Can healthy sleep prevent seizures?
The effect of sleep on seizures is significant, and the interaction between the two is closely related.
Seizures have a significant effect on sleep structure, sleep efficiency, etc. Similarly, the sleep wake cycle also affects the onset of seizures.
In the epilepsy population, at least 25% of patients have seizures related to sleep.
Sleep-related epilepsy refers to those seizures that occur during or during sleep.
Whether it is a seizure caused by some reason, irregular sleep-wake cycles, or sleep disturbances such as insufficient sleep, may be the triggering factors for sleep-related epilepsy.
A significant proportion of patients with sleep-related epilepsy may have psychological problems.
Complications and seizures may be related to the quality and personality of the patient; correction and clinical observations have also shown that mental stimulation is often one of the triggering factors for seizures, and various stress stimuli can indeed cause seizures.
In addition, patients with epilepsy often suffer from illness, lose confidence in treatment, have inferiority complexes, and suffer from emotional depression; together with adverse stimuli from the society and the family, they may cause serious psychological disorders.
Therefore, psychological treatment of patients with epilepsy is necessary.
In addition, for the sleep of children with epilepsy, special attention must be paid to ensure adequate, do not stay up at night, develop a good habit of sleeping on time every day, because lack of sleep is a common cause of seizures.
If there is a condition, it is best for a child with epilepsy to take a nap at noon.
In addition, pay attention to sleeping posture, develop a supine or side sleeping posture, try to avoid prone sleeping position, especially children who can be transferred at night should be avoided.
When patients with epilepsy have sleep disorders, sleep disorders can reduce the seizure threshold, which may cause the number of seizures to increase. Therefore, necessary medical treatment for sleep disorders is performed.
Sedative and hypnotic drugs can both treat certain types of sleep disorders and synergistically treat sleep disorders in patients with epilepsy.