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Can Playing Ambient Music Help You Sleep Better?

We use music for all sorts of reasons. We use it wake up, to get excited and motivated. We use it to escape and change moods. If music can help pump you up, can it also help wind you down? How well does ambient music actually help you sleep? It turns out, music can help you fall asleep much faster, and get better sleep, as long as you set it up properly.

Studies have shown that listening to ambient music to help you sleep absolutely works. However, the key is finding music that is the exact opposite of what you usually listen to. For music to help you sleep it has to make you disengage, not keep you interested. The sort of music that you normally listen to throughout the day will keep your mind active, and keep you awake, versus music you never heard before.

Here are some tips to using music to help you sleep.

  • When choosing ambient music to fall asleep to, look for similar rhythms, beats and volumes, so one song fades into the next and your brain won’t be jarred by any significant changes.
  • Keep your playback device at a distance, and use a volume leveler if your device has one. This will keep you from wanting to constantly adjust volume or find another track.
  • Limit the length of your playlist so it doesn’t run too long, or set a timer so it shuts off automatically. This will reduce the risk the chances of waking up once after you’ve fall asleep.

Products we suggest you use while listening to ambient music.

The One: Incorporating luxury materials such as real wood veneer and tactile spun copper switches and knobs, The One powered audio system blends the acoustics and classic design legacy of Paul W. Klipsch with the latest technologies available today. The One

RSB-8 Soundbar: The Klipsch Reference RSB-8 sound bar and wireless subwoofer seamlessly transform your lifeless room into a live concert venue. As part of the Klipsch Stream multi-room wireless solution, this sound bar can easily be controlled from your phone and syncs with any other Klipsch stream products for a whole-home audio eco-system. RSB-8 Sound Bar

Reference Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones: The Klipsch Reference Over-Ear Bluetooth® headphones utilize Klipsch's Balanced Dynamic (KBD) driver technology to decrease distortion and deliver the most authentic bass ever heard in an over-ear headphone. Reference Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

Finally, don’t expect music to be an instant sleep cure immediately. The key to falling asleep is repetition that causes your body to relax. Introducing a new element like ambient music for sleeping may not help at first simply because it’s new, but once your body gets used to it, it should help long term.