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How Music Can Help You Sleep Better

Everyone loves music. People have different tastes and preferences, but all of them like to listen to something they enjoy from time to time (or all the time). Not everyone, though, knows how many benefits music holds, and how many various aspects of our lives it can improve, including sleep. You may think it weird – how can you hear anything while you’re asleep? How can you not be disturbed?

Here are some of the ways how music can help you sleep better:

  1. It helps you Relax. That’s the very first thing you need to do when you go to bed. Choose something soothing that’s between 60 and 80 beats per minute – it matches the rhythm of our hearts – but don’t force anything on yourself. Listen to things you actually like.
  2. It helps you Fall Asleep. Soothing music in the background can help you get your head off things that may be running through it. If there’s music that makes you glad and relaxed, it will enable you to fall asleep faster, just like the lullabies when you were little. It will also help you to routinize the whole process of falling asleep which will make it easier with time.
  3. It improves the Quality and Quantity of Sleep. You always sleep better if you fall asleep happy and relaxed. Even when there’s a lot going on in your head, music can help you clear it and fall asleep calmly. It will allow you to truly rest.
  4. It makes you Happier. You will most likely wake up humming the songs you were listening to while falling asleep. If it’s something that makes you happy, you will wake up in a much better mood. It’s a fact, as music stimulates the production of serotonin, our happy hormone.

If you’re convinced, but you don’t want to disturb people around you or can’t play music aloud for different reasons, check out some of the best cheap headphones to find something of good quality, but on a budget.

See this infographic below to discover what other impacts music can have on our lives, moods, and behaviors:

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