In the media
BBC Radio 4: All in the Mind: Professor Catherine Loveday comments on music and sleep
11 December 2018
Talking about her research, Professor Loveday said it analysed how and whether people use music to get to sleep, with 62 per cent saying they have done so at some point. She commented: “It is interesting to see why they chose music. It seems to be particularly useful and helpful for younger people.”
Reflecting on how using music to sleep resembles singing lullabies, she concluded: “Music is very individual, people really must listen to what they like and what helps to relax them, but it’s a very effective emotion regulator. What I found interesting is that in a sense, it’s so natural.”
About the University of Westminster:
The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.
We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.
Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.
Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.