Music of various minimalistic and calm genres has the ability to silence any sleep-preventing thoughts, with the positive distraction of music being safer and as much effective as a sleep medication.
Ambient beats, dreamy landscapes and delicate strains of the piano or the sitar (an ancient Indian guitar) naturally imbues positive mental states, infusing rhythmic color and emotions and creating hypnotic pulses that promote sleep.
Dr Guy Meadows is a specialist in chronic insomnia and clinical director of The Sleep School, London Dr Guy Meadows is a specialist in chronic insomnia and clinical director of The Sleep School, London Derk-Jan Dijk is professor of sleep and physiology at Surrey's Sleep Research Centre Gillian Twigg is principal clinical scientist at the sleep centre at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Dr Guy Leschziner is a consultant neurologist at the sleep disorder centre, Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals, London Guy Meadows A lot of the symptoms associated with a hangover are a product of sleep deprivation.
People who sleepwalk usually are advised to keep their room safe by locking windows and doors, and to maintain what’s called good sleep hygiene: keep to a regular sleep routine, turn mobile phones off, avoid stimulants, and so on. Sleepwalking can often occur as a result of poor or disrupted sleep.
We're all familiar with that silly image of the person who resorts to counting sheep when they just can't seem to fall asleep. But when you're the one who's been tossing and turning all night, insomnia is no laughing matter.
If you love listening to music, you're in good company. Charles Darwin once remarked, "If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week."