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Do most people fall asleep when listening to music?

Asked by Vincent_Lloyd (3007points) September 19th, 2010

So it came to my head since I remember when I was younger that I use to listen to music and that made me fall asleep faster, but that was when I was younger. Now I actually listen to it rather than fall asleep. But do most people fall asleep to music? I mean I did when I was a kid, but not anymore….... anything?

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DominicX's avatar

I find most noises to be distracting when trying to fall asleep. I can fall asleep to a white noise, but I prefer not to. Music I think would not help me sleep at all…

chyna's avatar

I wouldn’t say most people. I agree with @DominicX in that it is distracting, but I can fall asleep to white noise. I run a humidifier in the winter and it lulls me to sleep.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

No.Most movies have that effect on me.

muppetish's avatar

I cannot fall asleep while listening to music, but I have fallen asleep while watching stuff on Netflix. That usually only happens if I have a migraine or I didn’t sleep well the previous night.

Berserker's avatar

When you go to sleep with music on, you don’t get as rested as you would a silent night, because as you sleep your brain still works to receipt the music and is therefore more active than it should be, so to speak, so it’s not a good thing really, no matter how peaceful it seems while in bed. Just make sure it doesn’t repeat or go on all night.
I used to do that, and my dad came and turned my radio off before he went to sleep.

Anyways, a lot of people do, but not most, at least, not enough to define it as common as owning a car or not.

Jeruba's avatar

Do you mean “Do you play music (at bedtime) to help you fall asleep?” or “When you hear music (anytime), does it make you sleepy”?

superneil21's avatar

i do. it helps me, mostly stuff like Disturbed is best.

Coloma's avatar

No, I’m with @lucillelucillelucille

Movies put me out, start that lean and it’s all over.

Vincent_Lloyd's avatar

Wow it’s surprising…How does a movie make you fall asleep yet music doesn’t…kinda….doesn’t make sense to me.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

If I’m in the bed then yes, I’ll fall asleep to music playing, even if it’s upbeat.

tragiclikebowie's avatar

I can’t anymore. Unless I’m extremely exhausted I need silence or white noise. Sometimes I put a pillow over my head to block out noise.

rooeytoo's avatar

I listen to a book on my iPod and that usually puts me out in a few minutes. Music doesn’t occupy my mind enough to put me to sleep, my head still stays busy with music.

Frankie's avatar

I can’t…I start paying too much attention to it and make up stories in my head that go along with whatever is playing…as others have said, much too distracting. I like to have some noise, however, like a fan or air conditioner, or a humidifier in the winter.

Pandora's avatar

Not if the music is really good and I know the lyrics to most of the songs. Then I start to sing along in my head. So I have to turn it off to go to sleep.

tranquilsea's avatar

The only music that helps me fall asleep is calming classical music. Any other type of music wakes me up just after I’ve drifted off.

crazyandbeautiful's avatar

i fall asleep to my ipod almost every nite when i cant sleep. it helps alot. i say whatever works for ya. that is just me.

TexasDude's avatar

I have to have total and complete silence to sleep.

faye's avatar

I also listen to a book. So many songs irritate me, I’d be up all night.

Kraigmo's avatar

I listen to a different lecture by Alan Watts each night. He doesn’t yell, his voice is low, there’s no commercials, and I learn cool stuff from him.

I never could listen to music to get tired to and fall asleep to, unless it’s a drone tone or a hypnotic drumbeat, which both work kinda nice.

If I don’t have access to Alan Watts, or a drone tone, then I like the sound of a window air conditioner running. The reason is I live in the city and I hate the sounds of the freeway which is about a mile from me. If I lived in the woods, I probably wouldn’t need a noise to fall asleep to.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I use to always fall asleep with my stereo on. I would set the sleep timer on it and it would shut off a little bit after I fell asleep. My stereo is downstairs now, so I don’t do that anymore. Every now and then I’ll set the sleep timer on my tv and fall asleep with it on. I tend to fall asleep better with something in the background while my husband isn’t home. When he is home, I can fall asleep without a problem in the silence.

ducky_dnl's avatar

Music has never made me sleepy. Movies make me tired, but nothing makes me sleep. I have a very active mind. If I hear music, my mind paints images lol

Frenchfry's avatar

I find watching the history channel and setting the timer on the TV to go off. Works for me.

NaturallyMe's avatar

I used to always leave my radio on through the night, but not now, i need preferably silence. Or a formula one race on TV – makes me sleepy every time!

CMaz's avatar

I like going to sleep with music on.

Frenchfry's avatar

You know I have never tried meditation music I wonder.

CMaz's avatar

I listen to NPR.

partyparty's avatar

I don’t… at least not when I am in a theatre.

Nullo's avatar

It depends on how tired I am. After a long day, I could sleep through a train wreck, but if I’ve just been sitting around, even the slightest sound gets too much of my attention.

crazyandbeautiful's avatar

i feel asleep with my ipod on the other night. left it on and had to get up and turn it off at 1 am oops. lol

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