A study in the International Journal of Nursing Studies found that people who listened to soothing music for 45 minutes before their bedtime spent more time in restorative REM sleep.
In evaluating the efficacy of music therapy for acute and chronic sleep disorders in adults (such as obstructive sleep apnea), a meta analysis was undertaken that included reviewing 227 research articles on the subject as well as identifying ten studies that involved 557 participants.
What they found across that entire range of research was a statistically significant improvement in sleep quality based on the introduction of pre-bedtime music, with no evidence of publication bias having been observed. Their conclusion was that music can assist in improving the sleep quality of patients with acute and chronic sleep disorders.
If you or someone you know is suffering from a sleeping disorder, feel free to give some grownup lullaby music a try. And if the disorder continues to be a problem, it may be that a closer look at your condition by a sleep specialist is in order. The cumulative negative consequences to your body and to your quality of life if you are suffering from a sleeping disorder warrants taking additional action sooner rather than later.
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If you or someone you know is in need of a better night’s sleep, contact us for a no obligation consultation. We are the sleep specialists at Chevy Chase ENT located in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. metro area dealing with sleep apnea and sleep-related problems. We can help diagnose your condition, recommend whether a sleep study would be beneficial, and offer you a variety of treatment options including CPAP, Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) and more.