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Drift Off offers a soft place to land at the end of the day with calming bedtime stories spoken with a gentle voice that is restful to the ear. If you struggle with insomnia or anxiety or just need some help winding down at bedtime, the Drift Off sleep podcast is designed to help you relax and get a restful night's sleep.

Drift Off - Bedtime Stories Joanne D'Amico

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 138 Ratings

Drift Off offers a soft place to land at the end of the day with calming bedtime stories spoken with a gentle voice that is restful to the ear. If you struggle with insomnia or anxiety or just need some help winding down at bedtime, the Drift Off sleep podcast is designed to help you relax and get a restful night's sleep.

    The Bird of Truth (Premium Episode Preview)

    The Bird of Truth (Premium Episode Preview)

    Tonight I will be reading a Spanish Fairy Tale by Fernan Caballero, later collected by Andrew Lang in his Orange Fairy Book. This tale is about a fisherman who finds a baby boy and baby girl in a crystal cradle floating on the river. He and his wife decide to keep the babies and raise them along with their other children. However, the little boy and girl eventually run away because they are mistreated by their older brothers. Let’s find out together now, what happens to this little brother and sister on their adventure along the riverbank. I hope you enjoy!
    Sweet dreamzzz...

    Music in this episode is 'Dimma' by Van Sandana via https://www.epidemicsound.com
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    Want to learn more about the Drift Off Podcast? Come visit our website! https://www.bedtimestoriesforsleep.com

    • 9 min
    The Story of Pretty Goldilocks

    The Story of Pretty Goldilocks

    Tonight’s bedtime reading is ‘The Story of Pretty Goldilocks” written by Madame D’Aulnoy and then later collected by Andrew Lang in his Blue Fairy Book. A French fairytale that revolves around a lovely young princess with golden hair, a king, a giant prince, various animals, and a quest. Will the King win the princess’ affections for him? Let’s find out together! 
    Sweet dreamzzz...

    Music in this episode is 'When Light Fades' by Mandala Dreams via https://www.epidemicsound.com
    Become a Drift Off Premium member today!
    You will receive:
    intro and ad-free listening to all episodes access to 2 monthly bonus episodes a monthly guided sleep hypnosis or guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account all episodes (regular & premium) linked to your favorite podcast app It's so easy and it only takes 2 taps to sign up at driftoff.supercast.com

    You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow!

    PROMO CODES
    Active Sponsors & Affiliates
    1. Better Help
    Online therapy with professional therapists. Enjoy 10% off your first month by clicking the link! www.betterhelp.com/DriftOff
    2. Sleep Phones
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    Want to learn more about the Drift Off Podcast? Come visit our website! https://www.bedtimestoriesforsleep.com

    • 39 min
    The Maiden of the Mountain (Premium Episode Preview)

    The Maiden of the Mountain (Premium Episode Preview)

    This is a preview of a bonus episode that is available on Drift Off Premium. 
    Tonight I will be reading a story called “The Maiden of the Mountain” by Henry Beston, which is one of the many fairy tales featured in Beston’s “Starlight Wonder Book” originally published in 1923, a collection of short fairy tales filled with adventure, drama and romance. I have not read this story as of yet...and I will be reading it for the first time as I record this. Go ahead and get all snuggly under the covers so we can both find out what this fairytale is all about together!
    Sweet dreamzzz...

    Music in this episode 'Soft Symphony' by Hannah Lindgren via https://www.epidemicsound.com
    Become a Drift Off Premium member today!
    You will receive:
    intro and ad-free listening to all episodes access to 2 monthly bonus episodes a monthly guided sleep hypnosis or guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account all episodes (regular & premium) linked to your favorite podcast app It's so easy and it only takes 2 taps to sign up at driftoff.supercast.com

    You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow!

    PROMO CODES
    Active Sponsors & Affiliates
    1. Better Help
    Online therapy with professional therapists. Enjoy 10% off your first month by clicking the link! www.betterhelp.com/DriftOff
    2. Sleep Phones
    Pajamas for your ears! https://www.sleepphones.com/?aff=780

    Want to learn more about the Drift Off Podcast? Come visit our website! https://www.bedtimestoriesforsleep.com

    • 9 min
    The Werewolf - A Swedish Folktale

    The Werewolf - A Swedish Folktale

    Happy New Years everyone!!! I hope you all had a safe and wonderful Holiday Season! I would like to wish you all an amazing 2023 as I welcome you to our first story for the new year! Tonight’s reading is a Swedish Folktale called The Werewolf. This folktale was obtained from the Swedish Fairy Book, and was published in 1921. This is not a scary story despite the fact that the title may make you think so. This Swedish tale is about a young princess and her devious stepmother. So get all snuggly under the covers...and...let's begin!
    Sweet dreamzzz...
    Joanne

    Music in this episode is " Breath Deeply" by Megan Wofford via https://www.epidemicsound.com/
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    You will receive:
    intro and ad-free listening to all episodes access to 2 monthly bonus episodes a monthly guided sleep hypnosis or guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account all episodes (regular & premium) linked to your favorite podcast app It's so easy and it only takes 2 taps to sign up at driftoff.supercast.com

    You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow!

