Music can make you laugh, make you cry, give you chills, shake your booty, or—as anyone who has ever attended an evening performance at the symphony knows too well—put you to sleep. Emerging research from sleep scientists around the world says that there’s a good reason for this, and now you can exploit it to make your own bedtime even cozier.
Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a calming, pleasurable feeling often accompanied by a tingling sensation. This tingle is said to originate in a person's head and spread to the spine (and sometimes the limbs) in response to stimulation.
Nature sound, instrumental music, soft vocals and more are the most played sleeping soothing music. music has been scientifically shown time and time again to calm the autonomic nervous system, the endocrine, and psychological stress response. Classical music and sounds of nature seem to be particularly effective.
An episodic series of spoken word that can transfer your thoughts to a different place. Whether you have difficulty switching off or find yourself wide-awake at 4am, you’re not alone; recent studies show million adults suffer from sleepless nights. Thankfully, a new wave of stress-busting podcasts are helping to soothe anxious minds and encourage deeper sleep. Here are the ones to know…