October 26, 2011
We all have our little routines prior to our much needed sleep. Personally, I do my exercises at night, for about an hour, before I wash up. After getting into my PJ’s, I lie down in my soft and comfy bed. I turn the television on, which is my expressway to dreamland. The sound coming from the TV lets me sleep easier. Too much silence gives out a very eerie vibe for me. Still, I keep a low volume so that it doesn’t disrupt my sleep.
Some people I know, pregnant ladies actually, usually listen to classical music when they sleep. They say that this particular kind of music improves the baby’s development inside the womb; but how about the baby momma? Does she benefit from listening to it too? I figured that it can relax her as well. This helps her sleep better like the baby.
So what about people who are not pregnant, and those who are not at all fans of the classical music?
I have heard about people who listen to rock music (not just RnB music, but solid rock!) while sleeping, and understandably, it surprises me. How in the world can they get a good night’s sleep from this?
It has been said that listening to music – whatever the genre, is absolutely fine and normal. What really matters is how loud you play the music. The louder the music, the harder it is for you to relax. Note that your body might mistake the loud music as natural noises during daytime. (It’s the same distracting effect as trying to sleep with the lights on.) It can promote wakefulness. And let’s admit, you don’t want to be scolded by parents or neighbors who are unwontedly kept awake by the loud roaring of that rock band you’re listening to. So, for everyone’s sake, lower the volume.
Speakers or Headphones
While listening to music is okay, it would be more beneficial if you listen through speakers instead of using headphones or earphones. Through speakers, the activity would seem and feel very normal. Your ears will encounter a risk of damage when you use earphones during your long hours of sleep. The volume may be too loud for your ears to handle.
In some cases, people listen to music without lyrics. Now I am not sure if there is such a compilation of instrumental rock music, but if there is, at least listening to it at night can be considered. Music with lyrics naturally compels you to listen intently, which will probably keep you up for a uncomfortable amount of time.
Although there are no specific effects of listening to rock music while sleeping, there are no bad effects to it in general. Just keep in mind the three aspects mentioned earlier. These tips might help you snooze a lot faster. Whether it is classical or rock, you are still free to choose your own lullaby.