Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

The Theorem: A Breakthrough Discovery on SIDS!

It is a horrible scenario, every parent’s worst nightmare. It can destroy a mother, perhaps indefinitely. And her newborn pride and joy, gone forever.

What a mystery though. Yes, we know the risk factors. Yes, we know that rates in many cases are declining. But just ask any mother and she will tell you that even one death is too many, especially if it is under her care.

What is it though? Well the mystery will soon be answered. After birth Nature takes special care to make sure that the horrific events the fetus experienced in the womb are concealed in the developing subconscious. Those episodes of independent breathing, the entire First Fear Cycle and all the painful remnants are to be subdued. Later in life they will filter out in fragments; enabling massive material for sleep terrors, fever dreams and even the simplest of nightmares.

That is right, there is no need for the infant to retain the overabundance of neurons encoded with those horrific memories, so Nature makes quick work to wipe them out; eliminating many, reprograming some and remaining a few. However when conditions are less than ideal, or when for genetic reasons the neural mechanisms are not strong enough to suppress these memories, they rise to the surface in an explosive manner! Suddenly the infant relives months of trauma in a single moment, often during its sleep cycle. Unfortunately this compressed trauma review is literally enough to kill the infant.

The true value of understanding The Theorem’s behavioral model in relation to SIDS is that it gives you an idea just how much trauma we experience during our nightly sleep cycle, and how much pain and terror is contained within our subconscious. As you will see in the section on sleep disorders, the very neural mechanisms that were put in place to keep the infant from succumbing to SIDS, will be bothersome later for the adult as they are unable to gain their full nightly review; generating a host of behavioral and immunological implications. This in addition to a poor perception of sleep itself.