Setting The Mood: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Listening To Music Before Sleeping

After a long day from work, the best reward for this is to have a good night’s sleep. This is where you will be able to regain your energy and strength from all the stresses you’ve encountered all day long. Just lying down and being able to rest from those tiring tasks is essential for anyone to prepare themselves for another set of stressful tasks the next day.

Though, there are times you could have trouble sleeping or maybe you just couldn’t relax and get the sleep that you needed. Most of the time, people have their ways in how to get themselves into sleeping by doing some small activities. Like, counting from one to a hundred, reading a book, and listening to music.

Music is very interesting as it can give off different emotions for you based on what you are hearing. Did you know that there are different effects that music can provide before you go to sleep? It can be either an advantage and disadvantage for you where it affects your sleep. To know more about these effects, this article will show you different things you didn’t know about music when it comes to sleeping.

Enhances Mood

It is familiar for everyone what music can provide to a person. The use of instruments and creating a beat out of it can give off different vibes. Some music can make you cry, be happy, dance, and be emotional. To get the best sleep, you need the best mattresses and the perfect music. With the help of music, you will be able to set your mood that will lead to better sleep.

Though you need to be picky with your song choices as this is a double-edged sword. It can either help you to sleep properly or disrupt it. Picking the right genre and type of music is important to prevent you from destroying the night. It is recommended that listening to instrumental music can provide a better mood for your sleep.

Improves Brain Related Abilities

The better sleep you get, the better the brain works. Your mind is the most important part of your body when it comes to day-to-day work. It allows you to think and make decisions when challenges arise. Letting your brain rest from time to time is essential to maintain it and enhance your problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

This does not mean that even at work you need to get your sleep. You can be able to let your mind rest by relaxing and getting your mind off stress and listening to music. Music allows your mind to focus on your tasks and thus improving your abilities in the workplace. Take time to hook up into some of your playlists to ease off yourself.

Enhancement Of Sleep Quality

As mentioned above where music can change your mood, setting your mood is an integral part of preparing your body to sleep. With the help of music, you can gain relaxation and happiness. And when you’re in a good mood, your sleep will come effortlessly.

Music opens up a lot of opportunities when it comes to sleeping. The more relaxed you are, the better the result of your sleep. Just like when you were a baby, by singing lullabies you’ve able to fall asleep. 

Sleep Faster

Music allows you to set your body into a relaxation zone where it allows your body to sleep faster. Some people have trouble sleeping for different reasons like thinking too much or stress from work or outside work. This then results in difficulties in sleeping and risks the person to several health problems.

Hearing pleasant music through your ears will be beneficial for your sleep. Sleeping before having a bad feeling or emotion will just disrupt your night and will not let your body rest properly. If this comes, try to relax and try hearing your playlist to set your mind to rest and reset.

Achieve Relaxation

In every genre that a person likes, it can give off relaxation to different people. Gaining or achieving relaxation before sleeping can get you to sleep better. The better the sleep the greater the body is prepared for the next upcoming day. Failing to relax will lead to disruptive sleep and will not let your body rest.

To help you with this, make sure you identify what music will allow you to get to the zone of relaxation. Once you do, you can make it a habit before sleeping to listen to those tracks to make you relax and set your mood to sleep. Try to search or explore different genres that can give off different vibes and listen to those before sleeping.


Music is more than notes and instruments. They provide different sensations for a person and can set their emotions and state. It is important to sleep and rest properly, try to find and create your track and listen to those to enhance your sleep. Don’t be stuck with one music and explore more as music can help relax, take time and enjoy your sleep.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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