Music to Help You Sleep

Are you laying there in your bed looking up at the ceiling wondering why you cannot get to sleep? How can I get sleep is a phrase that I asked myself every night last year. After not being able to get the sleep I wanted, I made some changes. Many people around the world are faced with sleep apnea or insomnia, and many just cannot get to sleep at night for whatever reason. So what do we do?

There are many things people can do to get better sleep, and listening to music is one of them. Now when I say listen to music, I am not talking about listing to an AC DC playlist, but something rather more calming. To start, you probably want to stay away from any hip-hop, pop or rock music. That type of music is great during the day or even better to dance to at night; however, when listening to it before bed will not get you to sleep.

If you are a country fan, make a playlist of some slow country songs that you enjoy listening to.  If you want to feel as if you are on a vocational resort, put on some noise backgrounds, such as waves washing up against the beach, or the wind blowing in the air. This will help put your body into a calming feeling and should help you get to sleep easier.

When making a playlist, aim for a length of around an hour. An hour will give you time to get to bed and into a deep sleep before the music turns off. Try not to go much longer than this because having the music on all night could have a reverse effect on you, meaning it could wake you up in the middle of the night just as easy as it put you to sleep. When creating your first playlist, make it for an hour, overtime you will be able to figure out what works best for you so you can alter it as you please.

Artists to try listening to before bed:

  • Any slow country music
  • Coldplay
  • Mazzy Star
  • The Moody Blues
  • Kitaro
  • Vangelis
  • Enya
  • Vonda Shepard
  • Laura Lopez Castro

 

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