25 Songs To Help You Fall Asleep

Dec 08, 2015 | by Valentina Vojkovic

The feeling is all too familiar. You’re lying in bed, exhausted from a long day of work, the gym, your strenuous commute, entertaining friends, all of it. You can’t wait to peacefully drift into 8 hours of blissful sleep. Except the weight of tomorrow’s worries comes crashing down, creating a canopy of stress and anxiety over your tranquil utopia.

You hesitantly roll over to check the time…12:30 a.m. You have approximately seven and a half hours left until you have to peel yourself out of your pillowy paradise. You spend what seems like 20 minutes trying to get comfortable again, rolling around, rearranging sheets and locating the cold side of the pillow. You glance over at your phone again. Now, you only have SIX hours left to bask in the warmth of your fluffy bed. As you watch your beloved good night’s sleep quickly vanish before your eyes, you desperately search for solutions. Perhaps a warm cup of tea would help? Or maybe text Ivy, your Yogi friend, who’s bound to have a meditation playlist.

Well not to worry our sleep deprived readers, your quest for post-bedtime serenity and peace-of-mind stops here. We’ve compiled a playlist of the best modern songs to listen to when in bed to help you drift away into dreamland.

Our Favorite Sleepy Tunes

Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran

Little Talks
Julia Sheer & Jon D

Lay Me Down
Sam Smith

Skinny Love
Bon Iver

Rosie’s Lullaby
Norah Jones

Let Her Go
Passenger

Angels
The XX

Sparks
Coldplay

Let It Be Me
Ray LaMontagne

Hello
Adele

Let It All Go
Birdy, RHODES

Descending
Big Boi, Little Dragon

Verse
Rhye

The Wilhelm Scream
James Blake

Lifeforms
Daughter

Stay With Me
Sam Smith

Seven Hours
Little May

Retrograde
James Blake

Looking too Closely
Fink

Waiting Game
Banks

I Forget Where We Are
Ben Howard

Red Dust
James Vincent McMorrow

Here With Me
Susie Suh, Robot Koch

You’re the Best
Wet

Photograph
Ed Sheeran