5. Sleep Inducing Music



Music and sound are excellent resources in the quest for sleep and relaxation.

For as long as anyone can remember, the lullaby has been an effective tool for easing the sleep-hindering tension of even the most tense of babies and adults alike.

Nearly everyone can remember a time when our mother lulled us to dreamland by softly singing our favorite sleepy time anthems, followed by the gentle humming of the self same tune until finally even the crankiest of us were slumbering away as peaceful as can be.

The effectiveness of music as a therapeutic tool in dealing with insomnia varies from individual to individual. Depending on the patient and type of insomnia, what works for one person will not necessarily work for another.

Some people will have better results with rhythm and gentle percussion, while others will respond more positively to melody or non-linear compositions. Some will react to constant repetition, while others benefit from randomness.

Even to this very day, science is exploring the potential of music and sounds effect on sleep patterns, dream states and consciousness in general.

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