    PROMO CODES
    Active Sponsors & Affiliates
    1. Better Help
    Online therapy with professional therapists. Enjoy 10% off your first month by clicking the link! www.betterhelp.com/DriftOff
    2. Sleep Phones
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    Want to learn more about the Drift Off Podcast? Come visit our website! https://www.bedtimestoriesforsleep.com

    • 38 min
    The Kidnapped Santa (Premium Episode Preview)

    The Kidnapped Santa (Premium Episode Preview)

    This is a preview of a bonus episode that is available on Drift Off Premium. Get full access to this story and more by becoming a Drift Off Premium member today!

    Tonight I will be reading a story called “A Kidnapped Santa Claus”, first published in 1904 by L. Frank Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz. In this story we will hear about some uncommon events that take place in Laughing Valley where Santa lives with all his magical helpers. Beyond Laughing Valley, lies the Forest of Burzee. A large mountain stands there that contains the Cave of Demons, who conspire to kidnap Santa. But even when it looks as though the Demons may win, one can never underestimate the power of magical friends.

    Music in this episode "Christmas Lullaby" by John B Lund via
    https://www.epidemicsound.com/
    Become a Drift Off Premium member today!
    You will receive:
    intro and ad-free listening to all episodes access to 2 monthly bonus episodes a monthly guided sleep hypnosis or guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account all episodes (regular & premium) linked to your favorite podcast app It's so easy and it only takes 2 taps to sign up at driftoff.supercast.com

    You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow!

    PROMO CODES
    Active Sponsors & Affiliates
    1. Better Help
    Online therapy with professional therapists. Enjoy 10% off your first month by clicking the link! www.betterhelp.com/DriftOff
    2. Sleep Phones
    Pajamas for your ears! https://www.sleepphones.com/?aff=780

    Want to learn more about the Drift Off Podcast? Come visit our website! https://www.bedtimestoriesforsleep.com

    • 10 min
    Holiday Tales for Sleep: The Little Match Girl & Little Piccola

    Holiday Tales for Sleep: The Little Match Girl & Little Piccola

    Tonight I will be reading 2 holiday stories. The first storytelling is a sorrowful Christmas tale called “The Little Match Girl” by Hans Christian Anderson and is about a poor little girl who chooses to stay out in the cold to avoid going home and about her hopes and her dreams. The second storytelling is heartwarming story called “Little Piccola” by Nora A. Smith. This is an Italian holiday tale about a little girl who one day makes new friends and learns what Christmas is like for other children.

    The music in this episode:
    First story (The Little Match Girl)"Psalm" by Anders Schill Paulsen and the second story (Little Piccola) "A Christmas Lullaby" by John B. Lund, courtesy of https://www.epidemicsound.com/



    Become a Drift Off Premium member today!
    You will receive:
    intro and ad-free listening to all episodes access to 2 monthly bonus episodes a monthly guided sleep hypnosis or guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account all episodes (regular & premium) linked to your favorite podcast app It's so easy and it only takes 2 taps to sign up at driftoff.supercast.com

    You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow!

    PROMO CODES
    Active Sponsors & Affiliates
    1. Better Help
    Online therapy with professional therapists. Enjoy 10% off your first month by clicking the link! www.betterhelp.com/DriftOff
    2. Sleep Phones
    Pajamas for your ears! https://www.sleepphones.com/?aff=780

    Want to learn more about the Drift Off Podcast? Come visit our website! https://www.bedtimestoriesforsleep.com

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

R@co0n ,

🤩🤩🤩

Dear Joanne!! Thank you so much for your time and effort into this podcast. It works without fail, I always am asleep before your episode ends! You take your time, and you read the stories so beautifully. I really like how you do the deep breathing strategies and give us time to settle in our beds. You have such a soothing voice, and I listen to it almost every night. The stories are always so interesting, and you pick such good ones. So thank you so so much!!! I can’t thank you enough, really.
Sincerely,
Athena

hi there person! ,

This helped my sleep.

I’ve been having a hard time sleeping and thease stories have helped a lot!

consciousnessexplorer ,

Amazing sleep support

I struggle to fall and stay asleep sometimes. This podcast is a huge help for me to feel soothed and supported during restless nights. I really appreciate the soft tones and easy listening.

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