It’s well known that music is very good for the body and especially the brain, but does it help you sleep better? And have you ever tried sleeping to musical tracks?
Some studies have pointed that listening to music for 45 minutes before bed will make you fall asleep faster, and will help you get a better, deeper rest.
How does music help your quality of your sleep?
It helps you relax, lowering your heart and breathing rates and helps relax your muscles. It also takes away some of the worries that stand in the way of a good night’s shut-eye and alters your mood by stimulating the release of certain chemicals in the brain that make you more positive. All in all, these factors are what your body needs for it to set up your body to deep sleep, which means that music puts your body and mind in a sleep-ready state.
What kind of music helps you sleep better?
Even though it is a matter of taste, but when it comes to sleep, you need to choose carefully. Pick something that is calm and comfortable at 60-80 beats per minute. This includes classical music, jazz and blues. The instrumental type with no lyrics that doesn’t provoke any particular feeling has proven more effective. This differs from one person to another, so you need to try it out yourself to find your sweet spot.
Last word of advice
No earphones. Use high-quality speakers.