It's really hard to sleep if you are still thinking too much or you have insomnia. The last thing you want is to have a good night and relaxing sleep but how could you have it if you are having trouble falling asleep? According to research, slow music or classical music is more relaxing and can help you sleep. Classical music or instrumental music can help slow the pulse and decrease levels of stress hormones. So what type of music should you listen to before bed to help you relax both physically and psychologically?
There is a study that nervous systems moved toward a more relaxed, restive mode after listening to recordings from nature, such as sounds of water, the wind blowing through the trees, animals like crickets and birds, and other nature-like tones have comforted mankind for many years. For quite a long time now people have been practicing retreat in nature for a sense of calmness and clarity. When we are in nature we feel more relaxed and open. Listening to natural sounds before bedtime helps our mind to calm and our body to relax, making us fall asleep easily.
There is a study that suggests that Classical music can help soothe insomnia, like the classical music of Brahms, Handel, Mozart, Strauss and Bach. They are effective sleep aids because they help the mind to relax with their rhythms which will help to slow the brainwaves. When your mind is full of stress and anxiety it increases your heartbeats which will make sleep impossible, listening to classical music can subconsciously slow down breathing and the heart becomes calmer.
Pink noise is a natural-sounding mix of low and high frequencies that aids in a deeper sleep and better memory. The pink noise is more balanced and soothing to the human ear. Waves crashing on a beach, leaves rustling in the trees, and rain falling are all examples of pink noise.
But what do you prefer in listening to music before bedtime? Do you want to listen to speakers or do you prefer using earbuds? If you like to listen in earbuds I highly recommend Jabees SERENITY, it has a Bluetooth 5.0 that delivers sound without the fuss of wires. It goes beyond just blocking the noise, replace it with something you'd rather listen to. SERENITY is not your ordinary earbuds but it's a sleep mask earphone. It is not only an accessory to listen to music but it also functions as blocking out excess sound and light to improve your sleeping environment. To learn more about SERENITY you can read our previous blog post The Importance of Good Sleep.
Healthy sleep helps the body to remain healthy and avoid diseases. Having enough sleep the brain can function properly. This can help your ability to concentrate, think clearly and process memories. If you find it hard to get enough sleep try listening to music before bedtime it will surely help you.