Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Topic Guide
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death of a child under 1 year of age. The causes of SIDS are unknown, and SIDS risk peaks between 2-4 months of age. Placing the baby on his or her back to sleep and the use of home cardiorespiratory monitoring may help to prevent SIDS.
Sleep: Understanding the Basics Sleep is defined as a state of unconsciousness from which a person can be aroused. In this state, the brain is relatively more responsive to internal stimuli than external stimuli.
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