Insomnia caused by
stress, mental pressure, and modern lifestyle, is a disorder most of us would
do anything to get out of. Still, most of us are unable to do so. Insomnia can
also be caused by ingesting too much caffeine, noise pollution, anxieties that
won't let the mind rest, excessive computer and television use, and other
affects the Circadian Rhythm rendering the body incapable of comprehending when
it's night. As a result, insomnia negatively affects one's ability to work and
relationships. It can even lead to conditions ranging from sleep apnea to
There are many ways
and means people try to get sleep. The best solution to insomnia is to calm the
nervous system which can be done with the help of warm baths, herbs and music. Music is the best remedy to calm the
nervous system and induce sleep.
Studies at University
of Toronto suggest that even those people who have been sleep deprived or
insomniacs can be healed by the playing of soothing music. The logic is to pick
such kind of music that slows the mind through 50-60 beats per minute rather
than the 120 plus beats per minute. Attempts were made by the scientists to
study the brain to see what types of tonal and rhythmic patterns with music.
Classical music helps people to fall asleep faster and stay in sound sleep for
longer. It even assists those people who regularly wake up in the night to fall
back asleep quickly again.
Classical music can be
heard at a distance, so it functions more as white noise, but in case it is not
effective, earphones at close range are used for a depth of mental stimulation.
A wide range of
classical music has been suggested for inducing sleep; especially effective are
ones that include the sound of the water, ocean, lullaby, waltz, and blues.
This kind of music are among the most famous and successful pieces used to
treat insomnia. J.S Bach, who had written songs for some noble man who had been
facing difficulty in sleep, created Cello Suites and Goldberg Variations. These
are considered to be the apex of serene and soporific melodies.
Music from instruments
such as flute, violins, piano and guitar also help in curing insomnia. However,
each person experiences the condition differently. Hence, one should consult a
health care practitioner for more specific treatment options and be open to a
wide range of suggestions for a sound and good night's sleep.