Sleep Quality and Circadian Rhythm Profile of Persons with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy in a Tertiary Epilepsy Center: A Case-Control Study

Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME) is an idiopathic generalized syndrome with onset during adolescence and early adulthood. Persons with JME have myoclonic seizures (100% of cases), myoclonic-tonic-clonic seizures or generalized tonic-clonic seizures (80-90% of cases), and absence seizures (30% of cases). Photosensitivity occurs in 30 to 40% of persons with JME [1]. JME is pharmacoresponsive epilepsy, but the recurrence rate is 80-90% [1].