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Need to Get to Sleep? Try One of These Intentionally Boring Podcasts! No, Seriously…

If you have been struggling to get to sleep, you are not alone. Many of us are currently experiencing unprecedented sleep issues, particularly when it comes to insomnia, or the inability to get to sleep or stay asleep. If you’ve tried everything from relaxing meditations to noise machines, you might be surprised to learn of one new alternative: intentionally sleep-inducing podcasts. Yes, unlike your favorite murder mystery podcast, these podcasts are designed to help you drift off to sleep. Check out a few of our top recommendations!

Game of Drones

Love Game of Thrones? You have to give a listen to Game of Drones, a podcast that bills itself as “part bedtime story and part high school class you can't stay awake for.” If you love the George R.R. Martin series, you’ll drift off to sleep in no time – and if you’re not familiar with the series, you’ll probably head off to sleep even sooner.

Boring Books for Bedtime

Just as its name suggests, Boring Books for Bedtime delivers boring bedtime stories for adults – and, wow, are these stories boring! Give it a listen and you’ll nod off while soft-spoken narrators read everything from The Federalist Papers to the 1897 Sears catalog of agricultural tools. Best of all, there are weekly episodes, so you’ll always have something new and fabulously boring to listen to.

Sleep With Me

It might sound silly to purposefully bore your listeners, but for Sleep With Me’s creator and host Drew Ackerman, that’s exactly the point. Each of his episodes run for approximately one hour and feed listeners an imaginative, yet very calming bedtime story you’ll definitely want to fall asleep to. Listeners swear that it helps with their racing thoughts, anxiety, and insomnia.

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