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Music and Sleep: Does Music Improve Sleep?

Posted by Michael Morehouse on Apr 17, 2022 7:59:00 AM

It can be quite difficult to get into the right state of mind to fall asleep. Sleep is important to all of us, and it seems to be challenging to achieve a good night’s rest when we have a lot going on in our lives. Transitioning our minds from a busy day isn’t easy. While there are many ways to relax your body and mind before going to bed, one method that can be overlooked is listening to music while going to sleep. This is commonly done with young children to help them relax, but is this effective for older children and adults? If so, how does it work and what’s the best music to fall asleep to?

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Topics: get better sleep, music

Add Colorful Noise at Bedtime

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on May 7, 2021 2:47:00 AM

Did you know there are various colors outside white noise? Finding a good balance for your ear will be important when searching for bedroom noise.

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Topics: music, getting beter sleep

Want better sleep? Relax!

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Dec 5, 2019 10:48:00 AM

Music soothes the savage beast

Having trouble sleeping can have wide-ranging, negative effects on your health, so it's something that you should take seriously. For instance, it makes you less safe behind the wheel and increases your long-term risk of medical conditions such as obesity and heart disease. 

Though medical sleep aids may work quickly to help you drift off, they can have side effects and aren't good to use in the long term. Luckily, there is another treatment for sleepless nights that's cheap, isn't habit-forming, and has absolutely no negative side effects: music.

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Topics: Sleep, relax, yoga, music

Awareness of the Five Senses at Bedtime

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Feb 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM


Newsweek reports chronic insomnia effects nearly 30 percent of adults at some point during their life; chronic defined as a month or longer of disrupted sleep. With so many causes of insomnia from health ailments to psychological issues, it is important to think about how your five senses can improve your sleep. Even Harvard Medical School breaks down how the five senses change while you age. So discovering some answers along the way can help make a routine flexible to change over time. How can you make the five senses of touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound work together to create the ambiance needed in bedroom?

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Topics: therapies, music, sleep habits

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