If you’re struggling with insomnia and can’t get to sleep at night, this latest sleep trend may be the answer to your problem.
Forget spending a fortune on white noise machines, meditation apps and sleep sprays – there’s a genius podcast on the market and it promises you the best night’s sleep you’ve had in a while!
Known as ‘slow lit’, the episodes are deliberately designed to bore listeners to the point of inducing shut eye with what are essentially bedtime stories for adults.
It may not be the ultimate cure for insomnia for those struggling to relax and sleep at night, swear by it!
Each episode is dedicated to recaps and analysis of popular shows and films, which sounds interesting enough to keep you awake, but the key is the monotonous voice of Ackerman which will lull you to sleep in no time.
While it may just sound like an unfortunate guy with a boring voice, when combined with constant tangents throughout, Ackerman has created a winning formula for catching some much needed zzz’s.
If Ackerman’s Sleep With Me series isn’t quite your speed, the ‘slow lit’ phenomenon offers plenty of choice.
He also has a hugely successful podcast that’s perfect for Game of Thrones fanatics aptly titled Game of Drones.
Headspace also offer a series of specially designed for insomnia podcasts for those struggling to sleep due to anxiety, and Miette’s Bedtime Story podcast is ideal for those wanting to revisit the bedtime stories of their childhood with a twist.
Personally, we can’t think of anything better than turning off our screens and letting ourselves be distracted by a story, no matter how mundane they are designed to be. If they help us sleep, well that’s just a bonus!
Have you got a tried and tested hack for insomnia and to get a good night’s sleep? Let us know in the comments!