You can fall asleep more easily and stay asleep longer if you let nice music soothe you to sleep.

But what kind of music should you listen to? And how do you know if a particular song will help you get off on the right note? Continue reading to learn more:

What Do You Like?

The most important thing to remember when it comes to music is to use something you are familiar with. It can be anything from a song on the radio or your favourite band, but if you’re going to set the alarm at night and want it to wake up your brain, then make sure that song gets played on repeat.

Pick Music That Is Below 60 Beats Per Minute

The ideal tempo is 60 beats per minute (BPM); it is best to avoid music with fast tempos.

For example, if your playlist includes more than 60 bpm songs, you may have trouble falling asleep because these tunes can interfere with your body’s natural rhythms. If you find your mind racing or unable to relax as soon as you put on this type of music, try finding one with a slower rhythm for bedtime listening.

Don’t Use Music You’re Super Into

If you want to sleep better, you need to be able to zone out and zone into your playlist. That means not listening to anything exciting or dramatic but not putting on something that will make you super upset or anxious. That’s been shown to be counterproductive! Find that balance.

After compiling your playlist, ensure you use an ideal device. Avoid using things such as EarPods or other devices that bring sounds close to your ear. They might help you fall asleep, but they also have the potential to wake you at some point abruptly. If you’re using one of these devices, try switching to a Bluetooth speaker with a timer so that it switches off after some time.