Influence Of Sleeping In Hammocks On The Orthostatic Posture

Authors

  • Antonio de Pádua Rocha Nóbrega Neto Federal University of Piaui, Parnaiba – PI, Brazil.
  • Felipe Rodolfo Pereira da Silva Federal University of Piaui, Parnaiba – PI, Brazil.
  • Any Carolina Cardoso Guimarães Vasconcelos Mauricio Nassau College, Parnaiba – PI, Brazil.
  • Amélia Pasqual Marques Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Baldomero Antônio Kato da Silva Federal University of Piaui, Parnaiba-PI, Brazil.
  • Daniel Fernando Pereira Vasconcelos Federal University of Piaui, Parnaiba – PI, Brazil.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3823/1769

Keywords:

Sleep system, Photogrammetry alignment postural Evaluation.

Abstract

Background: Our research team believes that the arrangement of the hammock may influence the orthostatic posture. The aim of the present study was to assess the orthostatic posture in right and left views among hammock-users and hammock non-users of northeastern Brazil.

Methods: Were included 32 healthy participants, subdivided into two groups: hammock non-users, and hammock-users, both in the last 10 years. The orthostatic posture was performed through photogrammetry analysis (PAS/SAPO). We analyzed body alignment variables: horizontal alignment of the head, vertical alignment of the head, vertical alignment of the trunk, hip angle, body vertical alignments, horizontal alignment of the pelvis, knee angle, and ankle angle.

Results: On the right side, there was statistically significant difference in the horizontal alignment of the head (P = 0.04), hip angle (P = 0.02), vertical alignment of the body (P = 0.01) and horizontal alignment of the pelvis (P = 0.03). In the left side, there was statistically significant difference in horizontal alignment of the head (P = 0.04) and the horizontal alignment of the pelvis (P = 0.04).

Conclusion: Sleeping in the hammock influenced the orthostatic posture, especially in horizontal alignment of the head, hip angle, the vertical alignment of the body and horizontal alignment of the pelvis in the side views. Our data open new possibilities of research in this area, which has been obscure until this moment, and enable the indication or contraindication to sleep in hammocks.

Author Biographies

Antonio de Pádua Rocha Nóbrega Neto, Federal University of Piaui, Parnaiba – PI, Brazil.

Master Student, Post Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences.

Felipe Rodolfo Pereira da Silva, Federal University of Piaui, Parnaiba – PI, Brazil.

Biomedical Scientist, Federal University of Piaui, Parnaiba – PI, Brazil;

Any Carolina Cardoso Guimarães Vasconcelos, Mauricio Nassau College, Parnaiba – PI, Brazil.

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy.

Amélia Pasqual Marques, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

Baldomero Antônio Kato da Silva, Federal University of Piaui, Parnaiba-PI, Brazil.

Adjunct Professor; School of Physiotherapy.

Daniel Fernando Pereira Vasconcelos, Federal University of Piaui, Parnaiba – PI, Brazil.

Adjunct professor, Physiotherapy School.

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2015-07-20

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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