Many people listen to evening music, to find better in the bedroom. In an online survey, more than 60 percent of respondents indicated that they had one
Many people listen to evening music, to find better in the bedroom. In an online survey, more than 60 percent of respondents said they listened to music to fall asleep. Classical music was the most popular as a sleep aid, followed by rock and pop, the researchers reported in the journal Plos One. For German sleep researcher Hans-Günter – this is actually somewhat surprising. “Everything is relaxed, which makes it easier for us to fall asleep,” said the director of the sleep center at the Palatine Hospital in Klingenmünster and a board member of the German Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine (DGSM). Music is one of many possibilities.
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Tabitha Trahan’s team from the University of Sheffield brought their planned research to the attention of adults on social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, or via email. A total of 651 people finally made it, most of them from the UK. On the Internet, among other things, you answered how often and what kind of music you listen to to fall asleep, why you do it and how, in your opinion, music helps you while you sleep.
In the case of Bach, most people go to sleep, followed by Ed Sheeran
62 percent of participants reported that they had listened to music to fall asleep at least once. In total, the participants named 545 composers, singers or instrumentalists as a popular sleep aid. Along with 15 mentions of Pulibet, the works of Johann Sebastian Bach were mentioned most often. Suitable for this, especially classical music as sleep of 14 music genres that promote perceived: Almost a third of respondents gave. According to Bach, pop singer Ed Sheeran and composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart follow with 13 nominations. Brian Eno, Coldplay and Frédéric Chopin were more popular sleep aids.
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As the researchers go on to report, all subjects suffered from sleep disorders. They wanted to increase it Listening to music however, your quality of sleep. As further reasons, participants gave music physical and mental relaxation and escape from diverting thoughts that would otherwise prevent you from falling asleep. Reasons and habit are important as well as a general passion for music.
Online study representative, authors. It is possible, for example, that they decided to participate because they were particularly interested in music. Can you clarify with your study whether, and if so, how strong that effect was. What the researchers do know is that more and more young people joined as old people. And that could have affected the results. Critically, it should also be noted that you cannot say anything about the success of music as a sleep aid because an objective assessment of sleep quality is lacking.
Those who suffer from sleep disorders, besides music, can help themselves in many other ways, says sleep researcher Hans-Günter -. Those affected would have to discover for themselves which method of relaxation is most suitable. Fantasy trips are also popular methods, reading will help you with the rest. There is a lot of research on sleep and music, says Blind. “But in principle, it’s important that we continue to provide you with ways that can offer a good alternative to tranquilizers and sleeping pills.” The result of this is the fact that between one and two million people in Germany have such funds.
ikr / DPA Updated date: November 17, 2018, 8:02 p.m