The music legend, who suffered from nocturnal epilepsy
, said: "As with all stigmas, it's just lack of knowledge.
Paroxysmal awakenings from sleep associated with excessive daytime somnolence: a form of nocturnal epilepsy
According to the pathologist Pauline Dowling, who carried out the examination, the most likely cause was nocturnal epilepsy
Individuals with nocturnal epilepsy
will show EEG abnormalities outside of the sleep period and PSG monitoring should show characteristic epileptic waveforms.
It is important to rule out nocturnal epilepsy
, night terrors and medication effects.
They suspect a rare problem called nocturnal epilepsy
The medics discovered that post-graduate student Alex suffers from rare nocturnal epilepsy
and drugs should now keep the problem under control.
There are different types, including nocturnal epilepsy
, where people have seizures just after going to sleep or just before waking.
Sleep state transitions may facilitate some types of nocturnal epilepsy
Plaintiff Shaver had suffered nocturnal epilepsy
since his teens, but after an operation in which part of his brain was removed and replaced by a metal plate, he was able to get a job at a timber mill operated by Salem Wood Products Co.
Pathologist Pauline Dowling, who carried out the examination, said the most likely cause was nocturnal epilepsy
She also has obsessive compulsive disorder, semantic pragmatic disorder, Tourette syndrome and nocturnal epilepsy