There’s one thing you can do more every day to improve your overall well-being. And an added bonus, it’s easy and enjoyable! Listen to more music.

Listening to more music is a great way to boost your mood, release stress, and even sleep better. Studies have shown that listening to music before bed can help you have a better night’s rest. Of course, you’ll want to choose relaxing music, typically tunes that fall into folk, classical, or jazz genres. Something that is between 60 to 80 beats per minute (bpm). So if you struggle to get a restful sleep, you may want to add music to your nightly routine.

Evening isn’t the only time you can enjoy the benefits of music. When you’ve had a hard day and you’re feeling stressed, turn on some music that boosts your mood or lets you wind down. You have to find which tunes really help you get out of your funk and feel better. Maybe it’s a relaxing channel with a warm bath that soothes you or maybe it’s some dance music that you can really get moving and singing to. You have to figure out what makes you feel the best.

Music can give you a reprieve from the daily grind. It can also help you forget about the worries you’re facing. You can just let it go and zone into the tunes.

Music’s effect on the brain is seen in so many ways. People use it to help them focus, to relax, and to get motivated. It can benefit you no matter what mood you’re in. You just have to find the right tunes for the given scenario.

We often forget this simple, easy tool that’s available to us. Next time you need more energy, to unwind, or to get some rest, try turning on some music.