to help Carers and Users Keep Safe with Sleep-Safe
FREE supportive resources are included with each Sleep-Safe order…
UK and EU: Sleep-Safe are VAT-free for individuals and charities buying on their behalf
The NICE Clinical Guideline - this describes the recommendations for treating and coping with epilepsy that have been issued to the NHS by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. The Guideline emphasises the importance of a comprehensive care plan, and gives recommendations for good practice in treating and managing the condition. It's been written chiefly for people with epilepsy and their relatives and carers, to help them understand more fully the treatment guidance they've been given.
'I Have Epilepsy' First Aid Help Cards - wallet / purse size, these describe what action to take in the event of a seizure and provide key first aid information. They should be filled out with personal details and an emergency contact and are designed to be carried at all times personally or given to a carer, a colleague, a child's teacher or a health and social care professional.
An MHRA 'Yellow Card' - this describes how to report medicine side effects easily: people with epilepsy can sometimes experience unpleasant effects from their medicines, and every side effect that's notified may help to ensure more effective management of seizures for people with epilepsy. Research shows that patients are better at making these reports than healthcare professionals!
A 'Taking Medicines' leaflet is also included, which in a jargon-free question and answer format gives further information about medicine side effects.
A sample several-use Sleep-Safe disposable pillow case - The 'newly made' firmness of Sleep-Safe pillows diminishes as the pillows 'relax' with use, however this will not reduce the anti-suffocation properties. The several-use disposable non-woven pillow case supplied with each new Sleep-Safe pillow assists transition from “soft” domestic pillow to the Sleep-Safe pillow. The cases have been tested and found to have no significant effect on the anti-suffocation properties of the Sleep-Safe pillow.
If skin shedding or dribbling is a problem, or if the Sleep-Safe pillow is being used in a respite setting by successive short-term users, these non-woven cases reduce considerably the amount of laundering required in these situations. It is particularly important not to use additional pillow cases made from rubber, polythene or close weave cotton with Sleep-Safe pillows - these materials will greatly reduce the anti-suffocation benefits of the Sleep-Safe pillow.
Sleep-Safe pillows are often ordered in pairs for 'high dependency, 24/7' users - one in use, one in the wash - and changed every couple of weeks or so.
To help with timely replacements, SMART - Sleep-Safe Monitoring And Replacement Tracking - automatically tracks every Sleep-Safe pillow and sends replacement reminders to ensure that Sleep-Safe users continue to be protected.
The information included with Sleep-Safe is based on the best available evidence but isn't a substitute for discussions with suitably skilled healthcare professionals. Such discussions should result in better informed user-focussed decision making that reduces the risk of harm to people affected by seizures.
Our commitment to quality
As part of our commitment to quality, Sleep-Safe pillows have been registered by the Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency - an executive agency of the UK Government's Department of Health - as a Class I Medical Device. This provides for a wide range of controls covering safety and performance, which will give all our customers - individual users and carers as well as Health and Social Services buyers - the confidence that Sleep-Safe pillows comply with the highest standards.