Prevalence and impact of restless legs syndrome in epilepsy

Introduction: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a frequent sleep disturbing entity in general population. Sleep is a key factor for management of patients with epilepsy (PWE). Coincidence of sleep disorders with epilepsy could counter effective management and control of seizures. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence and impact of RLS in epilepsy.
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Conclusion: Our results emphasized a remarkable magnitude of the comorbidity of sleep disorders in patients with epilepsy, even for those who do not have complaints about sleep. As SUDEP cases are frequently seen during sleep, it is important to evaluate sleep in patients with epilepsy.
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Publication date: January 2019Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 90Author(s): Sang-Ahm Lee, Young-Joo No, Kwang-Deog Jo, Jee-Hyun Kwon, Jeong Yeon Kim, Dong-Jin ShinAbstractObjectivesWe determined factors contributing to excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in Korean adults with epilepsy (AWE).MethodsA total of 147 AWE who had been treated for> 1 year were included. Daytime sleepiness was assessed using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). Subjective sleep disturbances were assessed with the Sleep Apnea of Sleep Disorder Questionnaire (SA-SDQ) and questionnaires about insomnia and restless legs syndrome (RLS). T...
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Abstract OBJECTIVES: We determined factors contributing to excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in Korean adults with epilepsy (AWE). METHODS: A total of 147 AWE who had been treated for>1 year were included. Daytime sleepiness was assessed using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). Subjective sleep disturbances were assessed with the Sleep Apnea of Sleep Disorder Questionnaire (SA-SDQ) and questionnaires about insomnia and restless legs syndrome (RLS). The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) was also used. An ESS score>10 was considered indicative of EDS. Multivariate logistic regression analys...
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Discussion Sleep disorders are common in all ages particularly with sleep deprivation in our increasingly busy world. Sleep problems are more common in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, headache and visual impairments. Sleep problems can cause cognitive and behavioral impairments including emotional regulation problems, increased seizures or headaches, and impaired attention and have been known to prolong recovery from various acquired brain injuries. Parasomnias are “undesirable events that accompany sleep and typically occur during sleep-wake transitions.” The term sleep terr...
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Discussion Sleep disorders are common in all ages particularly sleep deprivation in our increasingly busy world. A review of health problems caused by inadequate sleep can be found here. Sleep problems are more common in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, headache and visual impairments. Sleep problems can cause cognitive and behavioral impairments including emotional regulation problems, increased seizures or headaches, and impaired attention and has been known to prolong recovery from various acquired brain injuries. Somnambulism or sleepwalking is a parasomnia (which include confusional a...
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This article provides a review of disturbances of sleep comorbid with common neurologic disorders. Recent Findings: A wide variety of neurologic disorders are frequently complicated by comorbid sleep disturbances. In many cases, a bidirectional relationship appears to occur between sleep function and the neurologic disease, such that treatment of comorbid sleep disturbances may improve the symptoms of the neurologic disease. Summary: Neurologic disorders are often associated with abnormalities of sleep. Sleep influences the severity of both epilepsy and headache, and treatment of comorbid sleep disorders may improve seiz...
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Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Review of the literature pertaining to clinical presentation, classification, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep-related movement disorders and disturbances of motor control. RECENT FINDINGS: Sleep-related movement disorders and disturbances of motor control are typically characterized by positive motor symptoms and are often associated with sleep disturbances and consequent daytime symptoms (e.g. fatigue, sleepiness). They often represent the first or main manifestation of underlying disorders of the central nervous system, which require specific work...
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Publication date: March 2017 Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 68 Author(s): James D. Geyer, Emery E. Geyer, Zachary Fetterman, Paul R. Carney Objective Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common neurological movement disorder occurring in approximately 10% of the general population. The prevalence of moderately severe RLS is 2.7% overall (3.7% for women and 1.7% for men). Epilepsy is also a common neurological disorder with significant associated morbidity and impact on quality of life. We evaluated the severity and frequency of primary RLS in patients with localization-related temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and investi...
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