Sleeping with music

Sleeping with music

Music as a remedy for insomnia

Sleep disorders are quite common and are often due to hectic schedules, a busy lifestyle, and even computer and cell phone use, especially before bed. One of the most used remedies to relax and reconcile sleep is music.


Backed by science

Music touches on many situations in our daily lives: it makes us dance and daydream, and sometimes it makes us cry or even makes us… sleep.
Parents know from experience that lullabies and sweet melodies can help children fall asleep. Science supports this observation, showing that children of all ages, from infants to elementary school children, sleep better after listening to soothing melodies.
But babies aren’t the only ones who can benefit from lullabies before bed.
A study has revealed that adults who listen to 45 minutes of relaxing music (60bpm) before bedtime experience better sleep quality on the first night. This is an encouraging finding, considering the beneficial effect this lifestyle brings to those who usually listen to music as part of their bedtime routine.
Listening to a musical composition at 60 beats per minute causes our heartbeats to match those of the song, slowing it down until we reach a heart rate that slowly leads toward relaxation and rest. Breathing will follow the pattern of the heart and the song, until music and breath synchronize with each other, leading to slow, deep breaths.
The 5 songs to fall asleep
To help you fall asleep, Magniflex offers this 5-track playlist, with a bpm ranging from 80 to 60, allowing for an initial relaxation that will help you fall asleep:
“Come Away With Me” – Norah Jones
“A little song on the breeze” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Only time” – Enya
“What a wonderful world” – Louis Armstrong “My way” – Frank Sinatra

Enjoy your music!

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