Behind every NightWatch is a story worth telling

Our NightWatch stories come from people who have been affected by epilepsy. This illness is accompanied by fears, insecurity and the search for help to cope with daily life and to feel safe. In many cases, NightWatch is introduced as a daily sleep companion, in addition to good medical care.

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One Family. Eleven kids. Seven NightWatch. Read their amazing story.

​The Linders from Germany have 11 children and 7 of them have untreatable epilepsy with nocturnal seizures. We visited the Linder family at home and report on the large family, which is a role model for liveliness, love and structured everyday coping.

How NightWatch changed my life

How NightWatch changed my life

Firstly I want to introduce myself. My name is Danny Reiffers, I’m 36 years old and live in the Netherlands. I have two stepsons and a daughter named Isabeau; who has severe developmental delay and epilepsy.Father Danny and daughter IsabeauDecember 2017 It’s around...

Introduce colleague Saskia

Introduce colleague Saskia

Allow me to introduce... My name is Saskia de Vrey and I have worked as a Sales Specialist for NightWatch since May 1, 2021. I live with my 2 children in Haarlem. After years of working in tourism, I ended up at NightWatch due to personal circumstances. My 10-year-old...

Connecting NightWatch to a Smart Alarm Software Platform

Connecting NightWatch to a Smart Alarm Software Platform

A unique example of how NightWatch works within care facility Careander due to the brand-independent platform of IQ Messenger. NightWatch is now being used by many care facilities in the Netherlands. The system helps detect potentially dangerous (clinically...

Introduce colleague Michiel

Introduce colleague Michiel

My name is Michiel Jansen and I am the Product Manager of the NightWatch. I live in Amsterdam and enjoy all the nice things this city has to offer. A personal goal of mine is to do or develop something people can benefit from. In my opinion, the health sector leaves a...

Keith talks about his son Thomas who has Dravet Syndrome

Keith talks about his son Thomas who has Dravet Syndrome

Our son, Thomas, is now 20 years old and lives with me and his mum Sarah. His older sister, Kate, lives in her own rented house and works for an estate agent. I gave up work as a service engineer about three years ago to be more available as a carer for Thomas. His...

Introduce colleague Rob

Introduce colleague Rob

Let me introduce myself My name is Rob Maessen and what drives me personally is to try and contribute to improving the quality of life of human beings through meaningful innovations. In 2018, I met Jeroen Van den Hout (CEO of LivAssured). Jeroen told me about the...

NightWatch and our day and residential care facility

NightWatch and our day and residential care facility

Stupid monster, yes, that’s what you are, epilepsy. Our boys suffer a lot because of you; you come and go. You are in their head, their body, their emotions, and their behaviour. Without you, they are pure, cool, naughty and themselves. But because of you, and against...

Colleague Birgit-Elisabeth Langen

Colleague Birgit-Elisabeth Langen

My name is Birgit-Elisabeth Langen, but most people call me Lilli. I work for NightWatch as an Account Manager in the DACH region. My job is to make NightWatch better known in Germany and to influence epilepsy therapy. To do this, I advise doctors and hospitals as...

Stichting Philadelphia Zorg receives the 500th NightWatch!

Stichting Philadelphia Zorg receives the 500th NightWatch!

On behalf of Stichting Philadelphia Zorg, the team at the Westerhof site in Vlissingen (a facility for older people with a mental handicap) received the 500th “NightWatch” night-time epilepsy detection system from Jeroen van den Hout of LivAssured, surrounded by a...

SUDEP, what are the risks and is there anything you can do about it?

SUDEP, what are the risks and is there anything you can do about it?

My name is Asmund Tielens and I am the founder and CTO of LivAssured (manufacturer of the NightWatch). My wife and I have three children: a daughter and two sons. In the blog below, I talk about my views of SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). When it comes to...

NightWatch and Neuroventis are now fully connected

NightWatch and Neuroventis are now fully connected

1+1=3. NightWatch and Neuroventis connect their services and provide a breakthrough in the care of people with epilepsy A unique collaboration between a Belgian and Dutch MedTech scale-up offers people with epilepsy more safety and control over their condition. It is...

«Parents must be strong for their children»

«Parents must be strong for their children»

Epilepsy diagnosis This is the Köse family who lives in both Germany and Turkey. In October 2020, their daughter Yagmur Tuana had a grand mal seizure at night. At about 5:30 in the morning, the bed began shaking heavily. Arzu looked at her daughter and...

A life with epilepsy and love

A life with epilepsy and love

Florian from Munich Florian is 40 years old, the younger of two brothers, who lives with his 76 year old mother in Munich. Florian has had epilepsy since he was nine years old, possibly as a result of meningitis/encephalitis that was detected too late. His mother...

“Mummy, I’m scared I’m going to die”

“Mummy, I’m scared I’m going to die”

Selina, soon to be 6 years old, has epilepsy. She is a picture-perfect, bright, adorable girl with big eyes. The first major seizure was in November last year, but before that there had been repeated absences since 2019. No one was prepared for a grand mal seizure...

«I love someone with epilepsy»

«I love someone with epilepsy»

Andrea and Ralf Budweiser from Gschwend Ralf loves Andrea. Andrea loves Ralf. They have been together since 1999 and they got married in 2007. Before that, they quickly built a house with a heated outdoor pool in Gschwend in Germany. It’s that simple, just normal. Two...

«We never give up!”

«We never give up!”

The Csmarits family from Maria Alm am Steinernen Meer (Austria) Angi Csmarits is a 15-year-old pretty and bright teenager from Maria Alm (in the Salzburger Land Region in Austria), who has been affected by epilepsy since she was ten years old. She is the oldest of 3...

Introduce colleague Jeroen

Introduce colleague Jeroen

Let me introduce myself My name is Jeroen van den Hout and I am the managing director of LivAssured | NightWatch. I took over the baton from the founders of the company in 2018 and I am still happy every day that this great opportunity came my way. NightWatch is the...

«Suddenly Epilepsy»

«Suddenly Epilepsy»

The Eberwein family from Reutlingen, Germany Julian is 10 years old. He is a bright boy who enjoys playing the guitar and computer games, like all teenagers do. He likes the Minions, and he loves holidays best, especially going away with his family. I met the Eberwein...

The EpilepsyWalk

The EpilepsyWalk

The EpilepsyWalk on October 8 2022, in Leiden (NL) Together with the dutch non-profit organization EpilepsieNL, Saskia de Vrey of NightWatch is organizing an epilepsy walk through the beautiful city of Leiden in the Netherlands (headquarters of NightWatch Epilepsy...

Share your NightWatch Story

We at NightWatch have noticed that there is still far too little talk about epilepsy and how to cope with everyday life. We would like to change this. We encourage you to tell us your story because behind every NightWatch there are people. When you tell your story, you share the knowledge you have gained over time and help others better understand daily life with epilepsy, share concerns and protect lives.

Call us or write your NightWatch story:

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