If you're taking medication, please check the packaging and read all of the information. If you are only taking the medication on a temporary basis – for a few days – then be extra careful around ignition sources such as candles and fires, and ensure you stick to your bed-time routine.

However, if you are taking the medication on a regular basis so that it might prevent you from hearing a smoke alarm sounding when you are asleep, and you live alone or are left alone in the house, please request a visit so that we can discuss how we can support you to be safe from fire, and decide what equipment, if any, is suitable.

This also applies if there is someone else living with you who takes medication that causes them to be drowsy and they are left alone in the property.