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Improve your sleep quality, fall asleep faster and sink into a deep slumber while listening to good sleeping music with powerful delta waves. Peaceful sounds for mind body relaxation made especially for those who wish for a better good night sleep. At this website Music2relax.com you can play free deep sleep music with soothing nature sounds like calming ocean waves and gentle rain sounds and download the best sleep meditation music. Read MoreWe use brainwave entrainment, that is binaural beats, to naturally encourage a state of relaxation. Do you suffer from insomnia or just cannot fall asleep easily nor being able to unwind during bedtime? A solution worth trying is binaural beats sleep music. A very cheap, easy and effective way to help you fall asleep quickly. Delta brainwaves, which naturally are emitted during REM sleep, will improve your sleep problems, you will fall asleep much faster and enjoy a good long sleep. We like to combine soft instrumental music, nature sounds, ambient or classical music with pure binaural beats, to enhance the desired effect of our deep sleep music. Playing peaceful music like soft piano, serene guitar and beautiful flute with delta brain waves will relax your mind and body for an 8 hour long snooze. Playing soothing music in the background can be a great choice for people who are very tense and need to rest or take a nap but cannot because of reasons like stress, uneasiness and compulsive thinking. Calming sounds may function as a sleep aid or as stress relief aid if your main issue is to de-stress before sleeping. Many individuals who have enjoyed our music have had a significant improvement in their sleep quality after regularly listening to it, their mental chatter, anxiety and body strains ceased. The listeners focus and awareness is no longer on obsessive thoughts, anxieties and worries but instead soothed by the body and mind relaxing music, making it easier to relax the muscles tensions and fall into a deep and restful slumber.

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We offer you the calmest classical music for sleep, which by the way is the original music for relaxation. The classical music genre with the best musical geniuses the world has ever heard, like the master pianist Chopin and the greatest composers Beethoven and Mozart. Their music has through the centuries provided us with relaxing piano music, calming sonatas and beautiful concertos. This type of music works effectively as background music during deep relaxation and as calming sleep music at bedtime. Classical music is preferable at night because vocals and heavy beats can be distracting if one wish to fall asleep fast. Classical guitar and piano music are popularly used to help people to fall asleep easier and to stay asleep for 8 hours or more. We like to combine soothing nature sounds with instrumental music, like rain and thunder sounds, mountain streams, river water sounds and ocean sleep music, because they are excellent sounds and music to fall asleep to.

Sleep disorders is not that unusual today, especially for people living in city centers and next to noisy traffic. Loud unwanted noise is easily masked with music being played in the background. Modern technology with all its gadgets and devices can keep the mind overactive and thus making it difficult to fall asleep. So-called white noise is a continues stream of static sound that mask distracting unwanted loud sounds and is useful before and during bedtime. White noise is a mixture of sound waves over a wide frequency range, that is often mixed with music to encourage a relaxing state of mind. White noise sleeping music has the ability to affect your sleep cycles in a positive way and is preferable for individuals with sleep problems like insomnia. Some of the most typical sleep complications today come from anxiety and stress, which interferes and disrupts the rest for millions of people in the world. People with complete sleep deprivation could in some cases be effectively treated with the right type of powerful deep sleep music with delta brain waves, a clearly safer and cheaper alternative than sleep induced medication. A popular remedy for mind body relaxation to reduce stress and tackle anxiety is meditation. An ancient practice to silent the mind and bring you to a deep stillness and inner peace. Playing sleep meditation music while meditating in the background is not that uncommon, and this probably goes to see this practice as a form of relaxation. Traditionally, there would simply be deep silence or ambient music to accompany Hindu and Buddhist meditation. Spiritual music from Tibet and India generally feature harmonic chants of sacred mantras and instruments like Tibetan singing bowls and Chakra crystal bowls with healing solfeggio frequencies. When you listen to music while meditating or sleeping, we recommend that you don’t do anything else that might disturb you. The art of listening is being aware of every tone, harmony and melody. Attaining a state of deep relaxation is indeed a very powerful experience. You will probably notice that you have never enjoyed music like this before.

