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Rocking Motion Improves Sleep and Memory, Studies in Mice and People Show

Rocking Motion Improves Sleep and Memory, Studies in Mice and People Show. (2019, January 24). ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190124110844.htm

Two new studies, one conducted in young adults and the other in mice, add to evidence for the broad benefits of a rocking motion during sleep. In fact, the studies in people show that rocking not only leads to better sleep, but it also boosts memory consolidation during sleep.

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  1. Perrault et al. Whole-Night Continuous Rocking Entrains Spontaneous Neural Oscillations with Benefits for Sleep and Memory. Current Biology, DOI: 1016/j.cub.2018.12.028
  2. Kompotis et al. Rocking Promotes Sleep in Mice through Rhythmic Stimulation of the Vestibular System. Current Biology, 2019 DOI: 1016/j.cub.2018.12.007