Top Songs To Fall Asleep To

Music has magical qualities, it inspires you into action, can give you a rousing start to your day, set pace for your work out, soothe and comfort your troubled mind, help you set the mood and express your love. Can it help you sleep though? The answer is a resounding, Yes.

Our picks for a good night's rest
Music to soothe your soul.

It has a direct effect on the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps your body relax and prepare for sleep by slowing your heart rate and breathing, lowering your blood pressure, and it may even trigger your muscles to relax. These biological changes are similar to the changes that your body undergoes when you’re asleep, just the right thing you need for a good night’s rest that is restorative.

Indian classical music has norms about the various ragas to be sung at the time of day. 24 hours are divides into 8 time slots, each of three hours roughly. For a relaxing sleep listen to the ragas that ought to be sung before midnight. The Neelambari & Baageswari ragas are said to be the best suited to put you in to a relaxed state of mind and ready to sleep.

In 2011, the English trio known as Marconi Union worked with the British Academy of Sound Therapy to create an eight-minute instrumental track called “Weightless,” designed to lull the listener into relaxation through proven heart-rate-lowering sounds and tempos (beginning at 60 bpm, and stealthily slowing to 50 bpm by the end.)

A nocturne (from the French which meant nocturnal, from Latin nocturnus) is usually a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night. The master Chopin composed 21 nocturnes in all, each evoking the beauty of nighttime, and showcasing his gift for melody. His Nocturne Op.9 No.2 is a delightfully simple and melodious composition on the piano that works like the perfect lullaby after a grinding day.

Imagine being rocked to sleep while being comforted by angels, would that sound something like this?

Can trip-hop classic work equally well as a lullaby there is only one way to find out.

Bonus tip: There are tone of ambient music tracks with sounds of streams, oceans and forest creatures to help you fall asleep. Relax in to the open lap of mother nature. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ambient+music+for+sleep

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