Preparations before going to bed will make it much easier to fall asleep and to also remain asleep for a long time, ideally for 8 hours. Start by turning down the lights, turn off the TV, mute the phone and then get yourself under the cool covers. Before putting on your favorite mp3 of the best sleep music take five deep breaths to boost your oxygen intake and then start by relaxing every muscle from head to toe. Now you can play the relaxing deep sleep music and just listen to the soothing sound, try not to get caught up with compulsive thoughts or other distractions. Focus only on the sound you hear and your breath. Your heart rhythm and breathing will begin to subconsciously match the music, and by now your muscles should be completely relaxed. You should (ideally) be asleep after 45 minutes, and if you did not fall asleep than give it time to work, don’t get stressed over it that will only make matters worse. Why 45 minutes you might ask, that is the time it took participants in a study conducted over sleep disorders to snooze while listening to sleep music therapy. Over time your mind will get used to hearing music at bedtime and that will make it easier to fall into deep sleep and then wake up feeling refreshed, energized and full of life.

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Music therapy can in a powerful way improve your overall health and wellbeing besides improving your sleep quality and deep sleep music with delta brain waves, mp3 downloadcycles. Calm soothing music with relaxing piano, guitar and flute music can positively affect our mood and feelings, making you content, happy etcetera. This has to do with the dopamine that a healthy balanced brain releases when it hears therapeutic sounds. Dopamine is the ‘feel good’ chemical that makes us feel all these positive emotions. Therefore, playing for instance Zen music with delta brain waves at night will make you a well-rested happy individual in your everyday life. Other great benefit is your body’s healing process is enhanced after long periods of relaxation. The body’s own healing power improves significantly, so the music has a therapeutic effect on the mind and body similar to how brainwave entrainment may affect us. Studies on this matter have shown an improved healing process on cancer patients that listened to soft music for sleeping before, during and after surgery. The same incredible result happened to patients with heart disease, their vascular health got better thanks to the slow non-verbal music they listened to several times during the day. Their heart beat, pulse rate and blood pressure were stabilized making their recovery much better then without any music therapy. Music can also be used to combat stress and thus work as a stress relief music aid. Chronic stress can have a negative impact on our immune system, it weakens it which raises the risk of catching a disease or infection. Prolonged stress can also cause memory loss. Studies in this subject has shown that listening regularly to soothing sounds like deep sleep music shows a dramatic reduction of stress levels in the blood, music therapy can therefor be as effective and helpful as meditation. So, playing your favorite bedtime music will have an overall positive effect on your body, psyche and improve your overall quality of life.

Deep relaxing sleep music available at this website music2relax.com are specially made for people like you with sleep disorders to help you fall fast asleep. We use only the best ambient sleep sounds, most gentle instruments and soothing nature sounds, like rainfall, spring water, birds chirping, cascading waterfall sounds and ocean music to enhance the desired effect. Some prefer sleep hypnosis music to stimulate lucid dreams, others with insomnia listens to our powerful delta brain waves to enhance their chance of falling asleep. Enjoy our free sleep music and download high quality mp3 of baby music and relaxing music for dogs and cats.

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The best music to help you fall asleep and combat coronavirus anxiety

When the “sleep and meditation” service Calm launched its app seven years ago, the company was largely focused on the meditation half of its offerings. A few years ago, though, says Michael Acton Smith, co-founder and co-CEO of Calm, it began to see a sharp spike in traffic every evening between 10:30 and 11 p.m. Bedtime.

“People had been using white noise or Netflix or podcasts to help them sleep. Now they were using our meditations,” Smith concluded, and so the company began commissioning what it calls “stories” — breathy, soothing, grown-up bedtime tales with a feather bed of tinkling music beneath the murmured words. The stories, sometimes read by velvet-throated thespians such as Matthew McConaughey and Stephen Fry, still didn’t satisfy the demand of Calm’s bleary-eyed followers, who (quietly) clamored for just the musical beds, unencumbered by voices, words or other triggers of our daily grind.

