Relaxing Music Tempos (04-20-21)

Recently released research confirms which music tempos are relaxing.  A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicates that “listening to music can help older adults sleep better. . .  People who were treated with music listened to either calming or rhythmic music for 30 minutes to one hour, over a period ranging from two days to three months.  (Calming music has slow tempo of 60 to 80 beats per minute and a smooth melody, while rhythmic music is faster and louder.) . . . Listening to calming music at bedtime improved sleep quality in older adults, and calming music was much better at improving sleep quality than rhythmic music.”

“Does Listening to Calming Music At Bedtime Actually Help You Sleep?”  2021. Health in Aging, https://www.healthinaging.org/blog/does-listening-to-calming-music-at-be...