SleepCurve is the brainchild of Philip Owen D.O., B.Sc. (Hons), a leading Paediatric Cranial Osteopath who has spent 20 years studying and treating tension in babies’ skull bones.
His pioneering research has significantly advanced our understanding of both babies’ and children’s sleep problems, arising from tension in the bones of the skull.
Parents come from all over the country to his Manchester clinic and he is considered one of the leading practitioners in the UK. He lectures for the British School of Osteopathy Society and was the BSO’s leading external examiner.
So Where Did It All Start?
Whilst treating one of his patients, a new mum, Philip observed that her young baby was sat in his car seat with his chin on his chest. It struck him that this must be having an impact on the baby, and set out to find out more.
In his research, Philip observed that an increasing number of babies at his clinic were showing symptoms of Flat Head Syndrome (also known as positional plagiocephally) and also torticollis (where a baby’s head rotation is restricted to one side). He made the connection between this and the success of the “Back to Sleep” campaign, which advises parents to avoid the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by encouraging parents to place their baby on their back in the cot.
He realised that the traditional cot mattresses, combined with the extra amount of time babies are spending with their heads supported by a flat surface, was combining to produce this increase in the number of Flat Head Syndrome cases.
“I fully support the ‘Back to Sleep’ campaign but realised that what was needed to prevent flat head syndrome was a totally new kind of cot or crib mattress, which supports the baby’s head, shoulders and neck to spread the weight of the skull, just as a mother will cradle her baby in her arm.”
“The SleepCurve mattress concept is the result of that simple idea and over time we have worked tirelessly to improve the shape of our mattresses and other products, to offer additional benefits such as the cooling channels and the slight incline of the mattress, which can help to reduce acid reflux.”
All SleepCurve Baby Mattresses are only manufactured in the UK, to ensure the highest quality control standards.
Each mattress is made with care at every step of the process, so that parents can be certain that they are investing in a quality product which is clinically proven to help babies enjoy better, healthier sleeping.