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HealthTunes: The Healing Power of Music and Sleep

Walter Werzowa

As Tina lies on her bed for the night with the stresses and anxieties of the day whirling around her head, she picks up her phone, attaches her headphones, goes onto the internet, and pulls up the HealthTunes website. She clicks on her scheduled therapy playlist specifically created to lessen her bouts of insomnia. She closes her eyes and listens to the music she enjoys. She is receiving MusicMedicine in the privacy and comfort of her own home that will help her sleep better and relieve her mind of the worries of everyday life.


HealthTunes is the only online streaming audio service created to improve one’s physical and mental health by pairing credible medical research with active music links. Users can access therapies anytime wherever  internet access is available.


I’m Walter Werzowa, a musician, composer, music producer, sound inventor, and advocate for no-cost health care, and I created HealthTunes to help people like Tina benefit from music therapy free of charge with no strings attached.


This is called MusicMedicine. Let me explain. MusicMedicine works by regulating the autonomic nervous system (that part of the nervous system that controls bodily functions you don’t consciously direct — breathing, heartbeat, digestive processes) and accelerating endogenous (or internal) processes. Binaural beats and isochronic tones are used for brainwave entrainment — training your brain waves to a certain frequency — and are embedded within music in HealthTunes’ library. Binaural beats work by using two slightly different frequency tones sent to each ear. Isochronic tones use a single tone with a consistent beat being turned off and on regularly.


In a study published by the International Journal of Nursing Studies on the effects of music on patients with chronic insomnia, listening to soothing music at nocturnal sleep time prolonged REM sleep. Your body automatically reacts to HealthTunes binaural beats and isochronic tones with a physiological response that allows the brain to reach a more desired mental state by influencing brain wave activity.


Each user is given access to medical research from knowledgeable institutions explaining the benefits of the music they listen to as well as the music therapy they receive all on our HealthTunes site. For example, if you’re suffering from difficulty sleeping, you can search “sleep” and you’ll receive all music therapy options as well as the academic papers and news articles available on what medical research has concluded when studying the effects of music on sleep.


It’s important to me for users of HealthTunes to enjoy listening to the therapies provided, which is why we’ve gathered music from all over the globe to create a platform that can help you have a better night’s sleep no matter what genre of music you like. The music library consists of binaural beats and isochronic tones being inlaid with music from well-known artists in pop culture to artists HealthTunes has invited to contribute to the platform.


Studies have shown treating insomnia can help improve anxiety and depression. Though these are often thought of as affecting a person’s sleep at night, a study performed by Daniel Freeman, a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Oxford, noted, “Participants who received the sleep treatment were less likely to report excessive mistrust, hallucinatory experiences, anxiety, depression, and nightmares. Their level of happiness was improved and they could function better too.”


We all know music has healing powers. My goal with HealthTunes is to bring those healing powers along with the power of inlaid binaural beats and isochronic tones to anyone who can benefit from them. I believe in my heart that having a restful, harmonious night’s sleep helps each day feel a bit more tranquil. Join my team and me at healthtunes.org to discover the healing capabilities of the music you love.

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