If you are one of those people who have a hard time sleeping, welcome here! This is a no-judgment-zone, and we know how hard life can be when you are constantly sleepy. That is why, we TheReviewzz.com writers prepared a list of podcasts to listen to when you are about to sleep. All of those podcasts are calming and will get you to sleep right away.
- Fact: 35.2% of the people in the United States sleep less than 7 hours, which is considered a short sleep duration. Source here.
- Fact: Health risk factors, such as obesity, heart attack, stroke and cancer, among that 35.2 % are higher than those who sleep more than 7 hours. Source here.
- Fact: Chronic sleep deprivation is associated with depression. Source here.
- Fact: Daytime sleepiness is related to excessive stress and interpersonal tension at work. Source here.
- Researchers have been telling us time and again how we need to have a good night sleep to function efficiently in every aspect of our lives. We might not listen to the scientists and researchers, but above facts do not change simply because we ignore them. We need that sleep, better if it is between 7 to 9 hours.
Literally millions of people are having a hard time to sleep, and whether you have insomnia or any other sleep problems does not change the fact that you might need a little bit of help in the sleep department. Although listening to something might not help everybody, you might find it useful to listen to a voice that is calming and soothing. There are many videos on Youtube and songs on Spotify, but in this post, we are recommending these 8 podcasts to help you sleep.
1- Sleep With Me Podcast
Drew Ackerman is the creator and host of Sleep With Me, the one-of-a-kind bedtime story podcast featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, Mental Floss, and Dr. Oz. Born out of Drew’s childhood insomnia, Sleep With Me was inspired by late-night comedy radio, which was the only thing that helped him fall asleep.Source: Sleep With Me Podcast Website
Created in 2013, Sleep With Me combines the pain of insomnia with the relief of laughing and turns it into a unique storytelling podcast. Drew’s stories on the show are inspired by his childhood as the oldest of six children and past jobs as a fuzzy dice and iron-on patch salesperson, fruit fly monitor for the State of California, and librarian for one of the largest jails in the country. Through Sleep With Me, Drew has dedicated himself to help those who feel alone in the deep dark night and just need someone to tell them a bedtime story.
2- Sleep Whispers Podcast
With more than 180 episodes, Sleep Whispers is one of my favourite podcasts to fall asleep to. The content of the episodes changes greatly, from bedtime stories to educational conversation to chat episodes. Sleep Whispers also have a touch of ASMR. In my opinion, it is one of the most relaxing and peaceful podcasts on the web.
Hello, welcome to the home of my Sleep Whispers podcast.
I created this podcast to help with relaxation and falling asleep because I often have trouble quieting my own mind at night. The squirrels in my brain just won’t stop running around and it keeps me awake. What works best for me is to listen to something I find interesting enough to keep the squirrels focused, but not too engaging or vocally strong to over excite the squirrels. So this podcast is my attempt to create that for you. I hope you enjoy it
HarrisSource: Sleep Whispers Podcast Website
You can listen to them on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts for Android devices and they also have a website player for you to listen on your computer.
3-Sleep Meditation Podcast-ASMR Sleep Triggers
Sleep Meditation Podcast by ASMR Sleep Triggers is a mix of relaxing sounds, nature sounds and ASMR. Their content and meditations are very helpful if you have a hard time falling asleep. Their curative content is so relaxing and will put you in sleep in minutes. They also have a massive blog filled with useful content, you can check it out HERE.
4-Sleepy – Otis Gray
I cannot tell you how much I love Sleepy and Otis’ voice. In every episode of his podcast, he reads popular books. There are not many episodes but the list is growing. It is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
Otis is a storyteller, writer, and freelance radio producer from rural Vermont.Source: Sleepy Podcast Website
For better or worse, Otis’ deep voice put many of his friends to sleep when he asked them to listen to his radio work. So he decided to start a show aimed at helping people catch some zzz’s in a crazy world.
Sleepy first published in February of 2018. Since then, the show has maintained dramatic growth month to month with virtually no advertising. The show has also found huge success on Spotify and is featured on their “Lifestyle & Health” podcast tab. It is currently in position #7 and climbing daily. The show has been shown to drastically help people snooze from the mildly restless to the severely insomniac.
5-The Calm&Cozy Podcast
The CALM & COZY Podcast is full of practical advice for anyone looking for safe and natural relief from insomnia symptoms, racing thoughts, and bedtime anxiety. You will also find countless conversations about general sleep topics, self-care, and stress-relief. Beth Wyatt is an Insomnia, Rest & Self-Care Coach, professional napper, and occasional blogger.https://www.bethwyattcoaching.com/about-beth
My podcast, CALM+COZY, is by far my favourite ongoing creative project. I love being able to tell my story while educating listeners on achieving the healthiest, most natural sleep possible….. I’m so thrilled every time I receive a review from someone saying my advice has improved their sleep and changed their life!
6- Nothing Much Happens Podcast
Nothing Much Happens is a podcast by Kathryn Nicolai who has a lovely voice. Also, she has an incredible way of telling stories.
Bedtime stories are like a soft nest for the mind. They are a place for it to rest so that it doesn’t wander away and get into trouble, and in the world we’re living in now it is so easy for it to find trouble. If you are trying to get a good night sleep after spending an hour or so scrolling through upsetting news, cruel comments, and terrifying articles you know this is true. Try something different. Let me tell you a bedtime story. It’s a simple story, in which nothing much happens, you feel good and then you fall asleep.Source: Nothing Much Happens Podcast Website
7- Meditation Minis Podcast
Meditation Minis Podcast is filled with guided meditations, generally takes less than 15 minutes. The host, Chel Hamilton, is a hypnotherapist and have a very soothing voice. You can find various kinds of guided meditations, she almost has a meditation on every subject.
Join host Hypnotherapist Chel Hamilton for short, guided meditations to calm your anxiety, overcome negative thinking, increase your confidence, and more – in 15 minutes or less…. Every effort is made to present the meditation techniques in this podcast series in a non-dogmatic, non-religious based way. Please do not listen to this meditation podcast or any other meditations while doing something that requires your complete attention… like driving your car. Stay safe – thanks!Source: Meditation Minis Podcast Website
8- The Zen Thinking Podcast
The Zen Thinking Podcast is hosted by Brian Thompson, who is also the creator of Zen Thinking blog. In his podcasts, Brian talks about many topics, focusing on mindfulness and consciousness. Moreover, he gives his own opinions and insights on the subjects such as the notion of freedom and self-awareness. The episodes contain valuable information and can be used as a sleep aid as Thompson has a very soothing voice. Every Thursday, Brian uploads a new episode. He also has more than 75 episodes currently.
I generally want to listen to his podcasts when I’m up and motivated, but I sometimes find his speech very slow so I get lost. However, just before sleeping, listening to The Zen Thinking Podcast is very relaxing. You can check his website and podcats HERE.