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Best Podcast Ever

This podcast is so nice :) Helps my fall asleep or just calm myself down when I need it!


This is the first bedtime stories podcast I’ve found that wasn’t narrated by someone with an obnoxious voice and that is actually CALM from start to finish. It’s my children's favorite part of our bedtime routine, and i love the variety of stories and the exposure to new words. Love love love✨

Best sleep podcast ever :)

I love this podcast:) it allows me to turn off mental chatting and I feel relaxed. I've tried a lot of different apps, podcast and soundings to help me sleep, but this is by far the best. I've tried headspace, brain fm and calm, but I always get "stuck" because there is no new content and I get "board" and I stop actually listening. But this is something else. Listen to sleep is the best way end and let go of the day:)

Wonderful sleep aid

I found Erik Ireland by chance on TikTok. He had a lovely video of him and his dog finding some red belly newts. It felt like hiking with a friend. I was delighted to find out he has a sleep podcast! He has such a naturally soothing voice and I absolutely love his calming and charming demeanor. I have recommended this show to all my family and I definitely recommend it to anyone who has enjoyed sleep aids like the Calm app. Thank you for a lovely podcast, Erik!

Lovely podcast

It’s so comforting and has helped me feel peaceful as I drift off to sleep

My Go To!!!

I love listening to his voice as I fall asleep. I usually don’t get far in the story because it’s so relaxing! Thanks for your hard work, Erik!

There should be a 10-star rating

This podcast is incredible and magical. I have trouble sleeping and this podcast it’s the only thing that can help me sleep and I listen to it every night. I love the variety of stories, the ambience sounds and music, and the collaborations with artists! Plus, Erik is and amazingly inspiring soul with a beautiful voice and a huge heart. I can’t wait to listen the next story!

Listen to it every night

This is a very good podcast I really like this podcast the stores are so peaceful I decided to send an email to Erik and he wrote me back within a day which shows how devoted he is to this podcast. My favorite story’s that Erik does are the Norse and the Japanese.

Love this podcast

This is such a great podcast to help me wind down and gently doze off. One of the best I’ve found - thank you xx

Glad I found this podcast!

I searched around for a while to find a sleep podcast and once I heard yours I was hooked! Don’t listen to any others as most voices are annoying 🤣 but you have such a soothing voice. Love your personal stories especially about Bodi and Ninja.😄

Works for me totally

Good stories, well read. Thank you Erik

A blessing for sleep.

Please never stop!!! You’re saving my body and mind. Thank you.

Lovely podcast

Hey! My name is Livia and i really enjoy the bedtime stories. I feel like they have helped me get to sleep faster. What i like about how your podcast is the way you structure them. I like that you have a longer intro where you talk about your blog and thank the people who joined the Patreon! And i also think the breathing exercise is very lovely. Thank you for the joy you bring me when i listen to the stories.

It's a Dream listening to your Podcast!!!!

I go to Sleep Every Single Night listening to you, your Voice is Amazing, So Calmly and Relaxing, I drift off Every Night.... 😴💤🛏 Thank you 😊

Great storytelling and content

Great soothing voice. Definitely helps calm the mind. I love all the old stories from around the world from my childhood days. I don’t usually make it through one story and wake up 10 in then have to go back the next night😂.

🤩 Amazing & Thank you

I rarely review anything, but this podcast is amazing! I have enjoyed every episode and I also love the intro, hearing about the mountains, the creek, the wildlife etc. Thankyou so much for doing this podcast. I suffer with anxiety & depression (and possibly undiagnosed ADHD), so falling asleep is hard. This podcast has helped calm my mind down so much before bed, and I’m forever grateful ❤️

Bedtime Stories

Erik’s voice is so soothing! He is a wonderful story teller. It’s like Grandpa reading you a bedtime story.

The best podcast

So I have to sleep with bg noise and this helps me so much. Also on the newest stories it’s title is ib and little Christina, my name is Christina. Anyway so soothing

You somehow make insomnia not unbearable

I know that sounds a little dramatic. Fact is that I’ve had insomnia since I turned teen and have now spent 2 decades chasing this mythical thing called a good night’s sleep. All of the different things I listen to (movies, songs, stories, meditations etc) are in a lottery of what will win that night to get me to sleep. There are sooo many ways you can listen to a story these days, trust me, I’m pretty much an expert. But for me, now I only listen to Erik for sleep stories if that’s what my brain wants that night. He makes me feel calm and safe, and his voice is such a delight to listen to. I usually find myself getting agitated when I’m not asleep after hours of lying in bed, frustrated that I’m going to be exhausted again tomorrow. But somehow, Erik’s story telling doesn’t make me feel that way. Only his! He’s special, I’ll tell you that. I can lay there listening, and because I feel calm and warm and comfortable, my body and mind are resting, and I’m genuinely enjoying a beautiful story told so wonderfully that I’m actual content even if I’m not dozing off as quickly as I’d like. If I have to be laying awake, unable to fall asleep, I want to be laying awake listening to Erik tell me a story.

