Nine out of 10 respondents in a National Sleep Foundation survey said that a comfortable mattress and pillow set is the single most important factor in getting a good night’s sleep, followed by comfortable sheets and bedding.
They didn’t survey this small sleeper, though (not to mention her poor babysitter).
Mikaela Long, a social media personality known for her funny Vine videos, was babysitting her niece for the first time when she saw something unusual and disturbing on the baby monitor.
this is my 1st time babysitting & idk where i went wrong but my niece is currently asleep on her head
do i call the parents or the exorcist pic.twitter.com/bGaTCFSiCz
— Mikaela Long (@MikaelaLong) October 9, 2016
The baby was seen doing an Exorcist-style handstand — yes, really — in her sleep.
“Do I call the parents or the exorcist?” Long joked to her online followers.
The child is not yet a competitive gymnast, but she has shown significant promise in the sport.
According to the baby’s mother, this has become a common sleeping position for her daughter.
“She’s been quite acrobatic lately,” she said, also adding that her daughter usually ends up in a normal sleep position as the night goes on.
While many digital skeptics were quick to claim that the sleeping toddler photo was a hoax, there are a number of similar photos from video baby monitors that have gone viral over the years. While pediatricians say it’s certainly bizarre, it’s also completely possible.
Many modern parents are afraid to let babies sleep on their stomach or side, let alone upside down in an advanced yoga pose.
In fact, according to Parents.com, “To reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, healthy babies should always be put to sleep on their back — not their stomach or sides.”