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The Ultimate Calming Playlist That Sends You Straight To Sleep
The covers are lying heavy on your body. Too heavy. You pull one arm out from underneath. Deep sigh.
A few minutes later, you roll onto your side. Maybe this curled position will help.
Still no. Sleep eludes you.
Frustration rising, you grab your phone and turn to Dr Google.
Desperately searching for solutions to your insomnia, you search for things like "Does music help you go to sleep?", "Does sleep music actually work", and finally "What music is best for sleeping?"
The good news is, music does help you fall asleep. But first, you need to understand your brain during sleep...
What happens to the brain during sleep
Brain waves are measured in Hertz. If you imagine a wave at the beach, Hertz would be how frequently the waves washed onto the shore per second.
Counted four waves in one second? Thats 4 Hertz.
Theta brain waves are naturally produced during REM sleep. This is the kind of sleep where you dream. They have a frequency between 4-8 Hertz.
Delta brain waves are naturally produced during deep, dreamless sleep. They have a frequency between 1-4 Hertz.
When you have a good night’s sleep, you naturally cycle through Theta and Delta brain waves. This cycle usually lasts about 5-6 hours, giving you a deep and restorative sleep.
Which means when you access those deep, slow brain waves, you access all of the benefits of refreshing sleep.
How Music Helps You Fall Asleep
Music helps you sleep because it calms the nervous system. Soothing the nervous system and becoming calm is important for physical and mental health. And music is a fantastic way to relieve stress.
But how does music help you fall asleep?
Because of entrainment.
Entrainment refers to the synchronization of organisms to an external perceived rhythm. Our bodies and minds integrate musical patterns in unison with our own biological rhythms.
Sometimes those rhythms are obvious - like tapping your foot along with the beat, or dancing the Tango. But some entrainment rhythms are more subtle.
Music can entrain your heartbeat, and even your hormones.
And the most helpful way music can help you sleep?
Is by entraining your brain waves through meditones®.
The Best Calming Music To Fall Asleep To
Meditones are precisely tuned frequencies of sound. When these frequencies are combined, they create a humming vibration. Scientists call them ‘binaural beats’.
When you listen to this humming vibration with headphones, the brain responds in a remarkable way.
The left and right hemispheres of the brain work in unison to create calm brain waves - similar to ones you produce during sleep.
By listening to Theta and Delta meditones, your brain will begin to produce brain waves similar to deep sleep.
Which means you can listen to meditones and help your brain fall asleep effortlessly.
And the best news? The meditones effect works in minutes.
I used to have horrible sleeping disorders. Listening to meditones in the evening has become really helpful for my sleep. My lack of sleep affected my life tremendously and that is why I am very happy to find something that helps me sleep better. ~ Meelike
The Ultimate Calming Sleep Playlist
In the Seekers' Sanctuary app, we have hours of Theta & Delta meditones to help you fall asleep.
We even have a Sleep Music Playlist. And here's a preview of what you can find inside:
When To Listen To Meditones For Sleep
You could listen to Theta & Delta meditones:
- when you first go to bed to help you fall asleep
- whilst lying in bed awake to help you easily fall back asleep
- in the afternoon for a quick, refreshing ‘nap’ (great for stay-at-home parents)
- if you’re a shift worker and need to block out daytime noise for a better sleep
Meditones (aka binaural beats) are the best music for when you can't sleep. The music has no words, it's slow soothing music, and helps you produce calm brain waves effortlessly.
So the next time you're struggling with insomnia, instead of grabbing your phone to scroll, grab your phone for the Seekers' Sanctuary app. Pop on your headphones, and drift into blissful sleep straight away.