Thank goodness for technology. Where would we be without it? Sure, it usually isn’t a good idea to consume too much of it if you want to sleep well, but the rest of the time it is thoroughly helpful, especially if you’re in urgent need of valuable information.
If you’re struggling to sleep, or if you’re just interested in this natural process we all go through and want to know more, you’re in the right place. We have a fantastic round up of the absolutely best sleep podcasts out there.
Sleep With Me was created in 2013 and is one of the original sleep podcasts. That means they have been around the longest and really know their game. Drew Ackerman, the creator, will tell you a really boring and overly long story in a dulcet tone until you’re filmly on your way to snoozevilles.
This is perfect for people who need something duller than their day to focus on at night.
Created by the BBC, Slow Radio brings you soundscapes from different parts of the planet, so it isn’t just soothing, it is interesting, too. It’s the perfect station for meditation. Just close your eyes, and you’ll be transported somewhere else.
Perfect for those of you with a great imagination.
In Our Time isn’t technically a sleep podcast, but if you are in the right frame of mind, it absolutely will send you to sleep. This well-researched show is all about academic subjects. You might find some really interesting, and others not so much. It’s the equivalent of falling asleep at the back of class, and we love it. You might learn something, too!
This is the best podcast for you if you’re prone to falling asleep when you really shouldn’t be.
Why should we give up listening to stories before bedtime? When we were kids, that was the best part of the day. The New Yorker Fiction podcast tells tales from the New Yorker archives. They read and discuss said stories with a host of celebrity guests. If you love fiction, this is a great podcast to listen to during the day, but it is perfect if you are struggling to sleep at night, too.
If you need something to take your mind off your busy day without overwhelming your mind, this podcast is for you.
Wind down to a collection of different sounds and meditation noises with the Casper Sleep Channel, a weekly podcast featuring some pretty big names.
This podcast is perfect for those of you who have already given meditation a go.
Worried about bedtime story apps in case they have you hooked? “Nothing Much Happens” is full of bedtime stories with absolutely zero suspense, so you can nod off knowing you’ve missed absolutely nothing at all.
If you’re looking for a podcast to take your mind off work and slow you down, give Nothing Much Happens a go.
Phoebe Judge is the voice of ‘Criminal’, but she is dealing in mysteries these days. She has a soothing voice that fans went wild for, though we wouldn’t recommend you try to sleep whilst listening to that. Luckily, Phoebe Reads a Mystery is crammed with comforting subjects. Paired with Phoebe’s lovely voice, this podcast will undoubtedly help you sleep.
Love stories? Give this one a try.
If you haven’t tried meditation yet, you certainly should. People who meditate regularly are generally less stressed and sleep better than those who don’t.
If you don’t know where to start and you are looking to meditate specifically to help you sleep, this podcast is a great place to start, because it isn’t just about switching off your mind for a period of time, it’s about actually helping you get to sleep.
Sleep Better, from NPR, is all about the science behind sleep and the tools and techniques you need to improve your sleep routine.
There’s information on what to do before you sleep, like dropping your caffeine consumption, as well as how to train your body to get ready for bedtime, so that you find dropping off – and staying asleep – easy.
If you’re looking to extend your knowledge of sleep and make some permanent and serious changes, start with Sleep Better.
Does your brain run at one hundred miles an hour? Ours too. If only there was a way to slow it down. Well, now there is. Sleep Whispers is specifically designed to slow down your thoughts and force your mind into a rested state. The podcast talks about all sorts of different topics in whispers, which has been scientifically shown to help adults sleep.
This podcast is perfect for the bust amongst us.
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