Listening to music right before you go to bed can lead to better sleep quality for older adults. According to EurekAlert.com, Wiley College researchers confirm that older adults who listen to “sedative music” have a greater quality of sleep. Sedative music seems to be the key, it was significantly more helpful in improving sleep quality over any rhythmic music.
Also, creating a habit of falling asleep to music seems to make it the most effective. Older adults who got in a trend of listening to sedative music before bed for more than four weeks found drastic changes in their quality of sleep. One of the study authors from Wiley College hopes that people will realize how helpful music therapy can be for sleeping problems. Music could be a great way to decrease dependence on sleeping medications and other less healthy methods people use for falling asleep.