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Sleep-Safe Anti-Suffocation Pillows
Designed and developed by a UK pharmacist
to help prevent his son dying during sleep seizures... Read More
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Clinical Endorsement...
Personal Endorsement...
“My son was admitted to the Foothills Hospital Seizure Monitoring Unit here in Calgary.
They showed me a video one of the seizures in the middle of the night. My son turns his head to the right side at the onset of his seizures. I watched the video of my son laying on his right side, turning his head to the right, with his face directly in to the pillow. Of course, this was alarming! But even as I was watching, I knew he was OK because he was sleeping with Sleep-Safe pillows that I recently purchased from your company. When my son was admitted to hospital, I brought his Sleep-Safe pillows to the hospital, because now that I have them, I no longer feel comfortable with him sleeping with any other pillows”.
Academic Endorsement...
In patients with recognized higher SUDEP risk, prevention measures should be suggested, such as the use of anti-suffocation pillows.”

Published in `Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) and sleep' published in Sleep Medicine Reviews, Volume 15, Issue 4, August 2011, Pages 237-246 Lino Nobili, Paola Proserpio, Guido Rubboli, Nicola Montano, Giuseppe Didato, Carlo A. Tassinari
Sleep-Safe are often ordered in pairs - one in use, one in the wash, and changed every couple of weeks or so. This pattern of use has been shown to ensure maximum hygienic use and to prolong the effective life of Sleep-Safe. To reduce laundering, or if skin shedding or dribbling is a problem, or the pillow is being used in a respite setting by successive short-term users, then Sleep-Safe several-use disposable pillow cases may be used to reduce considerably the amount of laundering necessary in these situations. Do not use additional pillow cases made from close weave fabrics, rubber or polythene. These materials will greatly reduce the anti-suffocation benefits of the Sleep-Safe pillow.
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SLEEP-SAFE pillows should not be used for babies and children under three years old. However, upon reaching this age children who are 'at risk' should start using SLEEP-SAFE pillows and continue to use them for as long as they remain 'at risk'. Children with epilepsy want to be just like everyone else, and after we've grown up enough for our shoulders to be wider than our heads, most of us sleep more comfortably with a pillow.
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These pillow cases can each be used a number of times to reduce the frequency of laundering of Sleep-Safe pillows if dribbling, excessive salivation or skin shedding is a problem, or in respite settings where caring for successive short-term users demands frequent bedding changes. The cases are made from soft, flame retardant non-woven material which is comfortable and hygienic, and laboratory tests have demonstrated negligible effect on the anti-suffocation properties of Sleep-Safe pillows.
If you prefer, you can phone 07092 255916 to give your credit / debit card details, or post a cheque payable to 'Sleep-Safe Products' for the number of pillows you require to 70 Tarvin Road, Littleton, Chester CH3 7DF.
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E-mail us from here enquiries@sleep-safe.co.uk
Avondale House 70 Tarvin Road Littleton Chester CH3 7DF
Tel:+44 7092 255916 Fax:+44 7092 191233
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 Why I Produced Sleep-Safe Anti-Suffocation Pillows

By Don Alderton
a Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

After I qualified as a pharmacist, and my wife as a health visitor
I developed Sleep-Safe pillows because our son's seizures were making us desperately concerned about his safety while he slept. During the convulsions his breathing became spasmodic and laboured, for brief periods he would cease breathing entirely and he would contort terribly. On several occasions we found him forcefully wedged into his pillow, and we feared very much that if he became tightly entrapped during a sleep seizure he would suffer brain injury or even die due to lack of oxygen. We could minimise sheets and blankets, but all standard domestic pillows seemed fundamentally unsafe.

In the UK, each year, epilepsy alone results in about 1,100 deaths and 44,000 emergency hospital admissions, and most of these are sudden and unexpected and occur usually at night. 1, 2

Each emergency admission lasts about 4 days, and in most cases no imaging, neurophysiological or neuropsychological procedures take place1. Many emergency admissions may be `panic responses' due to deep anxiety about brain injury that may have resulted.

For people with epilepsy, the likelihood of an early death is two or three times more likely than for people in the general population. Epilepsy is more prevalent among people with learning disabilities, and in the country-regionplaceUK age 60+ the most common time of life for the onset of seizures, resulting from strokes, dementia, diabetes, falls and brain tumours. Worldwide, in general, the proportion of the population affected by epilepsy is much the same as in the country-regionplaceUK - about 1 person in every 140.

Although epilepsy related deaths have been researched, no research has been conducted into the total deaths from all causes of seizures and convulsions, for example, diabetes, stroke and head injuries, so the overall figures could be very much greater.

The benefits of Sleep-Safe anti-suffocation pillows go beyond helping to prevent the death or injury of the person who is actually affected by seizures. Sleep-Safe pillows also provide reassurance to parents and carers by breaking the cycle of fear that can result in disturbed sleep patterns, anxiety and depression, often leading to a profound deterioration in the quality of life for the entire family.

Sometimes, there certainly is a place for electronic alarms and monitors, however, these require carer intervention when activated and are expected to function with 100% certainty for 100% of the time. Sleep-Safe pillows don't require carer intervention in order to “work properly” - they are designed to help prevent fatal suffocation events during sleep seizures occurring in domestic or care settings where 24-hour continuous monitoring is not entirely feasible. This means that Sleep-Safe also help to reduce greatly the “carer anxiety” of sleep seizures - the fear of the consequences of suffocation - helping to put carers and patients back in control of their lives by relieving a significant cause of family stress. As a result, management of the underlying medical condition becomes much less demanding.

Sleep-Safe pillows have been tested at a leading UK University which specialises in respiratory physiology. The tests compared the 'breathability' of a range of domestic pillows, and established that only Sleep-Safe pillows - because of their very high breathability - would deliver benefits for adults and children with medical conditions where there is a risk of suffocation and breathing difficulties.

This evidence has been accepted by the UK Government's Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency which has registered Sleep-Safe pillows as a Class I Medical Device. Also, in an extremely rare decision, the UK Customs & Excise has given written authority for Sleep-Safe pillows to be supplied VAT-free to eligible personal purchasers and charities. It's almost unheard of for the Government to stop collecting a tax, which will give you some idea of the quality of evidence that had to be presented in order to obtain this VAT concession.

References. 1. Hospital Episode Statistics, HES Online 2015  Back to Top of Page