We investigated whether the degree of plagiocephaly (P) (head slant) would predict the particular 'position of comfort' adopted prior to sleep. A marked flattening of the right occipital bone (left-dominant occipital plagiocephaly) was noted for the majority of our subjects, coupled with a tendency to prefer a right-sided 'position of comfort'. Two subjects exhibiting right-dominant occipital P adopted an extreme left-sided sleep position, providing further support for this relationship. We call attention to the possibility that the 'position of comfort' adopted prior to sleep, may be a variable of relevance for the entire sleep cycle.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1993|