Sleeping posture has been implicated in the pathophysiology of sudden infant death syndrome. The effect of supine and lateral sleeping positions on nasal patency was investigated using acoustic rhinometry in 11 healthy newborns. The implications of the findings in sudden infant death syndrome are discussed.
- acoustic rhinometry
- nasal patency
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Funding: Institute of Child Health, University of Leicester and Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Competing interests: none declared
Ethical approval: granted by the local research ethics committee.