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No evidence for this: Classical music is wonderful, relaxing and exciting at times both recorded and attending live concerts (nothing like it). But there is no proof that your creativity or intellectual capacity will be altered. You might extend your creativity to newer areas while relaxing with classical music and it might stimulate alternative thinking. Your infant may sleep better with it but it will not be smarter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A Book! Not An i-Pad: Depends on you. Some like to do both. In fact, I saw a guy at the gym last night on an indoor bike with the TV and radio both blasting while he also read from a book. Go figure. So try them for yourself. I read Moby Dick every night for many months and fell asleep each night after two pages. Choose music that doesn't engage you too much, like ambient or mild classical. Shy away from The Who or U2 ...Read more
Sadly no proof: Classical music is wonderful, relaxing and exciting at times both recorded and attanding live concerts (nothing like it). But there is no proof that your creativity or intellectual capacity will be altered. You might extend your creativity to newer areas while relaxing with classical music and it might stimulate alternative thinking. So enjoy it and create something new for the rest of us. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Try to avoid stimulating activities right before bedtime (no violent computer games, etc.). Take technology out of the bedroom (except for an alarm clock :). Don't use your laptop, ipad, any other tablet right before bed; have light snack, e.g. Cheese and crackers, if hungry; warm showers, keep your room on a cooler side; relaxation, positive visualizations. Hope that helps. Good luck! ...Read more
Sleep: It's worth a try! you should notice a difference after you have started listening to them. Then you'lll know for sure. ...Read more
Doesn't matter: It doesn't matter, which ever you prefer. ...Read more
Absolutely: Music therapy may aid in relaxation and decreased anxiety. It may also help a person with anxiety and trouble with sleep onset be able to get proper rest. Proper rest and decrease in anxiety symptoms will aid depression. Also, with depression treatment, you should make time for yourself to do enjoyable activities, such as music, if you like it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The key: to using any relaxation method with insomnia is to concentrate of relaxing, not on falling sleep. Mindfulness meditation, deep muscle relaxation, pleasant imagery, and physical methods such as a warm bath can help but when you think about how badly you want to sleep and "try hard", you stay awake. Studies even show trying to stay awake helps you fall asleep! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can short exposure to loud music harm a 33wk fetus hearing? at husband xmas party. Music very loud & bass vibrating.10min exposure before left.
Possibly: If the volume is too loud with head phones or ear buds like an ipod etc. Then you can very definitely damage your hearing esp. High frequency. The volume should never be so loud that it causes you to not hear someone trying to talk to you or that causes ringing in ears immediately afterwards. Rock concerts can be esp. Bad for this - wearing ear plugs is probably the best way to prevent damage here. ...Read more
While withdrawing from benzos, is it safe to look at flashing lights? Example: visualization in music player.
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