As we all know, music always has that special relaxing effect whenever we choose to sit down and listen to our favorite songs. Without music, our moment of relaxation and unwinding seems to be incomplete. Listening to music is also very helpful to those people who are suffering panic and anxiety disorders as some sort of theraphy. In this case, music makes them feel calm to the point that they can easily go to sleep. Music theraphy is more effectively done during the night as we all would like to doze off easier.
Interestingly, music can also have that opposite effect on us, if we still have a lot to do during nighttime. For example, people who are rushing to complete their assignments or jobs need to have their brains active and focused, and they could just not afford to fall asleep, not even for a minute. In this case, music must bring our minds to its active state.
The Key Is Choosing The Right Music To Keep Us Awake
You must be very careful in choosing the song to play in your phones if you really want to avoid falling asleep. This is especially needed when you are driving home in the wee hours. Listening to the wrong type of song will easily make you yawn and crave for your soft pillows. You may have a favorite song with nice melody that you want to hear everytime, but it might be slow and mellow to keep you awake. The worst thing that could happen is you enjoying the song so much that you become too relaxed and then fell asleep. This situation will not help you when you are checking out the cool deals at the Amazon Great Indian Sale.
If you want some throwback from decades ago that are upbeat and groovy, you can add “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and “Dancing on the Ceiling” by Lionel Richie. Also try listening to the the great hits from Michael Jackson like “Bad” and “Beat It,” or jive with Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know.”
If you want some relatively modern songs that will energize your body throughout the night, add “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen and “Misery Business” by Paramore. You can also transcend to a party feeling by playing Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” and “Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus.
Check The BPM Of The Song You Are Playing To Know If It Will Make You Fall Asleep
Research has proven that music has that inevitable effect on the human brain, that is why you should be wise in taking advantage of it. If you want a type of song to stay awake, you must choose a song that has double the BPM (beats per minute) of our own pulse rate. Our regular pulse at rest or while sleeping is around 60 BPM, so we need to listen to music with at least 120 BPM.