pressure, lack of sleep-can cause seizures and stroke. Sleep apnea can shorten ones life span by 5-10 years. It is important to obtain a sleep study and obtain treatment with a sleep specialist.
Stroke & apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea often leads to increased blood pressure and is a risk factor for stroke. People who have had a stroke are also at risk of developing sleep apnea. The major risk factors for stroke remain to be smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis and atrial fibrillation.
Treat sleep apnea. The standard therapy involves a C-PAP unit, but some custom dental splints work in many. Yes, sleep apnea does provide a risk, and needs focused intervention. But also, you should be taking anti-epileptic meds, and stroke preventatives. See a neurologist and address all of this.
Would an in-lab overnight assessment for sleep apnea also identify seizures during sleep, if they were occurring?
Yes. Most seizures would be picked up on the eeg leads of the equipment and the techs and docs are trained to recognize them on the polysomnogram readout. There is always a possibility that no seizure activity may show on a given night or that the eeg leads might not pick it up as well as a full seizure montage system.
Sleep study. An overnight supervised sleep study would monitor all vital signs including oxygen levels and would make note of any seizures as well as brain activity.