Last week, we wrote about the well-documented benefits of listening to music while you sleep. In case you missed it, the takeaway is that music has been show decrease the amount of time it takes you to fall asleep and improve the quality of your rest. However, not all types of music have this effect. As you might expect, fast, loud, stimulating tunes are unlikely to help you get to sleep.
Here’s a list of beautiful music . Some of these tunes were specifically produced as sleep aids, while others naturally happen to fit the criteria.
Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes
If you follow any of our Facebook pages, it’s very likely you’ve come across these tunes before. As far as we know, there’s no specific research on using this album as a sleep aid, but it’s a creative marvel and guaranteed to be a great listen for Big Lebowski fans the world over.
Discreet Music - Brian Eno
Brian Eno is a prolific English composer and musician of experimental rock, electronic, and ambient music. This 1975 album, aptly named "Discreet Music," is a minimalist, ethereal gem—interesting enough to keep you company, and relaxing enough to put you to sleep.
This unique website uses music composed by artificial intelligence (seriously) according to specific algorithms designed to help you focus, relax, or sleep.
Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
This piece will be familiar to any classical music lover. With soaring melodies and a soothing rhythm, this piece is a musical version of somebody sitting by your bed saying "it’s all going to be okay."
Delta Sleep System, Dr. Jeffrey Thompson
This ambient mix of electronic, orchestral, and nature sounds was specifically designed to help put you to sleep, and has proven effective in clinical settings.
What are your favourite sleep tunes? We’d love it if you’d tell us on social media!