Temporal lobe epilepsy is a predisposing factor for sleep apnea: A questionnaire study in video-EEG monitoring unit

YILDIZ F., Tezer F. İ. , SAYGI S.

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, vol.48, pp.1-3, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.05.019
  • Journal Name: EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-3
  • Keywords: Temporal lobe epilepsy, Sleep disorder, Sleep apnea, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, SEIZURE CONTROL, SUDDEN-DEATH, ICTAL APNEA, SA-SDQ, ADULTS, DISTURBANCES, TRIAL, SCALE


Objective: The interaction between epilepsy and sleep is known. It has been shown that patients with epilepsy have more sleep problems than the general population. However, there is no recent study that compares the frequency of sleep disorders in groups with medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and extratemporal lobe epilepsy (ETLE). The main purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence of sleep disorders in two subtypes of epilepsy by using sleep questionnaire forms.