Catching those Zzzzs.
Some people can sleep for what seems like eternity and others only need a few hours. Some people can close their eyes and fall asleep instantly, while others might toss and turn all night long. We’re all different, right? Life’s busy. There’s always something important to do, places to go and people to see. But depriving your body of sleep can cause problems. Not getting enough sleep, or broken sleep can be a seizure-trigger.
Epilepsy can make getting a good night’s sleep even more difficult. Abnormal brain activity can occur even when you’re not having a seizure, which can make falling asleep a challenge. Combine this with hormones, anxiety, and all the other things you might have going on in your life and the sleep-wake cycle can be very unpredictable – especially in young people.