Monitoring for Nocturnal Seizures with Emfit MM

Epilepsy, sometimes called a seizure disorder, is a disorder of the brain causing seizures, a short change in normal brain activity. Epilepsy is one of the most common conditions affecting the brain — nearly three million Americans have epilepsy.

If more than 90 percent of your seizures occur while you sleep, you likely have nocturnal seizures — usually triggered by changes in the electrical activity in your brain during certain stages of sleeping and awakening.

It can be difficult to diagnose nocturnal seizures because they happen when you’re sleeping, and the Emfit MM monitor can help.

It’s the top-selling seizure muscle contraction monitor and is currently being used in more than 60 countries worldwide.

Emfit seizure monitor

Emfit is a world-leading manufacturer of nocturnal tonic-clonic seizure monitors and heart detection-based bed occupancy monitors.

The Emfit MM monitors an individual who, during sleep, may experience seizures or faster, abnormal muscle movements that continue for 10 seconds or longer. A quick, high-frequency alert allows a family member or caregiver time to respond.

Features of the Emfit MM:

  • Consists of a flexible and durable bed sensor placed under the mattress and a bedside monitor with sophisticated embedded software
  • Detects when a person has continuous faster muscle movements over a set amount of time
  • Triggers a notification
  • System notices light movements, making it equally suitable for small children
  • Control unit can be clipped to the bed, mounted on the wall or placed at the side of the bed
  • Battery operated; an optional, medical-grade AC adapter is also available
  • Audible alarm with adjustable volume
  • Interfaces with most nurse call systems, wireless transmitters and personal emergency phones

Emfit monitor at bedside

“Six years ago, I bought this monitor for my daughter after I was unaware she had a seizure for an hour. I am grateful every day for this monitor and this company,” said Melissa B.

“We just set up the Emfit Movement Monitor, finally got a waterproof sheet and tested it, and Ben had a myoclonic seizure and it went off. What a relief to know we have this,” said Peggy R.

“My 19-month-old granddaughter, Charlotte, had a seizure at 2:45 a.m. Her parents were immediately alerted by the Emfit. Honestly, this is the second time it has probably saved her life. This time she was sick with a fever that happened sometime after she had went to bed. Emfit, you are worth your weight in GOLD! This has worked 100% of the time for our family, and we cannot thank you enough for saving our baby and for giving her parents a device they can trust where they can rest and sleep,” said Sherry G.

Emfit’s mission is to improve the safety of customers and their loved ones, seniors living alone and children with epilepsy.

To learn more about Emfit and the Emfit MM, visit

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