Music in the background is a good way to relax if you suffer from a sleep disorder such as insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by chronic problems falling asleep, staying asleep or only sleeping for several hours and being wake unable to fall back to sleep. It is typically followed by functional impairment while awake. Both organic and non-organic insomnia constitute a sleep disorder

It can be caused by another disorder, by changes in the sleep environment, by the timing of sleep, or by stress. Researchers do not know exactly why people need sleep, but we do know that lack of sleep can kill. Humans deprived of sleep for long periods begin hallucinating and develop other mental problems.

If sleep time isn’t a good time for you, talk to your doctor or healthcare professional about your options. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) makes sure that people with sleep problems get the best medical care.
Sleep medicine is a recognized medical subspecialty. Doctors who specialize in sleep medicine help people who are unable to sleep well. Sleep doctors are able to detect and treat both common and rare sleep disorders. Some common sleep disorders are insomnia, jet lag, sleepwalking, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Your doctor will recommend trying to get to sleep by changing your sleep habits from bad to good.
These include reducing stress by using visualization or relaxation techniques, making lifestyle changes such as no-smoking, no caffeine, no daytime naps, or getting more light during the day. Other natural or best sleep aids are changing to a healthier diet and starting an exercise program. A healthy body is better able to have no sleep problems.

Soft music playing in the background is also a way to help you relax and fall sleep. Or you may find that using one of those machine that makes the sound of rain falling, or waterfalls, can also help.

But if these natural ways to help you sleep, do not help, and your sleep problem continues nightly for at least 2 weeks, you should visit with a sleep specialist or your family doctor as sleep disorders can be symptoms of a medical condition.

But try the soft music after soaking in a warm bath first. You might be surprised how much that will help especially if you add a warm glass of milk.