Role of Seizure Alerts

There are no devices available that have been proven to prevent SUDEP. Yet, since SUDEP most often occurs during sleep, some people with seizures at night may be helped by having a way to let others know if a seizure occurs. Ideally, they could get help more quickly. Here’s some common questions and information about seizure alerts.

Factsheet

Download this factsheet before purchasing a seizure alert device to help you make the best decision for yourself or a loved one:

Authored By:

MD

on Saturday, October 26, 2013

Reviewed By:

Daniel Friedman MD
Patty Obsorne Shafer RN, MN

on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Resources

Epilepsy Centers

Epilepsy centers provide you with a team of specialists to help you diagnose your epilepsy and explore treatment options.

Epilepsy Medication

Find in-depth information on anti-seizure medications so you know what to ask your doctor.

Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline

Call our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline and talk with an epilepsy information specialist or submit a question online.

Tools & Forms

Download our seizure tracking app, print out seizure action plans, or explore other educational materials.