Tried counting sheep but still cannot fall asleep? The National Sleep Foundation reports that nearly 30% of the general population suffers from insomnia, a condition in which individuals have trouble falling or staying asleep at night. Several theories have been proposed trying to explain this phenomenon and help insomnia suffers get some well needed “Zzzz’s” at night. For years, people have been turning to taking prescription sleep medications to help them fall asleep easier. However, new studies have shown a more natural supplement to help those who just can’t seem to rest-music! In fact, in a recent study, scientists found that using musical tones can actually regulate brain activity, resulting in insomnia prevention. Of course, it’s important to pick the right kind of music that promotes sleep. Songs with rapidly changing pitches and fast tempos are generally not good songs for promoting sleep. Unfortunately this means that your favorite Led Zeppelin and Metallica songs probably will not help you achieve the state of sleep you so desire. Instead, choose songs that contain slow and steady tempos and smooth melodic lines to help soothe your mind and help you reach maximum relaxation while you sleep! Many people have tried listening to soothing music before bed and said it worked for them, why not try this yourself?
So what is a good song to add to your sleep playlist? Our teachers here at Premier Performing Arts Studio know the importance of sleep and provided us with names of songs that helps soothe them to sleep-and may benefit you as well! Here’s our list of songs that help us sleep, try adding them to your playlist at home and start getting a more restful night’s sleep!
Our Top 5 Sleepy Songs…
1. “Nocturne No. 2 in E flat Major,” Frederic Chopin
2. “Sleep,” Eric Whitachre
3. “De Novo Adagio,” Alicia Keys
4. “Claire de lune,” Claude Debussy
5. “Piano Sonata No. 12,” Ludwig van Beethoven