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