On the popular website WebMD writer Bob Barnett investigates the rumor that Music can help you sleep.
The Verdict: Certain music may indeed help you catch better Z’s
Barnett’s article opens by saying:
“Yes, there is data that suggests that music can help people fall asleep,” says Michael Breus, Ph.D., upwave sleep expert and author of The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan: Simple Rules for Losing Weight While You Sleep. But the kind of music you choose makes a difference. Music that has a relatively slow beat may help your body hit its internal snooze button. “If you play Guns ‘N Roses, chances are low that it will put you to sleep,” says Breus.
… “Reputable studies find that music with a rhythm of about 60 beats a minute helps people fall asleep,” says Breus. “As you are falling asleep, your heart rate begins to slow, and starts to move toward that 60-beats-per-minute range.”
Can’t sleep? Maybe a little low and slow music will help. Check out the full article here. Pleasant dreams.