Today, the “sleep” tab on Calm features exclusive hourlong compositions from alt-rock instrumental stars Moby and Sigur Rós, among soporific New Age-y playlists like “Chasing Wonder,” “Healing Piano” and “Sleep Like a Baby.” All told, its tracks have been streamed more than 200 million times. Calm is currently valued at $1 billion, and, says Smith, “sleep” has become the most popular part of the app.

With more than 52 million downloads, Calm is the leader among a number of like-minded wellness apps, themselves just a sliver of the booming sleep-aid industry, which is expected to be worth more than $100 billion in 2023 (think everything from CPAP machines to Ambien to weighted blankets). We’re living through a bull market for the anxiety economy, and when sleep won’t take, many of us turn to some form of white noise, hoping that the bleeps and bloops and lapping waves blot out our inner chatter.

Images from the sleep and meditation app Calm, which is now valued at $1 billion.

(calm.com)

Streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music have been a godsend to insomniacs who turn to music to help them doze; their infinite loops of tranquilizing sound baths mean no more being jostled from slumber by the end of a CD (or quietly panicking that the disc is halfway over and you’ve been grinding your teeth for 20 minutes). The “sleep” category on Spotify has dozens of popular playlists to choose from, with heavy-lidded titles such as “Peaceful Piano” (5.4 million followers) and “Nightstorms” (not be confused with “Night Rain”).

Most of the tracks comprising such playlists are ambient to the extreme, the kind of burbling sonic woo-woo that might accompany your full-moon detoxification at an Ojai spa. For those restless souls who may be seeking something more closely resembling music qua music, but still with the lulling repetition needed to help the Sandman enter, we asked our music writers to share their most cherished audio benzos, the songs and soundtracks they use to drift away after a late night of concert-going and then some. Their selections lean toward the branch of instrumental art music known as minimalism, but nerdy or not, they’re certified sleep-worthy and, unlike the real benzos, have no known side effects.

From ‘Deep Focus’ to ‘Deep Sleep’

I’ve spent much of the last three years exhausted. I had always been a sensitive sleeper and a “night owl” — late nights studying in undergrad and years of pounding the pavement going to concerts. And yet I still found it startling when that propensity for burning the midnight oil shifted to full-blown insomnia.

I tried what felt like every remedy. Peppermint tea. Counting — not sheep but things around the room. Reading. Aromatherapy. Progressive muscle relaxation. Guided meditation. Some helped. Some didn’t.

Sleep studies ruled out apnea, and I refused to go back to Ambien after waking up in my apartment covered in apple sauce and McDonald’s wrappers and the sound of my car running outside.

What has helped in my journey to scoring the ever-elusive eight hours of sleep has been the sounds of ocean waves. The gentle spilling of water on an hours-long loop — courtesy of Calmsound’s “Sleep Waves” — has tremendously upgraded my sleep health. Along with a regimen of melatonin and an essential dose of cannabis indica (Granddaddy Purple and Blackberry Kush helps the sleep train pull into the station more quickly).

Soothing ocean sounds are a staple of “sleep” playlists.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

My Sonos is programmed with 10 hours of various water sounds — soft, rolling waves; thunderous rainstorms; steady sprinkles against a windowpane — that can pour out of my bedroom speakers at the touch of a button. Ambient noise playlists — “Deep Focus,” “Deep Sleep,” “Atmospheric Calm,” “White Noise” (all on Spotify) — also get heavy rotation in my house. And not just for sleeping. I turn to these sounds when my thoughts are colliding in my head; when blocked in my writing; or when the day has overwhelmed me. I even press play on “Sleep Waves” when my pets are feeling stressed.
Gerrick D. Kennedy

Between foreground and background

In bed alone there is no escape from your woes, especially if you’re a light sleeper. “Why did you go? Don’t you know I need you?” sing the Everly Brothers in the ballad “Sleepless Nights,” of those racing, desperate hours.

