Just wanted to share my story, my daughter was diagnosed with Benign Rolandic Epilepsy almost two years ago. She has had probably 12 seizures since then, all in her bed all at night after falling asleep. We decided against medication because of side effects. She is a very bright normal 5th grader making straight A's. It is definately a lifestyle change, but the biggest contribution to her seizures is lack of sleep. I try really hard to keep her bed time at an earlier time every night. This has been hard for sleepovers or special occasions out.
I lay down with her every night so she is not "afraid" to fall asleep. I am getting better at dealing with her seizures, the first few were very scary. But I have found if I stay more calm she does better also. There is not a night that goes by that I don't prepare myself to witness a seizure. Since the medications don't guarantee no seizures why would we go there? Fortunately, BRE seizures happen 20 to 30 minutes into sleep so she is in her bed and can't hurt herself.
Just had our recent 6 month check up all is the same and hopefully she will stop the seizures at puberty. She is doing great, I keep a journal and her seizures seem to come about every three months and two to three in that week period. Its a scary situation but if this is the worst we have to deal with we have to remember we are sooo lucky, this too shall pass. Good luck to other parents dealing with this scary situation and God Bless all of our children.