Sleeping Position May Increase Mortality Risk Among Epilepsy Patients

January 22, 2015 12:06 AM

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Sleeping a certain way could increase mortality risk for epilepsy patients. Recent findings published in the journal Neurology found that though a relatively rare occurrence, unexpected death has been known to occur in those with the health problem.

Lead study author and assistant professor of neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City Daniel Friedman discovered that patients with this neurological condition should not sleep on their chest.

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