In “Sleep Comes Down,” the Psychedelic Furs’ Richard Butler describes that same moment: “It’s raining in my head/But no tears come down/And I’m dreaming of you/Until sleep comes around.” British pop heartthrob Zayn describes nights spent “roaming and strolling all of these streets / Burning my eyes red — not slept for weeks.” “Everybody’s living or they’re dead,” sings Dustin Payseur of Beach Fossils in “Sleep Apnea.” “And I’m still in my bed / And I don’t have a clue.”

Welcome to the club. Everything is wrong when the Zs evade you. For light sleepers, those and other lyrically focused songs are strictly forbidden. The human voice is the great disrupter. So are abrupt structural shifts and dynamic tension-release songs that start quiet but get loud.

This light sleeper has found that when the snores don’t come, the solution is peaceful instrumental electronic music, much of it of the German techno variety: the minimal electronic team Burger/Ink’s album “Las Vegas”; the multivolume Kompakt Records series called “Pop Ambient”; the peaceful concept album “Empire State Building” by Khan and Walker; and the collected work of Reinhard Voigt, who is one half of Burger/Ink and performs solo as Gas.

What connects these works is a devotion to the sonic space that exists in the blissful realm between foreground and background music.

The musician Björk.

(Santiago Felipe)

The aim is to enter the zone similar to the one Icelandic musician Björk roams on “Headphones.” “Genius to fall asleep to your tape last night — so warm,” she sings, capturing the sensation of disappearing within music: “Sounds go through the muscles, these abstract wordless movements.”

Her headphones saved her life, she concludes: “Your tape, it lulled me to sleep, to sleep, to sleep…"
Randall Roberts

I wanna be sedated

First, I want to say this: Stay the hell away from benzos. A few years ago, a doctor prescribed me a small, nightly dose of Valium to help me sleep during a bout of depression that resolved in a few weeks. He kept writing me more Valium prescriptions, for years, until one day, a different doctor said I’d become a benzo junkie and needed to kick them, which was expensive, painful and took months. I still have occasional insomnia, possibly because of my benzo abuse. But also: Trump.

“Fourth World Vol. I: Possible Musics” cover art.

(Glitterbeat)

When I wanna be sedated, I don’t play “I Wanna Be Sedated.” My antidote to sleeplessness is minimalism: repetitive, slow, ding-ding-dong boring to most people. But by throttling the amount of data your brain receives, you can also throttle racing thoughts. I have only about six albums on my iPhone — you win, streaming — and one is trumpeter Jon Hassell and producer Brian Eno’s “Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics” from 1980, one of the supreme ambient albums. Hassell plays sparingly and holds notes until they evaporate. His trumpet soothes like a weighted blanket, and the slightly funky rhythm tracks decelerate an anxious heartbeat. Hassell’s album is tranquilizing — like benzos but nonaddictive.
Rob Tannenbaum

Baby’s first New Age music

When your children are very young, you want them to sleep so that you too can sleep. Then they get a bit older, and you want them to sleep so that you can stay up. But when my two sons were 5 and 6 — reliable sleepers once they nodded off, though the trip there could be loooong — my wife and I reverted to that earlier state. Suddenly, thanks to an album we’d discovered about “four little people” named Eeny, Meeny, Miney and Mo, we’d be arguing over who got to put the boys to bed one minute, then promptly falling asleep on their bedroom floor the next.

The album is one in a series of “Guided Meditations for Children” collections by Michelle Roberton-Jones, about whom I knew nothing before a streaming service offered up her work in response to a search for some of those terms. Today, half a decade later, I still don’t know much about Roberton-Jones, beyond the fact that she’s based in the U.K., as her website says, and “received an Angel visitation” (!) in December 2000 “while severely ill in hospital.” Apparently that event inspired her to make these records, which set her recitations of stories about those four tiny creatures — their tea parties and their midnight dances and their magic paintbrushes — against tinkly slow-motion synth-scapes that feel like baby’s first New Age music.

