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Do You Listen to Music to Help You Fall Asleep?

When I was in college, my roommate loved to listen to relaxing music to help her fall asleep. I thought it'd keep me awake, but it turned out to be a great way to de-stress and drown out the sounds of screaming people in the hallway. I kept the habit until I started dating my now-husband, since the only way he can fall asleep is with complete silence. What about you?

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melissaS melissaS 6 years
I sometimes do when I have a lot on my mind or else I'll have trouble sleeping
rebelkate rebelkate 6 years
Have to have the window slightly open for air, dark as I can get the room (I even cover my clock face so it doesn't glow) and I turn on talk radio softly and set the timer for 30 minutes. Ahhhh, perfect....I am usually asleep in 3 minutes.
cupcake_ cupcake_ 6 years
No - but I do need my fan on to fall asleep!
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 6 years
I haven't done this in a year. I listened to music to fall asleep since I was 10 so I almost did it for 8 years. Unless I'm extremely tired I almost always need something to fall asleep to. I've gotten use to not having music and now I just turn on my television or plug my headphones into my laptop and fall asleep. I just need the comfort of hearing someone before I go to sleep.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
I listen to audio books that I've read or heard before, so that I have something to distract me from my thoughts, but nothing that I would get too into. The Harry Potter series is great for me since I've read them a bunch of times and I find Jim Dale's voice to be really calming. Must be the accent.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 6 years
No, but because I'm just not that into music (gasp!). I read to fall asleep.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I used to listen to music before I got married and moved out of my parents' house. They have 8 dogs and it was never quiet there. But my husband can't have music on at night because he can't fall asleep with it on. I don't really need it anymore though, now that my house is nice and quiet at night.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 6 years
Beaner -- the #1 song on my iTunes by dozens of play counts is "Raining at Sunset" by Chris Thile. it's like 7 or 8 minutes long so it really just gets you in a great comfortable place, its beautiful.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 6 years
i watch tv...which you're not supposed to do...but it's all that works.
mek123 mek123 6 years
I use music or TV as a white noise while my husband needs it pitch black and quiet.
kclulu kclulu 6 years
If I am having trouble I like to listen to nature sounds like storms or crashing waves, lyrical music can be too distracting though.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 6 years
I can fall asleep pretty easily, but on some nights when I just can't I love playing something like The Cure or Maxwell and timing the alarm clock on sleep mode. That really helps.
Beaner Beaner 6 years
Mamasita - I love bluegrass too. Lately I've been listening to slow Crooked Still tunes to fall asleep. I fall asleep with a smile.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 6 years
Never, I can't sleep unless it's dead quiet and pitch black.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 6 years
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
I used to try and listen to classical but I found myself dissecting the music (I played violin and piano all through school). I need perfect silence with a background noise such as a fan.
TammyO TammyO 6 years
No, but I do listen to audiobooks to fall asleep.
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