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Cures For Insomnia: Bedtime Music
Which music helps you sleep?
This is the part that most people get wrong. The biggest mistake a person can make when choosing music to help with sleeping problems, is listening to something just because it's supposed to be relaxing.
Many people say classical music helps you sleep - but it won't if you don't like classical music.
When you actually stop to think about it, it makes sense. But so many people force themselves to lie in bed with their earphones in blasting out a sonata or two when in reality they hate classical music.
Pick Music You Like
If you do like classical music, try something flowing and gentle.
If you're a fan of certain bands, try and find a slower acoustic version of one of their songs (for example, I love Foo Fighters, and I managed to find an entire album of their songs they had re-recorded an acoustic version for. It's sent me to sleep on many occasions)
Secret Tip: If you're a fan of death metal and death metal alone, you probably shouldn't listen to music right before bed(!)
Don't let it wake you back up again...
Once your chosen lullaby has finally allowed you to drift dreamily into the land of nod... don't let it wake you up again.
You can pre-plan this by creating a playlist which is only going to last a certain length of time and by remembering not to put it on repeat.