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In fact, it is well known that sleep latency is increased by the presence of epilepsy, coupled to an augmentation of the frequency and duration of nocturnal awakenings and, consequently, sleep fragmentation, superficialization of sleep due to reduction of synchronized sleep phases III and IV and increase of phases I and II.
This relationship may be involved in the interference of epilepsy on sleep, mainly on synchronized sleep.
The first sleep stage is variously called synchronized sleep, slow sleep, slow-wave sleep, quiet sleep, or non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM) sleep.

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