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Our sleep apnea and nocturnal epilepsy related?

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

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Mike Deldar
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

But consult with your sleep specialist regarding your case.

In brief: Yes

But consult with your sleep specialist regarding your case.
Dr. Mike Deldar
Dr. Mike Deldar
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In brief: No

Nocturnal epilepsy is a seizure disorder in which seizures occur only while sleeping.
Sleep apnea is not a seizure disorder.

In brief: No

Nocturnal epilepsy is a seizure disorder in which seizures occur only while sleeping.
Sleep apnea is not a seizure disorder.
Dr. Richard Leaderman
Dr. Richard Leaderman
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