Sleeping on Sofas can Increase Risk of Death in Infants

October 13, 2014 3:04 PM

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Allowing infants to sleep on the sofa can be extremely dangerous, a new study reported. According to the researchers, sleeping on the sofa, even with supervision, can increase risk of sudden and sleep-related deaths.

"We did this study simply because there wasn't a lot of data out there already about what are the factors related to sleep-related deaths on sofas," said Dr. Jeffrey Colvin, one of the study's authors and a pediatrician at Children's Mercy Hospitals in Kansas City, MO reported by Reuters Health.

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