Listening to Music for Sleep May Help You
If you are having difficulty falling asleep because of stress or anxiety, listening to calming music may be beneficial to you.
Studies show that music can help decrease tension, nervousness, and worry in many segments of the population by lowering heart rate and respiratory rates.
Stress has been shown to be a cause of insomnia for many people. According to the National Sleep Foundation, finding ways to alleviate stress often helps people with their sleep. This is because stress creates a state of heightened arousal, known as hyperarousal, which can interfere with the sleep processes.
Additionally, studies indicate that listening to music may help older adults fall asleep more quickly.
In a study reported in 2005, when adults aged 60-83 listened to 45 minutes of sedative music before bedtime, overall sleep quality improved significantly during the testing period.
In addition to listing to calming music to help you drift into sleep, try these additional steps to get a good night's rest and wake up refreshed.
If insomnia continues, schedule a visit with your doctor because sleep is essential to your health and well-being. To learn about the importance of a good night's rest, click here: Benefits of Sleep.
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Published by Jules Sowder