Mild rocking helps both adults and children fall asleep faster and experience deeper, longer sleep. Scientists have suspected that the human vestibular system—the bits of the inner ear that keep us balanced and oriented in space—are involved, but there’s been no solid proof.
Link to the complete article: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/mice-people-liked-be-rocked-sleep
Other press releases:
– “The guardian”: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jan/24/trouble-getting-sleep-need-get-into-swing-rocking-scientists
– “BBC news”: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46986419
– “RTS info”: https://www.rts.ch/info/sciences-tech/10165792-le-bercement-ameliore-le-sommeil-et-la-memoire-chez-les-adultes.html
– “20 minutes”: https://test.20min.ch/ro/life/lifestyle/story/Se-faire-bercer-permet-de-mieux-dormir-12000767