Expert advice on what music you should listen to for a good night’s sleep

We’re all tapped into social media and seemingly 24-7 screen time. But we should be relaxing and making time to wind down before sleep, says one expert.

Dr. Michael J. Breus, who calls himself the Sleep Doctor, suggests on his website that we rethink our nighttime rituals so we can sleep better and decrease stress.

As much as the right music can take us from mediocre to magnificent during a workout, the right music can assist in creating better sleep and sleep patterns, such as falling asleep more easily and staying asleep—all of which works toward decreasing stress and bolstering the immune system.

Breus recommends something that is soothing and with a rhythm of 60 to 80 beats per  minute, but stay clear of music that triggers an emotional response. And, not surprisingly, he recommends music without lyrics.