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Anis Rehman. Music is a powerful art form. While it may get more credit for inspiring people to dance, it also offers a simple way to improve sleep hygiene , improving your ability to fall asleep quickly and feel more rested.
Can Music Help You Fall Asleep?
I n the midst of a pandemic, sleep has never been more important—or more elusive. But since the spread of COVID began, people around the world are going to bed later and sleeping worse ; tales of terrifying and vivid dreams have flooded social media. To combat sleeplessness, people are turning to all sorts of techniques, including anti-insomnia medication , aromatherapies, electronic curfews, sleep coaches and meditation. But another unlikely sedative has also seen a spike in usage around bedtime: music. While sleep music used to be confined to the fringes of culture—whether at avant-garde all-night concerts or New Age meditation sessions—the field has crept into the mainstream over the past decade. Ambient artists are collaborating with music therapists; apps are churning out hours of new content; sleep streams have surged in popularity on YouTube and Spotify. As the field expands, experts imagine a world in which scientifically-designed albums could be just as effective and commonly used as sleeping pills. His audience settled into their sleeping bags in a dorm lounge while Rich created drones with a tape echo, a digital delay and a spring reverb for 9 hours.