The Power of Music - Deeper Sleeper with Sealy UKI love music. It's been a big part of my life since childhood and, while I don't have the same amount of time to keep on top of all of the latest releases and hang on websites trying to score tickets to my favourites' gigs, or attend the gig even, I still listen to music everyday.
I've long been aware of the mood-changing potential of music. Whether it's an energising track to get your feet moving more quickly when out for a run, one of your favourite tracks which transports you to a happy place by hearing just a few notes, or a romantic track to create a mood on date night, music has power. This month's treat from the Sealy UK Deeper Sleep Panel focuses on the power of music to relax and calm, and help you get ready for a good night's sleep.
Getting to sleep has been an issue for me since I was a teenager and I've often used music to help with this. Back in the day it was drifting off with John Peel's dulcet tones and musical selection to soothe me to sleep. Obviously sharing a bed with Ian means that it's difficult for me to use music or radio in the same way as it could disturb him. In actuality he sleeps like a sedated elephant so it wouldn't be that difficult. Sealy UK have sent me a nifty gadget this month to make it easy for me to drift off with a little music.
It's super simple to use the speaker pillow and you don't need headphones. Simply plug your phone or MP3 player into the lead attached to the pillow, use the volume controls on your device, place your head on the pillow and off you go.
When this pillow arrived I was sceptical. I couldn't understand how it works - there's a speaker inside but you can't feel it at all. The pillow is very comfortable to place your head upon. It really works. I can play music or the radio through it and neither my partner nor our littlest son who is still sleeping in our room are disturbed. It's brilliant!
The only downside to this pillow is that it can't be machine washed. You can sponge it and air dry it though so I can't imagine that it will be too much of an issue. The lead is quite long so you can place your device quite far away if you don't like sleeping with your phone near your head, like me.
I've been using this pillow every night for the past couple of weeks and it is helping me to drop off to sleep. I'm so surprised that it works but it definitely does. Listening to music is my favourite way to relax and clear my mind at bedtime so I'm delighted to have it.
This month's Deeper Sleeper delivery has been inspired. I'll be back next month to try another sleep solution.
I am a member of the Sealy UK Deeper Sleeper Panel and was sent this pillow to try this month