Sleeping on Your Stomach is Dangerous What Should I do

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Sleeping on Your Stomach is Dangerous What Should I do

?"While he is sleeping, he turns over immediately. Should I use something to prevent him from turning over?"

?"I can't sleep because I'm afraid my child will roll over all night long and suffocate."

?In fact, we receive a large number of such consultations, whether outpatient or online medical consultations. There was a time when lying on your stomach was considered good for helping you fall asleep, but now it is known that sleeping on your back is a risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). sleep” is recommended. But as you get older, sleeping on your back all night becomes more difficult.

?How should you respond to tossing and turning while sleeping? We will explain practical measures based on medical grounds.

Some children turn over unexpectedly early

?Some medical books state that the average time for a baby to roll over is "6.5 months after birth (*1)," while there is data that states that it is "4 to 8 months after birth (*2)." is the big one. As early as 3 months old, babies may roll over.

?There have also been reports of the rate at which babies are initially placed on their backs or sides on their beds, but are next seen on their stomachs.

?Among babies aged 16-23 weeks (approximately 4-5 months), 6% went from back to prone and 12% went from side to prone. After 6 months of age, the prevalence increases to 14% and 18%, respectively.

?While it's nice to have developed the ability to roll over, you'll have to keep an eye on it during the day, and even more so when you're asleep.

?Don't hit your head around the bed and hurt yourself. And most importantly, don't you suffocate with a futon by lying on your stomach while sleeping? Also, I think that there are many parents who are worried about how dangerous SIDS is.

Sleeping on your stomach or on your side is certainly associated with SIDS

?The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends sleeping on your back day and night until at least one year of age. The primary reason for this is that there are multiple reports of an association between prone sleeping and SIDS.

?For example, children who sleep on their stomachs have an "odds ratio" of 2.3 to 13.1 compared to children who do not sleep on their stomachs.

?The odds ratio is a little confusing, but it is an index that examines the strength of the association between two events.In this case, we are examining the association between lying on the stomach and SIDS.

?"(1) Percentage of children who sleep on their stomachs who develop SIDS" and "(2) Percentage of children who do not sleep on their stomachs who develop SIDS," and the value calculated by "(1)÷(2)" is 2.3 to 13.1. It will be.

?If the odds ratio is greater than 1, it is considered that there is a relationship between the two events. It can be said that there is a relationship.

?What if you sleep on your side rather than on your stomach? In fact, sleeping on your side has been linked to SIDS just as much as sleeping on your stomach. One study reported an odds ratio of 2.0 for side sleepers and 2.6 for prone sleepers, both of which were associated with SIDS risk.

?Moreover, there are also reports that the condition of "I put my child on his side when I put him to sleep, but the next time I saw him, he was on his stomach," may increase the risk of SIDS. In this case, the odds ratio was 8.7 compared to the case of sleeping on the back from the beginning, and the result was that it would still be a risk of SIDS.

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