Brain Music Soothes Away Anxiety
and Promotes Sleep
Finding it hard to nod off at night? Then a little
personalized "brain music" could be exactly what you need.
Researchers from the University of Toronto studied the specific
rhythmic and tonal patterns that create a meditative condition in
insomniacs. The researchers then designed a computer programme that
creates individually tailored "brain music" to match
these sleep-inducing brain waves.
Recent tests of the "brain music" on people
who had suffered from insomnia for at least two years revealed that
the music helps to reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Study leader
Leonard Kayumov, said: "Brain music therapy, because of its
more favourable side-effect profile, may represent a possible alternative
for therapeutic management of insomnia and anxiety."