Do you have trouble falling asleep…on your bed? A medical study done confirms that sleeping on a hammock can make for an easier, deeper sleep. I do have a hammock in the backyard, and from experience, every time I slept in that, I woke up more refreshed. The gentle rocking motion makes people fall asleep faster, and they sleep deeper. Those changes in brain activity may inspire new ways to help insomniacs, the researchers say.
Neuroscientists at the University of Geneva rigged up a bed so it would sway gently from side to side every four seconds, considerably slower than the pendulum on a cuckoo clock. “This rocking is very gentle, very smooth, oscillating every four seconds,” Sophie Schwartz, a professor of neurology who led the study, told Shots. “It’s not like rocking like you would see some mothers rocking their babies, it’s more gentle.” Scientists discovered that it’s easier to fall sleep faster, when the bed rocked.
Written by Andishe