A Guide To The Best Music to Fall Asleep To

A Guide To The Best Music to Fall Asleep To

Falling asleep to music can transform a restless night into a blissful sleep.
But not all music is created equal when it comes to promoting sleep.
Here’s a guide to the best types of music to fall asleep to, paired with a device like the Sleepbar

Understanding How Music Affects Sleep

Music impacts our relaxation and sleep in several ways.
Soothing tunes can slow the pulse and heart rate, lower blood pressure, and decrease levels of stress hormones.
The key is choosing the right type of music that aligns with these calming effects.

Best Music Genres for Sleep

Classical Music

Soft, slow, and often instrumental, classical music is a top choice for sleep. Pieces with a slow tempo, around 60 beats per minute, can help synchronize your brainwaves with the rhythm of sleep.

  • Ones to Try: "Clair de Lune" by Debussy, "Nocturnes" by Chopin.


Smooth jazz, especially without complex arrangements or vocal disruptions, can be perfect for setting a relaxed atmosphere at bedtime.

  • Ones to Try: "Blue in Green" by Miles Davis, "In a Sentimental Mood" by Duke Ellington.


Ambient music is designed to create a soothing backdrop, often incorporating elements like soft synth pads or natural sounds.

  • Ones to Try: "Weightless" by Marconi Union, "Ambient 1: Music for Airports" by Brian Eno.


Simple and serene, acoustic music often features gentle guitar or piano melodies that are easy on the ears and conducive to sleep.

  • Ones to Try: "Blackbird" by The Beatles (instrumental version), "River Flows in You" by Yiruma.

Tips for Using Your Under Pillow Speaker

  • Volume Control: Keep the volume low. The goal is to feel the music rather than consciously listen to it, allowing your Sleepbar to create a surrounding atmosphere of sound.
  • Playlist Length: Ensure your playlist is long enough to last until you fall asleep, or use the Sleepbar’s timer to turn off the music after you've likely drifted off.
  • Experiment: Everyone’s musical preference can differ; try various genres and tracks to discover what works best for you.

Benefits of the Sleepbar for Playing Music

  • Direct and Clear Audio: The bone conduction technology ensures that music is delivered crisply and clearly through your pillow.
  • Personalization: With the Dusker Audio App, customize the sound settings to suit the specific type of music you’re playing, enhancing its soothing effects.
  • Non-Disturbing: Set the device to play music just for you, without headphones or disturbing others in the room.

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