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Nighttime sleep practices

Sat, 05/09/2020 - 18:42
My daughter has epilepsy. She is 2 and has slept with us since she was born. We have discussed transitioning her to a toddler bed, but we worry we wont know if she has a seizure. Where does your child sleep? Any best practices or products that you use?


Hi, Thank you for posting and

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2020-05-11 - 09:10
Hi, Thank you for posting and we understand your concerns. There are many different devices that can help detect seizures and notify someone to help respond. Review our section on “The Role of Seizure Alert devices” & factsheet with your daughter’s healthcare team and see if an alert device is an option for her: . To learn more about seizure safety at night, please visit:  Additionally, you may always contact our 24/7 Helpline, where trained information specialists are available to answer your questions, offer help, hope, support, guidance, and access to national and local resources. 1-800-332-1000, , or contact your local Epilepsy Foundation: 

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