If you have ever had trouble falling asleep or you were just in need of a soothing soundtrack to get you there, next time try Adele’s music. Hotel chain Travelodge has undertaken a survey of 2,000 people and Adele’s music was voted the best soundtrack for sleeping.
Many of us can’t get a good night’s sleep for weeks in a row. Falling asleep is the hardest part, with many struggling with the bed sheets, the pillow, the bed itself, the clothes and everything else until they eventually fall asleep of exhaustion. Many have tried relaxing with music. A survey of 2,000 people found that the best soundtrack to fall asleep on is made of Adele’s music.
Having the most popular music for sleeping isn’t exactly the kind of advertising “Skyfall” producers would want for their soundtrack artist. But Adele was the top choice in the survey conducted by hotel chain Travelodge. Adele dethroned Coldplay, who was top of the list for two years (in 2008 and 2010). Snow Patrol and One Direction made it to top five most popular soundtracks to fall asleep on.
The Travelodge group explained the purpose of their survey is to give customers the best way to de-stress. “After a long stressful day it’s essential that you de-stress to aid sleep and listening to music will help focus your attention and assist your body and mind to relax” said a spokeswoman for the hotel chain.
Sleep experts agree that music can improve the quality of your nighttime rest. “Results from various sleep studies undertaken with a variety of male and female groups, has indicated that listening to soft, relaxing music at bedtime leads to a number of different benefits to a night’s sleep” said Stevie Williams, sleep researcher with the Edinburgh Sleep Centre.
On an average, adults sleep about seven hours a night, but that’s not a rule of thumb as to how many sleep hours you need per night. For many, sleeping more than six – seven hours a night isn’t even an option, since work, family, stress and everyday chores limit the number of hours they actually have for themselves. For many, sleeping until the body says “I’m good now, all fresh and ready for a new day” doesn’t happen too often. So, at least make the most of the few hours you have available.