Epilepsy & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

English: The Cycle of Obstructive Sleep Apnea ...

Found an interesting article about the link between Epilepsy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Here is a teaser:

” Professor Terry O’Brien from the Royal Melbourne Hospital says there has been some evidence from other studies that patients with epilepsy may have an increased incidence of sleep-disordered breathing.  Professor O’Brien says there are similar symptoms of daytime sleepiness and fatigue between the two conditions.  He says patients with epilepsy can gain weight as a result of their medications, something that increases their risk of sleep-disordered breathing.” (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-02/link-between-epilepsy-and-obstructive-sleep-apnoea/4728076)

As always, do not take this as medical advice.  You should talk to your neurologist.

Does anyone in the dragonandrose epilepsy community also have obstructive sleep apnea?

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