Nocturnal partial seizures and arousals/awakenings from sleep: An ambulatory egg study

Raffaele Manni, Carlo Andrea Galimberti, Ivana Sartori, Lucia Politini, Rosanna Murelli, Amelia Tartara

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Abstract

The architecture of nocturnal sleep in twenty subjects (9 males, 11 females, mean age 27 years) affected by partial cryptogenic epilepsy was investigated by means of ambulatory EGG (A-EGG) recording performed at home. The study aimed in particular to ascertain in the immediate effects of nocturnal partial epileptic seizures on sleep stability and continuity. Data for a total of 49 recorded seizures indicate that 72% of the partial seizures which occurred during sleep were followed by arousal and awakening, and that sleep interruption lasted significantly longer when the seizure occurred between 4 and 7 a.m.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-111
Number of pages5
JournalFunctional Neurology
Volume12
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - May 1997

Keywords

  • Arousal
  • Epileptic seizure
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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