Research Reference: THE PROBLEM

 THE PROBLEM

 

  1. Article: Effectiveness of positioning therapy for gastroesophageal reflux.

Journal of Pediatrics: 69(6):768-72. William F. Meyers, MD, and John J. Herbst, MD

 

“The 30-degree elevated prone position was superior to the supine or upright positions while patients were awake or asleep”

 

  1. Article: European Journal of Pediatrics. 2000 Oct;159(10):726-9. Vandenplas Y1, Hauser B.

Gastroesophageal reflux, sleep pattern, apparent life threatening event and sudden infant death. The point of view of a gastroenterologist.

 

“In the supine position, infants do sleep shorter, have more rapid-eye-movement sleep and have more arousals than in the prone position.”

 

  1. Table 2 and 3
Reflux Study Table