Sleep is vital to living a generally healthy life. It is an unconscious state of rest, both physical and mental. There are five different states of sleep, which vary in length and depth of consciousness. While sleeping, your body and mind detaches from consciousness in preparation for the day ahead.
Even though your body is in the state of detachment, your senses may still be sensitive to your surroundings. Senses like smell, hearing and touch are still active and triggered by sensors in the environment. And of all the senses, hearing is the most highly sensitive. This could mean that external sounds such as noises from the main road, noisy neighbours to name a couple, may disrupt the sleeping process. And so, it is important to understand what is involved in your sleep pattern to help you determine what may be impending your ability to sleep.
Music is considered to have a profound effect on sleep patterns. First of all, it can be a form of relaxation or distraction. For some, music is a softer form of noise that is calming based on the consistent flow of sound. In this scenario, people listen to music before bed or even fall asleep. This helps especially when your mind starts to wander while trying to sleep. Some may find music is helpful only when it does not contain words – such as jazz or classical music. Essentially, music played at night is capable of melting the stress away. The perfect tune has the ability to calm a racing heart, while turning out the noises of the world that can prevent you from experiencing restorative sleep. Music has a way of washing away the stress of the day, allowing the body to decent into a slumber state and has become part of many people’s bedtime rest rituals.