Make a very small investment in a pair of sleep headphones. (Affiliate links ahead!) They currently start around $18. You can fall asleep to meditations or peaceful music. The ones I personally use are here. I have used these for years and I really like them.  My kids also use these from time to time. They are helpful when my kids are on Girl Scout sleepovers and they want to listen to their lullabies without disturbing others, or muffle the sounds of others’ snoring.

Two recommendations for things to listen to:

YouTube channel: The Honest Guys (I’m not an affiliate, I’m just a huge fan.)

Anything from the Spotify “sleep” genre. I have a paid Spotify subscription so that I don’t hear ads. If you want to listen to this for sleep, you’ll probably want to upgrade as well.

The 6 Phase Guided Meditation by Vishen Lakhiani. It is available on YouTube here, on Facebook here, or within the Omvana phone app as one of the free meditations. (I am not an affiliate, I’m just a fan.) The Facebook version is an ‘updated’ version from the YouTube and Omvana version, so you might want to try both. This particular meditation is not designed as a sleep meditation, but it does involve gratitude and reflection, and I find it a good way to end the day. A note about Omvana – it includes some free meditations and a bunch of paid options. It will offer you the chance to log in, but it is not mandatory.  The app was dwarfed by Calm, but I still prefer Omvana over the other one.

What is your favorite thing to listen to for sleep? Tell us in the comments.

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