Getting enough sleep is super important to your overall health, and it is also an important component to any good weight loss program. So, if you are having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, you might be feeling really miserable during the day. Thankfully, music might help you improve your sleep. By simply putting together a relaxing bedtime playlist, you could relax in bed at night and let your mind drift off until you finally fall asleep while listening to the music.

How Can a Relaxing Bedtime Playlist Help You Sleep?

You listen to music that has a fast tempo when you want to get your energy up, such as during a tough workout routine. On the other hand, when you want to fall asleep and stay asleep until the morning, the goal should be to listen to music that features a slow tempo.

Soft music, played at a low volume, could actually help your mind and body relax and fall into a state of deep sleep. And, with the right soothing music on your playlist, you might even notice that the quality of your sleep improves as well.

Check out the relaxing bedtime playlist below, which is packed with the top sleepy summer tunes that could help you get the rest that you need.

Relaxing Bedtime Playlist:

1. “Good For You” by Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky

2. “Reverie” by LUCHS

3. “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room (Live)” by John Mayer

4. “All of Me” by John Legend

5. “Latch (Acoustic)” by Sam Smith

6. “Earned It (from Fifty Shades of Grey)” by The Weeknd

7. “Rain for Sleep” by Rain Sounds

8. “Still Now” by MVS

9. “Divine Structure” by Charlotte Funke

10. “Rising Water” by Andrew Bird

11. “In the Clouds” by Astron

12. “Thinkin Bout You” by Frank Ocean

13. “Say Something” by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera

14. “Shut It Down” by Drake feat. The Dream

15. “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” by The Smiths

16. “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” by Iron & Wine

17. “Only Time” by Enya

18. “Blue Bucket of Gold” by Sufjan Stevens

19. “Floating, Floating” by August Wilhelmsson

20. “Light in the Fog” by Night Sounds

Well, there you have it: a relaxing bedtime playlist that might be just what you’ve been looking for. Now, it’s time to make sure you’re using it to its fullest to help you to be able to be restful when it comes time to get those forty winks.

How to Use This Music to its Fullest

Of course, it’s not just matter of putting the music on and you’ll magically fall unconscious. You need to work the tunes into a calming wind-down routine for them to be at their most beneficial.  As soon as you start to get ready for bed – possibly having a shower or brushing your teeth and washing your face – start playing some of the songs. 

Dim the lights a little and change out of your daytime clothes with the music still playing.  You can keep that relaxing bedtime playlist going right up until you’re ready to shut your eyes.  After that point, research shows that playing instrumental songs without lyrics is the best way to help your mind to further wind down so that you will be restful and fall asleep at night. 

It can be very helpful to stay on a sleeping and waking schedule at the same time every day. If you struggle to do that, using a sleep aid with melatonin can be helpful to set your circadian rhythms with your clock.

So, on the next hot summer night, turn on this music and chill until you head to bed, enjoying the way the soothing sounds have relaxed you.