On Saturday night 11th April BBC Radio3 broadcast composer Max Richter’s ‘Sleep’ from 11pm until 7am. It had been previously performed live at the Wellcome Institute London to an audience in sleeping bags on camp beds.
All I can say is, it worked for me. I drifted off, may have awakened once and turned over, and enjoyed my best night’s sleep in years.
Did anyone else listen? It is now available on BBC Sounds.
That sounds great so I will try it tonight and let you know. There are many different hour-long relaxing music mixes on You Tube which I use already. They are perfect to listen to in bed as they keep your brain engaged instead of thinking!
Mattie, I of course only heard a section about 2 hours in, until I fell asleep, also a few minutes about 3 hours later when I was briefly conscious. I had no particular expectations but was pleased to find it helped me.
I've had a listen but have not tried it in bed. I'm not sure there is enough of a tune for me. Most of the relaxing music I listen to does have a semblance of a tune for my brain to latch onto, even if it is slow and repetitive. There is lots of meditation music on You Tube if you search for 'chillout music'. Some is similar to this, just a slow series of notes, others are more tuneful. I suppose it's finding something that suits.