Being Rocked To Sleep Induces A Better Night’s Rest In Adults As Well As Babies

Maybe it’s time to go by a hammock– a new study finds both babies and adults sleep better after being rocked. University of Geneva researchers asked 18 adults to spend a night in both a normal bed and one being rocked from side to side. They found when people were in a moving bed they fell asleep six minutes faster and were less likely to wake up in the night. Rocked adults also found they did better at work or school the following day. Experts believe the motion of being rocked synchronizes brain waves which control sleep, and we may have evolved to sleep better this way because as babies we are rocked back and forth in the womb. (Daily Mail)¬†