Solitary sleeping was associated with longer sleep time and other benefits, according to MedPage Today.

The findings differ from a 2016 statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recommended that parents room-share with their infants until they are 1-year-old.

“Our findings showing poorer sleep-related outcomes and more unsafe sleep practices among dyads who room-share beyond early infancy and suggest that the AAP should reconsider and revise the recommendation pending evidence to support room-sharing through the age of 1 year,” Paul explained to MedPage Today.

He commented that he was surprised by the AAP recommendation because it conflicts with sleep expert guidance, which recognizes developmental changes that occur over the first year.

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