Podcasts have become increasingly popular resources of information or entertainment. But beyond increasing our knowledge on various topics, podcasts can also be good to fall asleep to.
Sleep is essential, and it is as important to our bodies as eating, drinking, exercise, and breathing. It is vital for maintaining good mental and physical health.
Maybe you are having difficulties falling asleep at night, or you have anxiety or insomnia, here’s a compiled list of the best sleep podcasts that can help you relax to deep, relaxing sleep.
The most popular of all sleep podcasts, Sleep With Me, the daily podcast by Drew Ackerman, is just what you need to relax your way to good sleep.
Drew Ackerman battled with insomnia for a large part of his life, so he knows his stuff. He takes a story and edits it, filling it up with a lot of extra ifs and buts, making it as boring as you could ever imagine, which, when combined with his magical voice leaves you nodding off before you even have the chance to think about counting sheep.
This famous podcast, owned by the BBC, is all about slowing down in a fast-paced world. With each episode, slow radio brings sounds from around the planet, to take a full colour on the brain of its listeners.
Did you have a busy day? Do you feel restless and unable to sleep? Put on your headphones, close your eyes, and listen to the chill, slow, and dulcet tones that feature on this little golden nugget of this podcast. You’re welcome.
This is another podcast that does exactly as its name implies- whispers. It whispers about anything, from dull stories to old nonsense. It’s the sleep podcast to go to if you are more comfortable with very soft whispers, so you can hear the click of every t and d and the hiss of every s.
The silent whispers trigger the sleep hormones in you, just like in a child, nodding you off to deep, sweet sleep.
Relax and fall asleep with Get Sleepy’s unique combination of sleep meditation, followed by a calming story that lets you drift off to a peaceful slumber. Get sleepy is a sleep podcast that makes use of gentle music and ASMR soundscape to take away your worries and anxieties.
With a team of professional content writers, sound designers, voice-over artists, the narrators are a mix of male and female voices all of which are smooth and restful to the ear.
Just as its name implies, Nothing Much Happens is a podcast suitable for adults that like bedtime stories that you won’t get too invested in. Kathryn Nicolai, is a yoga and meditation teacher, specialising in relaxation.
If you are battling with anxiety or stress, and it’s preventing you from sleeping well, you can focus all your attention on this podcast and feel free to doze off while listening, knowing that you’ll miss absolutely nothing important.