Can Music help your Sleep?

We all know the feeling of tossing and turning at night, desperately trying to drift off to sleep. But did you know that the music you listen to could be affecting your sleep quality? That's right - according to science, certain types of music can help us fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, while others can have the opposite effect. 

So, what are the good and bad songs for sleeping? Research suggests that slow, calming music with a tempo of around 60-80 beats per minute (BPM) can help us relax and prepare for sleep. On the other hand, fast-paced music with a high BPM can be stimulating and keep us awake. 

But it's not just about the tempo - the type of music and the lyrics also play a role. Instrumental music, such as classical or ambient, is generally the best choice for sleep, as it lacks the distracting lyrics that can keep our brains active. Nature sounds, such as rain or ocean waves, can also be soothing and help us drift off to sleep. 

So, what's the best music for sleep? While everyone's preferences are different, some of the top choices for a relaxing night's sleep include: 

  • Weightless by Marconi Union (a song specifically designed to induce relaxation) 
  • Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy 
  • Canzonetta Sull'aria by Mozart 
  • Gymnopedie No.1 by Erik Satie 
  • Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber 
  • Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven 
  • Dream 3 by Max Richter 


Of course, creating the perfect sleep playlist is a highly personal choice, so we encourage you to experiment and find the songs that work best for you. And to make things easier, we've put together a relaxing playlist featuring some of the top songs for sleep. So sit back, relax, and let the music lull you into a peaceful slumber. 

The Sleepytime Playlist: 

  1. Weightless - Marconi Union 
  2. Clair de Lune - Claude Debussy 
  3. Canzonetta Sull'aria - Mozart 
  4. Gymnopedie No.1 - Erik Satie 
  5. Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber 
  6. Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven 
  7. Dream 3 - Max Richter 
  8. Weightless (Ambient Transmission, Pt. 2) - Marconi Union 
  9. Raindrops - Chopin 
  10. The Swan - Saint-Saens 


We hope this helps you achieve a more restful and rejuvenating sleep. Sweet dreams, and happy listening! 


The Cool Sleep Team