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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 David Couto

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 4 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.

    The Dark Ages, 476-918 by Charles Oman

    The Dark Ages, 476-918 by Charles Oman

    Interesting yet dry is the ideal description for something that should help the listener sleep, and very suitable for the ancient history of tonight’s bedtime ‘story.’ The true history of Odoacer the ‘king’ of Rome and the history of the Vandals who operated in North Africa during this period.
    Story (07:01)
    Find The Dark Ages, 476-918 by Charles Oman
    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/61536
    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
    Want to wear or decorate with Sleepy Time Tales? Check out the store and get yourself some sleepwear, pillows, phones cases or anything else you’d like http://sleepytimetales.redbubble.com 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
    Jessa Wyn Nova Regan G Lacy H Jennifer D Abby F Megan W Felicity R Chris & Moya Angela M Sharon Michaela Emma
    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.
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    • 50 min
    Overbeck from The Great Artists series

    Overbeck from The Great Artists series

    Learn a bit about the early life of Johan Friederich Overbeck. Well, try because it’s really dry and recipe to your mind drifting to sleep with boredom. His family history is actually quite interesting, but I doubt you will find out from listening to this snoozy episode.
    Story (07:10)
    Find Overbeck by J. Beavington Atkinson
    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25073
    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 you can buy me a coffee over at, well,…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
    Want to wear or decorate with Sleepy Time Tales? Check out the store and get yourself some sleepwear, pillows, phones cases or anything else you’d like http://sleepytimetales.redbubble.com 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.
    Support this podcast
    Patreon $5 Patrons
    Jessa Wyn Nova Regan G Lacy H Jennifer D Abby F Megan W Felicity R Chris & Moya Angela M Sharon Michaela Emma 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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    • 48 min
    The Last Man by Mary Shelley

    The Last Man by Mary Shelley

    The end of the world may be coming, but the interpersonal problems will have you fast asleep before anything much happens. We follow along with our protagonist and we learn his personal history and that of his family’s disgrace.
    Story (07:29)
    Find The Last Man by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18247
      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 you can buy me a coffee over at, well,…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 Want to wear or decorate with Sleepy Time Tales? Check out the store and get yourself some sleepwear, pillows, phones cases or anything else you’d like http://sleepytimetales.redbubble.com 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.
    Support this podcast
    Patreon $5 Patrons
    Jessa Wyn Nova Regan G Lacy H Jennifer D Abby F Megan W Felicity R Chris & Moya Angela M Sharon Michaela Emma 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.
    Image: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/438816
    Title: The Forest in Winter at Sunset
    Artist: Théodore Rousseau (French, Paris 1812–1867 Barbizon)
    Date: ca. 1846–67
    Medium: Oil on canvas
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    • 52 min
    The Ship of Coral is left behind

    The Ship of Coral is left behind

    Our unlikeable protagonist escapes the island to be rescued. But is his saviour even more of a scoundrel? It may be the case. But you may never know once you fall asleep.


    Story (07:47)





    Find The Ship of Coral by H. De Vere Stacpoole


    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/54437


    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 you can buy me a coffee over at, well,…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 paypal.me/sleepytimetales

    Want to wear or decorate with Sleepy Time Tales? Check out the store and get yourself some sleepwear, pillows, phones cases or anything else you’d like http://sleepytimetales.redbubble.com

    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 Audibletrial.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.


    Support this podcast


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    Jessa Wyn Nova Regan G Lacy H Jennifer D Abby F Megan W Felicity R Chris & Moya Angela M Sharon Michaela Emma

    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.


    Title: The Fishing Boat


    Artist: Gustave Courbet (French, Ornans 1819–1877 La Tour-de-Peilz)


    Date: 1865


    Medium: Oil on canvas


    https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/436012


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    • 59 min
    The Hill of Adventure

    The Hill of Adventure

     



    A young woman goes with her sister and her sickly Aunt to ‘convalesce’ where she meets a friendly neighbour and finds herself entangled in a strike where things start to go bad.


    While this may sound fascinating I promise that the way I tell it you will still be lights out very soon.





    Story (07:14)


    Find The Hill of Adventure by Cornelia Meigs


    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57833


    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 you can buy me a coffee over at, well,…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 paypal.me/sleepytimetales

    Want to wear or decorate with Sleepy Time Tales? Check out the store and get yourself some sleepwear, pillows, phones cases or anything else you’d like http://sleepytimetales.redbubble.com

    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 Audibletrial.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.


    https://www.patreon.com/sleepytimetales


    Support this podcast


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    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.


    Artist: Mary A. Hallock Foote, American, 1847–1938


    Engraver: John Henry Ellsworth Whitney, American, 1840–1891


    Publisher: The Century Company


    Link: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4b1848dc9-70dc-4e69-9b74-4814694b6f4d


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    • 52 min
    Little Women Brighten a Boy’s Life

    Little Women Brighten a Boy’s Life

    The lives of the March girls begin to intersect with Laurie, the lonely boy next door. Their light and life give him new interests and passions. And his dear old Grandfather takes a delighted interest in Beth and her passion for music.





    Story (08:01)


    Find Little Women by Louisa May Alcott


    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/514


    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 you can buy me a coffee over at, well,…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 paypal.me/sleepytimetales

    Want to wear or decorate with Sleepy Time Tales? Check out the store and get yourself some sleepwear, pillows, phones cases or anything else you’d like http://sleepytimetales.redbubble.com

    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 Audibletrial.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.


    Support this podcast


    Patreon

    $5 Patrons


    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.


    Image https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/459112


    Two Young Girls at the Piano


    1892


    Auguste Renoir


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    • 1 hr 2 min

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