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Is sleep a struggle for you in these stressful times? Do you lie awake at night, staring at the ceiling while overwhelmed with stress and anxiety? Do you wake up in the middle of the night and find that the return to sleep escapes you?

Then try out Sleepy Times Tales. Let me tell you a story that will help distract your mind, to gently overcome the mental and emotional resistance to sleep that's the hallmark of insomnia.

So if you, or someone you know, is suffering with insomnia, subscribe and see if I can help you to create a new series of habits that give you a more rested state of mind and energy for your life.

Sleepy Time Tales - Boring Bedtime Stories For All Ages David Couto

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.2 • 58 Ratings

Is sleep a struggle for you in these stressful times? Do you lie awake at night, staring at the ceiling while overwhelmed with stress and anxiety? Do you wake up in the middle of the night and find that the return to sleep escapes you?

Then try out Sleepy Times Tales. Let me tell you a story that will help distract your mind, to gently overcome the mental and emotional resistance to sleep that's the hallmark of insomnia.

So if you, or someone you know, is suffering with insomnia, subscribe and see if I can help you to create a new series of habits that give you a more rested state of mind and energy for your life.

    Let the Story of Geology Rock you to Sleep – 153 – Elements of Geology

    Let the Story of Geology Rock you to Sleep – 153 – Elements of Geology

    You know what? I didn’t even try resist that pun in the title. 😊 The reading of a foundational textbook on geology is a great candidate for something vaguely interesting but ultimately soporific to help you get your night’s sleep.
    Story (07:20)
    New Merch Store!! I’ve partnered with TeePublic to setup a new merch store.
    But because I’m no visual artist I’m taking advantage of a great TeePublic feature that allows me to share the works of other creators; expose them to my audience, allow their work to be purchased, and receive a small cut myself.
    Check out the storefront at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/sleepy-time-tales?ref_id=25247 or go directly to store.sleepytimetales.net or merch.sleepytimetales.net.
    I’d also like to issue a call. Any listeners with works up on TeePublic, please feel free to let me know and I’ll look at adding your stuff to my store. No promises, but I do have a few thousand monthly listeners, so that may help give you a boost.
     
    Find The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4204
    Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are several ways you can support the show.
    You can support the show as a supporter on Patreon and receive a host of bonuses including Patron only episodes and special edits https://www.patreon.com/sleepytimetales If you’re enjoying Sleepy Time Tales and would like to make a financial contribution, but would rather not commit to a monthly payment then check out Buy Me A Coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sleepytimetales this doesn’t require any account registration on your part. You can throw a tip in the jar at me/sleepytimetales Or check out our new Merch store up at TeePublic where you can buy Sleepy Time Tales merch or even cool works from other creators. Go to sleepytimetales.net You can sign up at BetterHelp for professional, low cost counselling services at: https://trybetterhelp.com/sleepytime Treat yourself to a free audiobook to keep from Audible’s significant range, and help Sleepy Time Tales to keep the lights on and grow. Go to com/sleepytime and sign up for a free 30-day trial. Patreon $5 Patrons
    Jessica Kristen Lacy H Jennifer D Abby F Megan W Felicity R Chris & Moya Angela M Sharon Michaela Emma Barcode Adam Tim Joni Callan Please Share If you’re enjoying the show, and finding it helps you sleep despite the stresses and strains of your life, the absolute best thing you can do is share it with your friends, families, acquaintances, cellmates etc. Anyone who needs a good night’s sleep might benefit.
    So please share it with the people in your life, whether in person or on social media.
    Find The Show Website: sleepytimetales.net
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sleepytimetales
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sleepytimetales
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sleepytimetalespodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8gG5z50RjyiJ0_YXeQJpbg
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    • 52 min
    Secrets and Mysteries Help the Sleepless – 152 – Lady Audley’s Secret

    Secrets and Mysteries Help the Sleepless – 152 – Lady Audley’s Secret

    Secrets and Mysteries Help the Sleepless – 152 – Lady Audley’s Secret Picking up where we left off many months ago, we learn about what the secret is of the new Lady of the Manor. But you will be counting sheep before the secret is revealed.
    Story (08:02)
    New Merch Store!! I’ve partnered with TeePublic to setup a new merch store.
    But because I’m no visual artist I’m taking advantage of a great TeePublic feature that allows me to share the works of other creators; expose them to my audience, allow their work to be purchased, and receive a small cut myself.
    Check out the storefront at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/sleepy-time-tales?ref_id=25247 or go directly to store.sleepytimetales.net or merch.sleepytimetales.net.
    I’d also like to issue a call. Any listeners with works up on TeePublic, please feel free to let me know and I’ll look at adding your stuff to my store. No promises, but I do have a few thousand monthly listeners, so that may help give you a boost.
     
