Many of us listen to podcasts in the morning while getting ready or commuting to work, but what about the evening time? Rather than switching on the television, more and more people are turning to podcasts to wind down in the evening. From guided meditations to ASMR, many podcasts are popping up that are geared specifically toward sleep and relaxation.
We’ve compiled a few of our favorite sleep-inducing podcasts that’ll have you drifting to sleep before the episode is over. Enjoy, and feel free to share any other recommendations you may have in the comments below.
While most podcasts aim to engage listeners with exciting content, this podcast aspires for the complete opposite, proclaiming itself as “the podcast the sheep listen to when they get tired of counting themselves.”
Allow narrator Dearest Scooter to bore you to sleep with a long-winded bedtime story in his monotone voice. That’s right, Sleep with Me is a podcast consisting of progressively boring bedtime stories for adults that will lull you into a deep slumber in no time. To skip all intros and head straight to the bedtime stories, creator Drew Ackerman also started the podcast Sleep to Strange.
On Daily Meditation Podcast, host Mary Meckley is a certified meditation coach who leads guided meditations seven days a week to promote better sleep and reduced stress. If you’ve tried meditation on your own in the past without success or have been thinking about trying it, a guided meditation makes the process of entering a state of calmness easier.
If you’re a fan of ASMR, Sleep Whispers just might be for you. Host Harris whispers ramblings and readings to help you relax and fall asleep. Topics include anything from table etiquette to Gene Simmons.
If you don’t know what ASMR is, it stands for autonomous sensory meridian response, which is a tingly experience people feel when triggered by certain sounds like whispering, tapping, and painting. This relaxing feeling guides many people toward sleep.
If listening to voices distracts you from falling asleep, pop in your earphones and listen to the Deep Energy podcast. Full of ambient sounds and calming rhythms, you’ll feel like you’re meditating on a mountaintop.
Serenecast‘s host Queen of Serene definitely deserves her name—her soft voice is like a hug for the ears. Her latest episode delves into the world of crystals, and you’ll likely snooze away before it’s over.
Although there are only nine episodes so far, we recommend this podcast to those who enjoy learning new things while winding down.