Having trouble with sleeping and staying asleep night after night is not a rare problem. According to an estimate, Sleep deprivation is a common illness in India with more than 10 million cases per year. There are many causes that can lead to insomnia but a new tool: MUSIC, has come up to treat this common yet difficult situation of sleepless nights.
According to a study conducted on sleep, Music can help you doze off peacefully if the right music is played while sleeping.
The meta-analysis showed that while music can be a hugely impactful sleep aid, only music with a tempo of around 60 beats per minute has a genuine effect on soothing the mind and helping you doze. Off. Why? It is because this tempo matches a resting heart rate of 60 BPM—a rate that’s proven most facilitative to restful sleep.
Other qualities that have a special impact on sleep are progression, length and construction of music.
A peaceful song can reduce up to 65% of anxiety and it can be a great tool for battling sleeplessness and insomnia.
There are many songs that are produced in collaboration with sound therapists that include rhythms, tones and tempos to reduce heart rate and other stress-related chemicals. The progression of the songs starts around 60 BPM and slows down to 50 BPM. These kinds of music help the mind to enter a calmer state that makes you go to sleep in seconds.
The length of the song also contributes to its effects. Songs that have no repeating melodies keep the mind free and relaxed as it does not expect what is coming next.
One study shows that listening to music for 45 minutes at bedtime for continuous three weeks can result in longer sleep duration, higher sleep quality, less daytime dysfunction and shorter time to fall asleep. Music also eases acute or chronic diseases related to sleep like insomnia.
Music acts on the central nervous system to relax your body and mind. It also affects the production of compounds like oxytocin and opioids which have pain-relieving qualities and help in improving sleep..
You can choose music that suits you the best.
- Music with a slow and stable rhythm helps a lot.
- Low-frequency tones and relaxing melodies work wonders.
- You can try different genres like classical, acoustic etc.
- Depending on your sleep habits, put the sleep timer on music. You can set a timer from anywhere between 15 to 45 minutes to make you fall asleep while listening to soothing music.
You can consider music a great addition to your sleep routine. Other than that, you can try some more easy steps to craft a perfect wind-down for your best sleep.
Certain herbal teas that are caffeine-free, contain healthy ingredients that work like natural sedatives. Cherry juice also has melatonin that makes your body and brain ready to sleep at night.
Enter No-Devices mode 45 minutes before bed. The electronic devices emit lights that keep your brain awake and do not let you enter sleeping mode.
Invest in the right bed.
Although music is one of the best tactics to apply for a night of sound sleep, if you are sleeping on an old and worn-out mattress, you may not wake up fresh in the morning even after plenty of sleep at night. Your bed should offer you better support, cooling and comfort that is needed for the perfect night's rest.
Have you tried Music to overcome your sleep problems naturally?
If not, then give it a try today!