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Can a CD lull you to sleep?

Can a musical CD designed to induce a good night's sleep actually deliver? That's the question Los Angeles Times writer Chris Woolsten recently posed to sleep experts, including Clete Kushida, MD, PhD, director of the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic. Kushida's take:

Sleep is complicated, Kushida says. Different people have different types of brain activity and different sleep styles, and brain waves in any one person will change throughout the night. In his view, it's overly simplistic to think that a simple sound on a CD could trigger sleep by creating a specific wave in the brain.

Kushida says people may well feel lulled by these CDs. They just shouldn't expect any bedtime miracles.

The rest of the Times article can be found here.

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