The Best Sounds to Put You to Sleep, According to Reddit


Having trouble falling asleep, but meditation isn’t your thing? The good people of Reddit have some recommendations for chatty podcasts and tracks where the sounds of voices can lull you into dreamland.

The original post was asking for a subreddit where sleepy content is posted, but the replies include plenty of great podcasts and other ideas as well. Try these next time you need to fall asleep:

  • Sleep with me, a podcast of deliberately meandering, hard-to-follow stories
  • Redditor Elfere suggests downloading the audio version of any holy book.
  • Listen to old episodes of Bob Ross’s painting shows.
  • Put on one of Alan Watts’s lectures about Zen Buddhism.
  • Turn on the Planet Earth nature shows, and fall asleep to the soothing voice of Sir David Attenborough.
  • Find videos on /r/asmr and /r/unintentionalasmr, two subreddits dedicated to videos of soft whispering and crinkling noises.
  • Or join in the fun at /r/FuturamaSleepers, where people sleep through episodes of Futurama and report back.

Of course, any podcast can be a sleeping podcast if you find it soothing and pleasant enough, and not too distracting. What do you listen to when you need to fall asleep?



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