Journal article

Seizure likelihood varies with day-to-day variations in sleep duration in patients with refractory focal epilepsy: A longitudinal electroencephalography investigation

Katrina L Dell, Daniel E Payne, Vaclav Kremen, Matias I Maturana, Vaclav Gerla, Petr Nejedly, Gregory A Worrell, Lhotska Lenka, Filip Mivalt, Raymond C Boston, Benjamin H Brinkmann, Wendyl D'Souza, Anthony N Burkitt, David B Grayden, Levin Kuhlmann, Dean R Freestone, Mark J Cook

ECLINICALMEDICINE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background: While the effects of prolonged sleep deprivation (≥24 h) on seizure occurrence has been thoroughly explored, little is known about the effects of day-to-day variations in the duration and quality of sleep on seizure probability. A better understanding of the interaction between sleep and seizures may help to improve seizure management. Methods: To explore how sleep and epileptic seizures are associated, we analysed continuous intracranial electroencephalography (EEG) recordings collected from 10 patients with refractory focal epilepsy undergoing ordinary life activities between 2010 and 2012 from three clinical centres (Austin Health, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and St Vincent'..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by US National Institutes of Health


Awarded by Czech Technical University in Prague


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant 1130468, US National Institutes of Health Grant R01 NS09288203, Czech Technical University in Prague Grant OHK4-026/21 and Epilepsy Foundation of America Innovation Institute, My Seizure Gauge.