My toddler has epilepsy, what are some things to consider about her sleep?
Sleep deprivation can cause an increase in seizures. So, ensuring that your child gets enough sleep (for her age) is vital. Also, many sleep disorders disrupt sleep and can lead to sleep deprivation. Therefore, it is important to be aware of symptoms that suggest a possible sleep problem in addition to epilepsy, such as restlessness during sleep, getting overly sweaty when sleeping, waking up multiple times at night, snoring/noisy breathing, and pauses in breathing. If you are concerned about any of these symptoms, be sure to talk to your child’s health care provider.
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