10 Podcasts to Send You To Sleep (In a Good Way)
In a world of over-thinking, switching off your mind so you can fall asleep can be one of the hardest things to do but we may have the perfect distraction from your thoughts. Whether you are writing out an important email in your brain (this is what I am the worst for) or getting lost on your phone (pretty bad with that one too) downloading the right podcast could be the ingredient you have been missing.
Although some of these podcasts weren’t specifically invented to stop you counting sheep and hit the hay they should do a pretty good job at shutting down your mind to allow you the chance to catch some Z’s - and that is basically the same thing.
Sleep With Me: A Sleep-Inducing Podcast
Sleep With Me has branded itself as a “Lulling, droning, boring bedtime story to distract your racing mind.” Literally designed to be the technical equivalent of watching paint dry. New stories are uploaded every day with even the most interesting of hour long episodes created to squash stress and anxiety.
Whispered readings and ramblings to help you to relax and fall asleep and it pretty much does what it says on the tin - people whispering about stuff while listeners try to fall asleep. Each episode of Sleep Whispers quietly details an educational topic to engage your brain and quiet it at the same time.
Daily Meditation Podcast
Be happy, healthy, more at peace, and sleep better with a daily guided meditation technique. This Podcast might be especially helpful for anyone who deals with a lot of stress and anxiety with its coverage of general themes, like self love or releasing negative thoughts.
Not a podcast that is strictly meant to send you to sleep but it looks at some pretty weird stuff from the internet, mysteries, lists of interesting facts and the hosts voice is extremely soothing too.
Game Of Drones
One for the Game of Thrones fans out there, Game of Drones is literally just an hour and a half of the most boring Game of Thrones recap. Enough said.
Here’s an example of a podcast that does what it says on the tin. Since March 2018, host Otis Gray has been reading chapters from classic books, poetry and novellas in the hope of helping people drift off.
Deep Energy 2.0
Deep Energy 2.0: Music for Sleep, Meditation, Relaxation, Massage, and Yoga is the ideal podcast for anyone who can’t fall asleep to voices. Each hour-long episode includes ambient sounds designed to make listeners sleepy.
Desert Island Discs
The iconic Desert Island Discs theme tune alone is enough to transport us into a dreamy state of slumber but not every episode of this long-running BBC Radio 4 radio show is filled with peaceful music recommendations so make your choice wisely.
On Being features intelligent interviews with scientists, thinkers, authors, and other inspiring folks. It’s an excellent bedtime choice if you’re looking for something a bit more educational.
The New Yorker: Fiction
Not strictly a nighttime listen, the New Yorker’s Fiction podcast comes from the magazine’s fiction editor Deborah Treisman in her lovely silky voice, she reads excerpts from famous pieces of fiction and has guests on to discuss said pieces.
At least one of these podcasts are sure to send you to sleep. Even if it is the last thing you do.
What is your favourite thing to do to ensure a good nights sleep?