Rocking babies back and forth while making them sleep is common as parents try to stop them from wailing and shouting. Even as adults, we can get lulled into sleep in the rhythmic motion of the train compartment or the hammock.
New studies show that our brains are evolutionarily programmed to respond positively to rocking, and it helps us sleep better.
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Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung put forth some of the most well-known theories of dreaming.
Apparent hallucinations of a dark monster holding the sleeping person, while he or she is unable to move or speak, is a phenomenon that is experienced by one-fifth of the population at least once.
Scientists dismiss these episodes as hallucinations, but cultural beliefs pinpoint towards mythical monsters/demons, black magic and paranormal activity.
The human brain is a highly complex electrochemical organ, generating as much as 10 watts of electricity.
This electrical activity is displayed in the form of four types of brainwaves: Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta which correspond with focus, rest, creativity and deep sleep.
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