Adults Also Benefit from Being Rocked to Sleep

When was the last time you were rocked to sleep? If you’re over the age of, say, four, it’s probably been a while. But apparently being rocked gently to sleep is beneficial not just for small children but also for adults, and there’s a new product that claims it can help.

The Ensven system is made up of small gliders that fit underneath the feet of your bed, turning it into a rocking bed. Here’s how it works: If your bed has four feet, you’ll place two powered gliders along one long side of the bed, one at the head and one at the foot. On the other side, you’ll place two un-powered “sliders.” If your bed has six feet, you’ll use two more of the un-powered sliders.

Ensven cites a 2019 study in the journal Current Biology that showed that when using a bed that rocked from side

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Announcing… The Design Files Design Awards!

After an overwhelming response to our inaugural Design Awards last year, today we’re very excited to announce that The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards is BACK for 2020!

We created this awards program last year to acknowledge the designers, architects and makers who contribute to Australia’s incredibly vibrant creative community. And whilst there’s no doubt 2020 is bringing its fair share of challenges, we hope that our broad-reaching and inclusive awards program will continue to do what it does best – shine a spotlight on Australia’s talented and resilient creative community… and give us all something to celebrate come November!

Joining us as Presenting Partner for the awards this year is Laminex. We’re so proud to partner with Laminex to realise the awards program this year – their support will enable the program to continue well into the future, and we’re thrilled to be working closely with this

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