Sleep loss can be really a widespread issue with serious physical and economic consequences. Music such as rain sounds for sleeping relaxation could impact upon psychological, physical and psychological conditions, which may explain anecdotal reports of its success as a normal sleep aid. But, there's too little systematic data regarding how widely it is used, why folks opt for music for a sleeping aid, or that which music works; thus the inherent drivers to music-sleep effects continue to be uncertain. We investigated music for being a sleep aid within the general public using a mixed methods statistics online survey (n = 651) which scored musicality, sleep habits, and also open text responses on what music helps sleep and also why. In general, 62% of respondents said they used music to help them sleep. They reported fourteen musical genres containing 545 artists. Linear modelling found stress, era, and music use because large predictors of sleep quality (PSQI) scores) Regression tree modelling revealed that younger individuals who have higher musical involvement proved considerably more likely to make use of music to help sleep. Thematic analysis of their open text responses generated four themes that described why people believe music will help sleep: music offers exceptional properties that excite sleep (Supply ), music is part of a regular sleep pattern (Habit), music induces a bodily or state of mind conducive to sleep (Condition ), and music cubes an external or internal stimulus that will otherwise interrupt sleep (Distract). This survey offers new evidence in to the relationship between sleep and music at a population that ranged widely in age, musicalityand sleep habits and stress grades. Diversity was found both in music choices, which represented idiosyncratic preferences in place of some musical arrangement, and in reasons why music encourages good sleep, which went much beyond simple physical/mental comfort.