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Relieving Stress and Anxiety Through Music

Jessica Hagen of HealthTunes

When stress and anxiety affect your sleep, the weight of angst is burdensome and you can find yourself in bed tossing and turning in an effort to relieve your uneasy mind. Sleepless nights exacerbate daytime stress and the process can become a vicious  cycle. Music has been shown to relieve such tensions and promote calm. At HealthTunes, we have curated music playlists to ease stress and anxiety through  the use of binaural beats and isochronic tones embedded into the music you love.

A sleep playlist helps  calm your mind and allows your body to slip  into a peaceful night’s slumber, possibly even extending  REM sleep so you wake to feel fully rested for the day ahead.


The stress relievers in HealthTunes

Binaural beats and isochronic tones embedded within HealthTunes’ music are auditory illusions that regulate the autonomic nervous system — also known as those bodily functions you don’t consciously control, like breathing, heart rate, and digestion — and accelerate endogenous processes — basically, the ability to rejuvenate and regenerate certain aspects of your neural system.

Binaural beats, which are the result of two slightly different frequencies, automatically create a third signal in the brain. Coupled with music, binaural beats restore and balance a patient’s physiology. This phenomenon affects brain waves, heart, and respiratory function, subsequently easing stress and anxiety to allow  the listener to reach a state of relaxation.

A study published in The Medical Journal of Australia noted original sound compositions reduce anxiety. In the study, “significant decreases in anxiety levels were observed among patients exposed to the electroacoustic musical composition, audio field recordings, or audio field recordings with embedded binaural beats when compared with those allocated to receive simulated Emergency Department (ED[1] ) ambient noise or headphones only.”

Music inlaid with binaural beats impacts one’s emotional state to help calm the mind and body; however, enjoying the music you’re listening to is essential to receiving the best physiological and psychological response to relieve restlessness. HealthTunes has numerous genres to ensure you receive the positive effects of binaural beats through the  music you love.


Familiarity breeds rest

Having a bedtime ritual is important when preparing for a good night’s sleep, whether that be reading in low light or meditating before lying down. Making HealthTunes a part of your bedtime ritual can be extremely beneficial and incorporating one of our playlists into your night-time routine allows you to obtain the best possible benefits from the songs that speak to you from our archives. 

Setting yourself up for a restful, relaxing night with HeathTunes is simple. All you have to do is search  our music library to find the playlists specifically developed for relieving stress and anxiety. Within the given options, choose the genre of music you enjoy listening to the most. Press play and delight in not only the type of songs  you love, but the added benefit of binaural beats or isochronic tones inlaid within that music. 


The beauty of distraction

Uninterrupted sleep is essential for coping  with the restlessness associated with stress and anxiety. When you feel anxious, the ability  to lose yourself in  a song that comforts or calms you relaxes  your mind and frees you of the turmoil of the uneasiness you feel.

Many  people have difficulty sleeping because they keep replaying the events of the day  in their mind or worry  about what needs to be done tomorrow. Allowing your  mind to drift away to an ambient song or your favorite contemporary hit to ease your consciousness and mellow your mood will help you sleep better at night.

Distracting your mind from your worries allows you to sleep more soundly. Next time you feel the turbulence of life pulverizing your need and want for peaceful slumber, try to relax by listening to music you enjoy on HealthTunes.  Tomorrow, you may just wake up and feel less lethargic and more energetic to handle the world.


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