Sleep is essential to allow the human body to heal and repair itself and wake up recharged the next day.
According to a 2021 global sleep survey released by Phillips, worldwide, 70% of respondents reported experiencing one or more new sleep challenges due to changes brought on by COVID-19. One such novel challenge was waking up in the middle of the night, which 43% of respondents reportedly experienced.
In Singapore, people were only sleeping on average 6.6 hours per weeknight, while the recommended amount of nightly sleep is 7-9 hours. Not surprisingly, less than half of Singaporean respondents felt they received adequate sleep, and only 21% reported they felt well-rested most of the time.
Sound is a nutrient for our nervous system. During the day, we are often in a fight/flight mode (activating the sympathetic nervous system) and find it challenging to wind down and relax after work/in the evening. Sound and music bring us to places where words cannot. When we listen to a favourite piece of music, it can help to relax, uplift and, or inspire us.
"Using music can also decrease the time it takes to fall asleep. In a study of women with symptoms of insomnia, participants played a self-selected album when getting into bed for 10 consecutive nights. Before adding music to their evening routine it took participants from 27 to 69 minutes to fall asleep, after adding music it only took 6 to 13 minutes.” <