Seizures Versus Parasomnias

Elio Lugaresi, Federica Provini

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSleep Disorders in Neurology: A Practical Approach
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781405188432
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 2010


  • Arising around sleep onset - pre-dormitum
  • Arousal disorders - partial awakenings from deep non-REM sleep
  • Nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia - associated with paroxysmal arousal
  • Paroxysmal arousal (PA) events - sudden awakenings associated with stereotyped movements
  • Seizures versus parasomnias
  • Synchronized sleep - facilitating the onset and diffusion of focal interictal discharges
  • Types of arousal disorders - confusional arousals, sleep terrors, sleepwalking
  • Variants of generalized epilepsy - idiopathic generalized epilepsy, JME

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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