Do you listen to music to help you sleep?

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Singapore
June 20, 2007 6:34am CST
Researchers had found that 45 minutes of relaxing music can make for a restful night. Participants of the research were given a choice of music to listen to before going to sleep or nothing at all. the music group can choose from 6 tapes featuring soft, slow music such as jazz, folk or orchestral pieces. The result showed that people in the music group showed a 35% improvement in their sleep including a better and longer night-time sleep and less dysfunction during the day. Listening to music caused physical changes that aided restful sleep with a lower heart and respiratory rate. Does listening to music help you to relax and sleep better? Please share your experiences on this.
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@healer (1783)
• India
20 Jun 07
Music is something that i cannot imagine living without it. I cannot imagine a world without music, for me if i am having a hard time i usually switch on the radio or some songs of my favorite that helps me feels better. I never let the sun set without listining to music even once. For me if i want to sleep i switch on the country music station and lay down imagining those sweet memories and usually drifts to sleep. Anyway thanks for giving us those information regarding music and science.
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• Singapore
20 Jun 07
I like country songs and music too. I find it hard to live a day without music also.
@tellus (1445)
• Finland
20 Jun 07
hi wealth! my experience is that if i'm listening to music at the time before or at the time i go to sleep my dream is gonna be very restless. i still don't know the reason why but this is what i have noticed. i can easily fall into sleep with TV on but music, no way... thanks for you post and have a wonderful day!
• Singapore
20 Jun 07
Thanks for being the first to respond. Some people find it soothing and easier to sleep with the music on whereas others may not. Personally, I find it very relaxing if I listen to soothing music or oldies. Oh, I forgot to post the article link earlier. Here is the research article link : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4228707.stm
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@mivarg (277)
• India
20 Jun 07
I am sure that research on this topic is very relevant. In my personal experience, I have always felt that I could sleep much better if I go to sleep after listening to some soothing music. I prefer instrumental music mostly, as it does not distract you from your thoughts generally, while words can interrupt your thoughts.
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• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Yes, I agree with you. I slept well if I listen to soothing instrumental music. This kind of music is often played in massage parlors. It is so soothing that customers usually fall asleep during the massage.
• Singapore
20 Jun 07
Well, I don't have a hifi system set up in my room so I can't have music just before bed. I don't want to leave my computer on. I can rely on my phone to play some wee bit of music but I prefer to let the battery rest when I sleep. So there. I can't have music even if I want to.
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• Singapore
20 Jun 07
Well, it is ok not to have a hifi set in your bedroom. Not everybody wants or likes to listen during their bedtime. It is perfectly alright to have a "silent night". :-)
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
20 Jun 07
I don't listen to music before I sleep. Usually I would rather have it a little quiet but those birds outside singing and the rain helps. I suppose I could listen to music but it would be rather silly with me having a headphone on my head since I love Classical and my husband mostly Westerns. Besides I would not want to buy any more batteries than I have to or use too much electricity.
• Singapore
20 Jun 07
Listening to birds singing is interesting. I do have a CD of various birds singing. Usually, I listen without the headphone/earphone. I tune the radio CD player's volume to a softer and comfortable volume. My radio CD player can be set to "sleep mode" so that it automatically switches off at a preset time.