For some of us, falling asleep while listening to something may sound like a bad idea. But we fell asleep amidst various sounds from infancy. Maybe it was a lullaby sung to us by a caregiver, a story read to us, the sounds of our siblings sleeping around us, or even the noise filtering in from the street outside. However we fell asleep as children, we may find it soothing to ease into slumber with some soft music right now.
Before falling asleep, it’s important for the brain to be relaxed and free of distraction. Slow music with certain rhythms and beats can activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which relaxes the body. Music is shown to be an effective tool that can help people to fall asleep easier, waking up more fully rested with a longer undisturbed night’s sleep. Meditopia has a variety of soothing music that will take you from a rainy day in the woods all the way to the harmonious melodies of the planets.
Why Does Music Affect Sleep?
When we listen to relaxing music, the parasympathetic nervous system activates, calming us down as our levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) start to decrease. Thus, our bodies directly respond to the music that we’re listening to and, especially if it’s relaxing, our bodies relax as well, allowing us to fall asleep easier.
So, if you’re looking for ways to improve your sleep, you can try Meditopia's Sleep Music right now to ease into a good night's rest!