The daddy of sleep podcasts, Drew Ackerman’s droll ‘Sleep with Me’ has been running biweekly since 2013. Essentially it’s a series of droney shaggy dog stories and dreamy lullaby advertising jingles that aim to put you asleep by distracting your brain via the obscure, dense and often downright boring knottiness of the stories. It seems likely that ‘Sleep with Me’s more loyal listeners are more there for the stories than the sleep, but it’ll help put you in the mood, no question.
We’ve all been there. The nights you spend tossing and turning, thoughts racing through your mind. Random embarrassing memories from your teenage years coming back to you at every turn. So let’s be honest, the introduction of sleep podcasts was a blessing. For years, we adults have wished for a bedtime story like we had as kids – something that soothes us, helps us forget the worries of the world and drift into a peaceful slumber.
Unsurprisingly, this podcast genre blew up quick. Now you can choose from hundreds of sleep podcasts, from adult bedtime stories to long, rambling narratives that bore you into slumber. And to save you even more nighttime stress, we’ve curated a list of the best of the best, right here. So get comfy and tune in. You’ll be asleep in no time.
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