Listening to Music Before Bed is Proven to Boost Your Mood
Sleep is important. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you all about the health benefits of sleep– it’s easier to prevent disease, recover from illness or injury, maintain a healthy weight and more when you’re well-rested. Countless studies have proven that sleep is vital to health.
The effect of a good night’s rest on your mood may be less obvious but is equally important. You’ve probably heard people talk about ‘waking up on the wrong side of the bed’ and everyone knows the difficulties of dealing with a cranky, overtired child. Getting enough sleep can prevent these challenges, helping you reduce stress, think more clearly, make better decisions and be in a better mood. Listening to Wholetones® 2Sleep music before nighttime sleep is a simple and effective way to improve sleep quality and daytime mood and productivity.
Listen to Music to Sleep Better
Music affects our brain in many ways, nearly all of them positive. Music can relieve pain and symptoms of depression, improve learning and increase cognitive and motor functions. So, it makes sense that listening to music could also help us sleep.
A clinical trial has proven that listening to Wholetones®2Sleep has led to better sleep. 69% of study participants had improved Integrated Sleep Recovery which means their sleep was more restful and they had more efficient sleep compared to control with no music (Interpretation: Participants experienced vastly improved sleep patterns, resulting in more restful and efficient sleep.)
Sleep quality may be even more important than the amount of time spent in bed. Tossing and turning does not count as quality rest. Sleep is a complex process that the body and brain require to recover from the stresses of daily life. Listening to music before bed can improve the quality of time spent sleeping, increasing the benefits of healthy sleep.
Better Sleep = Better Mood
While listening to music can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer – the kind of music you listen to is equally important. Some music can be stimulating, causing you to feel motivated or restless. Other music may be relaxing, but end abruptly, disturbing your slumber. Wholetones® 2Sleep is designed with a restful night’s sleep in mind. There are no heavy drumbeats or bass lines, and it’s even composed to quietly trail off at the end, so you don’t have to worry about a sudden, jarring silence.
A clinical study showed that 79% of study participants were in a better mood following listening to Wholetones compared to the control with no music. Creating a nightly routine that involves music will result in better quality sleep and improved mood. Try following these steps to help you get the best rest:
- Stick to a sleep schedule – Regulate your body’s clock by going to bed and getting up at the same time each day, even on weekends.
- Let light guide you – Your circadian rhythms are affected by light, so avoid bright lights before bed, and enjoy the morning sunshine to start your day.
- Make music part of your routine – Your body will recognize cues that it’s time to sleep, so make it a habit to unwind each night by listening to some relaxing music.