Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Nötlé Crew health news : Listening to music to help you sleep

Listen to music to help you sleep
Forget counting sheep, next time you are having trouble dropping off to sleep try putting on a jazz CD.
Researchers have shown just 45 minutes of relaxing music before bedtime can make for a restful night.
The Taiwanese researchers studied the sleeping patterns of 60 elderly people with sleep problems.
They told the Journal of Advanced Nursing, how the technique was easy to learn and lacked the side-effects of other treatments.
The study participants were either given a choice of music to listen to before going to sleep or nothing at all.
The music group were able to choose from six tapes that featured soft, slow music - around 60-80 beats per minute - such as jazz, folk or orchestral pieces.
Listening to music caused physical changes that aided restful sleep, including a lower heart and respiratory rate, the researchers found.

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