A reduction of sleep spindles heralds seizures in focal epilepsy


TEZER F. I. , REMI J., ERBİL N. , NOACHTAR S., SAYGI S.

CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, vol.125, no.11, pp.2207-2211, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 125 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clinph.2014.03.001
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2207-2211

Abstract

Objectives: Sleep has profound effects on epilepsy. It may alter the occurrence of interictal discharges (IEDs) and seizures. Vice versa, an active epilepsy changes sleep. Sleep spindles are typically associated with an increase of IEDs. We examined whether seizures change the number and power of spindles preceding nightly seizures.