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My guess is that it isn't uniform across all anticonvulsants. Even if so, given the nature of medications, there is no way to know which will affect you a certain way without your trying.


Here is a link to a list of articles on anticonvulsants and sleep architecture, though. Pubmed (which is the NIH) is a good source for more scholarly articles. So is Google Scholar.

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Here is a pertinent snippet from one of the links on the page crtclms linked:


We identified that gabapentin, tiagabine, pregabalin, clobazam, and carbamazepine reduce sleep latency and/or improve sleep efficiency. Phenobarbital, valproic acid, and higher-dose levetiracetam aggravate daytime sleepiness, whereas topiramate and zonisamide do not. Vagus nerve stimulation reduces daytime sleepiness, and ketogenic diet improves slow-wave sleep. Epilepsy surgery may improve nocturnal sleep only in a subgroup of patients with improved seizure frequency. Further studies are needed to evaluate the dose-dependent sleep effects of antiepileptic drugs and nondrug treatments independent of the improvement of epilepsy, and to identify if these changes are clinically significant.

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