We've written about these before and since then have seen an increase in publicity around certain stories that are having great success in getting us adults nodding off to sleep!
You'd think with how exhausted we all are, drifting off to sleep would be simple. But when your brain is constantly filled with thoughts from the day and worries about the future, it can become nearly impossible to shut your mind off.
If you're one of the millions of people in world who have trouble sleeping, this 24 minute "sleep inducing masterpiece," created by the popular meditation app calm.com might just be the cure.
It’s a wonder we don’t all drop off to sleep in an instant with the busy lives we lead but sadly that isn’t the case. With many of us working more hours than ever before and with the stresses and pressures of modern life our minds are often completely flustered thinking bout the next thing on that never ending list.
If you are one of those that have trouble nodding off it may be time to download the Calm app and enjoy a range of quality bedtime stories with something for everyone.
My favourites are:
Blue Gold which is narrated by actor Stephen Fry. His soothing voice tells the tale of lazily wandering through Provence in the South of France while enjoying the smell of the famous lavender fields. And the company says that once you have a listen, your body will become relaxed, ready for sleep. "We challenge anyone to stay awake for all 24 minutes," the company wrote on its website.
A Love Letter to Africa which is narrated by Danai Gurira where we journey to Africa to experience its beauty, landscape, wildlife, and dream-inducing sunsets.
Elephants of Nepal which is wonderfully narrated by Joanna Lumley. We travel with her to the breathtaking country of Nepal as you relax and unwind on a scenic elephant-guided safari.
Sleepy Sunday which is narrated by British Novelist Andrew Martin.
A love letter to Sunday, the sleepiest day of the week. Journey with Andrew through his memories of growing up in York. At the ripe old age of 55 it’s a great one as it takes me back to lazy Sundays as a child
There are many more and they are regularly adding new ones
Our household wouldn’t be the same without our nightly sleep story - The only hardship? We rarely get to hear the end of them!