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Old September 30th, 2012 (3:02 PM).
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    I'm trying this right now! Playing some Youth Lagoon in the background while I'm trying to go to sleep. So far, it's not working. Have any of you guys ever tried to use music to help you fall asleep? What did you listen to and how did you listen to it (i.e. headphones or speakers)? Did it even work?

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    Old September 30th, 2012 (5:15 PM).
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    Music keeps me up. I can't sleep with any sounds going on around me other than the sound of a fan and natural sounds coming from outside, like rain and thunder.
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    Old September 30th, 2012 (5:40 PM).
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      Music keeps me up. I can't sleep with any sounds going on around me other than the sound of a fan and natural sounds coming from outside, like rain and thunder.
      This. I always need my mind clear when I'm trying to sleep. ...And music doesn't really help me with that.
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      Old September 30th, 2012 (7:20 PM).
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      I used to have a playlist for sleep time and I'd let it go on and on while I tried to sleep and I'd try to remember the last song I heard when I woke up. And then I would go check last.fm to see how quick I fell asleep going by the last song I heard prior to falling asleep. It never really made me fall asleep, cause I'd listen and reflect depending on the song and how it made me feel, especially when I do a lot of thinking at night in my bed. But usually I was already really tired and I don't like the room being silent when I go to bed. It freaks me out.

      I don't do that anymore though. I do however use ProtonJonSA's Superman 64 LP to fall asleep though. The music in that game is so bland that it luls me and then I laugh at the commentary so I can go to sleep happy.
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      Old September 30th, 2012 (8:57 PM).
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      Yes, I've tried falling asleep to music. As nice as the music sounded, the headphones were too bulky and in the way, and the music was...distracting. Perhaps that's because it was Disney I was listening to. :/
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      Old September 30th, 2012 (8:59 PM).
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      I usually listen to music before going to bed , but not sure if that counts as using it to help me sleep. I sometimes put on quiet peaceful ambient or classical music (like Adam Young of Owl City's ambient project, Port Blue) to me sleep and it works alright. It calms me enough to want to go to sleep. I use to have sleep timer playlist on my iPod with soft music just for sleeping. I worked alright until my iPod broke. :(
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      Old September 30th, 2012 (9:32 PM).
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      I can never sleep with music... I'm too fixated on listening so I forget to sleep :D
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      Old October 1st, 2012 (3:49 AM).
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        The only album I've successfully fallen asleep/slept to is Hliðskjálf by Burzum. It's dark ambient, so it's very easy to relax to.
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        Old October 1st, 2012 (5:11 AM).
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        I can't actually fall asleep without music. I hate going to sleep when nothing is playing, I just hate the silence. I can't fall asleep if a DVD or something is playing in the background, either, it makes me want to stay awake and watch. Music is my only option, I just put my earphones in and drift off. I usually wake up lying on my iPod or my earphones wrapped around my arm or something but idc. The music I actually fall asleep to is usually glee. idec what people say it helps me sleep so....
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        Old October 1st, 2012 (5:32 AM).
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          Yeah, sometimes classical music can make me drowsing. I listen the music with headphones, browsing with my Android and lie down to the bed. That will make me sleeping in about 30-80 minutes. Its all because the melody of music. They made my eyes heavy for still awake :D
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          Old October 1st, 2012 (11:07 AM).
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          Only rarely do I listen to music to fall asleep. It usually doesn't help. For me, it's got to be music I know really well. It helps if it's also vocals-light (or has no vocals at all) and is low-energy.

          I would use headphones because that helps drown out any other sounds that might be keeping me from sleeping.

          This is some of what I'd listen to.

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          Old October 1st, 2012 (12:00 PM).
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            Used to do it when I was 12-13, never been able to do it since then.

            But I sleep easily if the TV is on, just can't do music. Iunno.
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              I made some hypnosis tunes and they made me fall asleep.
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              Old October 1st, 2012 (12:21 PM).
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                I actually can't fall asleep to music. Even if it is some sort of lullaby thing or very soft. It actually wakes me up more than anything :cc I am a very light sleeper.
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                Old October 2nd, 2012 (4:44 AM).
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                I'm not sure whether music actually helps me or not to be true. I tend to find headphones too much of a distraction when I'm tossing and turning, but don't really have a stereo to use or anything. Things I have listened to in the past though would be Damien Rice and Ludovico Einaudi, so east-listening really. I wouldn't listen to anything overly full of energy.

                Most commonly I listen to audio-books to help me to sleep. I find those are the most soothing. However, then I find myself not remembering some of what was said when I fell asleep so it's a win-lose situation.
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                Old October 2nd, 2012 (7:39 AM).
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                  I've slept to heavy metal on several occasions. Usually on lengthy car trips I put the earphones in and doze off. I've played metal through the stereo a few nights and I did fall asleep to it but I think the earphones are more effective for me.
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                    For the past couple weeks, I have been listening to music as I fall asleep almost every night. It doesn't seem to matter what type of music it is as long as I enjoy it. The only downside is my earphones get all tangled up in my sleep and I had to replace a pair before because one of the earbuds died and listening to music out of one ear is not very enjoyable.
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                    Old October 2nd, 2012 (10:55 PM).
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                    During car rides I would have music in and be getting some rest unless I'm driving. Then I use music to keep myself awake. When I'm in bed though sometimes I can fall asleep to music, but it's usually a light sleep and wake up several times. Only when I'm extremely tired do I fall asleep to music then.

                    Other than that, more than not music wakes me up. When my sister puts on her music while doing her morning things before school it typically wakes me up and I lay around half-sleep until she's off to school.
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                      at night im in my bed iphone in my hand with headphones in my ears listening to linkin park
                      i can fall asleep without it but it takes 5 times as long to fall asleep i'd recommend trying it
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                      Just like Patchisou Yutohru mentioned, I can't sleep with sounds on except for the fan or the sounds of nature, but for me it must be a bit on the colder side, I need to be in a comfy position on the bed. Otherwise I will just be lying in bed turning from one side to another.

                      Once in a while I will fall a sleep watching a TV show or movie that is on but after I had a big meal.
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                      Old October 4th, 2012 (6:47 PM).
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                      Absolutely! I just jam a pair of 'buds in, crank up my regular playlist of favorites and close my eyes. It's a little difficult to resist singing along to the tracks, but I end up muscling through and falling asleep everytime. I often can't fall asleep otherwise so it's all good in the 'hood.
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                      Old October 4th, 2012 (9:18 PM).
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                      I can usually "relax" with music on, but if I want to go out like sleeeeeeep I need to put it away. The earbuds-on-pillowcase sound is so annoying, and I hate the pressure.

                      But it usually keeps me up :P
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                      With me, I'll just say that I rarely can get to sleep without music. So I always have music playing when I go to bed. Now, sometimes the music keeps me awake and sometimes it helps me drift to sleep, but I know that I can't fall asleep in total silence.

                      I do try to listen to softer music at night and that seems to help relax me... unless I simply can't get to sleep.
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                        I struggle falling asleep all together, it usually takes my body around 2 hours of rolling in bed to realise "Oh wait it's sleepy time!" and then I get drowsy.
                        Music helps me get to this stage faster other than watching the clock tick over.

                        Also I HATE fans, they're so annoying when I'm trying to sleep which is why I hate sleeping in the Summer. The sound it's just so ridiculous.
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                          This only works for me if its like, classical music or something. xD And I have to be tired in the first place for that to work, so no, music does not help me sleep.
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