    Find Lady Audley's Secret by M. E. Braddon
    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8954 Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are several ways you can support the show.
    You can support the show as a supporter on Patreon and receive a host of bonuses including Patron only episodes and special edits https://www.patreon.com/sleepytimetales If you’re enjoying Sleepy Time Tales and would like to make a financial contribution, but would rather not commit to a monthly payment then check out Buy Me A Coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sleepytimetales this doesn’t require any account registration on your part. You can throw a tip in the jar at me/sleepytimetales Or check out our new Merch store up at TeePublic where you can buy Sleepy Time Tales merch or even cool works from other creators. Go to sleepytimetales.net You can sign up at BetterHelp for professional, low cost counselling services at: https://trybetterhelp.com/sleepytime Treat yourself to a free audiobook to keep from Audible’s significant range, and help Sleepy Time Tales to keep the lights on and grow. Go to com/sleepytime and sign up for a free 30-day trial. Patreon $5 Patrons
    Jessica Kristen Lacy H Jennifer D Abby F Megan W Felicity R Chris & Moya Angela M Sharon Michaela Emma Barcode Adam Tim Joni Callan Please Share If you’re enjoying the show, and finding it helps you sleep despite the stresses and strains of your life, the absolute best thing you can do is share it with your friends, families, acquaintances, cellmates etc. Anyone who needs a good night’s sleep might benefit.
    So please share it with the people in your life, whether in person or on social media.
    Find The Show Website: sleepytimetales.net
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sleepytimetales
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sleepytimetales
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sleepytimetalespodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8gG5z50RjyiJ0_YXeQJpbg
    Music: http://loyaltyfreakmusic.com/
    Music Patreon: https://tinyurl.com/loyaltyfreak
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    • 53 min
    Sleep is Inevitable as you learn about the history of Glass – 151 Old Glass and How to Collect it

    Sleep is Inevitable as you learn about the history of Glass – 151 Old Glass and How to Collect it

    Some ‘interesting’ history to help you get a restful night’s sleep as we learn together about the history of glass and how to tell modern glasswork from older creations.


    Story (08:21)


    New Merch Store!!

    I’ve partnered with TeePublic to setup a new merch store.


    But because I’m no visual artist I’m taking advantage of a great TeePublic feature that allows me to share the works of other creators; expose them to my audience, allow their work to be purchased, and receive a small cut myself.


    Check out the storefront at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/sleepy-time-tales?ref_id=25247 or go directly to store.sleepytimetales.net or merch.sleepytimetales.net.


    I’d also like to issue a call. Any listeners with works up on TeePublic, please feel free to let me know and I’ll look at adding your stuff to my store. No promises, but I do have a few thousand monthly listeners, so that may help give you a boost.


    Find Old Glass and How to Collect it by J. Sydney Lewis


    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/52738

    Supporting Sleepy Time Tales

    If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are several ways you can support the show.


    You can support the show as a supporter on Patreon and receive a host of bonuses including Patron only episodes and special edits https://www.patreon.com/sleepytimetales If you’re enjoying Sleepy Time Tales and would like to make a financial contribution, but would rather not commit to a monthly payment then check out Buy Me A Coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sleepytimetales this doesn’t require any account registration on your part. You can throw a tip in the jar at me/sleepytimetales Or check out our new Merch store up at TeePublic where you can buy Sleepy Time Tales merch or even cool works from other creators. Go to sleepytimetales.net You can sign up at BetterHelp for professional, low cost counselling services at: https://trybetterhelp.com/sleepytime Treat yourself to a free audiobook to keep from Audible’s significant range, and help Sleepy Time Tales to keep the lights on and grow. Go to com/sleepytime and sign up for a free 30-day trial.

    Patreon

    $5 Patrons


    Jessica Kristen Lacy H Jennifer D Abby F Megan W Felicity R Chris & Moya Angela M Sharon Michaela Emma Barcode Adam Tim Joni Callan

    Please Share

    If you’re enjoying the show, and finding it helps you sleep despite the stresses and strains of your life, the absolute best thing you can do is share it with your friends, families, acquaintances, cellmates etc. Anyone who needs a good night’s sleep might benefit.


    So please share it with the people in your life, whether in person or on social media.


