There's nothing nicer than to lie on a hammock and be gently swayed by the wind as you drift off to slumber. Not only is it relaxing, it also helps improve sleep and memory, a study shows.
"Having a good night's sleep means falling asleep rapidly and then staying asleep during the whole night," says Laurence Bayer of the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
"Our volunteers--even if they were all good sleepers--fell asleep more rapidly when rocked and had longer periods of deeper sleep associated with fewer arousals during the night. We thus show that rocking is good for sleep."
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