How To Improve Your Sleep And Beat Insomnia Using Music To Sleep And Relax

Blog Post by TellMeMyDream.com

There is no better way to cope with sleep and help ourselves than helping you sleep better tonight and pave the way for healthy sleep tomorrow night. You wake up but can't fall asleep after 20 minutes in bed.

Studies have shown that relaxing music has a direct effect on the parasympathetic nervous system which helps to relax the body and prepare for sleep. One study found that 45 minutes of music prior to bedtime for three weeks led to longer sleep duration, shorter sleep time, higher perceived sleep quality and fewer dysfunctions during the day. These positive sleep effects build up over time, so listening to your relaxing sleep soundtrack becomes a habit that causes your body to prepare for Zzzzzs.

People of all ages reported better sleep quality after listening to soothing music. In a study, adults who listened to music for 45 minutes before going to sleep reported a better sleep quality at the start of the first night. Better sleep quality appeared to be a cumulative effect, with study participants reporting better sleep as they incorporated music into their routines.


Listening before bedtime has been shown to help people with sleep disorders increase sleep quality and quantity. Music therapy has been found to improve sleep quality by reducing nocturnal awakening, prolonging sleep duration and increasing satisfaction with sleep. Several studies suggest that music improves sleep through its effect on the regulation of hormones, including stress hormone cortisol.

Research shows that music has a direct effect on the parasympathetic nervous system which encourages the body to relax and prepare for sleep. Music slows down heart rate and breathing, lowers blood pressure and relaxes muscles - all biological changes that you experience when you fall asleep. The reason why music helps sleep is no longer as clear as it used to be, but the relaxing effect of good songs and the fact that music triggers feel-good chemicals in the brain.

Next time you prepare for sleep, consider music a great addition to your evening routine. Music can help drown out nocturnal noise, be it from the street, from an airplane, or from noisy neighbors, and increase sleep efficiency. For those who have difficulty sleeping in unfamiliar surroundings, music can help to calm the body and mind, and it can drown out any noise that sustains it.

It turns out that there are scientific reasons why certain types of music contribute to more sleep, and it has more to do with the brain than anything else. A meta-analysis has shown that music can be an effective sleep aid because music with a tempo of 60 beats per minute has a profound effect on calming the mind and makes you nod off. The pace corresponds to the resting pulse rate (60 BPM), which has been shown to be conducive to restful sleep.


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