Does this sound awful? I’d have thought so had I been told about it. Yet with its gentle textures and almost imperceptible chord changes, Roberton-Jones’ stuff is amazingly soothing; her nanny-ish accent works to put you at such ease that you can feel your body relaxing with every firm but sympathetic syllable. There’s a distinct unhurriedness to “Guided Meditations for Children” that made my wife and me each want to be the one to savor that unwinding experience (as opposed to an episode of “House of Cards”) after another busy day.

As a critic, I’m usually trying to listen as actively as I can — to figure out what’s going on in a song and why I’m responding to it as I am. Yet success for Roberton-Jones is to have her listener stop paying attention, at least as we commonly understand that act. Indeed, who knows what my or my sons’ brains were doing after we powered down but before Eeny and Co. finished their adventures?
Mikael Wood

A nightmare becomes a meditation

The story of William Basinski’s “Disintegration Loops” is inextricably tied to the most nightmarish day of the 21st century.

In 2001 the composer, trying to archive a series of melancholy, repetitive compositions from the ’80s, realized that the act of playing the dusty, decaying tapes led to their destruction. The musical results were interesting and unexpected, and he let them play out to their demise.

Shortly after the New York composer finished, however, planes struck the World Trade Center, and the tapes became an artifact of the devastated emotions from that time and place (especially when accompanied with footage of the eerie aftermath in the Manhattan skyline, taken from Basinski’s roof). Art, like everything else, can collapse and vanish.

Nearly two decades later, the loops still have a lulling, meditative quality. (They received a loving and comprehensive 2012 reissue on the experimental label Temporary Residence. But honestly, getting up and flipping vinyl jolts the experience, so maybe stream it first.) For all the shock of their origin story, these compositions have a hypnotic way of bending time. Not much happens as far as melody or dynamics — the changes in tone and mood are slow and sometimes imperceptible. But put one on in a dark room and an hour passes in an instant. The dissolution of the music mirrors the mind drifting away into sleep. How strange that music so bound with trauma could end up bringing so much peace and rest. Lord knows we need it now.
August Brown

Bach to Sleep

When my eldest son was a toddler, and I was on the prowl for music to use at bedtime, I picked up a reissue of violinist-conductor Yehudi Menuhin’s early-1960s recording of Bach’s Violin Concertos and Orchestral Suites at the Bath International Music Festival in England.

This became a particular favorite, so much so that it became, and remains, known in our family as “the nap music,” which we spun both at night and during afternoon nap sessions. This also landed on the heels of the introduction of the term “the Mozart effect” in 1991, in which music researchers were heavily promoting the idea that listening to classical music, especially in youth, helps improve the brain’s functioning.

If Mozart was good for kids, I figured by extension, Bach — the grand architect of classical music, whose compositions always struck me as masterworks of both the mathematics and artistry of music — might be even better. Whether ultimately there’s any physiological benefit to indoctrinating kids with classical music didn’t really concern me; on an instinctual level I knew it was good for the soul, and my son, Alec, and then his little brother, Harrison, who came along a couple of years later, responded positively.

My sense was the structural integrity of Bach, Mozart and some of the other classical music masters couldn’t help but fuel beneficial development of neural pathways. Plus, I loved it. Ever since, if I find my own mind racing when it’s time to hit the pillow, I turn to this recording to help shut off the chaos of the day and enter a more peaceful inner space. Anytime I hear the opening motif of the A Minor violin concerto, which starts this collection, I instantly feel settled, and can regain some sense that all is right with the world.
Randy Lewis

This story was originally published with the headline, “The best music to help you fall asleep.”

Sours: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2019-07-25/la-et-ms-sleep-insomnia-best-music
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The best music to help you fall asleep and combat coronavirus anxiety

When the “sleep and meditation” service Calm launched its app seven years ago, the company was largely focused on the meditation half of its offerings. A few years ago, though, says Michael Acton Smith, co-founder and co-CEO of Calm, it began to see a sharp spike in traffic every evening between and 11 p.m. Bedtime.

