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Brain Music Soothes Away Anxiety and Promotes Sleep

16 years, 5 months ago

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Posted on Sep 30, 2002, 7 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Finding it hard to nod off at night. Then a little personalized "brain music" could be exactly what you need. Researchers from the University of Toronto studied the specific rhythmic and tonal patterns that create a meditative condition in insomniacs. The researchers then designed a computer programme that creates individually tailored "brain music" to match these sleep-inducing brain waves.

Finding it hard to nod off at night? Then a little personalized "brain music" could be exactly what you need. Researchers from the University of Toronto studied the specific rhythmic and tonal patterns that create a meditative condition in insomniacs. The researchers then designed a computer programme that creates individually tailored "brain music" to match these sleep-inducing brain waves. Recent tests of the "brain music" on people who had suffered from insomnia for at least two years revealed that the music helps to reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Study leader Leonard Kayumov, said: "Brain music therapy, because of its more favourable side-effect profile, may represent a possible alternative for therapeutic management of insomnia and anxiety."

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.bbc.co.uk on the 17th August 2002

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