According to a recent study, people who listen to thirty minutes of classical music before going to bed fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly than those who don’t listen to music. The study found that music helps to slow the breathing and heart rate, relax the muscles, and decrease the levels of stress hormones in the body.
In addition, the music can help to distract from racing thoughts or intrusive worries that can keep people awake at night. For people who have trouble sleeping, listening to calm, relaxing music may be a helpful solution. And best of all, it’s free! So if you’re having trouble sleeping, try putting on your favorite classical album and see if it doesn’t help you drift off into a peaceful slumber.