“People had been using white noise or Netflix or podcasts to help them sleep. Now they were using our meditations,” Smith concluded, and so the company began commissioning what it calls “stories” — breathy, soothing, grown-up bedtime tales with a feather bed of tinkling music beneath the murmured words. The stories, sometimes read by velvet-throated thespians such as Matthew McConaughey and Stephen Fry, still didn’t satisfy the demand of Calm’s bleary-eyed followers, who (quietly) clamored for just the musical beds, unencumbered by voices, words or other triggers of our daily grind.

Today, the “sleep” tab on Calm features exclusive hourlong compositions from alt-rock instrumental stars Moby and Sigur Rós, among soporific New Age-y playlists like “Chasing Wonder,” “Healing Piano” and “Sleep Like a Baby.” All told, its tracks have been streamed more than million times. Calm is currently valued at $1 billion, and, says Smith, “sleep” has become the most popular part of the app.

With more than 52 million downloads, Calm is the leader among a number of like-minded wellness apps, themselves just a sliver of the booming sleep-aid industry, which is expected to be worth more than $ billion in (think everything from CPAP machines to Ambien to weighted blankets). We’re living through a bull market for the anxiety economy, and when sleep won’t take, many of us turn to some form of white noise, hoping that the bleeps and bloops and lapping waves blot out our inner chatter.

Images from the sleep and meditation app Calm, which is now valued at $1 billion.

(calm.com)

Streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music have been a godsend to insomniacs who turn to music to help them doze; their infinite loops of tranquilizing sound baths mean no more being jostled from slumber by the end of a CD (or quietly panicking that the disc is halfway over and you’ve been grinding your teeth for 20 minutes). The “sleep” category on Spotify has dozens of popular playlists to choose from, with heavy-lidded titles such as “Peaceful Piano” ( million followers) and “Nightstorms” (not be confused with “Night Rain”).

Most of the tracks comprising such playlists are ambient to the extreme, the kind of burbling sonic woo-woo that might accompany your full-moon detoxification at an Ojai spa. For those restless souls who may be seeking something more closely resembling music qua music, but still with the lulling repetition needed to help the Sandman enter, we asked our music writers to share their most cherished audio benzos, the songs and soundtracks they use to drift away after a late night of concert-going and then some. Their selections lean toward the branch of instrumental art music known as minimalism, but nerdy or not, they’re certified sleep-worthy and, unlike the real benzos, have no known side effects.

From ‘Deep Focus’ to ‘Deep Sleep’

I’ve spent much of the last three years exhausted. I had always been a sensitive sleeper and a “night owl” — late nights studying in undergrad and years of pounding the pavement going to concerts. And yet I still found it startling when that propensity for burning the midnight oil shifted to full-blown insomnia.

I tried what felt like every remedy. Peppermint tea. Counting — not sheep but things around the room. Reading. Aromatherapy. Progressive muscle relaxation. Guided meditation. Some helped. Some didn’t.

Sleep studies ruled out apnea, and I refused to go back to Ambien after waking up in my apartment covered in apple sauce and McDonald’s wrappers and the sound of my car running outside.

What has helped in my journey to scoring the ever-elusive eight hours of sleep has been the sounds of ocean waves. The gentle spilling of water on an hours-long loop — courtesy of Calmsound’s “Sleep Waves” — has tremendously upgraded my sleep health. Along with a regimen of melatonin and an essential dose of cannabis indica (Granddaddy Purple and Blackberry Kush helps the sleep train pull into the station more quickly).

Soothing ocean sounds are a staple of “sleep” playlists.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

My Sonos is programmed with 10 hours of various water sounds — soft, rolling waves; thunderous rainstorms; steady sprinkles against a windowpane — that can pour out of my bedroom speakers at the touch of a button. Ambient noise playlists — “Deep Focus,” “Deep Sleep,” “Atmospheric Calm,” “White Noise” (all on Spotify) — also get heavy rotation in my house. And not just for sleeping. I turn to these sounds when my thoughts are colliding in my head; when blocked in my writing; or when the day has overwhelmed me. I even press play on “Sleep Waves” when my pets are feeling stressed.
Gerrick D. Kennedy

Between foreground and background

In bed alone there is no escape from your woes, especially if you’re a light sleeper. “Why did you go? Don’t you know I need you?” sing the Everly Brothers in the ballad “Sleepless Nights,” of those racing, desperate hours.

