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Old 02-20-2019, 12:53 AM
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Sleep deprivation=seizures

One of my main triggers is sleep deprivation and sometimes I have some insomnia like most of my family. My neurologist suggested sleeping meds but I am well aware of how addictive they can be. The only thing that always put me to sleep was cannabis. But I studying to become a high school math teacher and so cannabis is not a long term option. I will, tomorrow, contact my friend who is a nurse practitioner and he will most likely suggest "hypnotherapy". Something he has become very passionate about. I will try nearly everything possible, everything except hard drugs and sleep meds. I realize this post should have been placed in the Padded Room because I am merely venting, oh well...

PS: I am well aware of what time it is and how phone light makes sleeping even harder. I know, nothing else to say.
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Old 02-20-2019, 06:33 AM
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Hi finalpoet,

Just like you I was having problems with insomnia and having seizures in my sleep also then a few yrs. later my Epileptologist put me on medical marijuana and it helped relax me and I was able to sleep along with having fewer seizures. I also work in public school I work in Science, History, Physics and everything is fine. You may want to give it a try.
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Fatigue is one of my main seizure triggers.
I have trouble with my sleep aswell, usually it's more the getting to sleep then actually sleeping. I asked my GP about a sleep med but he wouldnt give me anything & when I checked with my epilepsy nurse last year she suggested I not get anything from the chemist until I speak to my neurologist. When I did speak to my neurologist in Dec I was pre occupied wanting to disucss other things in the short time we had that I totally forgot to ask him about my sleep.

In the end I've been using other techniques like music, relaxation techniques but I found the best thing for me was a relaxation cd where someone gos through relaxation exercises. It nearly always puts me to sleep.
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