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Thursday, November 15, 2018

We're Still Learning How Music Helps Us Sleep |

In a new study, scientists surveyed about 650 people to see if they used music as a sleep aid, as reports.

Bach and Mozart
Use music to help yourself sleep? You're not alone.

Roughly 62 percent of respondents said they used music to help fall asleep, with classical composers like Bach and Mozart being among the most popular choices. Those who used music were on average younger, reported higher levels of stress and had a poorer sleep quality than those who didn't.

Researchers noted most participants relied on music to relax because they thought it stimulated sleep and blocked noises that might wake them up.
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Additional resources 
The music that helps people sleep and the reasons they believe it works: A mixed methods analysis of online survey reports.