While the former uses various musical instruments, a sound bath (or sound therapy) uses vibrating instruments. On an even larger scale, almost 40,000 members have searched for virtual sound bath meetings in 165 groups around the world, and the number is growing. Sound therapy reduces thought chatter and allows the mind to naturally transition into the slower rhythms that lead to sleep. The didgeridoo, which has been used to heal people with sounds for at least 40,000 years, has been studied as a sleep aid for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Sound therapy suppresses thought chatter and allows the mind to naturally transition into the slower rhythms that lead to sleep. Sound therapy helps you fall asleep in two ways.
Can music therapy help with sleep disorders?
Music research hypotheses can briefly and concisely address the decisions as to how and why the selected music is likely to be most suitable for inducing sleep. As the importance of sleep for hospital recovery and the side effects of sleeping aids are increasingly recognized, nonpharmacological alternatives such as music and music therapy are considered safe options and may be cognitively and neurologically indicated. The “Song of Kin” music therapy intervention proved effective regardless of whether it was offered by a parent or by a music therapist. For example, no evaluation examined decisions regarding the properties of the elements used in music (melody, harmony, rhythm, beat, timbre, structure), which would lead researchers to hypothesize how these factors might affect the neural mechanisms involved in sleep.