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What is the fdifference between regular epilepsy and nocturnal epilepsy?

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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Occurs during sleep

Nocturnal epilepsy is epilepsy or seizures occuring at night (during sleep).
Sleep tends to bring out seizures that occur any time of day or night, but there are also some seizures that occur only during sleep, such as benign rolandic epilepsy in children or frontal lobe seizures with abnormal movements in sleep in adults. Treatment involves use of medicines to control seizures.

In brief: Occurs during sleep

Nocturnal epilepsy is epilepsy or seizures occuring at night (during sleep).
Sleep tends to bring out seizures that occur any time of day or night, but there are also some seizures that occur only during sleep, such as benign rolandic epilepsy in children or frontal lobe seizures with abnormal movements in sleep in adults. Treatment involves use of medicines to control seizures.
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Epilepsy

Seizures may occur during the day or at night.
There are specific seizure syndromes that are time of day related. Both forms are usually treated with anti seizure medications.. An eeg as well as history may provide a neurologist with the information needed to treat the seizures.

In brief: Epilepsy

Seizures may occur during the day or at night.
There are specific seizure syndromes that are time of day related. Both forms are usually treated with anti seizure medications.. An eeg as well as history may provide a neurologist with the information needed to treat the seizures.
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