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Is shaking in his sleep connected to his epilepsy?

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My brother is 15 years old and a healthy boy. But he was found to be epileptic a year before and he seems be improving. But one thing we have noticed in him since childhood is that he generally sleeps on his side and often shakes his entire body while he is sound asleep although he never gets disturbed or awaken by it. He lightly rocks his body 5 or 6 times and stops.
Does this mean any sleeping disorder or does this have any connection to his epilepsy??


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replied August 23rd, 2013
Sleep Disorders Answer A44531
Rocking while asleep is called rhythmic movement disorder. It is a benign condition. It has nothing to do with epilepsy. You also mentioned "shaking of the body". If he has other movements in sleep, you have to be more specific then. By Andre Strizhak


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