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It may take some time to get used to sleeping in the halo, and your child will require assistance rolling into the bed.

Nighttime suggestions include sleeping in a reclining chair and lying on the back with a small pillow or foam wedge. Eventually one may move onto sleeping in a side-lying position or onto the stomach.

When getting up it is important to NOT sit upright and bend at the waist. This places a great amount of stress on the entire brace.


  • Roll onto your side at the edge of the bed
  • Bend the legs up from the waist
  • Drop the legs off the edge of the bed, pushing sideways with the elbow and hand at the same time to elevate to a sitting position.

See a demonstration of how to sit up.

Someone should sleep in the same room as the person with the halo, or use an audio monitor to prevent issues like choking.

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