Monday, Oct 13 2008
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Glad I used fans a noise buffer for both my babies.
Fans Decrease SIDS Risk by 72%
MyHealthGuide Source: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Vol. 162 No. 10, 10/2008, Abstract
Using an electric fan may be an effective action to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) risk according to a study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
The study surveyed mothers of 185 babies with a confirmed SIDS diagnosis and 312 randomly selected infants matched on county of residence, maternal race/ethnicity, and age. After taking adjusting for other risk factors for SIDS. Researchers examined the relation between room ventilation during sleep and SIDS.
A fan use was associated with a 72% lower risk of SIDS;
o 3% of the babies who died had a fan on in the room where they slept, while
o 12% of the babies who lived had fans.
The reduction in SIDS risk seemed more pronounced in adverse sleep environments. For example, fan use in warmer room temperatures was associated with 94% reduction in SIDS risk compared with cooler room temperatures (23% reduction in SIDS).
Fan use was associated with a greater reduction in SIDS risk in infants who shared a bed with an individual other than their parents (85% vs 60%).
Finally, fan use was associated with reduced SIDS risk in infants not using pacifiers.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant younger than one year old. Some people call SIDS "crib death" because many babies who die of SIDS are found in their cribs.
SIDS is the leading cause of death in children between one month and one year old. Most SIDS deaths occur when babies are between two months and four months old. Although health care professionals don't know what causes SIDS, they do know ways to reduce the risk.
Modified plan starting on Saturday. My measurements were down in a few areas, but weight isn't budging. That probably shouldn't bother me, but it does. I FEEL like I'm restricting enough to lose weight, so I would like to have that pain be reflected on the scale. Harumph. Plus, its hard for me to trust measurements since it seems like you just have to pull or relax a bit on the measuring tape to get drastically different results. One day's -0.5 inch could be another day's + 1.0 inch.
One weekend day of no counting (free day). One weekend day of 1300 cals in food. 5 weekdays of 1200 in food. While the 'netting' that CK does worked up unitl 138, its not working to get below that, so I need to go to what I know works. I'll workout any day that I'm actually at the office - at least 3, generally 4 times per week. I'll try to take walks (weather permitting) when I'm at home.
The above plan until Thanksgiving. Then I'll reevaluate. I had said 3 months or 130 and my third month is the end of October. But I"m not willing to "give in". Its possible my new set point post kids is 138, but I'd like to try what I know has worked in the past first.