Just Dreamy

I have just recently discovered your podcast , and I absolutely love it ! Your calming words from your cabin are just what I need to relax and fall asleep! My favorite part is the beginning when you talk about the nature experiences you have . I love that you share your personal stories . I could listen to you talk about your life at the cabin for hours ! Thank you for sharing yourself and your voice ! I really appreciate you and all you do to help me sleep !

Best bedtime story podcast

Hands down the best bedtime story podcast out there. So much good content in the back log and new stories coming out constantly! Eric’s voice is perfect for relaxing. I can never get to the end of a story because it works like a charm to put me to sleep!

10/10 Nothing but LOVE!

This podcast is hands down THE BEST bedtime podcast around. I struggled sleeping almost every single night, I listened to many different podcasts but nothing compares with Listen to Sleep♥️. . Thank you so much Eric for putting the time and effort into making these podcasts. Even my family members know how much I love it! I refer to Eric as 'Kind Sir'😄، so every night before falling asleep my husband asks if I'm listening to my 'Kind Sir' podcast and of course the answer is always YES! . I wanted to become a member of parteon and Listen to Sleep Plus to support the podcast but unfortunately that’s not possible for me because I live in Iran and it’s not possible for us to pay online for foreign stuff (sad) but I hope one day I can!

Gentle and Calming!

Unlike similar podcast, Eric is also a great voice actor so it really makes his story so much more interestimg and more like those bedtime stories that our parents used to read to us when we were little.

Best sleep podcast I’ve found!

I absolutely love this podcast!! Since I’ve moved back onto campus it’s helped me so much to just relax at night amidst the chaos of school and daily stresses. Erik’s voice is so soothing, and he picks such a great variety of stories. He really puts a lot of thought into these podcasts, and it’s evident in his reading. You can even request stories which is so sweet as well. Highly, highly recommend!

My favourite way to end the day, everyday.

I love the wide range of different stories and always find the updates around your cabin really peaceful and it sets a great tone for the mind to just drift away using the imagination. Thank you for your work.

Night night

Erik’s soothing voice relaxes me into sleep so quickly. I’ve never heard the ending of any story the first time as I’m fast asleep. Thank you, Erik!

Thank you

I suffer from severe anxiety and depression and find it very difficult to sleep sometimes. The quiet makes my mind go a million miles a minute. I’ve tried everything from sound machines to hypnosis. I’ve been sleeping with the TV on for years…much to my husband’s dismay. Your podcast has changed my life. Sounds dramatic, but your voice and choice of stories, somehow calms my brain and helps lull me into a calm and relaxed state. My partner finally gets to sleep in a dark and quiet room. Problem is…he wants to hear your stories to fall asleep now too. 😆 I finally understand the power of a bedtime story or lullaby. Keep em coming! You’re killing it.

My Go-To App for falling asleep

The last thing I do every night is turn on “Listen to Sleep”, even after listening to some of my other podcasts or reading a book. Erik has such a soothing voice and he tells the best stories! It’s just what I like falling asleep to. I usually have to listen to each story more than once because I never hear the end of the story before falling asleep. I also enjoy when he drops in a few updates on what’s going on with his and Joe’s life in the mountains.

Only thing that helps me sleep.

I’ve tried many podcasts, every playlist on Spotify, different background noise, but for some reason the soothing deep voice and the way these stories are told is mezmerising. I’m usually asleep before the story ends, but I love getting to the end and hearing “goodnight” whispered. 👌🏼

A big Thank You from New Zealand

I so enjoy your podcast, I set the timer so it will stop at the end of an episode but only get through maybe the first 10mins because it takes me a few nights to actually finish a story :) I found that other story tellers have the back ground music too loud or have it all the way through a story and is way to distracting for me to relax and drift off. Love your stories and your soothing voice Erik. Many thanks for helping me have a good nights sleep and if I do wake up during the night I just start playing your story again and have no trouble getting back to sleep...thanks to you! Take care

Love Erik’s voice

I don’t always fall asleep, but listening to a story is way better than half the thoughts running through my mind!

