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Can sleep deprivation cause epilepsy?
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Dr. Christopher Wilson
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Sleep deprivation will not cause epilepsy but can provoke a seizure in epileptics and non-epileptics.
I can make anyone seize if i drop their blood sugar low enough or sleep deprive them enough. Epilepsy is recurrent unprovoked seizures. Sleep deprivation can provoke a seizure but not cause epilepsy.

In brief: No
Sleep deprivation will not cause epilepsy but can provoke a seizure in epileptics and non-epileptics.
I can make anyone seize if i drop their blood sugar low enough or sleep deprive them enough. Epilepsy is recurrent unprovoked seizures. Sleep deprivation can provoke a seizure but not cause epilepsy.
Dr. Christopher Wilson
Dr. Christopher Wilson
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Seizures
Yes, it can trigger seizures.

In brief: Seizures
Yes, it can trigger seizures.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Epilepsy
Not cause it, but can trigger attacks in predisposed individuals.

In brief: Epilepsy
Not cause it, but can trigger attacks in predisposed individuals.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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