Epilepsy Talk

People Talk About Their Out-Of-Body Experiences

December 1, 2017
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Alterations of consciousness are critical factors in the diagnosis of epileptic seizures. Some people report sensations of separating from the physical body, experiences that may, in rare cases, resemble spontaneous out-of-body experiences.

New research has linked these experiences to instabilities in the temporal lobe, and to errors in the body’s sense of itself — even in healthy individuals.


Epilepsy and Melatonin – Yes? No? Or Maybe So?

November 19, 2012
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Most of us are familiar with Melatonin and it’s purpose: To help you sleep. Or at least to help you get to sleep. In fact, Melatonin is one of the most commonly used supplements in the United States. (Lots of sleepless people out there!)


Sleep and Seizures

October 16, 2012
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Studies have shown that 10-45% of people with epilepsy have seizures that occur predominantly or exclusively during sleep, whereas 34% have seizures upon awakening and 21% have diffuse seizures (while both awake and asleep).


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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