A lack of sleep may trigger seizures in epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that is characterized by recurring seizures. The exact cause of epilepsy is not always known, but it is thought to be related to abnormal electrical activity in the brain. There is evidence to suggest that sleep can have an impact on epilepsy, and epilepsy can contribute to sleep problems. Sleep … Read more

Sleep apnea is ‘more than a snore’

The new national “More than a Snore” campaign raises awareness of obstructive sleep apnea, a serious, but treatable, condition that causes you to stop breathing during sleep. “This campaign will raise national awareness of obstructive sleep apnea and encourage undiagnosed patients to advocate for themselves and seek treatment.” – Jennifer Martin, a licensed clinical psychologist … Read more

Sleep disorders in children

Sleep problems are common among children. While some sleep problems may go away as a child grows and develops, other ongoing problems may be a sign of a sleep disorder. In fact, recent research suggests that childhood sleep problems may predict sleep problems in adulthood. Does my child have a sleep problem? Up to 50% … Read more