Lifestyle Modifications

Developing plans to modify your lifestyle is an important part of seizure preparedness and managing your epilepsy. It's a way that you, as a person with seizures or a parent of a child with seizures, can take charge and play an active role in your epilepsy care.

The following tips are examples of what people can do to manage triggers. Some of these tips may require a change in behavior, others may be ways to adjust your environment or schedule so not everything happens at once. Before choosing tips to try, make sure you've assessed your situation and talked to your doctor and other health care professionals for their suggestions too. Please note that research on the effectiveness of many of these techniques is limited. Many of these tips are common sense suggestions or are from health care professionals and people with epilepsy as to what they have seen and tried.

Authored By:

Patty Obsorne Shafer RN, MN
Steven C. Schachter, MD

on Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Reviewed By:

Patty Obsorne Shafer RN, MN

on Monday, February 17, 2014

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.

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