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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Music for Insomnia in Adults

Description of Resource: 
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that causes reduced quality of life and can impair physical and mental health. This systematic review assessed the effects of listening to music on insomnia in adults. It identified 6 studies with a total of 314 participants. It found evidence that music may be effective for improving subjective sleep quality in adults with insomnia symptoms. The intervention is safe and easy to administer. More research is needed to establish the effect of listening to music on other aspects of sleep, as well as the daytime consequences of insomnia.

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Review
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Sleep Health
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Jespersen KV, Koenig J, Jennum P, Vuust P. Music for insomnia in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2018 Mar 30];(8). Art. No.: CD010459. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010459.pub2. Available from: