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Is sleep apnea common in epileptics and if so, which type?

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Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Wishnew
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Astrachan
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