Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2016)
An investigation how classical music and silence affect children's sleep
Author(s): Joyanta Sarkar, Utpal Biswa
Abstract: Music therapy is an interpersonal process in which the therapist uses music and all of its facets—physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual—to help clients to improve or maintain their health. In some instances, the client's needs are addressed directly through music; in others they are addressed through the relationships that develop between the client and therapist. Music therapy is used with individuals of all ages and with a variety of conditions, including: psychiatric disorders, medical problems, physical handicaps, sensory impairments, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, communication disorders, interpersonal problems, and aging. It is also used to: improve learning, build self-esteem, reduce stress, support physical exercise, and facilitate a host of other health-related activities. In this paper we are investigate how classical music and silence affect children's sleep. The experiment was performed on preschool kids. In this experiment we use: 10 nursery children aged 4 to 5 years old, 1 classical music CD, 1 CD player, 1 stopwatch and so many.