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Is It Good To Sleep With Music On?

If you’re struggling to sleep at night, you might be wondering if it’s a good idea to listen to music before bed.

According to some research, listening to music before sleep can actually help you fall asleep faster and have a more restful sleep.

We asked some sleep scientists for additional information about music while sleeping and if it’s a good idea.

Can Music Help Me Sleep?

Is It Good To Sleep With Music On?

Yes and this should be fairly obvious if you’ve ever sung a lullaby to a small child to get them to sleep.

In fact, research suggests that putting an album on at night might be very useful for your sleep.

They showed that insomniacs who did this over the course of 10 nights reduced the time it took to fall asleep from 27-69 minutes to just 6-13 minutes! 

Effects Of Listening To Music While Sleeping?

There are many scientifically demonstrated beneficial effects of listening to music while you sleep and they include:

  • It boosts your mood
  • It improves your ability to solve problems while waking
  • It improves you short and long-term memory
  • It makes you feel more relaxed
  • Not only do you fall asleep faster, but your sleep quantity and quality is improved too

However, please listen to music with speakers not using headphones.

There are potential health risks of sleeping in headphones including neuroticism of ear tissue, increased wax build-up, and even strangulation in the cords. 


Everyone should consider listening to music as they try to get to sleep.

It’s proven to help you sleep better and faster and there are many other added benefits to sleeping to music too!

You might also find that reading to music can help relax you and may we recommend that you curl up in bed with one of a good music book