Hi, I’m Jennasen.
I am so excited to share my passion project with you.
As a musician and a nanny, I have poured my heart into writing meaningful songs for the children I care for. At the same time, I have often wished for children’s music that kiddos ask for over and over again, but doesn’t make me want to scream into a pillow after the first (and the hundredth!) listen. And I know first-hand the struggle that bedtime can be for both kids and their grownups. This is why I created my album Do You Dream of Me? — as a tool to help your little ones fall asleep faster.
So how does it work?
The songs are arranged by beats per minute (bpm), decreasing in tempo at a measured rate. The album starts out at an upbeat 130bpm, gently guiding listeners from active daytime play to the relaxing sounds of bedtime in just under 45 minutes, with the final track slowing to match the resting heart rate of a sleeping child at a soothing 70bpm.
Studies on the effects of music and sleep quality in infants and school-aged children have shown that this method of gradually slowing tempos is successful in lowering heart rate, regulating emotions, and promoting healthy sleep, making Do You Dream of Me? the perfect addition to your family’s regular bedtime routine.
I’m happy to report that I have received wonderful feedback from parents and caregivers of newborns, toddlers, and older children on the effectiveness of these carefully crafted lullabies to soothe and calm. My wish is that you and your littles ones also experience the magic of Do You Dream of Me?, and that you love the music as much as I loved creating it!
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