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36 Songs That Will Put You To Sleep

36 Songs That Will Put You To Sleep

It’s bedtime. You’re in your jammies, teeth brushed, tucked in tight, ready for sleep, but now you’re tossing and turning because you just can’t turn your brain off. Well, here are 36 songs that are sure to turn those to do lists into zzz’s.

1. Leave This Behind by Lovelier Other

“I know I can feel you here.” A lovely tune that’s like floating on a calm wave into sweet dreamland.

2. Small Parade by Tobin Sprout

“They’re resting tonight. Alright.” Rest with them and count the parade floats like sheep.

3. No One’s Gonna Love You by Band of Horses

“No one is ever gonna love you more than I do.” Do like the Band of Horses. Brush your teeth and jump into bed.

4. Holocene by Bon Iver

“Saying nothing, that’s enough for me.” Lie there and let Bon Iver sing you into the magnificence of the dream world.

5. How to Lie by Twist

“All this time, you could have been mine.” Take a lesson from Twist’s slumber tune. Don’t let your worries keep you up!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6mshfWuz18&list=PLpRbFFqx6ns7DaTYv5z3O_pynJGrvS84f

6. Waterbirds by Tennis

“Sleeping deep in the brush, the night brings the hush.” A tropical sort of lullaby from Colorado duo, Tennis.

7. Falling Down by Scarlett Johansson

“I’ve come 500 hundred miles just to see a halo.” Fall down into your pillow with Scarlett’s lovely voice.

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8. Halo by Beyoncé

“Standing in the light of your halo, I’ve got my angel now.” Let Beyoncé and the angels rock you to sleep with this one.

9. Song for Zula by Phosphorescent

“Some say love is a burning thing, that it makes a fiery ring.” This sleep song will keep you toasty warm as you drift into slumber.

10. Comes and Goes by Greg Laswell

“This one’s for the lonely, the ones that seek and find.” And it’s also for the sleepy.

11. Angels by The xx

“The end comes too soon, I’m dreaming of angels.” A sleep song to bring angels to your dreams too.

12. Sad Dream by Sky Ferreira

“Only ever in dreams I wrap my arms around you.” Leave your sad dreams behind and let go into sleep.

13. Melt Your Heart by Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins

“It’s bound to melt your heart one way or another.” So, let it melt you into dreamland.

14. I Know Places by Lykke Li

“The highs won’t hurt you there, babe.” A sleep song to take you to places of sweet dreams.

15. When the Sun Goes Down by Steffaloo

“Just like flowers don’t know what to do.” When the sun goes down, listen to sleep songs, like Steffaloo’s.

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16. Tell Me by Taken by Trees

“Why not take me me all the way to July.” Even if it’s winter, you can go there in your sleep.

17. I Wanted You to Stay by Summer Heart

“I wanted you to stay on the other side.” Don’t stay there in sleep for too long, but for the whole night through at least.

18. Gypsy by Suzanne Vega

“Hold me like a baby that will not fall asleep.” This sleep song is like a bedtime story.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LW1eIjHvDg

19. It’s Hard to Kill a Bad Thing by Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan

Just some sweet instrumentals good for cozy cuddling.

20. If You Can’t Sleep by She & Him

“I’ll be there in your dreams if you can’t sleep at all.” A lovely lullaby from indie duo, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward.

21. Don’t Get Hung Up In Your Soul by Richard Hawley

“Don’t let ’em make your heart grow old.” Take it from Richard Hawley and don’t let your hang ups keep you up.

22. Samson by Regina Spektor

“He ate a slice of Wonderbread and went right back to bed.” Even if it takes a midnight snack, get right back to bed.

23. Lies by Races

“I’m living in a lie to feel closer to you.” An acoustic sleep song to bring you closer to slumber.

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24. Á la Claire Fontaine by N. Porebski, L. Descamps, and Les Petits Minous

“Il y a longtemps que je t’aime, jamais je ne t’oublierai.” A French tune from The Painted Veil soundtrack to lull you to sleep.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TYP7VsZ7jg

25. Tangled and Wild by Oh Susanna

“Run away with me won’t you. It don’t matter where we go.” Close your eyes and you can go anywhere with the music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppkdaZHcb-0

26. Blonde on Blonde by Nada Surf

“It’s a lullaby from a giant golden radio.” A lullaby that will rock you to sleep.

27. I Do Sing for You by Majical Cloudz

“Of course I do and I love to.” A Leonard Cohen-esque serenade for dreamers.

28. Florida by Luke Temple

“Whatever it is that makes you not trust your mind.” Don’t let it keep you up at night.

29. One Half by Julianna Barwick

“I guess I was asleep that night.” A song for the blurred lines between sleep and barely awake.

30. Homage by Feist featuring Timber Timbre

“There is a seam between the breath and the staired descent.” Let your breath be your guide into slumber.

31. Here With Me by Dido featuring Enya

“I won’t go, I won’t sleep, I can’t breathe.” What’s a sleepy playlist without Dido and Enya?

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32. Green Eyes by Coldplay

“I came here to talk. I hope you understand.” Another classic sleep time playlist artist, Coldplay.

33. Cuddle Alone by She Keeps Bees

“We were sleeping in silence. We were laughing at our fate.” No one should cuddle alone, but in case you are, here’s a little tune to keep you company.

