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Fall deeply asleep with a quiet story or meditation read from a cozy mountain cabin to help you relax and let go of the day.

If the podcast helps you sleep, would you consider supporting it for less than $3/mo? You'll get some great perks. All supporters get the weekly bedtime story & the sleep meditation a day earlier & always ad-free. For those who want more, you can get 8 new stories & 4 new meditations every month by joining Listen To Sleep Plus for less than $5/mo, risk free.

Join now or learn more at https://www.listentosleep.com/support.

Sleep well.💜

Erik

Listen To Sleep - Quiet Bedtime Stories & Meditations Erik Ireland

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 404 Ratings

Fall deeply asleep with a quiet story or meditation read from a cozy mountain cabin to help you relax and let go of the day.

If the podcast helps you sleep, would you consider supporting it for less than $3/mo? You'll get some great perks. All supporters get the weekly bedtime story & the sleep meditation a day earlier & always ad-free. For those who want more, you can get 8 new stories & 4 new meditations every month by joining Listen To Sleep Plus for less than $5/mo, risk free.

Join now or learn more at https://www.listentosleep.com/support.

Sleep well.💜

Erik

    #183 - Mindfulness Meditation - Easing the Mind

    #183 - Mindfulness Meditation - Easing the Mind

    Calm your mind with gentle affirmations and awareness of the breath. 

    If the podcast helps you, would you consider supporting it with $3 a month? You'll get the new stories and meditations a day earlier with no ads or introductions, an immediate download of the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland audiobook, and you'll be helping me to get closer to realizing my dream of having Listen To Sleep be my full-time endeavor. You can join or find more information at https://www.listentosleep.com/support/. 

    You can also buy a shareable audiobook of the longer books I read on Listen To Sleep Plus. It's another way to support the podcast and get some extra bedtime stories without a monthly subscription. Each one is available to own for just $5.50 as a sharable mp3 that will play on your phone or any MP3 player. You can find them at https://www.listentosleep.com/store. 

    Sleep well.💜 

    Erik 


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    • 18 min
    #182 - The Traveling Beetle

    #182 - The Traveling Beetle

    A sleepy Danish fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a conceited beetle who sets out to find his fortune. 

    If the podcast helps you sleep, would you consider supporting it with $3 a month? You'll get new episodes a day earlier with no ads or introductions, an immediate download of the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland audiobook and you'll be helping me to get closer to realizing my dream of having Listen To Sleep be my full-time endeavor. You can join or find more information at https://www.listentosleep.com/support/. 

    You can also buy a shareable audiobook of the longer books I read on Listen To Sleep Plus. It's another way to support the podcast and get some extra bedtime stories without a monthly subscription. Each one is available to own for just $5.50 as chapterized mp3s that will play on any MP3 player. You can find them at https://www.listentosleep.com/store. 

    You can read this story (and other classics from the public domain) by downloading it for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27200. 

    Sleep well.💜 

    Erik 


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    • 38 min
    #181 - Mindfulness Meditation - Awareness of the Breath

    #181 - Mindfulness Meditation - Awareness of the Breath

    Great for bedtime or anytime, this meditation helps to ease anxiety and calm the body. 

    This weekend's rain made for some beautiful rainbows and the weather was just perfect for the wild roses and the California lilac, both of which have started blooming here on the mountain. I made a little video about it, and if you like to see that, it’s on my Tiktok and Instagram. If you'd like to see it, it's up on TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@listentosleep or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/listentosleep/. 

    If the podcast helps you sleep, would you consider supporting it with $3 a month? You'll get new episodes a day earlier with no ads or introductions, an immediate download of the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland audiobook and you'll be helping me to get closer to realizing my dream of having Listen To Sleep be my full-time endeavor. You can join or find more information at https://www.listentosleep.com/support/. 

    You can also buy a shareable audiobook of the longer books I read on Listen To Sleep Plus. It's another way to support the podcast and get some extra bedtime stories without a monthly subscription. Each one is available to own for just $5.50 as chapterized mp3s that will play on any MP3 player. You can find them at https://www.listentosleep.com/store. 

    Sleep well.💜 

    Erik 


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    • 18 min
    #180 - Extra Men

    #180 - Extra Men

    For Mother’s Day, a story from 1918 about a grandmother who helps a troop of soldiers headed to the Great War.

