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Do You Dream of Me? is a collection of original love songs and lullabies designed specifically to help children fall asleep using a successful music therapy technique.

In this unique 42-minute compilation, the songs are arranged to gradually decrease in tempo by beats per minute (BPM). Ranging from an upbeat 120 BPM to an easy 60 BPM, each track on the album is slower and softer than the previous track. Soothing vocals glide over the sounds of piano and guitar, gently guiding listeners from daytime play to the sounds of bedtime in less than 45 minutes. The final melody slows to 60 BPM, matching the resting heart rate of a sleeping child.

Studies on the effects of music on sleep quality in infants and school-aged children have shown that this music therapy method of gradually slowing tempos is successful in lowering heart rate, regulating emotions, and promoting healthy sleep. To prepare your child for a full night of rest, make Do You Dream of Me? part of your regular bedtime routine.

References

Fernández-Sotos, A., Fernández-Caballero, A., & Latorre, J. M. (2016). Influence of Tempo and Rhythmic Unit in Musical Emotion Regulation. Frontiers in computational neuroscience, 10, 80.

Haslbeck, F. B., & Bassler, D. (2018). Music From the Very Beginning-A Neuroscience-Based Framework for Music as Therapy for Preterm Infants and Their Parents. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 12, 112.

Kavurmaci M, Dayapoğlu N, Tan M. (2019). Effect of Music Therapy on Sleep Quality. Altern Ther Health Med. pii: AT5871.

Tan, Patsy. (2004). The Effects of Background Music on Quality of Sleep in Elementary School Children. Journal of music therapy. 41. 128-50. 10.1093/jmt/41.2.128.

To learn more about the effects of lullaby music and sleep, check out this article by The Sync Project.