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Some types of epilepsy produce seizures during sleep or soon after waking. Many
of the sleep related epilepsies commence in childhood. One of these, epilepsy with
centrotemporal spikes, produces recurrent seizures, of which 70-80% occur only
The type of epileptic seizures normally
seen during sleep are known as frontal
lobe onset seizures. This group of
seizures can produce abrupt
movements of relatively short duration
that can be difficult to distinguish from
sleep disorders known as parasomnias.
The recognition of a family with
nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy led to the
discovery of the first epilepsy gene.
Sleep Health Foundation