Epilepsy, Antiseizure Therapy, and Sleep Cycle Parameters

  title={Epilepsy, Antiseizure Therapy, and Sleep Cycle Parameters},
  author={Vladimir Shvarts and S. C. Sidney Chung},
  booktitle={Epilepsy research and treatment},
A reciprocal relationship exists between sleep and epilepsy. The quality of sleep is affected by the presence and frequency of seizures, type of antiepileptic therapy utilized, and coexisting primary sleep disorders. Daytime somnolence is one of the most common adverse effects of antiepileptic therapy, with specific pharmacologic agents exhibiting a unique influence on components of sleep architecture. The newer generation of antiseizure drugs demonstrates improved sleep efficiency, greater… CONTINUE READING
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