Does music help you sleep? That’s the central question in a new collaboration between the SaC lab and the fantastic Victoria Williamson of the University of Sheffield. Vicky is one of our leading music psychologists, and just back from a stint as Visiting Professor of Performance Science at the Hochschule Luzern (Switzerland). Her ground-breaking research on the secrets of earworms has been covered been widely, and Vicky’s expertise means she can be heard frequently on BBC radio and elsewhere talking about the psychology of music. You can read all about it in her excellent new book “You Are the Music“.
Many people like to listen to music while they fall asleep, a tradition which goes back at least 300 years. We are interested in just how widespread this is, and to that end we have just launched a brand new survey. It should take less 15 minutes to complete, and to show our appreciation for your kindness, we are offering the chance to win £100 of vouchers from a national retailer of your choice.
The survey can be found here: https://musicpsych.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3XnfqJelYvMeVWl
Please feel free to pass on this link to anyone you think would be interested. In the meantime, put that CD on, and have a nap.