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Insomnia Symptoms Correlate With Seizure Frequency

Key clinical point: Routine screening of insomnia in patients with epilepsy may be warranted.

Major finding: Nearly half of the patients evaluated at an epilepsy center had an Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) score of 8 or greater, and 23% had an ISI score of 15 or greater.

Study details: A prospective analysis of data from 270 patients with epilepsy who presented to the Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center for an initial evaluation between January and August 2018.

Disclosures: Dr. Somboon had no disclosures. A coinvestigator has received research support from Jazz Pharmaceuticals.


Somboon T et al. AAN 2019, Abstract P3.6-026.