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Is it good to listen to music while sleeping?

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A number of studies suggest that certain kinds of music do have an effect on sleep quality. One study from Semmelweis University found that students with poor sleeping patterns found it easier to fall asleep after listening to 45 minutes of classical music.

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A study from Brown Medical School elaborates further on the phenomenon, suggesting that any consistent sound, such as music or white noise, can aid in sleeping if it is of a certain volume and maintains a regular pattern. The website counselheal.com cites a study in which participants of an experiment were better able to recall information after sleeping with a song playing that was tuned to oscillate at the same frequency as their brain activity.

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