Everyone knows that music has the power to change your emotion, your mood, and your energy level. Just take a quick look at your workout playlist, which is most likely a combo of upbeat, quick-tempo, pulsating songs to keep you motivated as you sweat it out at the gym. But this isn’t the only playlist you should be using regularly to improve your health. Creating an ideal playlist to help you drift off to sleep is one of the best additions you can make to your current bedtime routine. And since sleep helps combat aging, improves skin health, and keeps your mind sharp, it’s time to look at the power of music through a whole new light.
Obviously not all music is created equal when it comes to choosing melodies that can soothe you and make you feel relaxed. If you want to go straight for a foolproof choice, it’s been reported that one song called “Weightless” by Marconi Union performs better than just about any other music used to help people fall asleep and reduce anxiety. Wondering why that is? The song was created in collaboration with a sound therapist so that the fluid harmonies, gentle chimes, and rhythms replicate a heartbeat.
Doesn’t sound like music you’d typically gravitate to? Keep in mind that a bedtime playlist should be designed specifically to reflect a peaceful purpose, so you may have to shelve your typical music choices and open your mind. The most effective choices will come from the instrumental art genre where minimalism leads the way. It may take you a while to embrace them, but tried and true sleep-worthy songs deliver when it comes to getting the rest you need.
We’ve curated a list of sleep-inducing songs that will help slow your heart rate and your breathing, allowing your mind to follow suit. Using music to put you into a state of relaxation can be just what you need to welcome sleep easily.
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