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Epilepsy Survey Results: Are sleep deprivation, alcohol, and emotional stress triggers for seizures?

Every three months, we change our epilepsy survey question on our homepage.  The question is meant to allow visitors to test themselves on how much they know about epilepsy and seizures and to learn when they cast their vote by reading the answer.  This time around we had 51 voters and their responses showed that most of our visitors know a lot about seizure triggers.  

Are sleep deprivation, alcohol and emotional stress potential triggers for seizures?

True 88% voted that this statement was true

False 12% voted that this statement was false

Answer: Yes, all three can lower the seizure threshold and result in breakthrough seizures. Always keep your sleep regular, avoid alcohol and use support systems to reduce and manage stress better.

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