SUDEP

You’ve heard of SIDS, but you likely haven’t heard of SUDEP which is a Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy for someone who is otherwise healthy.  It is a very scary and real complication and is the leading cause of death in a person living with Epilepsy.  CURE Epilepsy, who is a primary beneficiary of our Croquet for a Cure fundraiser every year, is the leading private funder of research for SUDEP.  http://www.cureepilepsy.org/research/sudep.asp  While no device is claims to fully prevent SUDEP, some believe that use of alert devices may help to lower the risk at least in allowing intervention in the case of a seizure during sleep.  Some of these devices include :

Emfit Monitor https://www.emfit.com/sleep-monitor-for-detecting-muscle-spasms/

SAMI Monitor http://www.samialert.com/

SmartWatch http://smart-monitor.com/

Portable Pulse Oximeter – a non-invasive device that detects pulse and oxygen levels while sleeping

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