Struggling to fall asleep? Check out these 5 sleep podcasts designed to help you doze off so that you can finally get the rest that you so deserve.

Whether you have a mind that can’t or won’t stop racing, a to-do list that just keeps multiplying or are simply finding it near impossible to get comfortable, falling asleep can be a real struggle. Sometimes, all we really need is something else to focus on – could downloading the right podcast be the key to solving all your sleeping problems? Whether it be a relaxing soundscape or a droning voice (no, really), there’s a podcast to suit your every sleeping need. Scroll on through to find some of our absolute favourite podcasts to drift off to. 

Sleep with Me

Having suffered from insomnia his whole life, host Drew Ackerman is on a mission to help those who face similar struggles. Listeners can doze off to the monotonous cadence of Drew’s voice as he tells meandering tales in a podcast that is designed to, quite literally, bore you to sleep. With a wide variety of topics ranging from recaps of TV shows to rambling, nonsense bedtime stories, each episode is 60 to 90 minutes long, giving you plenty of time to tune out and fall into drowsy unconsciousness. 

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, RadioPublic

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Sleep Whispers

The title says it all: each episode of this podcast is composed of softly whispered stories and poems, soothing meditations, spoken history, educational Wikipedia articles and even recipes to help you unwind before drifting off to dreamland after a long, long day. Sleep Whispers makes use of ASMR techniques to calm your thoughts and relax your mind, which studies have found can help to slow the heart rate and reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety.

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts

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On A Dark, Cold Night

In an unnerving twist on the traditional bedtime story podcast, narrator Kristen Zaza tells original scary stories in On A Dark, Cold Night, striking the delicate balance between spine-chilling and soothing in her flawless delivery. The ideal podcast for lovers of the horror genre, these stories deviate from traditional tales of terror by showcasing beauty and humanity. Kristen’s hauntingly beautiful and often melancholic tales will bring a tingle to your spine as you doze off to the sound of her hypnotic voice.

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, RadioPublic

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Welcome To Night Vale

Offbeat, quirky and delightfully eerie, Welcome To Night Vale is a podcast like no other. Based around a fictional town named Night Vale, this show offers listeners a calming, immersive experience as host Cecil Baldwin shares news and updates on the strange, mysterious and occasionally spooky events that occur in the small desert town. Paired with Cecil’s silky, soothing voice, this podcast is not only an escape from reality but also offers the perfect ticket to snoozeville. 

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, RadioPublic

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Sleep Meditation Podcast

Can’t fall asleep to voices? No worries: this ASMR podcast offers a vast library of soundscapes ranging from themes like crackling campfires and rumbling rainstorms to babbling brooks and even purring cats. Created by a former insomniac, the Sleep Meditation Podcast helps listeners relax by using ambient sounds to relax their minds. The show also offers a collaborative platform where listeners can suggest their favourite sleep sounds and have them featured in future episodes. 

Available on: Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, RadioPublic

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