The relationship of epilepsy and sleep is widely known but the causative mechanism and its implications in diagnosis and management is still a matter of curiosity and research. The effect of epilepsy in disturbing normal sleep architecture and the effect of pre morbid sleep disturbances in worsening epilepsy show the close relationship between them. This review discusses how each one influences the other. Finally the epileptic syndromes which are typically described with sleep are discussed.
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