Every now and then, I'm asked via my Twitter account about music. People want to know if listening to music when trying to sleep is a good idea. Others want specific song recommendations.
Everyone is different - a song that will lull one person to sleep may drive someone else to despair. For some people, no music will help them sleep. Again, I'm not a doctor, but the advice I have picked up is this:
Only listen to music you are already familiar with - if you try listening to new music, your brain will stay active as it listens to the vocals/instrumentals. This may actually make falling asleep more difficult.
If you're looking for more inspiration, I came across an interesting read from Paste Magazine. They list 12 songs to cure insomnia. 'Cure' might be too bold a claim, but it might be worth checking out if you're getting desperate! Feel free to share your thoughts about music as a sleep aid in the comments below. Does listening to music work for you? If so, feel free to share the titles of specific songs.
Last updated: October 10, 2013