No matter what you try, you still have a hard time getting to sleep at night. Sleeping pills, yoga, and meditation have all failed in quieting your active mind and restless limbs.
Since getting enough sleep improves your performance at work and at home, you could really use a few hours of shut-eye.
While there may be no cure for insomnia, we've found a solution that will make you drift off in no time. Sound therapy has been known to alter mood and affect bodily functions. Some tracks are made with special rhythms that regulate breathing, calm the mind, reduce blood pressure, and halt stress hormones like cortisol.
We've picked 15 sleep tracks for you to play just before bedtime. You might find yourself feeling sleepy after a few minutes, so make sure you don't listen to them while driving!
1. Weightless by Marconi Union
Scientists and sound therapists worked together to produce this masterpiece. Its sound patterns are specially designed to slow down heart rate and reduce stress hormones. In fact, when this track was tested in a study by Mindlabs, researchers found it reduced anxiety by 65 percent!
2. Electra by Airstream
After Weightless, this song is the next-best chillout song to help you relax. The sound mix of running water and electronic sound is sure to make you feel extra drowsy.
3. Gymnopédie No.1 by Erik Satie
If you love piano music, you're in for a treat. This rarely-played song can be found in Gia, a movie starring Angelina Jolie, but it's much better as a sleep aid. The calming movements will rock you to sleep like a baby.
4. 9-Hour Constant Rain Sounds by VirtualDreamer
Make it rain! If you find the sound of rain soothing, why not play it this track while you sleep? All you have to do is hit the play button and you'll be off in la-la land in no time.
5. Relaxing Deep Sleep Music
Zen nature-inspired sounds are just what you need to get the sleep you always dreamed of. Don't believe me? Just listen to this 3-hour track and you'll find out. Warning: You might not be able to stay awake in the first 5 minutes.
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