Polygraphic sleep recordings (EEG, EMG, and EOG) were performed in two groups of epileptic subjects, six with fragile-X syndrome and six with symptomatic epilepsy. Recordings were visually scored for sleep stages and number of spikes/min. Subjects with fragile-X syndrome showed a well defined pattern of production of interictal epileptiform activity with the lowest values during REM sleep; symptomatic epileptic subjects showed less defined and more variable spike/min diagrams. The spectral analysis of the outline of such diagrams confirmed these differences showing shorter periodicties (80-100 min) in the fragile-X group compared to those of the symptomatic group (160-220 min). Finally, a model with multiple feedback circuits is proposed in order to explain the different patterns observed.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Neurophysiologie Clinique / Clinical Neurophysiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology