How Listening to Music Helps You Get Better Sleep

Ah, music. For some, music is an outlet for their creative side, a means to express themselves. For others, music is a source of inspiration that engenders hope and optimism. For people who battle  to get a good night’s sleep, music can be their saving grace, a soothing tool for finally relaxing and getting better sleep.

Listen to Music for Better Sleep

People insomnia are always looking for new tricks to fall asleep. Some try exercises, dietary changes, or aromatherapy for sleep. What all of these techniques share is an ability to help people relax. Another way to relax and find rest is to listen to music. Some insomniacs find that the right music can not only soothe the savage breast, but lead the way to a restful night’s sleep too.

When you can’t fall asleep, every sound is a distraction. It’s important to choose the right type of music to fall asleep to so that the music doesn’t become another thing that is keeping you awake!

Here are some tips for using music to get better sleep:

Listen to music without lyrics.

When using music to fall asleep, lyrics can easily become a distraction. If you find instrumentals boring, try to find music that has ” nondescript” lyrics — something that you won’t want to sing along too, and that won’t get stuck in your head.

Use music designed for meditation.

Relaxing music with a soft rhythm, the type designed for meditation and massages, will help you clear your mind and let go of distracting thoughts. People that meditate often describe waking up more rested, even when they have less sleep. Choose meditative music and it might help have a deeper rest too.

If music doesn’t work, try the classics.

If you can’t fall asleep to music, you can also try other sounds. These are the classic ” fall asleep sounds:”

  • weather such as thunder, rain, or wind;
  • water such as ocean waves, bubbling streams, or fountains;
  • nature such as crickets or birds;
  • simple instruments such as tibetan singing bowl, flute, sitar, and tamboura
  • chanting, Gregorian chant is similar to music but is less complex and more relaxing

When choosing music to fall asleep you may need to do some experiments and see what works for your to get a better sleep. It’s a very personal choice and what works for one person may not be the right sounds for another. Once you find the perfect soundtrack for sleep, make a playlist and burn it to a CD or load up your MP3 player so that the tunes can last all night.

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