How do you help your seven year old nephew, who has been recently diagnosed with nocturnal epilepsy? Discover Tori’s answer, as you see what nocturnal epilepsy looks like. [People with nocturnal epilepsy tend to have seizures while they are asleep].
Nocturnal seizures are a form of epilepsy. Those affected might not consciously remember them or have anyone else observe the seizures. Children more frequently experience them, but adults can have them too. They are triggered by stress, photo sensitivity
Nocturnal epilepsy. The cultural paradigm for this included the belief that some evil spirit, demon or Satan himself would enter you body or depart and take your soul with him. Native American Navajos, for a while, believed it was past family member possession (1970s medical journals); the cultural origin for this belief is uncertain.
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You can have a seizure while you sleep with any type of epilepsy. But with certain types of epilepsy, seizures occur only during sleep.
Identifying and Treating Nocturnal Seizures
When people ask me why I have a continuous glucose monitor this is one of the reasons... nocturnal hypoglycemic events like this would go unnoticed and are fatal. A sugar less than 3.0mmol/L is dangerous while a sugar less than 2.5mmol/L can lead to seizures arrythmias heart attacks coma and even death. This is why this technology needs to become more readily available for type 1 diabetics. It's not a convenience but it saves lives and reduces complications. Come on @abbottglobal…
Summary: The diagnosis of paroxysmal events in sleep represents a significant challenge for the clinician, with the distinction of nocturnal epilepsy from nonepileptic sleep disorders often the primary.