“Sleep” to the head with a long history: motivation still difficult to guess (FIG.)

lie prone to sleep may be the cause of sudden infant death syndrome, but might lay sleeping head was sleeping flat of the consequences, it will affect the baby’s brain development? Scientific exploration of this issue is only just beginning.

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for Chinese parents, let the child sleeping is probably a natural approach. In western countries, however, it was not until 1992 that began to widespread calls for babies should sleep on your back. Calls for the purpose, is to avoid sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Before this, many western countries the baby is lying down to sleep, and this position sometimes killing babies and exact cause is unknown.

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in the 19th century popular some transformation of skull equipment, including bandages, plywood, also has a head.

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the latest according to a survey, 69% of parents think that sleeping is the most secure way to practice. However, the baby & other; Lying down to sleep & throughout; New ways of also give parents brought new doubts. Some parents find out, the child’s head was sleeping flat, it makes them worried about the child’s development.

the Chinese researchers have found that the late neolithic dawenkou people had begun to pop his head to sleep. Archaeological experts found in multiple burials, the phenomenon of the deformation of the skull and the data shows, & other; One of the 6 years old children’s skull at the back of the flat, the left side is heavier than the right side of the flat degree, illustrate the occipital deformation, may be after the baby is born, posterior part from pillow on hard body for a long time. Throughout the &; The researchers found that the newborn & other; Sleep head & throughout; Flourishing of culture in the Chinese history, especially the afterbrain fell flat; Until today, the jiaodong area in the countryside, older people are still think children grew up, cranial back flat, make the head look good.

so, head is sleeping flat, will affect the baby’s brain development? Scientific exploration of this issue is only just beginning. After the study shows that the skull deformity children at six months the growth will slow compared with normal children, but to 18 months, the difference does not exist.

more systematic research is still very rare. & other; The simple answer is that we don’t know. Throughout the &; Washington school of medicine of mental and behavioral sciences brent & middot; Kali, (Brent Collet), told southern weekend reporter, & other; As far as I know, for the relationship between the track and cranial brain development, so far there is no research from birth until end of infancy. This is to be able to determine the skull deformation will be the only way to have a negative impact on the brain development. Throughout the &;

in Cali and his colleagues have just finished the study, they found that baby skull deformity and delayed development there is a connection between. Papers published in the March 25, 2012, journal of children’s nervous system. However, kali, stressed that their research does not show that skull deformity will & other Cause & throughout; Developmental problems.

& other; The correlation of the fundamental question is: who is the first, is the skull deformation or developmental delay? Also, after the children grow up, the delay will exist? The good study can’t answer the first question, but probably for examining the second problem provides a good start. Throughout the &; Pediatric specialist at the university of Auckland, New Zealand Lynn & middot; Mrs Hutchison (Lynne Hutchison).

kali, believes that, in contrast, the more likely is developmental problems, & other; That is to say, a developmental problems in children is more likely to be skull deformation, resulting in brain deformation. Throughout the &;

southern weekend reporter noted that domestic almost see studies in this direction, although from the United States helped shape baby & other; Health & throughout; Head type equipment has appeared in China. This situation is kali’s maxims: & other; Cross-cultural adversary deformity or other deformation research few and far between. I know most of the research is in the United States, New Zealand and the Netherlands. Even in these countries, there are few population-based studies to determine what is & lsquo; Normal & rsquo; What is & lsquo; Abnormal & rsquo; . Throughout the &;