How can music help you doze-off and improve your sleep?
Boring lectures and monotonous speeches are good examples of stimuli that may lull you to sleep involuntarily. But what remedies are effective when you actually want to doze off? Some recommend drinking warm milk with honey before going to bed. Others like to count sheep after they have closed their eyes. However, if you don’t drink milk and you have reached sheep number 5000 without any luck, you may consider using a different method like listening to some calm music.
Parents have, for the longest time, tucked in their children while singing a calming lullaby. These loving hymns have helped children sleep for centuries, but as an adult, it can be quite challenging to convince someone to sing you to sleep. So how can we compensate?
While there is no doubt the safety associated with hearing a parent’s voice gently singing is a big factor in why lullabies are so sleep-inducing, the musical element alone can also do wonders when trying to sleep.
Calming music affects the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps the body find rest and prepare for sleep. Listening to relaxing music can not only help you fall asleep faster, but it also helps you retain a more complete sleep and wake up less frequently at night.
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