Sleep sounds playlists are growing in popularity as more people struggle to get a good night’s rest. As health professionals across the globe can confirm, achieving consistent quality sleep is one of the major components in maintaining a person’s physical and mental health. Sleep-related issues such as insomnia, sleep deprivation, and frequent restlessness can negatively impact a person’s hormone levels, mood, blood pressure, heart health, and body weight. According to a 2016 study from the United States’ Centers for Disease Control, more than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis. This was the first study to document estimates of self-reported healthy sleep duration (7 or more hours per day) for all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommends that adults between 18–60 years sleep at least 7 hours each night to promote optimal health and well-being. If you are falling below this ideal amount of sleep each night, help is available with the simple click of a ‘play’ button.
Recent technological advancements have freed us from relying on traditional white noise machines and have given us drastically more sophisticated options. Specially curated playlists and sleep albums have become an accessible solution for many seeking better quality rest. This series of five sleep-promoting playlists were created by Endel, a sound technology that generates real-time personalized soundscapes to enhance sleep, relaxation, and focus. Endel’s core algorithm is based on circadian rhythms, pentatonic scale, and sound masking. The globally available iOS app was created by Berlin-based team of artists, developers, and scientists. These playlists feature scientifically proven and expertly crafted sleep sounds to help you enjoy the benefits of restorative slumber.
Click the “play” button below to preview the Clear Night, Cloudy Night, Rainy Night, Foggy Morning, and Cloudy Afternoon playlists! Choose “listen” in the top right corner if you wish to view the full album via Apple Music or Spotify.
Sleep Sounds Playlists: Clear Night Preview
Sleep Sounds Playlists: Cloudy Night Preview
Sleep Sounds Playlists: Rainy Night Preview
Sleep Sounds Playlists: Foggy Morning Preview
Sleep Sounds Playlists: Cloudy Afternoon Preview
Multiple scientific studies indicate that certain types of music and sounds have the power to help lull us into a deep sleep. Sounds inspired by nature, devoid of instrumentation or human vocals, have been shown to be equally or even more effective than traditionally composed melodies.
The tracks featured on these five playlists were produced with specifically pentatonic scale in mind – the musical scale with five notes per octave. The use of the pentatonic scale and pure intonation results in simple, pleasant sounds that are physiologically natural. Music that falls into the category has a global reach and remains an important historical link between cultures.
When pentatonic melodies and pure intonation are joined, the most relaxing ambient combinations possible are created as a result. Enjoy higher-quality sleep by utilizing these playlists which represent the perfect balance between technology, engineering, and the influence of nature.
Remember to share these sleep sounds playlists with friends and family seeking a better night’s sleep!