Top 5 Apps To Relieve Stress For Those Living With Epilepsy

For many people living with epilepsy, stress can trigger seizures.

Living with epilepsy requires stress management. Apps designed to relieve stress, can be instrumental in preventing seizure activity while also having a positive impact on your overall well-being.

Epilepsy is a neurological condition affecting about 3.4 million people nationwide — and more than 65 million globally.

Stress is a leading seizure trigger for those living with epilepsy.

Missed medication, sleep deprivation, alcohol, low blood sugar, menstruation, and flashing bright lights can also trigger them.

Here are the top 5 apps to relieve stress:

Bubble Wrap

Bubble Wrap is a great game for reducing stress. Bubble wrap popping is loved by just about everyone and is now available virtually.

Simply press the bubbles with your fingers and watch them POP! Watch those destructive emotions disappear.

(Download for free on iOS)

Candy Crush

Candy Crush is a simple and sweet match 3 puzzle game that’s very easy to learn and play. It offers an endless number of levels so you can kick back and play as much as you like. It’s one of my favorite stress relief games!

The music and sound effects are fun and cheery, lending some nice background noise as you play. You’ll need to put on your thinking cap to help find the best combinations that let you move on to the next level.

Plus, the whole game is centered around candy…and that’s something to smile about, right? It’s free to play, but some optional in-game items do require payment (you can turn off the payment feature if you like).

(Download for free on iOS)

Color Therapy

An amazing way to relax and have fun is through the Color Therapy app. Try digital painting using your fingertips or stylus and enjoy a wide variety of patterns. This app will help to encourage your creativity and forget about a tough day.

This stress reliever game offers an unlimited number of colors and allows users to share finished works with friends via email. This is a great “quiet” game that you can play anywhere!

(Download for free on iOS)


With 55 million downloads and 91% sleep improvement rates, Bettersleep is a gamechanger in alleviating stress, anxiety and helping you get quality sleep with their sleep tracker, night time recorder, soothing sounds, music, and guided content.

The app costs $9.99 a month after a 7-day free trial. You can spend $59.99 a year to access the features of BetterSleep.

(Download on iOS and Google Play)


Calm is a stress management app offering a “journey to a calmer mind” with a wide variety of techniques to help you get there.

The app provides comfort and convenience by offering guided meditation lessons and mild stretching exercises that can be adjusted according to your schedule.

The app also provides stress management resources on topics like relationships, low self-esteem, gratitude, work mindfulness, and more. In addition, the app features music compiled by experts to help you unwind. Not to mention, tracking your progress with the app enables you to monitor your stress levels and work towards alleviating them.

Calm has a limited free version as well as a premium subscription.

(Download on iOS and Google Play)

Have you tried any of these apps? What has your experience been? What other app(s) would you recommend?

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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