The music legend, who suffered from nocturnal epilepsy
, said: "As with all stigmas, it's just lack of knowledge.
According to the pathologist Pauline Dowling, who carried out the examination, the most likely cause was nocturnal epilepsy
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
Physical causes also include nocturnal epilepsy
and congenital abnormalities of the bladder.