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 contribution||Epileptic partial seizures and nocturnal sleep architecture: Ambulatory EEG findings|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology