Child having to share a bedroom with parents so that they can monitor and be aware of any epileptic seizures requiring urgent attention.
Two epilepsy sensors were provided. One monitors the child’s heart rate and subsequent changes caused by epileptic seizure. The second sensor is a mat under the mattress that alerts to tonic clonic style seizures (shaking). These sensors are linked to a pager that the parents are alerted on.
Child was able to sleep in their own room. Parents have confidence in knowing that if the child has a seizure, they will be alerted of this. It also allowed for parents to be able to ensure their own quality of sleep.