I’ve found listening to music when I can’t sleep is quite good at relaxing my mind and stopping memories of moments throughout my life that make me cringe whirring around my head.
I’ve had a specific playlist on my iPod for this purpose that consists of a weird mixture of stuff I like now and from about 8 years ago:
Samson - Regina Spektor
The House That Guilt Built - The Wrens
Nude - Radiohead
Death with Dignity - Sufjan Stevens
Toothpaste Kisses - The Maccabees
Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl - Broken Social Scene
I don’t think I’ve listened to Regina Spektor or The Maccabees outside of this playlist for many many years.
Does anyone else use music to go to sleep? Does anyone have a bespoke playlist? What songs do you think would be good for such a playlist? LMK.