Written by: Dr. Brei Carter

Sleep is essential for good mental health, and many people struggle with sleep disorders, including insomnia and sleep apnea. While there are many treatment options available, including medication and therapy, music can also be an effective tool for promoting better sleep.

Research has shown that listening to relaxing music before bed can improve sleep quality and duration. This is because music can slow down our breathing and heart rate, inducing a sense of relaxation and calm. Listening to music can also reduce feelings of anxiety and stress, which can interfere with sleep.

Music can also be used as a form of white noise, blocking out other sounds and distractions that can interfere with sleep. This can be especially helpful for people who live in noisy environments or have trouble falling asleep due to racing thoughts.