Washington. [USA], Jan 25 (ANI): Have you ever noticed how rock movement always works like magic when you put a little child in bed? It turns out to work just as effectively for adults. In fact, according to a recent study, rocking not only leads to a better sleep but also enhances the consolidation of memory during sleep.
Researchers say night sleep can fall asleep quickly and then fall asleep all night.
Speaking about the study, Lawrence Bayer, the lead author of the study, said: "Our volunteers – even if they are good sleepers – fell asleep faster when they shrank and had longer periods of deep sleep associated with less excitement night. In this way we show that swinging is good for sleep. "
Researchers have included 18 healthy young adults to undergo sleep monitoring
in the lab. The first night was meant to force them to sleep there. The participants stayed for two more nights – one sleeping on a slightly swinging bed, the other on an identical bed that did not move.
The data show that participants were falling asleep faster while they were shaking. Once asleep, they also spent more time sleeping without rapid eye movement, sleeping deeper and waking less. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Current Biology.
The researchers then wanted to know how better sleep affects memory. To evaluate the consolidation of memory, participants are studying pairs of words. Researchers then measure their accuracy by recalling these paired words once before falling asleep the next morning when they wake up. They found that people were doing better on the morning test when they were shaken during sleep.
Additional studies show that swinging affects brain fluctuations during sleep. They saw that the shaking movement caused the movement of specific brain fluctuations in sleep without eye movement.
As a result, continuous shaking helped synchronize neuronal activity in the thalamo-cortical networks of the brain, which play an important role both in sleep consolidation and in memory. (ANI)