AUGUST 2011: SLEEP DEEP
Need to catch up on some zzzs? Ditch your traditional mattress and try sleeping in a hammock. No longer just a relaxing summertime swing, over 10 million people worldwide are now choosing to sleep in hammocks. Sound crazy? Well, researchers think these rocking cradles may be the answer to your sleep problems. The Journal of Current Biology reports that the gentle rocking motion found in hammocks adds a lulling sense of comfort that helps induce sleep. This not only helps you fall asleep faster but also stay asleep longer. In fact, swaying back and forth increases the time you spend in a deep non-dreaming state, which is the key component to a good night’s sleep. Hammocks also contour to your body’s natural shape, eliminating all pressure points for one enjoyable night of sleep. Turns out babies may not be on the only ones who can benefit from a little gentle rocking when it comes to sleep.
NLT: Sick of those long nights spent tossing and turning? It’s time to invest in your very own peaceful sleep swing! Check out www.hammocks.com to browse a huge selection and find the one that’s right for you. We love the Brazilian hammock: Made out of thick cotton instead of rope, this hammock is not only comfortable but also durable and affordable. What do you have to lose except for a great night’s rest?