Getting a good night’s rest lies in the basics

14 Feb 2024

Professor Simon Smith writes for The Australian

The article explores the back-to-basics approach to improving sleep quality, drawing inspiration from newborn sleep practices. It discusses the benefits of rocking as a sensory stimulation that promotes deeper and more restorative sleep, based on research conducted on participants using rocking beds.

It highlights the positive effects of rocking on sleep, supported by research showing increased deep sleep and improved memory function. The piece explores various sleep aids, including weighted blankets and white noise, as well as unconventional methods like taping one's mouth shut. Despite the popularity of sleep-tracking devices and innovative sleep solutions, experts agree on the significance of basic principles for achieving restorative sleep.


Read the full article at The Australian