Sleepless nights are a burden to us all, and unfortunately, plenty of people  are struggling to get a good night's sleep. In fact, research suggests insomnia is a common problem, regularly affecting around one in three people.  

So, an expert, from bedroom furnishings experts Bed Kingdom, has revealed three benefits of listening to music for a good night's sleep.  

1. Reduce your stress levels   

Listening to music can significantly reduce stress levels by decreasing sympathetic nervous system activity and lowering stress hormones like cortisol. This relaxation helps you to fall asleep quicker and fosters feelings of tranquillity and calmness.   

In fact, research suggests that 74% of people feel less stressed when listening to music. Reducing stress levels before sleep is crucial to ensure a high quality of restorative rest that helps you feel refreshed in the morning.  

2. Help keep your mind distracted  

Music can serve as a form of relaxation and distraction from intrusive thoughts, helping to quiet the mind and promote mental peace.   

By listening to soothing melodies and rhythms, individuals may experience a shift in attention away from sources of worry or anxiety, paving the way for a more peaceful sleep experience.  

3. Keep your body relaxed all night   

Music not only fosters a relaxing headspace but also boasts plenty of physical advantages. Soothing and relaxing melodies can slow breathing, reduce heart rate, and decrease blood pressure while also alleviating muscle tension.   

Relaxing your body sets the stage for a refreshing night's sleep, ensuring you wake up energized and prepared for the day ahead.  

  The expert says: "For those who struggle to relax and unwind in the evenings, a peaceful bedtime playlist could offer a soothing remedy, helping them transition from stressful thoughts to a peaceful night's sleep."   

  So, to ensure we can all get a good night's sleep, a new study has revealed the most popular songs to fall asleep to, featuring popular artists such as Cigarettes After Sex, Coldplay, and Billie Eilish. 

The research conducted by bedroom furnishings experts Bed Kingdom used Spotify's Playlist Miner tool to determine the top featured songs and artists across just under 10,000 playlists. The search used keywords such as 'sleep,' 'bedtime," and 'tired' - revealing the ultimate bedtime playlist.  

The 20 Most Popular Songs to Fall Asleep To

  1. Apocalypse by Cigarettes After Sex 
  2. Sparks by Coldplay
  3. Je te laisserai des mot by Patrick Wilson
  4. The Night We Met by Lord Huron
  5. My Love Mine All Mine by Mitski
  6. Fourth of July by Sufjan Stevens
  7. Romantic Homicide by d4vd
  8. I Was All Over Her by Salvia Palth
  9. Sunsetz by Cigarettes After Sex
  10. Rises the Moon by Liana Flores
  11. Daddy Issues by The Neighbourhood
  12. Yellow by Coldplay
  13. K by Cigarettes After Sex
  14. I Wanna Be Your by Arctic Monkey
  15. Space Song by Beach House
  16. What Was I Made For? by Billie Eilish
  17. Bubble Gum by Clairo
  18. Chicago Freestyle by Drake (feat. Giveon)
  19. Lights are On by Tom Rosenthal
  20. Love Me Again by V


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