We compiled a list of The Best Meditation Music For Sleep. Why? Because we know how bad sleepless nights can be. We wanted to explore better ways to fall sleep. Sleepless nights can lead to irritability, headaches, tension, and can impair people’s ability to function.
Many on our team at Eastern Science have suffered from insomnia in the past, or still do. Which lead us to create our own 2 hours of meditation music for sleep.
We also wanted to dig deeper and find out more about insomnia, ways to improve sleep, as well as listening to a lot of other music for sleep. We decided to compile all our information here and create a top 10 list to help you choose some music that may help you fall asleep faster.
But first, let’s answer a few questions you may have. Click here to skip straight to our top ten list.
What is meditation music for sleep?
Music for sleep is a fairly simple concept, pleasant music that can help a person slip into a nice deep sleep quickly. Usually the music is not very energetic or rhythm oriented, you do not want to be tappin your toes to the music if the intent is to relax and fall asleep. However, the music needs to be engaging enough to keep the listeners mind focused on the music.
By focusing on the music, the listener can begin to slow down their mind. Sleeplessness is often caused by a racing mind, which may be jumping from one worry to the next, reliving past disappointments, or dreaming up future ones.
What is insomnia?
Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep for 3 or more nights per week for two weeks to three months. Insomnia becomes chronic once it last for more than three months.
“About 25 percent of Americans experience acute insomnia each year, but about 75 percent of these individuals recover without developing persistent poor sleep or chronic insomnia” according to Science Daily’s report on a recent University of Pennsylvania Study.
So if you are suffering from insomnia or trouble sleeping, you can take some comfort in knowing that you are not alone.
How did we create our meditation music for sleep?
Aaron J. Cunningham, our resident music dude, was set to the task of creating a dreamy lush musical landscape that would set the perfect tone for sleep. He started by layering a soothing bass drone with some sound effects of monks chanting, birds singing, and waterfalls flowing. Next he added sparse synth sounds to create melody and some other white noise to add to the overall effect.
How did we compile our list of the best meditation music for sleep?
Luckily for us, but not so luckily for them, we have a few members of our team who have struggled with their sleep for years. We asked them to tell us the songs they found the most helpful to put them to sleep. Then the whole team listened to them and ranked them on a sale of 1-10. We compiled the results and published them here for you.
Of course we added our own, as well as two of our relaxing nature recordings.
Are there other ways to help you fall asleep?
Yes of course there are, try a nice hot cup of sleepytime tea. Many on our team recommend this one. Reading can be a great way to fall asleep too.
Keeping a journal next to your bed to jot down to do lists, or other issues that are troubling you, can also help to slow down a racing mind that’s keeping you up.
A few things to avoid are, caffeine, TV, using a computer, and smart phones right before bed.
Lastly, we recommend consulting your doctor if you are really struggling with sleep. We are not doctor’s so any advice we are giving is based on our own research and anecdotal evidence, please consult a professional if your problem is persisting and/or interfering with your quality of life.