Being Rocked To Sleep Is Good For Adults Too

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25 Jan 2019 12:21 AM EST

New studies show that if adults are rocked to sleep like infants they sleep better. Mice and healthy young people also have deeper slumber after being rocked. According to Gizmodo, the rocking even seemed to improve their memory skills afterward. “In practice, gentle lateral rocking helps falling asleep, and at least in humans, spending more time in deeper sleep,” Konstantinos Kompotis, A Researcher at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland “In mice, it seems that rocking acts through the vestibular system (the sensory system responsible for balance and spatial orientation) and impinges directly on the sleep circuitry, stopping mice from maintaining their wakefulness...” Konstantinos Kompotis, A Researcher at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland

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