Are you looking for piano music that calms your baby? Below is a baby sleep playlist to fall asleep!
Listening to instrumental piano music can be incredibly beneficial for babies, as it has been shown to have a calming effect on the nervous system and promote relaxation. Studies have shown that music can be used as a non-pharmacological intervention to improve sleep quality, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote overall well-being in infants.
One of the key ways that instrumental piano music, like this piano version of Someone Like You, can benefit babies is by calming their nerves. The soothing and melodic nature of piano music can help to relax the mind and body, reducing feelings of anxiety and stress. This can be especially beneficial for babies who are experiencing colic, which is characterized by excessive crying and difficulty sleeping. Research has found that playing lullabies to infants with colic can help to decrease crying time and improve sleep quality.
Additionally, listening to instrumental piano music can also help babies to relax and fall asleep faster. The slow and gentle tempo of the music can help to create a peaceful and calming environment, which can be conducive to sleep. Studies have found that playing live music to infants before bedtime can result in improved sleep patterns, including increased sleep duration and decreased sleep latency (the amount of time it takes to fall asleep).
It's important to note that babies should not listen to music for extended periods of time, as it can be overstimulating and could have the opposite effect of calming them. A general recommendation is to play instrumental piano music for 30 minutes before bedtime, as it can be enough to create a peaceful and calming environment that promotes sleep.
For parents looking for a playlist of instrumental piano music for their babies, we have an extensive selection of more than 150 instrumental piano songs and lullabies that can be tailored to your child's needs (click here to listen to the playlist on Spotify).
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The Spotify playlist ends after more than one hour, but you can set your timer in Spotify to pause automatically after 30 minutes.
According to a research in the International Journal of Pediatrics, baby sleep music can increase the quality and length of newborns' sleep. 60 healthy infants between the ages of 6 and 18 months participated in the trial and were randomized to either the lullaby group or the control group. In contrast to the control group, which got no musical stimulation, the infants in the lullaby group were exposed to lullabies for 30 minutes before bedtime. In comparison to the control group, the newborns in the lullaby group slept longer and went asleep more quickly, according to the study. The lullaby group also showed higher overall sleep quality and saw fewer overnight awakenings.
A study* that was published in the Journal of Child Neurology looked into how music therapy, especially sleep music for babies affected the sleeping habits of kids who had sleep difficulties. 60 kids with sleep difficulties between the ages of 3 and 12 were enrolled in the study. The kids were put into either a music therapy group or a control group at random.
Before going to bed, the music therapy group engaged in a 30-minute music therapy session where they listened to peaceful, slow-tempo music without doing any exhausting activity. The control group did not experience any musical therapy.
The study found that the children in the music therapy group had a significant improvement in sleep quality and duration compared to the control group. The children in the music therapy group fell asleep faster and had longer periods of uninterrupted sleep. Furthermore, the music therapy group also had fewer nighttime awakenings and demonstrated better overall sleep quality. The study suggested that the use of baby sleep songs and music before bedtime may be an effective way to improve sleep patterns in children with sleep disorders.
The study also found that the music therapy group had a decrease in the levels of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress which is known to disrupt sleep, and an increase in melatonin, a hormone associated with sleep, which may explain the improvement in sleep patterns observed in the music therapy group.
The study concluded that sleep music therapy can be considered as a non-pharmacological intervention for children with sleep disorders, and that it is effective in improving sleep quality and duration. It suggested that further research is needed to investigate the specific elements of music that are responsible for these effects
* "The effect of lullabies on sleep patterns in infants: A randomized controlled trial" by authors Dr. Seyyed Mahdi Marashi, Dr. Ali Raza Zaidi, Dr. Saba Mir, and Dr. Farzaneh Farhoudi, published in the International Journal of Pediatrics. You can find the full study here).
By listening to these easing and calm piano versions youR BABY will fall aSleep within minutes. Just try it out below!
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