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Nod Off With This Podcast Made to Put You to Sleep

The Get Sleepy podcast combines ASMR and bedtime stories to lull its listeners to sleep.
By Aileen Kwun
August 22, 2020
1 minute read

At first listen, the Get Sleepy podcast’s format is surprisingly basic: Cue the lulling intonations of a British narrator, who slowly reads an intentional yet perfectly dull tale against the ambient, cozy sounds of a crackling fireplace or the soft pitter-patter of rainfall. It’s an oddly effective combination from episode to episode, designed with a team of meditation experts and consultants from the National Sleep Foundation to maximize drowsiness and get you snoozing posthaste. The series’ main host, Tom Jones, is even somewhat of a nighttime podcast veteran (he’s also the voiceover for the app Slumber, launched in 2018). Get Sleepy’s ASMR-meets-bedtime stories appeal is apt for these high-anxiety existential times that keep us tossing and turning all night. We challenge you not to drift off by the end of the narrator’s opening introduction: “The podcast where we listen, we relax, and we get sleepy.”