Sleep Deficiency Is Associated with Higher Next-Day Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure Risk

B. Zhang, W. V. Chen, G. Regalia, D. M. Goldenholz, and R. W. Picard, “Sleep deficiency is associated with higher next-day generalized tonic-clonic seizure risk”, in American Epilepsy Society 2023 Annual Meeting, 2023.


Epilepsy patients are advised to maintain an adequate amount of sleep every day to reduce seizure risk. Despite the long-lasting notion that sleep deficiency may induce seizures, existing literature has not clarified the relationship between them with objective evidence. We performed a large-scale longitudinal observational ambulatory study to investigate sleep deficiency and the occurrence of seizures using wearable monitoring.

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