Category: "Seizures"

Denver-based Cubby Beds gives families comfort caring for children with disabilities

Denver-based Cubby Beds gives families comfort caring for children with disabilities

Raising a child with a disability is a full-time job. And often, it means the parents get little or no sleep. But Denver-based Cubby Beds built an encompassing solution so everyone can rest easy. Cubby Beds are much more than a cool-looking place for kids to sleep. They’re a fortress of family care. “Cubby Beds are a […]

Focal Epilepsy: What Happens in One-Sided Brain Seizures?

Focal Epilepsy: What Happens in One-Sided Brain Seizures?

Seizures That Don’t Affect the Entire Brain Focal epilepsy is when people have recurrent seizures that may cause symptoms affecting only one side of the body. Seizures in epilepsy can be focal or generalized. Focal epilepsy seizures, sometimes called partial seizures, involve more limited symptoms than generalized epilepsy seizures. A key difference is that a small area […]

Bad Night’s Sleep Could Be a Symptom of These Health Problems

Bad Night’s Sleep Could Be a Symptom of These Health Problems

A third of American adults say they sleep less than the recommended seven to nine hours. The optimal amount of sleep is highly dependent on the individual, but most people would likely be happier and healthier if they had between 60 and 90 minutes more sleep per night, according to the American Psychological Association. But even people who get […]

Levetiracetam Shows Efficacy as First-Line Treatment for Women With Epilepsy

Levetiracetam Shows Efficacy as First-Line Treatment for Women With Epilepsy

Among girls and women of reproductive age with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, levetiracetam is more effective than lamotrigine as an initial monotherapy. Levetiracetam may be an alternative initial monotherapy for girls and women of reproductive age with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME), but not for those with idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE), according to study findings published in […]

Unlocking The Secrets Of Epileptic Seizures: Insights From Sleep And Stress – Study

Unlocking The Secrets Of Epileptic Seizures: Insights From Sleep And Stress – Study

Sleeping patterns and stress hormones could be the key to understanding how and when people with epilepsy are likely to experience seizures, a new study reveals. Researchers used mathematical modelling to understand the impact of different physiological processes, such as sleep and changes in concentration of the stress-hormone cortisol, on key signatures of epilepsy – […]

Signs of a Seizure Coming On in Someone Else

Signs of a Seizure Coming On in Someone Else

A seizure results from a temporary change in the brain’s electrical function. When it occurs, a person affected by a seizure might appear to have abnormal muscle movements, unusual behavior, or lose consciousness. Approximately 1 in 10 people may have at least one seizure during their lifetime. Seizures occur commonly enough that knowing seizure first aid can […]

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