Rocking isn’t just for babies anymore. Studies have shown that rocking – whether in a chair or hammock, or simply swaying rhythmically – soothes frazzled nerves, promotes healing and supports deep sleep.
So next time you’re feeling anxious, give it a try. Find a rocker and treat yourself to a session of gentle motion. Better yet, why not make rocking part of your bedtime ritual. A half-hour of rocking in a chair while reading, knitting, listening to music or simply being, may be just the ticket to a deep restful, drug-free sleep.
Tip: For best results say no to television, cell phones, computers and video games while you rock.