I'm not really sure what you mean by these "episodes", so I'm assuming you mean seizures. For me, I have seizures when I don't get enough sleep and from other triggers. I'm not sure how much of a difference it makes when you sleep, but how long and how good of a sleep you have. But maintaining as much of a stable sleeping pattern as possibly will likely help you, it helps me.
Really cannot say about seizures & lack of sleep from my experience. I quite frankly cannot remember the last time I had a seizure (probably while still working) yet since I have been retired on disability (2003) I find many, many nights when I am unable to sleep (like tonight) but do not experience any seizure activity. I take both Phenobarbital & Depakote. Probably you need to have a serious discussion with your Neurologist or whatever physician sees you regarding your seizures. Maybe even a sleep study could help. I suppose that would depend on your medical coverage though.
Hope I was of some help.
well it is possible that other things have triggered my siezures too, like if i get stressed out to a certian point, then i cannot sleep myself, i wind up staying up later thatn i usually do, it's like my mind is on a 24 hour cycle and willnot shut down and rest. then when it does, i wind up sleeping only a few hours. i've had test done to me other than a sleep study, none of which triggered my brian to go into a seizure.
The thing is, i have been put on almost all of known anit seizure medications, none seem tobe as effective as it should be, i beleive at one time i was close to depression while on depakot, then i met a specialist who then put me on Zonegran, it worked for a couple years or so, then i moved to Las Vegas back in 03, it started again inspite the drugs, perhaps a combonation of stress, and lack of sleep could be the cause of it all? i have every intention to seeking out help, just right now its difficult with the Economy being tight and all.