SleepCurve Mattress Clinical Study at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
The report on the clinical study of the use of SleepCurve mattresses in the treatment of Flat Head Syndrome (Positional Plagiocephaly) was published in:
Here is a section from the ‘Abstract’
“The aim of this study is to document changes in head shape associated with use of a passive orthotic mattress for the management of positional plagiocephaly of a series of 30 patients at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital between April 2008 and June 2010. Cranial vault asymmetry was assessed before treatment and was classified into mild, moderate, or severe plagiocephaly.
Follow-up demonstrated a significant improvement in cranial vault asymmetry in those treated with the passive orthotic mattress.”
The full abstract and study report is copyright of the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery and can be purchased at their website. Below is a summary of the findings of the clinical study.
Clinical Study Summary
- The study was undertaken on 30 babies under the age of 1 year
- All had some signs of Flat Head Syndrome from Mild to Severe
- All were given information about tummy time and repositioning therapy
- All were given a SleepCurve mattress to sleep on.
Clinical Study Conclusion
The mattress demonstrated a significant improvement in head shape over the 6 month period and was deemed ‘an effective, low cost, treatment solution for Flat Head Syndrome’.
29 out of 30 babies showed an improvement after using the SleepCurve mattress.
We are delighted with the results shown by this clinical study.
It is the first clinical study of our mattresses and further adds to the proof of the clinical effectiveness of the SleepCurve mattress in the treatment and prevention of Flat Head Syndrome.
Click on the image below to download a PDF summary of the Alder Hey clinical trial.