If you have been diagnosed with epilepsy, you’ve likely suffered several unprovoked seizures before turning to your doctor for answers. However, a sudden and unexplained seizure can occur due to several other underlying health issues, not including epilepsy.
For instance these six situations can trigger a non-epileptic seizure (NES), often without warning, and without the presence of any existing neurological issues…
1. Lack of Sleep
According to research from the Epilepsy Foundation, sleep deprivation is a common trigger for non-epileptic seizures (NES). In fact, a broad spectrum of physiological sleep disorders can lead to an unexplained seizure attack.
Although the research is ongoing, seizures are common in sleep-deprived individuals, and often occur during sleep. For example, many students report their first seizure after pulling several “all-night” exam sessions in a row at college or university.