Sleep music continues to grow in popularity and availability.
There are channels on YouTube, Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, and a new one on SiriusXM this month.
Why wouldn’t sleep music become popular? It’s an easy, drug-free solution to sleeping difficulties.
Whichever service you listen to, you’ll want to choose a source that’s not interrupted by commercials.
Whatever service you choose, you may be best off with a paid one. Commercials defeat the purpose of sleep music by jarring you out of your slumber and trying to sell something to you.
Parents have put their children to sleep at night for generations with lullabies. Why wouldn’t it work on adults too?
What are the benefits of listening to sleep music?
Also known as “sleeping music,” there are several to this musical genre as suggested by various studies, though your personal results may vary.
- A decrease in cortisol, the fight-or-flight hormone.
- An average 75 percent decrease in the time it took to fall asleep once listening became part of a routine over ten days.
- An increase in the release of dopamine, the feel-good hormone.
- An increase in the percentage of time spent sleeping when in bed for the night.
- Drowning out other sounds that keep you awake.
- Distraction from anxiety-producing thoughts.
- Money saved and side effects avoided on prescription sleep medication.
Sleep music is a simple remedy in so many ways.
The commercial-free SiriusXM Sleep Music channel is suited for someone with a broad taste in music. The playlist incorporates various tunes like softly played pianos, guitars, and other instruments in addition to nature sounds.
You can find it on the “Xtra” channels on the SiriusXM app.
Once you’ve located a sleep music outlet, procuring some comfortable earphones is next. Most people are side sleepers. Unfortunately, most earphones aren’t designed for wearing while sleeping on your side. The ones that are have a trim design that makes sleeping on the side more comfortable.
With comfortable earphones, pleasant music, and sounds, getting a good night’s rest can be simple.
Some other things to listen to at bedtime:
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James Cobb, RN, MSN, is an emergency department nurse and the founder of the Dream Recovery System. He aims to provide his readers with simple, actionable ways to improve their health and maximize their quality of life.
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