As a musician I find music is a total no-no at bedtime because it stimulates my brain rather than relaxes me. I do need sound to help me drop off though so I'm experimenting with different types. So far the most successful sound has been a combination of the sea and birdsong. Why is it that I find complete silence so stressful? Ain't the brain a funny thing?
10/31/2010 3:03:06 PM
I'm old enough to have used a RECORD to fall asleep by - The Carpenter's "Close to You" album put me under every time...
I listen to either "Brain Wave Delta" classical music that is supposed to produce delta brainwaves or tantric chant (which I also find exceptionally soothing). When my husband asked if the music really helped me get to sleep, I had to admit that I had never heard the last track on the CD!
I wanted to read this article since I am one of many that like to fall asleep w/ relaxing music. Fairy Nightsongs is a good CD to relax or sleep with. Also Steve Sosa's instrumental guitar. Nice. Sweet Dreams!
This is something I've always encouraged our foster children to do when issues are causing them sleepless nights. Audio books are also great and have always helped younger children. I prefer country music for bed time myself though!
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