Hi ,Sleep deprivation
are well known factors which can precipitate seizures.Most seizure types are worsened by sleep deprivation. The general consensus is that people require about 8 hours of sleep a night.
It is difficult to define what is the normal quantity of sleep for any given individual for there are many who claim to be doing fine on lesser hours of sleep. One way to ascertain this is to check how alert and refreshed you feel after varying durations of sleep or how long you would sleep if allowed to sleep undisturbed.
Poor quality of sleep like reduced quantity of sleep can also give rise to problems like daytime sleepiness
and mood alterations.
Sleep deprivation can give rise to a host of problems like irritability, low energy, poor judgment, increased reaction time, excessive eating and even affect immune function.
So from a point of view of your seizures and you as a student I am trying to drive home the importance of sleep.Also sleep restriction less than 6 hours a night can cause cognitive deficits as sleep plays a major role in memory formation and learning.
Good luck with your studies this year and hope you can do some smart planning and studying!