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The Perfect Playlist to Get a Goodnight Sleep

The Perfect Playlist for Getting a Goodnight Sleep…

Although the exam period may be over, assessments are still coming, readings are piling up and everything else is being pushed to the back burner. Hopefully, with this playlist, having a goodnight’s sleep should be one less thing to worry about.

I’ve always struggled going to sleep. Sometimes my mind thinks of all the things that happened during the day, and all the things I need to achieve the day after. A few things I’ve learnt to do is:

  • Turn off or put away any electronic devices at least an hour before going to bed
  • Don’t drink caffeine before bed (If you’re a fan of tea, Chamomile really helps)
  • Make a list of all the things that are in your mind, whether it be a to do list for tomorrow or everything good that happened during the day
  • Putting a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow
  • Listening to relaxing music (including pieces from this playlist!) either that or gentle noises such as rain or ocean noises (links to these playlists are below)
  • If you can’t get to sleep after about 15 minutes, get up and do something away from bed.

Of course, not all of these may work, but the best thing is to experiment with these things to see what does and doesn’t help.

If listening to music helps you to get off to sleep, this playlist is designed to help you do that. As I have said in a few of my last articles, listening to solo piano music has always been something that I enjoy listening to. I have also added a few string pieces too, particularly a few with a harp, all of which sound really gentle alongside the piano. All the pieces listed are all slow and gentle pieces, all to help getting to sleep a bit easier.

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Here is the list:

The Promise-Jason Boyd

Nocturne No. 2 in E Flat Major, Op 9-Chopin

Etude No. 5-Philip Glass

Vigil II-Birkin

River Flows in You-Yurima

Claire De Lune-Debussy

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2- “Moonlight”: 1. Adagio Sostenuto-Beethoven

And Along Came the Rain-Elba

Night Bird Song-Calm Music for Studying

Waltz in A Flat Major-Laura Silberberg

Fireflies-Leslie Jones

By Night-Sophie Hutchings

Longing-Kari Bin

Lilac-Martin Landh

My Edward and I-Dario Marianelli

Gymnopedies-1. Lent Et Douloureux- Satie

Perfect-The Piano Guys

Attic Romance-Jonatan Mollberg

Epilogue-Kristoffer Wallin

Arcadiana: VI. O Albion-The Calder Quartet

Ave Maria-Bach, Charles Gounod, Yo Yo Ma

If listening to music doesn’t help, try these other playlists too:

A Sudden Rainstorm-This is filled with nothing but the sound of rain. If you want to listen to something more gentle, Spotify also do a playlist called Gentle Rains too!

Ocean escapes-Another playlist filled with gentle sounds of the ocean

Hope this helps, have a good week everyone!

By Becky Abel

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