CRISI EPILETTICHE PARZIALI ED ARCHITETTURA DEL SONNO NOTTURNO: RILIEVI IN EEG DINAMICO

Translated title of the contribution: Epileptic partial seizures and nocturnal sleep architecture: Ambulatory EEG findings

R. Manni, C. A. Galimberti, S. Boni, A. Tartara

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Abstract

The architecture of nocturnal sleep in subjects affected by partial epilepsy has been investigated by means of A-EEG recordings performed at home. The study aims in particular to ascertain whether the occurrence of partial epileptic seizures during night affect sleep patterns. The preliminary findings coming from 20 A-EEG recordings with the occurrence of one or more seizures per night (total number of recorded seizures: 49) indicate that most of the partial seizures occurring during sleep are followed by an arousal or full awakening, whose duration is significantly longer when the seizure occurs in the last hours of night. Light NREM sleep is overrepresented and REM sleep is reduced in patients with more than one partial seizures during night.

Translated title of the contributionEpileptic partial seizures and nocturnal sleep architecture: Ambulatory EEG findings
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)235-236
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number84
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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