Music can help a person relax and fall asleep and is good to try if you have insomnia or sleep disorder.

A sleep disorder (somnipathy) is any disruption in the sleep patterns of an individual. While some sleep disorders may leave you feeling unrefreshed, a number of symptoms are more severe including excessive sleepiness, snor¬ing, difficulty falling asleep during normal sleeping hours and abnormal be¬haviors such as restless leg syndrome. There are even disorders that cause you to get too much sleep. The most well known disorder being insomnia.

Insomnia may mean you have a hard time going to sleep or that you have a hard time staying asleep. Usually, you will know if you are experiencing insomnia because you will remember tossing and turning or being awake at night.

Insomniacs typically complain of being unable to close their eyes or “rest their mind” for more than a few minutes at a time.

Insomnia can be caused by fear, stress, anxiety, medications, herbs, caffeine, depression, or other mental conditions and sometimes occurs for no apparent reason. An overactive mind or physical pain may also be causes. Finding the underlying cause of insomnia is usually necessary to cure it.

There are many ways to relax at night so you can fall asleep easily. One relaxation technique is practiced by tensing certain muscle groups and then totally relaxing them. A relaxation method that calls for an individual to repeat a set of visualizations to induce a state of relaxation.

Concentration on an object of thought or awareness that can calm and relax the body and mind is another good technique. Being aware of and managing the amount of stress in your life can allow you to more easily relax at night when it’s time to sleep.

Stimulus Control therapy reassociates the bed and bed¬room with sleeping by limiting the amount of time spent in the bedroom for non-sleep activities. So move the TV, computer and office out of the bedroom.

Reduce the use of stimulants and depressants and avoid¬ing big meals just before bed can help reduce the risk of insomnia episodes.

These alternative treatments can have an extremely calming effect on your nervous system.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)
Autogenic training
Stress management
Stimulus control
Diet management
Acupuncture, acupressure, and massage

Music playing softly in the bedroom can also help, especially after soaking in a warm bath. There are many ways to relax and insomnia is mostly caused by not being able to relax and turn the mind off, when it is time to go to sleep.