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Use of Music in the Treatment of Insomnia: A Pilot Study

Street, Wanda DNP, APRN-BC, CNS/P-MH; Weed, Diane PhD, FNP, RN; Spurlock, Amy PhD, RN

Holistic Nursing Practice:
doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000005

The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the use of music to improve quality of sleep. Adults with insomnia listened to music at bedtime for 30 days. Measured by the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index, results indicated that the use of music significantly increased sleep quality.

Author Information

Embedded Behavioral Health Columbus, Georgia (Dr Street); Troy University, Troy, Alabama (Drs Weed and Spurlock).

Correspondence: Diane Weed, PhD, FNP, RN, Troy University, 400 Pell Ave, Collegeview Bldg, Troy, Alabama 36082 (

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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