Unexpected Death in Epilepsy Patients Linked to Sleeping on Their Stomachs

January 23, 2015 6:50 PM

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After much research, scientists suggest those who have epilepsy are much more likely to suffer from sudden unexpected death than those who sleep on their back. While the cause is not known, the issue is commonly linked to sudden infant death in infants. During a study, 73% of the people who died from epilepsy in their sleep were positioned on their stomach. This is an overwhelming number when it comes to linking the sleeping position with the death.

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