Sleep Podcasts That Block Out the Noise at Bedtime
By: Tony Huynh, Content Creator at Siege Media
One of the benefits of practicing yoga and mindfulness is the improvement of sleep. Unfortunately, many yoga instructors still notice their students ask for tips for getting a better night’s rest. Whether you’re in your mid-twenties or late forties, people of all ages struggle with falling asleep. It may be more common than you think.
A recent trend involves listening sleep-focused podcasts to help you fall asleep faster and have better quality sleep. If you haven’t tried this sleep tactic, you should highly consider giving podcasts a go! Sleep-focused podcasts range from bedtime stories to guided meditations. Some describe the meditation podcasts as bringing yoga practice to the bedroom.
Two popular meditation podcasts are Tracks to Relax: Guided Sleep Meditations and Meditation Minis. Both of these podcasts help people block noise and calm their minds, similar to a yoga class.
Tracks to Relax: Guided Sleep Meditations provides imagery such as forests, caverns, and oceans to place you in a safe space. This podcast series guides you to a deep sleep through breathing exercises and directions. Find your inner Zen with this series.
Alternatively, Meditation Minis uses a blend of imagery and positive self-talk to help you doze off. This podcast is facilitated by hypnotherapist Cheryl Hamilton. Hamilton creates ten-minute episodes designed to reduce anxiousness and strengthen self-confidence. More mediation podcasts are outlined in an infographic.
If you’re looking for more playful sleep podcasts because your kids are having difficulty sleeping, a bedtime story podcast may be more suitable than meditation. Some argue listening to a bedtime story podcast relaxes their mind because they don’t have to focus on reading. While this may take little effort for most adults, reading can be challenging for kids.
Two bedtime story podcasts many parents rave about are Stories from the Borders of Sleep and Sleepy. Bedtime story podcasts often contain narrators with soft voice tones because they can calm the mind.
Stories from the Borders of Sleep is narrated by Seymour Jacklin. Jacklin’s calm tone paired with gentle background music can be the ultimate recipe for sleep. This podcast focuses on original fantasy stories and poems which makes it popular for young children and some adults.
Sleepy is your go-to classic bedtime story podcast. From your favorite animated films such as Peter Pan and the Wonderful Wizard of Oz to Sherlock Holmes, this podcast offers a variety of genres. The narrator behind this podcast is Otis Gray. Gray’s slow tone is perfect for people who find deep voices calming.
Whether you prefer mediation or storytime podcasts, all podcasts are simple and versatile. This has led to an increase in popularity around the world. We know counting sheep and a change in temperature doesn’t always promote sleepiness. Testing a sleep-focused podcast can be the best match for you or your kids. Casper lists fifteen different sleep podcasts for people to explore in this infographic with recommended episodes.
Ultimately, a more well-rested you can increase your focus in other areas including a yoga class. Start your sleep journey with a podcast and get your sleep back!
Tony Huynh is a content creator at Siege Media. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication from UC San Diego and has four years of experience in online marketing, branding, and photography.