The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) informs us that in the U.S. about 3,500 infants die each year from what are called sleep-related infant deaths. The most common of these sudden unexpected infant deaths is Sudden Infant Death syndrome or SIDS. It is a diagnosis given when a death cannot be explained even after a thorough evaluation. But even though the causes may not be identified, thanks to the evidence-based safe infant sleep policies of the AAP, we already know what to do to reduce the risk of these deaths. And, there is an added benefit: These same guidelines also reduce the risk of other sleep-related infant deaths, including accidental suffocation.