Symphonies for Sleep: How Music Can Help You Drift Off

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For those who struggle to sleep, medical solutions can often seem too severe, or lead to negative side effects.

But, there are many less invasive methods to help you sleep, such as meditation or reading. Our personal favourite? Music! If you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a relaxing night-time playlist that should see you falling asleep in no time!

Here’s a bit more on how music can help you drift off.


Why Music Helps You Sleep

There are plenty of ways to overcome your sleeping problems, but music is often overlooked.

The right tunes help you sleep by allowing you to feel more relaxed by slowing your heart rate and breathing.

In fact, studies have shown that music helps people get to sleep easier and wake up less during the night.

So, if you’re looking for a soothing sleep aid that won’t have any negative side effects – choose music!

Choose the Right Tunes

While music is soothing for the body, the type of music is essential.

Naturally, listening to loud or fast music isn’t ideal for those looking to relax. But, slow tunes (with a rhythm of around 60 to 80 beats per minute) are perfect for helping you drift off.

If you’re trying to sleep, listen to music that contains a steady beat and rhythm, without vocals. This is the most relaxing fusion for the body! This is why classical music is known for being such a soothing genre, perfect for those trying to sleep.

If you aren’t a fan of classical music, don’t worry! There’s plenty of genres out there that are appropriate for bedtime, such as soft jazz or ambient music.

Playlist for Troubled Sleepers

With an abundance of songs and playlists out there that claim they’re perfect for sleep, where do you begin?

We’ve put together a soothing, night-time playlist that should see you falling asleep in no time! Here are our suggestions to help you drift off:

  • Still Asleep – Emily Rubye
  • Faded Dreams – Aaron Lansing
  • By Night – Sophie Hutchings
  • Runaway – Ramin Djawadi
  • Lux Aeterna – Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet
  • Experience – Ludovico Einaudi, Daniel Hope
  • Labyrinthine – Julianna Barwick
  • River Flows in You – Yiruma
  • A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys
  • Clair de Lune – Claude Debussy
  • Ave Maria – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Hallelujah – Remo Anzovino
  • Lullaby – Alfred Hill
  • Archangel’s Lullaby – Howard Blake
  • Near Light – Ólafur Arnalds
  • Memento Mori – Peter Sculthorpe
  • Sweet Apocalypse – Lambert
  • Sun Will Set – Zoë Keating
  • The Unanswered Question – Charles Ives
  • I Giorni – Ludovico Einaudi
  • Varkala – Maribou State
  • Waves Crashing on Distant Shores of Time – Clint Mansell

To ensure you get the perfect night’s sleep, we’ll be streaming this playlist through the BlueJay app. So, be on the lookout for announcements of this!

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