    Find The Show

    Website: sleepytimetales.net


    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sleepytimetales


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sleepytimetales


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sleepytimetalespodcast/


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8gG5z50RjyiJ0_YXeQJpbg


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    • 46 min
    Tales of Exploration Won’t stop Sleep – 150 – Pellucidar Pt 03

    Tales of Exploration Won’t stop Sleep – 150 – Pellucidar Pt 03

    We return to the mysterious world beneath our own as our protagonist, who confusingly share a name with me, continues to look for his wife? Partner? And try reform his kingdom. And while this all sounds strange and exciting early 20th century prose and the way I tell stories won’t keep you from sleeping.
    Story (07:35)
    New Merch Store!! I’ve partnered with TeePublic to setup a new merch store.
    But because I’m no visual artist I’m taking advantage of a great TeePublic feature that allows me to share the works of other creators; expose them to my audience, allow their work to be purchased, and receive a small cut myself.
    Check out the storefront at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/sleepy-time-tales?ref_id=25247 or go directly to store.sleepytimetales.net or merch.sleepytimetales.net.
    I’d also like to issue a call. Any listeners with works up on TeePublic, please feel free to let me know and I’ll look at adding your stuff to my store. No promises, but I do have a few thousand monthly listeners, so that may help give you a boost.
     
    Find Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/605 Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are several ways you can support the show.
    You can support the show as a supporter on Patreon and receive a host of bonuses including Patron only episodes and special edits https://www.patreon.com/sleepytimetales If you’re enjoying Sleepy Time Tales and would like to make a financial contribution, but would rather not commit to a monthly payment then check out Buy Me A Coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sleepytimetales this doesn’t require any account registration on your part. You can throw a tip in the jar at me/sleepytimetales Or check out our new Merch store up at TeePublic where you can buy Sleepy Time Tales merch or even cool works from other creators. Go to sleepytimetales.net You can sign up at BetterHelp for professional, low cost counselling services at: https://trybetterhelp.com/sleepytime Treat yourself to a free audiobook to keep from Audible’s significant range, and help Sleepy Time Tales to keep the lights on and grow. Go to com/sleepytime and sign up for a free 30-day trial. Patreon $5 Patrons
    Jessica Kristen Lacy H Jennifer D Abby F Megan W Felicity R Chris & Moya Angela M Sharon Michaela Emma Barcode Adam Tim Joni Callan Please Share If you’re enjoying the show, and finding it helps you sleep despite the stresses and strains of your life, the absolute best thing you can do is share it with your friends, families, acquaintances, cellmates etc. Anyone who needs a good night’s sleep might benefit.
    So please share it with the people in your life, whether in person or on social media.
    Find The Show Website: sleepytimetales.net
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sleepytimetales
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sleepytimetales
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sleepytimetalespodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8gG5z50RjyiJ0_YXeQJpbg
    Music: http://loyaltyfreakmusic.com/
    Music Patreon: https://tinyurl.com/loyaltyfreak
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    • 47 min
    A Catnap Compilation – Stories of Creation to Help you Sleep - 149

    A Catnap Compilation – Stories of Creation to Help you Sleep - 149

    A Catnap Compilation – Stories of Creation to Help you Sleep - 149





    Because I work in the hospitality industry in a tourist town this time of year is very busy, so for your continued sleep and rest I’ve compiled a collection of gentle ‘myths’ created by Lord Dunsany from past Cat Nap bonus episodes.


    Stories are:


                The Coming of the Sea


                A Legend of the Dawn


                When the Gods Slept


    Story (07:52)


    New Merch Store!!

    I’ve partnered with TeePublic to setup a new merch store.


    But because I’m no visual artist I’m taking advantage of a great TeePublic feature that allows me to share the works of other creators; expose them to my audience, allow their work to be purchased, and receive a small cut myself.


    Check out the storefront at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/sleepy-time-tales?ref_id=25247 or go directly to store.sleepytimetales.net or merch.sleepytimetales.net.


    I’d also like to issue a call. Any listeners with works up on TeePublic, please feel free to let me know and I’ll look at adding your stuff to my store. No promises, but I do have a few thousand monthly listeners, so that may help give you a boost.


    Find Time And The Gods by Lord Dunsany


    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8183


    Supporting Sleepy Time Tales

    If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are several ways you can support the show.


    You can support the show as a supporter on Patreon and receive a host of bonuses including Patron only episodes and special edits https://www.patreon.com/sleepytimetales If you’re enjoying Sleepy Time Tales and would like to make a financial contribution, but would rather not commit to a monthly payment then check out Buy Me A Coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sleepytimetales this doesn’t require any account registration on your part. You can throw a tip in the jar at me/sleepytimetales Or check out our new Merch store up at TeePublic where you can buy Sleepy Time Tales merch or even cool works from other creators. Go to sleepytimetales.net You can sign up at BetterHelp for professional, low cost counselling services at: https://trybetterhelp.com/sleepytime Treat yourself to a free audiobook to keep from Audible’s significant range, and help Sleepy Time Tales to keep the lights on and grow. Go to com/sleepytime and sign up for a free 30-day trial.

    BetterHelp (sponsor)

    We have a new sponsor partner with BetterHelp. A low cost, secure, online therapy service.


