How often do have seizures to have nocturnal epilepsy?

Seizures are abnorma. Nocturnal seizures are seizures that occur during sleep. These may be benign, as in benign rolandic epilepsy of children. They may be seizures that occur during the day as well as at night (not uncommon). They may also be seizures (such as frontal lobe seizures) occurring only during sleep with resultant abnormal behavior in sleep. A seizure is never normal and should be evaluated by a neurologist.
Too often. Epilepsy is a clinical condition which is associated with the risk for recurrent seizures. If there has been only a single seizure, it is not epilepsy. Recurrent seizures would indicate an epilepsy. If the seizures tend to only occur during sleep, they are considered nocturnal epilepsy. It is still a serious condition, but may be easier to live with since day time function is intact.

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History of sezuires rare form of nocturnal epilepsy. Havnt had one for 13 years until the other day. Could this be the same types of sezuires again?

Did your bed partner. witness it or video it? How do you know you had a seizure? Clearly, the only way to find out is to see your primary care for referral to a neurologist who can order an overnight sleep study with EEG. . Read more...
It could be. The most likely based on probability would be SAME or SIMILAR type of seizure but it's altogether possible that it could be different. Only you would have the information available for someone such as myself to make that call. Are you followed by a neurologist? Have you reported this to anyone? Are you on medication? Do you think the price of a Mars bar will go up even though gas prices are DOWN? Read more...