Music and Sleep
The children will be able to fall asleep more quickly while listening to classical music as opposed to other types of music.
Sleep and children
Sleep is a state of unconsciousness. It is when our heartbeat slows down and the body goes into a state of rest Generally, children need more sleep than adults because they are in their growing phase and need to build more bones, tissue and muscles. For example, adults require about 6-7 hours of sleep, older children require about 12 hours of sleep and infants require about 18 hours of sleep.
While babies are still in their mother’s womb, they are listen to their mother’s heartbeat everyday. They are accustomed to soft rhythmic beats in the background. This is why when a crying child is cuddled, the warmth and the familiar sound of its mother's heartbeat calms the child down. When children are made to sleep in a quiet room, this sudden silence might cause fear, discomfort and insecurity. Some background music will help the children to adjust to the quietness of the room, helping them to fall asleep more quickly, and easily.
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