Do you use songs to help you fall asleep? It is said that music directly affects our nervous system, which allows our bodies to prepare for a good night’s sleep. Listening to relaxing music before going to bed has been proven to affect our bodies positively. It can help us fall asleep faster, sleep longer, and wake up less throughout the night.
Monday, December 13th
Around 62% of the general population use music as a means to help them sleep better. Music has been shown to improve sleep quality, reduce anxiety, take the days stresses away and lure you into a soothing night’s sleep. Its effects work wonders in both children and adults alike.
But, using music as a tool to help you sleep is very much dependent on your music choices. Playing loud, fast-paced and unpredictable songs could have the opposite effect. This is why, it is avised to carefully select pieces that are relaxing and calming. Consider lyrics as well as they might also impact your sleep.
Finding the right songs to help you snooze can take a long time. Each person is different, so, for many it is about trial an error. Nonetheles, here are six songs for you to try:
1. Svefn-g-englar by Sigur Ros
2. Only Time by Enya
3. I’m So Tiredby The Beatles
4. Swansea by Bombay Bicycle Club
5. I Went to Sleep by The Beach Boys
6. The Moon Song by Karen O and Ezra Koenig
This article is a re-post, with minor modifications, of “Song To Help You Sleep” an article published on dreams.co.uk