Jessica Veach, Seattle, USA

Lack of sleep is a common seizure trigger for many people living with epilepsy, including myself.

Knowing that I needed sleep to keep my seizures at bay I built naps into my schedule several years ago. I found that just a 20-30 minute nap in the afternoon gave my brain a chance to rest and helped me get through the day and night with fewer seizures.

In July 2012, I had surgery to remove my right temporal lobe to eliminate my seizures altogether.

Although I have been seizure-free since the procedure, my brain still appreciates the opportunity to be refreshed each afternoon!