34. Forever by Ben Harper

“I won’t let my forever roam.” It may seem like it’s taking forever to get to sleep, but this sleep song will make it less so.

35. Waiting by Alice Boman

“Haven’t had a dream in a long time.” If you’re waiting for sleep, here’s another sleep song for you.

36. The Girl by City and Colour

“I’m off chasing my own dreams.” Even if you have to chase the sheep, listen to this City and Colour tune while you’re at it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFSbuM1Vym8

If you still need some help drifting off to sleep, here are 10 unconventional (but great) sleeping tips you’ve probably never heard.

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Last Updated on January 3, 2020

The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

Are you waiting for life events to turn out the way you want so that you can feel more positive about your life? Do you find yourself having pre-conditions to your sense of well-being, thinking that certain things must happen for you to be happier? Do you think there is no way that your life stresses can make you anything other than “stressed out” and that other people just don’t understand?  If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you might find yourself lingering in the land of negativity for too long!

The following are some tips to keep positive no matter what comes your way. This post will help you stop looking for what psychologists call “positivity” in all the wrong places!  Here are the ten essential habits of positive people.

1. Positive people don’t confuse quitting with letting go.

Instead of hanging on to ideas, beliefs, and even people that are no longer healthy for them, they trust their judgement to let go of negative forces in their lives.  Especially in terms of relationships, they subscribe to The Relationship Prayer which goes:

 I will grant myself the ability to trust the healthy people in my life … 

To set limits with, or let go of, the negative ones … 

And to have the wisdom to know the DIFFERENCE!

 2.  Positive people don’t just have a good day – they make a good day.

Waiting, hoping and wishing seldom have a place in the vocabulary of positive individuals. Rather, they use strong words that are pro-active and not reactive. Passivity leads to a lack of involvement, while positive people get very involved in constructing their lives. They work to make changes to feel better in tough times rather than wish their feelings away.

3. For the positive person, the past stays in the past.

Good and bad memories alike stay where they belong – in the past where they happened. They don’t spend much time pining for the good ol’ days because they are too busy making new memories now. The negative pulls from the past are used not for self-flagellation or unproductive regret, but rather productive regret where they use lessons learned as stepping stones towards a better future.

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4. Show me a positive person and I can show you a grateful person.

The most positive people are the most grateful people.  They do not focus on the potholes of their lives.  They focus on the pot of gold that awaits them every day, with new smells, sights, feelings and experiences.  They see life as a treasure chest full of wonder.

5. Rather than being stuck in their limitations, positive people are energized by their possibilities.

Optimistic people focus on what they can do, not what they can’t do.  They are not fooled to think that there is a perfect solution to every problem, and are confident that there are many solutions and possibilities.  They are not afraid to attempt new solutions to old problems, rather than spin their wheels expecting things to be different this time.  They refuse to be like Charlie Brown expecting that this time Lucy will not pull the football from him!

6. Positive people do not let their fears interfere with their lives!

Positive people have observed that those who are defined and pulled back by their fears never really truly live a full life. While proceeding with appropriate caution, they do not let fear keep them from trying new things. They realize that even failures are necessary steps for a successful life. They have confidence that they can get back up when they are knocked down by life events or their own mistakes, due to a strong belief in their personal resilience.

7. Positive people smile a lot!

When you feel positive on the inside it is like you are smiling from within, and these smiles are contagious. Furthermore, the more others are with positive people, the more they tend to smile too! They see the lightness in life, and have a sense of humor even when it is about themselves. Positive people have a high degree of self-respect, but refuse to take themselves too seriously!

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8. People who are positive are great communicators.

They realize that assertive, confident communication is the only way to connect with others in everyday life.  They avoid judgmental, angry interchanges, and do not let someone else’s blow up give them a reason to react in kind. Rather, they express themselves with tact and finesse.  They also refuse to be non-assertive and let people push them around. They refuse to own problems that belong to someone else.

9. Positive people realize that if you live long enough, there are times for great pain and sadness.

One of the most common misperceptions about positive people is that to be positive, you must always be happy. This can not be further from the truth. Anyone who has any depth at all is certainly not happy all the time.  Being sad, angry, disappointed are all essential emotions in life. How else would you ever develop empathy for others if you lived a life of denial and shallow emotions? Positive people do not run from the gamut of emotions, and accept that part of the healing process is to allow themselves to experience all types of feelings, not only the happy ones. A positive person always holds the hope that there is light at the end of the darkness.  

10. Positive person are empowered people – they refuse to blame others and are not victims in life.

Positive people seek the help and support of others who are supportive and safe.They limit interactions with those who are toxic in any manner, even if it comes to legal action and physical estrangement such as in the case of abuse. They have identified their own basic human rights, and they respect themselves too much to play the part of a victim. There is no place for holding grudges with a positive mindset. Forgiveness helps positive people become better, not bitter.

How about you?  How many habits of positive people do you personally find in yourself?  If you lack even a few of these 10 essential habits, you might find that the expected treasure at the end of the rainbow was not all that it was cracked up to be. How could it — if you keep on bringing a negative attitude around?

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I wish you well in keeping positive, because as we all know, there is certainly nothing positive about being negative!

Featured photo credit: Janaína Castelo Branco via flickr.com

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