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9 Summer Essentials For Those With Epilepsy

Epilepsy can be challenging and we often look for products that make our lives easier and help us manage our symptoms.

The summer season can be especially challenging for those with epilepsy since overheating triggers seizures.

I am one of those individuals. My risk of experiencing a seizure increases when I am exposed to excessive heat, so I need to always take precautions.

Here are my top picks for products that help me stay cool and comfortable during the summer months. Some that I currently own and use often, and others that have been highly recommended.

Hydration –

Zulu Water Bottle:

My hydration companion. I keep this water bottle close by at home. A vacuum Insulated stainless steel bottle that keeps drinks cold up to 24 hours and has a leak proof locking lid.

Purchase: https://a.co/d/0fg1INVN

Zulay Fruit Infuser Water Bottle:

Learning about fruit infused water was a total game changer for me. This portable water bottle with fruit infuser is made with BPA-free shatter resistant Tritan material that is durable and long lasting. Adding a boost of flavor (strawberry, orange, lime etc.) makes a huge difference.

Purchase: https://a.co/d/0ihs5Viw

Staying Cool –


I was exploring a product to help alleviate head pain following my seizures, sore muscle aches, following a heavy duty workout and more. Something natural. Something other than just popping an aspirin. When I came upon ReLeafPack, it was as though I’d struck gold. It was everything I had hoped for in cold therapy treatment, and it was all-natural. ReLeafpack is a weighted cold pack designed to relieve pain anywhere.

Purchase: https://www.releafpack.com/
Bonus: Use promo code “Tiffany” at checkout to get 20% off my specially designed ReLeafpack “Moonlit Melodies.”.

Koldtek Halo:

Designed for advanced cold therapy. It’s a wearable, hands-free device that provides targeted cold therapy where it’s needed most.

Purchase: https://www.koldtec.com/pages/koldtec-halo


Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad is one of the best names in the cooling towel game. It’s made from a hyper-evaporative material that retains water while remaining dry to the touch and is a reusable cooling towel that works between 1 and 4 hours long.

Purchase: https://a.co/d/01ObB9NF

Handheld Mini Fan:

In the months following my hysterectomy, I would experience unexpected hot flashes that could last for minutes or even hours. Having an item I could easily reach for to get a quick breeze was just what I needed. A handheld mini fan did the trick. Rechargeable and fits in your pocket for easy access.

Purchase: https://a.co/d/09GVngNf

Cool & Comfortable Accessories –

MEETSUN Polarized Sunglasses:

There are 3% of individuals with epilepsy who are photosensitive. This means, exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities or to certain visual patterns can trigger seizures. Though I’m not photosensitive, I don’t take the risk and I wear sunglasses when I go out and even when I’m in a store. Wearing sunglasses reduces the risk of experiencing a seizure and it’s always good to have a pair on hand. MEETSUN Polarized Sunglasses effectively block out harmful glare from reflective surfaces. They protect you from eye strain and discomfort, and allow you to experience the world with utmost clarity and comfort.

Purchase: https://a.co/d/05rauvDP

Simplicity Hats for Women:

This sun hat is lightweight and foldable, which makes it a good companion when traveling. The breathable fabric keeps you feeling cool outside on hot summer days.

Purchase: https://a.co/d/03lNd4MJ

MISSION Cooling Bucket Hat for men:

This hat protects your face and neck. It’s both stylish and durable and cools you down instantly. Lightweight and breathable, this flip-up, wide-brim hat with pin snaps provides UPF 50 sun protection & a chemical-free band for cooling and sweat management.

Purchase: https://a.co/d/09Jw5Hxf

Do you love summertime but summertime and your seizures just don’t get along?

What are your go-to summertime items? Share in the comment box below!

Tiffany Kairos

I am a happily-ever-after wife, an epilepsy diagnosee, advocate for epilepsy awareness (The Epilepsy Network), life lover & Christ inspired! Life is a journey and I'm loving every moment of it. Even the bumps in the road!

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