Happy World Sleep Day! (Hope we didn’t wake you.)
Yep, it’s that annual event again – the one you probably forgot to circle on the calendar because you’re so sleepy.
Every year in March, sleep experts worldwide remind us: a good night’s sleep is vital to our health and happiness.
They say we spend about a third of our lives sleeping (or trying to sleep). But even one night tossing and turning feels more like a lifetime! Who hasn’t woken up after a sleepless Monday night feeling that they’ve aged a hundred years?
Rolling out of bed like Gandalf the Grey reminds us that truly restful, deep sleep is easier said than done. So, what the heck are we doing wrong?
The modern world is partly to blame. It’s full of temptations that soon become bad habits, whether it’s that giant afternoon coffee, late-night doom scrolling, or a need to binge-watch Season 5 of (insert favorite show here).
The good news is there are many small changes you can make that will improve the quality and quantity of your shuteye. One of them is adding some “sleep music” to your nightly routine.
What Is Sleep Music, Anyway?
Sleep music is especially designed by artists to coax your brain into dreamland, like a perfect lullaby.
Studies show that specific techniques, like the use of binaural beats, calming sounds, and frequencies, can help the body self-regulate hormones naturally, lowering stress while increasing a sense of wellbeing.
It’s also far more enjoyable than counting sheep!
Want to learn more? The Sleep Foundation has plenty of cool info on this topic.
But if you’re ready to relax right now, look no further.
Calm Radio to the Rescue
The name says it all. “Calm Radio” is all about the art and science of chilling out. Here are our most popular channels for getting some quality Zs. Headphones are recommended for maximum relaxation.
Try these soothing binaural beats right before bed to help calm a busy mind.
A melody-free experience that helps slow down your breathing and heart rate in preparation for sleep.
The Schumann resonance is a frequency associated with alpha and theta brain wave states, leading to restoration of mind and body.
These binaural beats and subtle textures are incredibly hypnotic, soft, and soothing.
Soothing Sounds on Stingray Music
Remember, a restful night starts well in advance. Set the mood early with these relaxing vibes:
Healing Rain Sounds
Nothing is as soothing as the sound of gentle rain as you lie cozy in bed.
Modern Jazz for Sleeping
These ultra-mellow numbers pair nicely with pyjamas and chamomile tea.
These nature-inspired instrumentals will help you leave the day far behind.