Impact of sleep on epileptic manifestations
Sleep is a powerful enhancer of epileptic features. Synchronized non-REM sleep facilitates seizures, whereas desynchronized REM sleep dampens seizure occurrence. The presence of nocturnal seizures affects the regular profile of the sleep architecture. Sleep-related seizures mostly affect conventional sleep measures, whereas nocturnal interictal discharges basically have a destabilizing impact on cyclic alternating pattern parameters.
Jan. 28, 2020