Sunday, August 26, 2007

Relaxing Music Proven to Help You Sleep

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Researchers have shown just 45 minutes of relaxing music before bedtime can make for a restful night.



The Taiwanese researchers studied the sleeping patterns of 60 elderly people with sleep problems.



They told the Journal of Advanced Nursing, how the technique was easy to learn and lacked the side-effects of other treatments.



If anyone is a bit agitated before they go to bed then anything that can help calm them down and relax is a good thing.




The study participants were either given a choice of music to listen to before going to sleep or nothing at all.



The music group were able to choose from six tapes that featured soft, slow music - around 60-80 beats per minute - such as jazz, folk or orchestral pieces.



Listening to music caused physical changes that aided restful sleep, including a lower heart and respiratory rate, the researchers found.




The people in the music group reported a 35% improvement in their sleep, including better and longer night-time sleep and less dysfunction during the day.



Lead author Professor Hui-Ling Lai, of the Buddhist Tzu-Chi General Hospital and the University of Taiwan, said: "The music group reported a 26% overall improvement in the first week and this figure continued to rise as they mastered the technique of relaxing into sedative music."



Professor Jim Horne, from the Sleep Research Centre at Loughborough University, said: "If anyone is a bit agitated before they go to bed then anything that can help calm them down and relax is a good thing.



"Some say making sure older people sleep less in the afternoon and get plenty of exposure to daylight can help them get a better night's sleep."

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Improved Sounds

Two weeks ago I mentioned that I'll be creating 2 more relaxing music tracks, and making a desktop application version of the mixing board. In preparation I've improved some of the old sounds. Both drum sounds are cleaned up, and I've also improved the birds, bonfire, and crickets sounds. I'll be working on a new seagulls recording soon.

Please let me know if there are any other sounds that you'd like to see added to the mixing board.

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Thanks to Stumbleupon members

Waterfall

Recently there have been a lot of visitors to Soundsleeping from the website Stumbleupon.com. I'd like to thank all of the visitors for their posts and for their interest in this site.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Coming Soon to SoundSleeping

Blowing Grass

The mp3 section of soundsleeping will soon be expanding. We are working on two new nature soundscapes. The first one is "Evening Campfire", with campfire sounds and crickets. The second one is "Summer Day", with a babbling brook and singing birds.


Another project we are working on is a desktop application version of the nature sounds mixing board. We've had several requests for a program of this type. This application will be fast and responsive and can be used on computers with no internet connection.

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