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Old 06-05-2003, 06:14 PM   #1
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Question why do u have to be sleep deprived for EEG

i have to have another one, and i dont want to wake up so early in the morning. I am already tired from being on this new medication, ugh

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Old 06-05-2003, 08:20 PM   #2
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Sleep deprivation is well known to invoke seizure activity in the brain thus making the EEG more likely to ellicit the areas of the brain where the seizures originate.

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Old 06-06-2003, 08:31 AM   #3
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I was always told that they wanted you to fall alseep also to see what your brain is doing. That's what my Dr told me.

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