In “Sleep Comes Down,” the Psychedelic Furs’ Richard Butler describes that same moment: “It’s raining in my head/But no tears come down/And I’m dreaming of you/Until sleep comes around.” British pop heartthrob Zayn describes nights spent “roaming and strolling all of these streets / Burning my eyes red — not slept for weeks.” “Everybody’s living or they’re dead,” sings Dustin Payseur of Beach Fossils in “Sleep Apnea.” “And I’m still in my bed / And I don’t have a clue.”

Welcome to the club. Everything is wrong when the Zs evade you. For light sleepers, those and other lyrically focused songs are strictly forbidden. The human voice is the great disrupter. So are abrupt structural shifts and dynamic tension-release songs that start quiet but get loud.

This light sleeper has found that when the snores don’t come, the solution is peaceful instrumental electronic music, much of it of the German techno variety: the minimal electronic team Burger/Ink’s album “Las Vegas”; the multivolume Kompakt Records series called “Pop Ambient”; the peaceful concept album “Empire State Building” by Khan and Walker; and the collected work of Reinhard Voigt, who is one half of Burger/Ink and performs solo as Gas.

What connects these works is a devotion to the sonic space that exists in the blissful realm between foreground and background music.

The musician Björk.

(Santiago Felipe)

The aim is to enter the zone similar to the one Icelandic musician Björk roams on “Headphones.” “Genius to fall asleep to your tape last night — so warm,” she sings, capturing the sensation of disappearing within music: “Sounds go through the muscles, these abstract wordless movements.”

Her headphones saved her life, she concludes: “Your tape, it lulled me to sleep, to sleep, to sleep…"
Randall Roberts

I wanna be sedated

First, I want to say this: Stay the hell away from benzos. A few years ago, a doctor prescribed me a small, nightly dose of Valium to help me sleep during a bout of depression that resolved in a few weeks. He kept writing me more Valium prescriptions, for years, until one day, a different doctor said I’d become a benzo junkie and needed to kick them, which was expensive, painful and took months. I still have occasional insomnia, possibly because of my benzo abuse. But also: Trump.

“Fourth World Vol. I: Possible Musics” cover art.

(Glitterbeat)

When I wanna be sedated, I don’t play “I Wanna Be Sedated.” My antidote to sleeplessness is minimalism: repetitive, slow, ding-ding-dong boring to most people. But by throttling the amount of data your brain receives, you can also throttle racing thoughts. I have only about six albums on my iPhone — you win, streaming — and one is trumpeter Jon Hassell and producer Brian Eno’s “Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics” from , one of the supreme ambient albums. Hassell plays sparingly and holds notes until they evaporate. His trumpet soothes like a weighted blanket, and the slightly funky rhythm tracks decelerate an anxious heartbeat. Hassell’s album is tranquilizing — like benzos but nonaddictive.
Rob Tannenbaum

Baby’s first New Age music

When your children are very young, you want them to sleep so that you too can sleep. Then they get a bit older, and you want them to sleep so that you can stay up. But when my two sons were 5 and 6 — reliable sleepers once they nodded off, though the trip there could be loooong — my wife and I reverted to that earlier state. Suddenly, thanks to an album we’d discovered about “four little people” named Eeny, Meeny, Miney and Mo, we’d be arguing over who got to put the boys to bed one minute, then promptly falling asleep on their bedroom floor the next.

