Our best-selling Music for Dreams collection is designed help transport your body and mind to a state of peace, tranquility and deep relaxation. The albums are a marriage of music and medicine. The peaceful sounds will help regulate your breathing and heart rate, and induce a healthy and regenerative sleep.
Music for Dreams was recorded with the intention of inducing a deep and restorative sleep for both adults and children. Volume I was clinically tested and shown to decrease sleep latency time in children by up to 50% (this is the time it takes to fall asleep from the time that lights are turned out).
The hypnotic qualities of the music are emphasized in this new compilation of piano classics chosen, performed, and recorded by Magdalena Baczewska. The pianist purposely minimizes fluctuations in tempo, volume, and style to help promote the transition from wakefulness to sleep. To find out more about music and sleep visit www.bluesleepmusic.com
Music affects our brains, minds, thoughts, and spirits. Physicians and other medical providers widely recognize and employ its therapeutic qualities. Music is used in hospitals to alleviate pain in conjunction with anesthesia or pain medication; to elevate patients’ moods and help treat their depression; to promote movement for physical rehabilitation; to calm, sedate, or otherwise induce sleep; to counteract apprehension or fear; and to lessen muscle tension and achieve relaxation of the autonomic nervous system.
Throughout history, the healing influences of music have been well documented. There are references in the Bible to David soothing the spirits of King Saul with his harp. Orpheus charmed the gods with his lute into another chance at lost love. In short, the restorative effects of music have been recognized for centuries. Ancient Greek, Roman, and Chinese philosophers all believed that music had the power to heal body and soul.
We know from experience that gentle music can lull us to sleep. Moreover, studies show that music can also relieve pain by lowering blood pressure, normalizing irregular heartbeats, providing positive distraction, promoting deep relaxation, and relieving insomnia. Additionally, music encourages the recollection of suppressed memories, the relief of anxiety, improvement in mood, and the alleviation of depression.
Music can calm or stimulate us. We are born with a tendency to interpret sounds in particular ways. Much as a blaring car horn can be stressful, sounds which are slower, longer, and quieter tend to be interpreted as calming. From chanting during meditation to singing a lullaby to a newborn child, soothing music can be the key to deep, peaceful relaxation.
MAGDALENA STERN-BACZEWSKA, D.M.A.
Artistic Director, BlueSleep Music
Magdalena created the first Music for Dreams collection for BlueSleep in 2009. Together with Gene Pritsker, aka. Noizepunk, she has also composed and recorded the music playing in the EnergyPod by Metronap at the Google headquarters, and around the world. A world-class concert pianist performing across the globe; Magdalena is the director of the Music Performance Program and faculty at Columbia University. More info at MagdalenaNYC.com
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska: "We created the original Music for Dreams albums for the purpose of inducing deep relaxation, and to help Dr. Stern's patients at the Bluesleep Center get better quality sleep. Having tested the music on children, we found that with Music for Dreams at bedtime, their sleep onset reduced by half, meaning that they fell asleep twice as fast. Our ancient predecessors already documented music's calming power. Music is universally known to soothe the spirits, and in this case it proves to be effective as a sleep aid, and unlike sleeping pills, does not have any side effects."
Jordan STERN, M.D.
BlueSleep Music is Dr. Jordan Stern's brainchild. Jordan is an award-winning Head and Neck Surgeon, Sleep Specialist, and New York Times best-selling author. He is passionate about health and music and truly believes in the power of music to promote deep and restful sleep. With Music for Dreams, he has reached listeners of all ages around the world and recommends it to all his patients as part of their sleep treatment.
Over 1 billion people suffer from sleep apnea, a disorder which is associated with chronic diseases and a reduced life expectancy. BlueSleep centers use the newest technology to diagnose and treat sleep apnea and other sleep disorders - music plays an important role in the care of the patients. More information at: www.bluesleep.com