Re: Your question about having seizures during your sleep? If your brain isn't getting enough oxygen due to mild Sleep Apnea, and you find yourself waking up in a "postictal" state (out of it, confused, angry or over agressive or still feeling tired and not rested) you should get your Doctor to refer you to a sleep specialist. They will do an EEG while you sleep.
You may find out that you have seizures during your sleep as a result of you stopping breathing and possibly reduce your medication.
This could cure other health problems as well.
Maybe it's worth checking into.
I'm from Canada and the driving age here is 16.
If you have a seizure, you get your licence removed until you can go two years seizure free (in some cases only six months) medicated or otherwise(as long as as your seizures are under control)
Putting you back on the meds might not be a bad thing if you achieve control. It would be better to wait for your driving licence than risk having a seizure at the wheel.
As for telling whether you have had a seizure during the night, I am not aware of any way of telling other than the obvious signs and sometimes you dont even get them.
Yes, it is possible to have seizures during sleep. It's because when your sleeping when brain is acting more actively. I would have to sleep with my mom just so she could count how many seizures I would have in my sleep. I fell asleep while watching a movie with my mom once and she told me that i had 5 seizures within 30 minutes.
My son had some seizures in his sleep. He woke up knowing he bit his tongue and his muscles were sore. He is on 3 meds now. He takes Keppra, Zonegran and Lamictal. Lamictal not only helps with seizures but it helps depression. But it could have a side effect of a bad skin rash which means you have to stop taking it right away. Luckily my son tolerated the Lamictal well. He does have the side effect of irrritablility with the Keppra but having him seizure free is worth him being a bit crabby. And he will have to take his meds for the rest of his life but he says that's OK because he is leading a normal life, has a full time job and drives. If your neurologist won't give you the answers you are looking for I would get a second opinion, and if you can, find a neurologist who specializes in epilepsy. Good luck.