Kira Vibe Jespersen, PhD, Center for Music in the Brain, Aarhus University

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Sleep is a fundamental biological need, but in times of troubles, sleep is often disturbed, be it by physical illness, mental disorders, stress, or significant life-changes. Music is commonly used as a sleep aid, and in this workshop, we will explore the topic from both a research and clinical perspective. We will present the most recent knowledge from systematic reviews in the field of music and sleep with examples from different clinical populations. We will discuss both effects and the potential psychological and neuropsychological mechanisms underlying the effects. We will highlight the role of sleep for recovery and well-being and discuss the interplay of music and sleep including the choice of music for sleep interventions considering both music therapy, sleep medicine and music psychology perspectives.

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