    Yesterday Bodhi and I went out for a walk in the Spring rain and I thought about how all the birds and flowers of spring remind me that each day is a new opportunity for change. I made a little video about it, and if you like to see that, it’s on my Tiktok and Instagram. If you'd like to see it, it's up on TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@listentosleep or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/listentosleep/. 

    I very much enjoyed being on Chris Thompson's Unfiltered Friends podcast recently. We talked about how to live a happier life and I answered a lot of questions about what life on the mountain is like. You can find it anywhere you get your podcasts or listen on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/episode/33WBOEUX8cZzcGyjJtyOe8?si=717e23a6bcfb4f60.

    If the podcast helps you sleep, would you consider supporting it with $3 a month? You'll get new episodes a day earlier with no ads or introductions, an immediate download of the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland audiobook and you'll be helping me to get closer to realizing my dream of having Listen To Sleep be my full-time endeavor. You can join or find more information at https://www.listentosleep.com/support/. 

    You can also buy a shareable audiobook of the longer books I read on Listen To Sleep Plus. It's another way to support the podcast and get some extra bedtime stories without a monthly subscription. Each one is available to own for just $5.50 as chapterized mp3s that will play on any MP3 player. You can find them at https://www.listentosleep.com/store.

    You can read this story (and other classics from the public domain) by downloading it for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/39635.

    Sleep well.💜 

    Erik 




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    • 39 min
    #179 - Mindfulness Meditation - Metta (Loving Kindness)

    #179 - Mindfulness Meditation - Metta (Loving Kindness)

    This mindfulness meditation for cultivating loving kindness is a good practice for any time of day and a great way to fall asleep. 

    This meditation has the sound of a creek and some birdsongs in the background to help you relax more deeply. If you'd like to download an mp3 of a similar creek sound, it's available as a gift when you subscribe to free my monthly newsletter on https://www.listentosleep.com. 

    If the podcast helps you sleep, would you consider supporting it with $3 a month? You'll get new episodes a day earlier with no ads or introductions, an immediate download of the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland audiobook and you'll be helping me to get closer to realizing my dream of having Listen To Sleep be my full-time endeavor. You can join or find more information at https://www.listentosleep.com/support/. 

    Sleep well.💜 

    Erik 


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    • 33 min
    #178 - Princess Bella-Flor

    #178 - Princess Bella-Flor

    A sleepy fairy tale about a Celtic princess and the king who will do anything to marry her. 

    Our local bear family spent a morning sunning themselves and eating lunch over on the hillside across the creek. Watching them got me thinking about how much life up here can be like the grownup version of the adventures of Christoper Robin and Winnie the Pooh and I made a video about that with some footage of the bears. If you'd like to see it, it's up on TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@listentosleep or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/listentosleep/. 

    If the podcast helps you sleep, would you consider supporting it with $3 a month? You'll get new episodes a day earlier with no ads or introductions, an immediate download of the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland audiobook and you'll be helping me to get closer to realizing my dream of having Listen To Sleep be my full-time endeavor. You can join or find more information at https://www.listentosleep.com/support/. 

    You can read this story (and other classics from the public domain) by downloading it for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3027. 

    Sleep well.💜 

    Erik 


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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
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404 Ratings

chadisthedad ,

Five stars

I don’t have trouble sleeping at all but I do have problems with waking up randomly and this helps tremendously! His voice is so soft yet so comforting it’s like you can really imagine his stories he tells.

guz42 ,

Really helps me sleep

He seems like a nice guy. He speaks in a deliberate and soothing way that still feels genuine. Sometimes I find podcasters’ adoption of a soothing voice to be too self-conscious and patronizing - like they are acting out what they think a soothing voice should be. I end up distracted and annoyed by it and not soothed at all. But Eric seems to just genuinely be trying to help me sleep, the way a really nice Dad would. The content here is just right too. I especially like the stories though the meditations are good too. The content isn’t pointless stuff I would never otherwise listen to. I’m interested enough to enjoy listening even though I don’t usually hear the end. But I just re-listen the next night, starting a little farther in. 🙂

whatsnotyakenseriously ,

👍👍👍

I never write reviews but this podcast has been helpful and I really wanted to show some support! I love Erik’s voice. It is so calming. The podcast has lots of episodes so I never have to worry about finding another show. The podcast is rich of content and seems to be good for my subconsciousness. Tbh I never passed the introductions before I fall asleep lol. Thank you!

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