Nocturnal Seizures

Disablities & Mental Health Issues


Anepileptic seizureis caused by unusual electrical activity in the brain. This usually causes to muscles of the body to tighten or weaken temporarily.

Nocturnal seizures happen when a person is sleeping. They are most common:

  • Right after falling asleep
  • Just before waking up
  • Soon after waking up

Any seizure can occur during sleep. However, there are certain seizure conditions that are more likely to experience nocturnal seizures, including:


Nocturnal seizures are often unnoticed because the patient is asleep when they happen. However, there are signs that may suggest the patient’s is experiencing these seizures, including:

  • Loss of bladder control
  • Biting their tongue

If the patient notices these symptoms of interrupted sleep they should talk to their doctor:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Awaking suddenly for an unknown reason
  • Feeling drowsy
  • Increase in daytime seizures triggered…

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