    Sleepy Time Tales listeners get a 10% discount on your first month. Go to https://trybetterhelp.com/sleepytime to try it out or to https://sleepytimetales.net/betterhelp-mental-health/ to learn more.


    Patreon

    $5 Patrons


    Jessica Kristen Lacy H Jennifer D Abby F Megan W Felicity R Chris & Moya Angela M Sharon Michaela Emma Barcode Adam Tim Joni Callan

    Please Share

    If you’re enjoying the show, and finding it helps you sleep despite the stresses and strains of your life, the absolute best thing you can do is share it with your friends, families, acquaintances, cellmates etc. Anyone who needs a good night’s sleep might benefit.


    So please share it with the people in your life, whether in person or on social media.


    Find The Show

    Website: sleepytimetales.net


    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sleepytimetales


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sleepytimetales


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sleepytimetalespodcast/


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8gG5z50RjyiJ0_YXeQJpbg


    Music: http://loyaltyfreakmusic.com/


    Music Patreon: https://tinyurl.com/loyaltyfreak


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    • 48 min
    Let Tales of Santa Send You to Slumber - 148

    Let Tales of Santa Send You to Slumber - 148

    Welcome to one of our Christmas traditions. L. Frank Baum’s home grown fairy tales of the early life of good old Santa. This one does get a bit exciting towards the end, but I’m sure you will be asleep before you get to the big battle.


    Also, this is the episode I forgot how to pronounce ‘contribute’ so feel free to have a giggle. 😊


    Story (07:52)


    New Merch Store!!

    I’ve partnered with TeePublic to setup a new merch store.


    But because I’m no visual artist I’m taking advantage of a great TeePublic feature that allows me to share the works of other creators; expose them to my audience, allow their work to be purchased, and receive a small cut myself.


    Check out the storefront at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/sleepy-time-tales?ref_id=25247 or go directly to store.sleepytimetales.net or merch.sleepytimetales.net.


    I’d also like to issue a call. Any listeners with works up on TeePublic, please feel free to let me know and I’ll look at adding your stuff to my store. No promises, but I do have a few thousand monthly listeners, so that may help give you a boost.


    Find The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum


    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/520


    Supporting Sleepy Time Tales

    If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are several ways you can support the show.


    You can support the show as a supporter on Patreon and receive a host of bonuses including Patron only episodes and special edits https://www.patreon.com/sleepytimetales If you’re enjoying Sleepy Time Tales and would like to make a financial contribution, but would rather not commit to a monthly payment then check out Buy Me A Coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sleepytimetales this doesn’t require any account registration on your part. You can throw a tip in the jar at me/sleepytimetales Or check out our new Merch store up at TeePublic where you can buy Sleepy Time Tales merch or even cool works from other creators. Go to sleepytimetales.net You can sign up at BetterHelp for professional, low cost counselling services at: https://trybetterhelp.com/sleepytime Treat yourself to a free audiobook to keep from Audible’s significant range, and help Sleepy Time Tales to keep the lights on and grow. Go to com/sleepytime and sign up for a free 30-day trial.

    BetterHelp (sponsor)

    We have a new sponsor partner with BetterHelp. A low cost, secure, online therapy service.


    Sleepy Time Tales listeners get a 10% discount on your first month. Go to https://trybetterhelp.com/sleepytime to try it out or to https://sleepytimetales.net/betterhelp-mental-health/ to learn more.


    Patreon

    $5 Patrons


    Jessica Kristen Lacy H Jennifer D Abby F Megan W Felicity R Chris & Moya Angela M Sharon Michaela Emma Barcode Adam Tim Joni Callan

    Please Share

    If you’re enjoying the show, and finding it helps you sleep despite the stresses and strains of your life, the absolute best thing you can do is share it with your friends, families, acquaintances, cellmates etc. Anyone who needs a good night’s sleep might benefit.


    So please share it with the people in your life, whether in person or on social media.


    Find The Show

    Website: sleepytimetales.net


    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sleepytimetales


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sleepytimetales


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sleepytimetalespodcast/


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8gG5z50RjyiJ0_YXeQJpbg


    Music: http://loyaltyfreakmusic.com/


    Music Patreon: https://tinyurl.com/loyaltyfreak


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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Esterdotter ,

Please slow down

Wonderful voice but speaks too fast. Otherwise a great series.

Callan E ,

Only thing that works!

I’ve struggled for years with falling asleep, and tried every podcast on the books. This is my favorite by far! Been a listener for almost a year now and the podcast still works every night.

recungd ,

VERY HELPFUL…

I am insomniac so this podcast is so helpful I love it thank you for helping all the other sleep podcasts don’t work for me so im so lucky to find this one thank you I wake up so alive and awake I’m writing this at 8:00 am I think the morning cause I fell fast asleep before I could write it

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