The breakthrough research behind Through a Dog’s Ear shows that the mammalian nervous system is extremely sensitive to sound — and that special arrangements of classical music have a profound soothing impact on anxious beings. We created this music for human health, as well as your discerning ear.
The human body–and all bodies–are made up of natural frequencies. Our heartbeats, brain waves, neural pulses, etc., all operate on a rhythm controlled by the brain. When we’re agitated, stressed, or really active, our system is operating on a fast, active wavelength. Sleep, however, is found at a slower, calm frequency, and thus bridging the gap between the two states when we’re ready to go rest is often difficult. Music is one tool we can use to “entrain” or lull the body into finding its own slower rhythm. Through auditorally absorbing a musical frequency, akin to that of sleep, the brain understands it’s time to rest.
The architecture of Sleep is designed to slowly bring the listener down into lower heart rate and brainwave states and leave them there for a good night’s sleep. The tempos and orchestral densities do not bring the listener back up to normal waking states. This is left for the body’s natural function. Ocean sounds have been used in this track for both masking of external noise, but also for the entrainment effect (our primary pulses speed up or slow down to match an external periodic rhythm). Sleep features a chamber ensemble with woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe) and string section (violin, viola, cello, and bass).
What people say about the music
- “I’m sleeping soundly again! I love this music! I was struggling with anxiety and restless nights as I am working full time and going to school full time and couldn’t seem to quiet my mind at bed time. The soothing flute sounds and ocean noise have all helped tremendously. I’m getting the best sleep since I can remember.” – Frankie Connors, Richmond, VA.
- “I’ve always had trouble sleeping, but it was getting to the point where I had /maybe/ two hours of sleep a night. It wasn’t even good sleep; it was the kind where your body is asleep, but your mind is awake, so it leaves you feeling like you never slept in the first place. I found this album, and the next thing I knew, I was waking up, perfectly rested and actually tired from being asleep! This is the first time I haven’t had a nightmare in a month! This music hit me with a melatonin nightstick. But in all seriousness, thank you so much. It’s been fantastic so far, and I’ll continue to use it.” – Will Lubarsky, Sacramento, CA.
- “I never, ever write reviews. But I am SO grateful for this music. I had awful insomnia for the longest time. I’ve been using the music for a month and I recommend to anyone who will listen. It just takes 10-30 mins and I’m out for the whole night. It’s been such a blessing.” – Christina Robertson, Quincy, IL.
- “I can’t sleep without this music. I’ve always been the kind of person who struggles falling asleep. I didn’t think anything beyond pills or CBD would help me, but boy was I wrong. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” – Carlo Dey, Vancouver, WA.
How iCalm music programs work
Music provides simple calming sounds and can improve health and behavior. The over-arching psychoacoustic theory informing iCalmPet music is summed up in just two words — simple sound. This term refers to the process of minimizing intricate auditory information. iCalmPet music is intentionally selected, arranged, and recorded to provide easeful auditory assimilation. Clinical research on dogs, cats, and people have found that while we hear different frequency spectrums, the mammalian auditory system, that we share, functions basically the same. iCalmPet music is individually designed for each species, based on clinical research and supplemented by anecdotal feedback received since 2003. Music for the enhancement of mammalian function is both a growing science and art.
Enjoy a Sample
|Mahler / Fourth Symphony Poco adagio – Variation II Dreamtime|
|Mahler / Fourth Symphony Poco adagio|
Sleep – Multiple Listening Formats
|Easily download iCalmPet programs directly onto your digital device(s). We love downloads because they are environmentally sound, inexpensive, immediate gratification, germ-free, deliverable around the world, no shipping costs, no clutter, and, you own it – FOREVER!|
|iCalm Micro SDs are easily interchangeable memory cards used in devices with a Micro SD port (or regular SD port with adaptor). In addition to iCalm Speakers, other compatible devices include SD-enabled MP3 players, portable speakers, computers, etc.
iCalm Micro SDs are high quality SanDisk 4 GB media.
Please note: The micro SD card features 1-hour soundtrack is followed by 10-hrs of silence to make sure you are not re-awakened by the music track auto-repeating (because iCalm players have an auto-repeat function.. The Download files are meant to be played once each, in succession, and for your natural environment sounds to carry you through your sleep (no REPEAT function on).
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