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Music to fall asleep to

Postby Ati » Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:56 pm UTC

I'm trying various inventive combinations of lifestyle changes and good old fashioned drugs to try to get my sleep patterns into some semblance of sanity. Does anyone have any music that's good for relaxing and/or falling asleep? So far, the best I've found is this lady: http://www.nighttimeconcert.com/
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby mbongo » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:59 pm UTC

I've gotten into the habit of falling asleep to ebooks lately. I've found that Thomas Friedman's "Longitudes and Latitudes" was incredibly soporific; even though I've had sleep problems my whole life, I was out in under 8 minutes with that book.

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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby Gears » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:28 am UTC

I listen to Hurt - NIN
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:54 am UTC

NIN - A Warm Place
NIN - Most of 'Ghosts', really

Deftones - Anniversary of an Uninteresting Event
Deftones - Adrenaline (seriously)

Dust Brothers - Most of the Fight Club soundtrack
Dust Brothers - All of the Danny the Dog soundtrack

Steve Burns - Most of his stuff, especially 'My Eyes Are Full'. Much of it is free at www.steveburnsrocks.us

Clann Zu - There Will Be No Morning Copy

Led Zepplin - About half of their stuff, like Rain Song

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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby J the Ninja » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:33 am UTC

I have a whole playlist for this purpose:
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby just-mark » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:46 pm UTC

I find the Damien Rice album O and the Sigur Rós album Takk work particularly well.

Having listened to Nighttime Concert I would recommend Moorea Seal too.
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby ParanoidAndroid » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:19 am UTC

Check out Hammock. It's exactly as relaxing as the name implies.

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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby Chivalry » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:24 pm UTC

I generally listen to Vangelis- Love Theme from Bladerunner when I go to sleep. However I occasionally go with some Amos Lee e.g. It Started To Rain or perhaps Colors. Damien Rice's "O" is good aswell .

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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby charliepanayi » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:57 pm UTC

Stars of the Lid - their albums The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid and The Refinement of the Decline are ambient drone bliss.
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby tin » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:42 pm UTC

Nightmares on Wax's albums have lulled me to sleep on many occasion, because they're so chilled out. Especially the track Les Nuits. Also, Nick Drake's Five Leaves Left is an album I'd recommend if you want some some lovely, soft vocals to float away to.
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby Ati » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:00 pm UTC

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. Much appreciated. I'll be trying out several in, oh, seven hours or so.
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby TheAmazingRando » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:08 pm UTC

Bohren & Der Club of Gore is excellent for this purpose, particularly Black Earth and Dolores. Incredibly slow, moody jazz music.

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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby brakos82 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:52 pm UTC

Just leave your TV on C-SPAN... it'll put any semi-normal person to sleep in 3.4 minutes. :D
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby Blinke » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:01 pm UTC

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Personally I'd rather recommend The Rescue. Normally not my favourite album but the crescendos of the other albums would bother me if I was trying to sleep.

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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby scrt_rbt_agnt » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:26 pm UTC

i've actually fallen asleep to the monotonous drudge of lightning bolt.

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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby kaniman2 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:08 am UTC

scrt_rbt_agnt wrote:warning: pink website.
That warning would've come in handy for me five years ago when I was a kid and freakishly reacted to that colour.

I think there was a topic like this a while back, but I think it was more about what music made you fall asleep, instead of music you listen to in order to fall asleep. I said Coldplay.
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby Mavas » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:22 pm UTC

http://www.youtube.com/user/karma0m

It's all new age-y and bizarre. It makes me tired fo' shure.
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby Rhombulus » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:29 pm UTC

Death Cab for Cutie.
That's really the only time I listen to them, because it just puts me to sleep.
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby Lame Duck » Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:15 am UTC

Provided you get one of their mellower albums like Come On, Die Young or Happy Songs For Happy People, Mogwai is great for disengaging you in a very uneasy way. It might give you some fucked up dreams, but it'll put you out.

Oh, and Evening Star by Robert Fripp & Brian Eno. Classic ambient. Fripptronics!

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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby 01000011 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:33 am UTC

I generally fall asleep to the soundtrack to Crayon Physics Deluxe. Its so light and relaxing, there's no lyrics either so you don't concentrate on them. You just sort of... flow with the music.
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby Laetificat » Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:47 pm UTC

I'm feeling sleepy listening to Battlestar Sonatica at the moment. A lot of Bear McCreary's soundtrack stuff is good for relaxation purposes.
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby Atmosck » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:42 am UTC

Two songs by Kaizers Orchestra: "Under Månen" and "Med en Gong Eg Når Bånn" To me they feel like the song at the end of the dance when there's only one couple left. They're very romantic (though i have no idea what the lyrics are saying). Ideal for falling asleep with someone.

I often listen to Beethoven's Piano Sonatas (i have a boxed set) when I'm hit with a bout of insomnia. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier works well also (piano tends to). I've also tried Boulez's Structures for Piano, but they spark too much thought and have the opposite effect - they keep me up.

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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby Cytoplasm » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:50 am UTC

Antonio Restucci: Plaza Del Angel, shoot. Um, I don't have a "Sleep" playlist for when I really needed it. But that song does help, "Bitch'n Camero" doesn't.
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby Fightingmonkey » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:22 am UTC

Try anything by Fat Freddy's Drop Del Fuego in particular http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP55lGpocaY or listen to Katchafire.
Classical piano works as well try listening to Beethovens sonata No.8 (the second movement only) and sonata No.14 1st movement.
Beck's song Ramshackle works as well.

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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby bobbo » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:30 am UTC

Riceboy Sleeps. It's Jónsi from Sigur Rós and his boyfriend playing really mellow stuff. Sounds like Sigur Rós mixed with sleeping pills. Very good at getting you to sleep.

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Re: Music to fall asleep to

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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby Izawwlgood » Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:01 pm UTC

Soft melodious techno, like Hybrid, and sometimes Nirvana, as they're kind of comfort music to me at this point. Also, I have a 50 minute recording of a rain storm, with gentle rumbling thunder, that is very good, although sometimes I jerk awake at a particularly loud crash. It's usually good though.
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby 1337geek » Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:36 pm UTC

Whenever Pink Floyd comes on the car radio, I have to change the station so I don't nod off.
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby lu6cifer » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:59 am UTC

1337geek wrote:Whenever Pink Floyd comes on the car radio, I have to change the station so I don't nod off.


Indeed. Even their psychedelic stuff (as opposed to their more mellow pieces) makes me sleepy.
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby Aleril » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:20 am UTC

Carbon Based Lifeforms.

Their album is freaking called World of Sleepers.
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Re: Music to fall asleep to

Postby Gears » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:03 am UTC

Far Away Boys - Flogging Molly
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