Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania
Published on Dec 11, 2015
Camilo Gutierrez, MD
Temple Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Do you find yourself wondering if epilepsy can impact your sleep, and vice versa? Learn more about the relationship between sleep and seizures and ways to restore balance and health.
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some time i do depend how i am feeling.
I don’t have to think. I know that our Epilepsy has to do with whether we are or are’t getting rest or sleeping. With myself, can’t sleep and just pass out like most average people. I’m usually up through the night into the early morning , waiting for by body to shut down.
Then there are some of us who can’t stop falling a sleep. Whether it be from seizuring or it maybe a side effect from one or more AED meds. I have been there too. I would wake up , get out of bed, take my meds the next thing, I notice I’m waking up in the livin room ,from falling to sleep again.
Sounds you have a lot of struggles with sleep also.
I know i was having problem falling sleep so i went to my primary doctor to ask him help me he did gave me extra help to sleep that does help i take it at night time so i can sleep when i go to bed. So time if i don't get a lot sleep i go lay down take a nap and relax i get really tired and get sick so i need to get sleep. Most of the time i don't get my sleep in at all. I stay up all day long until i get up in morning then when i am ready to go to bed sleep. Fall a sleep when i wake up till the next day.