Healing Effect of Music On Insomnia

Frustration and lethargy could be linked to interrupted sleep. In a world full of challenges, insomnia and lack of healing rest impacts our ability to cope.  

There are many solutions. Here are a few musical strategies to combat lack of rest beyond drinking milk and counting sheep that may not work.

Music is one of the solutions that can turn sleepless nights into restful ones.

You need to be careful in choosing the right music that is designed to help you sleep. Many get confused with the term relaxation.

You may feel relaxed listening to a type of music that stimulates your nerves. In this case we should define relaxation as calm nerves and parasympathetic signals that is just above the silence that may invite engaging thoughts.

Soft Music – You have heard the term mellow out. That is what you are looking for to sleep.  Mellow, soft, sweet music with low volume help transition from agitated daily activities to calm pre-sleep state of mind.

The Cure, Nick Drake and Tom Waits have created this type of music. You may want to look them up. You can create a playlist of their work and set it up on repeat through the night if necessary.

All night music is a plan to help you fall right back to sleep easily in case you woke up in the middle of the night.

Go Acoustic  –  Songs’ acoustic versions helps calm the mind and help drifting into sleep

Movie soundtracks similar to “Garden State” offer choices. Consider Classical – Just because something is old, it doesn’t mean it is useless. Classical music could be effective. I personally find some classical music pretty annoying. But there are many that help