21 Soothing Songs To Fall Asleep To That Will Help You Get The Rest You Deserve

Some people need absolute silence in order to fall asleep, but others need some sort of noise in the background, whether it's white noise, the relaxing sounds of nature, your favorite TV show, or even music. Certain songs can have therapeutic effects for some people that make it easier for them to doze off into a nice slumber, or to simply just relax. If you fall asleep to music, then you probably have your go-to playlist, but even those lose effect after a while. So, if you're looking for the perfect songs to fall asleep to, look no further.

It's not totally surprising that some tunes can help us fall asleep for the night. Music releases serotonin in the brain, a natural chemical that relaxes us and enhances our mood, as reported by BBC. The key is to choose songs that you love, but not ones you enjoy so much that they will rile you up. It's much like when people sing lullabies to help babies fall asleep. Only this time, we can enjoy Beyoncé's heavenly vocals, not the well-meaning but unimpressive singing voice of our guardians.

Whether you need some new songs to add to your bedtime playlist or just some chill bops for the beach or bathtub (prime self-care time), these 21 songs are some of the most excellent choices to soothe your body and mind. Some are old, some are new, but all of them are great contenders to make you feel relaxed and new.