The album is one in a series of “Guided Meditations for Children” collections by Michelle Roberton-Jones, about whom I knew nothing before a streaming service offered up her work in response to a search for some of those terms. Today, half a decade later, I still don’t know much about Roberton-Jones, beyond the fact that she’s based in the U.K., as her website says, and “received an Angel visitation” (!) in December “while severely ill in hospital.” Apparently that event inspired her to make these records, which set her recitations of stories about those four tiny creatures — their tea parties and their midnight dances and their magic paintbrushes — against tinkly slow-motion synth-scapes that feel like baby’s first New Age music.

Does this sound awful? I’d have thought so had I been told about it. Yet with its gentle textures and almost imperceptible chord changes, Roberton-Jones’ stuff is amazingly soothing; her nanny-ish accent works to put you at such ease that you can feel your body relaxing with every firm but sympathetic syllable. There’s a distinct unhurriedness to “Guided Meditations for Children” that made my wife and me each want to be the one to savor that unwinding experience (as opposed to an episode of “House of Cards”) after another busy day.

As a critic, I’m usually trying to listen as actively as I can — to figure out what’s going on in a song and why I’m responding to it as I am. Yet success for Roberton-Jones is to have her listener stop paying attention, at least as we commonly understand that act. Indeed, who knows what my or my sons’ brains were doing after we powered down but before Eeny and Co. finished their adventures?
Mikael Wood

A nightmare becomes a meditation

The story of William Basinski’s “Disintegration Loops” is inextricably tied to the most nightmarish day of the 21st century.

In the composer, trying to archive a series of melancholy, repetitive compositions from the ’80s, realized that the act of playing the dusty, decaying tapes led to their destruction. The musical results were interesting and unexpected, and he let them play out to their demise.

Shortly after the New York composer finished, however, planes struck the World Trade Center, and the tapes became an artifact of the devastated emotions from that time and place (especially when accompanied with footage of the eerie aftermath in the Manhattan skyline, taken from Basinski’s roof). Art, like everything else, can collapse and vanish.

Nearly two decades later, the loops still have a lulling, meditative quality. (They received a loving and comprehensive reissue on the experimental label Temporary Residence. But honestly, getting up and flipping vinyl jolts the experience, so maybe stream it first.) For all the shock of their origin story, these compositions have a hypnotic way of bending time. Not much happens as far as melody or dynamics — the changes in tone and mood are slow and sometimes imperceptible. But put one on in a dark room and an hour passes in an instant. The dissolution of the music mirrors the mind drifting away into sleep. How strange that music so bound with trauma could end up bringing so much peace and rest. Lord knows we need it now.
August Brown

Bach to Sleep

When my eldest son was a toddler, and I was on the prowl for music to use at bedtime, I picked up a reissue of violinist-conductor Yehudi Menuhin’s earlys recording of Bach’s Violin Concertos and Orchestral Suites at the Bath International Music Festival in England.

This became a particular favorite, so much so that it became, and remains, known in our family as “the nap music,” which we spun both at night and during afternoon nap sessions. This also landed on the heels of the introduction of the term “the Mozart effect” in , in which music researchers were heavily promoting the idea that listening to classical music, especially in youth, helps improve the brain’s functioning.

If Mozart was good for kids, I figured by extension, Bach — the grand architect of classical music, whose compositions always struck me as masterworks of both the mathematics and artistry of music — might be even better. Whether ultimately there’s any physiological benefit to indoctrinating kids with classical music didn’t really concern me; on an instinctual level I knew it was good for the soul, and my son, Alec, and then his little brother, Harrison, who came along a couple of years later, responded positively.

My sense was the structural integrity of Bach, Mozart and some of the other classical music masters couldn’t help but fuel beneficial development of neural pathways. Plus, I loved it. Ever since, if I find my own mind racing when it’s time to hit the pillow, I turn to this recording to help shut off the chaos of the day and enter a more peaceful inner space. Anytime I hear the opening motif of the A Minor violin concerto, which starts this collection, I instantly feel settled, and can regain some sense that all is right with the world.
Randy Lewis

This story was originally published with the headline, “The best music to help you fall asleep.”

Sours: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story//la-et-ms-sleep-insomnia-best-music

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