Lots of people like to listen to music while working, driving or studying. It makes whatever task they are doing less strenuous and also to some extent gives the activity you are doing a time scale. It is also quite common for people to listen to music while going to sleep, as it drains out any noise from your sleeping environment and replaces it with sounds you like to hear and listen to. Certain instruments evoke a relaxed environment and the soothing piano and violin found in classical music
Anything other than a relaxing environment in the bedroom would be detrimental to the amount of sleep you will need, so it is important that you feel comfortable before you go to sleep. If you were to listen to relaxing music for around 40 minutes before you go to sleep, then you are more likely to have a comfortable nights sleep. The music triggers a physical change in the body, putting it in comfortable state. There are several different genres of music and a BBC study found that classical music and jazz were found to be the most relaxing.
However, for some people listening to music doesn’t induce tiredness and relaxation, but it stimulates the mind as they concentrate on the sounds they hear. This means the music energises the brain and makes it more alert. There are others who prefer silence when sleeping, so any noise would keep them awake and prevent a good night’s sleep.
Music may not be first choice for some people when trying to drift off to sleep, but it has many beneficial qualities, the fact some ambient sounds could affect your sleep shows how the body changes and adapts to the environment around us. Don’t let your environment keep you awake.