Diagnostic value of spontaneous afternoon sleep in epilepsy: Polysomnographic study of 96 epileptic patients

Amelia Tartara, Raffaele Manni

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An early afternoon Polysomnographic recording was performed in 112 epileptic patients in order to better define their epileptic disease. 96subjects (85.7%) slept spontaneously and sleep EEG tracing resulted in diagnóstically useful data in 47.8% of eases, a significantly higher percentage than that obtained from tests performed in basal conditions. EEG activation, mostly linked to light NREM sleep stages, was greater in infanto-juvenile subjects than in adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Neurology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1986



  • Early afternoon Polysomnographic recording
  • EEG activation
  • Epilepsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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