What to Look for in Bedtime Music to Play While Winding Down at Night

Listening to the right type of music can help give you a boost of energy during the day. But, when you are ready to wind down at night and unwind your body and your mind, the right songs can help you get ready for bed as well.

What should you look for in bedtime music that you can play at night to get the rest that you need? Check out the tips below to start your search the right way.

 

It's All About the BPM

 

BPM stands for beats per minute. The more beats per minute, the faster the pace of the song, and the more energizing it'll be. The fewer beats per minute, the slower the tempo, and the more soothing the song can be. So, of course, for getting a restful night's sleep, you should choose songs that are soothing and feature a lower BPM for your bedtime music playlist.

Songs with a tempo that ranges from 60 to 80 BPM are best, according to Sleep.org. The artist Ed Sheeran is a good example of someone who writes lovely, soothing songs within this BPM range, so you might want to give his music a try when you want to unwind.

Also, anything labeled "easy listening" might work, too, as can songs within genres like folk, jazz, and classical. And, listening to songs that you are already familiar with might even help you fall asleep faster.

 

Give It Time

 

By listening to the right nighttime music, you might begin to notice that your sleep quality improves, and that you are capable of getting more sleep than you used to. However, don't expect the results to occur right away. It might take a few weeks of listening to soothing, slow-paced music while unwinding before bed before you start to notice a difference.

Now that you know how to search for the right bedtime music, you can take an additional step towards improving your health by relaxing more and getting better sleep at night.