Connections Between Music and Sleep

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Babies aren’t the only ones that can be lulled to sleep by music. People of all ages use music to improve their sleep, and there are proven connections between the two. For one, people vary widely in the type of music they fall asleep to. Researchers in the U.K. determined through an online survey that of the 600 people surveyed, 14 different musical genres and 545 artists were named by those who use music to fall asleep.

Another connection is the fact that yoga music at bedtime may improve heart rate variability. A study presented at the most recent European Society of Cardiology meeting suggested that listening to yoga music at bedtime may be good for heart health because it is slow and soothing. One final connection between music and sleep is that dreams that include music tend to be emotionally positive.

 

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