So comforting

I love the little personal glimpses we get at the beginning of the pod casts- makes it seem like and old friend is reading to you. Love the stories and your soothing voice, lulling me to sleep. Finally, I can sleep like a baby!

100% success rate

Erik’s podcast does exactly what it says on the tin. I’ve been really struggling to switch off at night and since I’ve discovered Erik’s podcast I actually look forward to bedtime. His voice is magical and the intros have painted such a vivid picture of his cabin and life that I feel like he’s an old friend. I cannot recommend trying these wonderful stories enough. I can now guarantee I’ll fall asleep within 30 mins every night. I’m in debited to Erik for this most precious gift.

Ahhh … this is the one!

I’ve listened to a lot of sleep story-type podcasts, and some helped a bit but most didn’t really. I can’t be just bored to sleep! If it’s boring, my going-at-the-speed-of-light brain keeps yammering. Because it’s not engaged with something else. But this one combines Erik’s amazingly soothing, clear voice with stories you want to listen to. And, then, because I’m tired, I still fall asleep vs. thinking myself into wide awake status again. Even Erik’s intro about life at the cabin in northern California, his invitation that this is your time to do this and nothing else (because yes I’ll still think about what I *need* to do or *should* do), etc. help me relax and feel rested/ready to sleep. This continues to evolve over time and just gets better and better. Fan for life!

Great podcast!!!

I listen to the podcast when I go to bed. I'm always having trouble falling asleep. And this podcast helps me very well. I didn't finish the stories yet. Half way I fall asleep to the soothing voice of this podcast.

The best podcast to help sleep I’ve

This podcast is so relaxing and its rare to find a voice as good as Erik’s. It’s extremely comforting and does help with managing those anxious thoughts that often come at night and make getting off to sleep harder. I love hearing the updates from the cabin at the beginning before the story too. Would highly recommend!

Love this podcast!

I’ve listen to a few different podcasts and this is by far my favorite for falling asleep. The narrator and creator of this podcast is very genuine individual who pool stories from his own imagination and his life and tells them with authenticity that one can feel. Despite being interested in the story, his voice is so relaxing that I always find myself falling asleep which is the point but one of these days maybe I’ll actually hear the end of the story. 😃. highly recommend!

Sheer Bliss

I have listened to all 126 podcasts on Spotify and love your content. Definitely the best podcast channel on Spotify in 2020/2021. ❤ Warm wishes and appreciation from Scotland

Thanks for the Zzzzzzzs

Erik, My 7 year old and I love your show. You have a fantastic voice, and a generous spirit! We need to get over to Patreon so we can continue to enjoy your readings. Thanks for all you do!

Thank you!!!

Your podcasts are exactly what I love to listen to!!


Absolutely loved it. A gifted voice, cadence and meaningful words.Soothing,human.

My go to for sleep!

Erik does such an amazing job, his voice is so soothing and he does such a great job with keeping his voice mellow and still giving feeling and emotions to the stories he tells. It’s never dry which is something I have noticed and not liked with other mature bedtime story shows. He also does a good amount of family friendly / all ages stories so I am able to play a good amount for everyone to listen to as a family. I love this podcast and would recommend it to anyone who needs help getting rest.

I listen every night.

Thank you for all that you do.

Peaceful podcast

Your stories ease my anxiety and help me fall asleep peacefully, if I wake up unexpectedly and your podcast is still playing, it doesn’t startle me, also the stories and dreams are so unique, much love from Melbourne Australia, Jess

Nothing to do, Nowhere to go, It’s quiet time, Your Time

This is now my mantra when I want to relax. I’ve been listening to your podcast for a few months now and am so grateful to you for giving me a way to fall asleep peacefully. Before I found this, I would toss and turn and think about everything and anything but now I can go to bed knowing that once I turn your stories on, I’ll fall sleep within a few minutes. Thank you so much!

Best stories, best favorite and I've tried a lot.

I always look forward to Erik's stories and even listen to them several times until there is a new one! His voice is calm and relaxing plus the volume stays the same. I enjoy the longer stories because it takes me a while to fall asleep. That being said - I have drifted off before the end a few times but I can listen to it again the next night. I have listened to every one of his podcasts. Thank you!

Smile to sleep

I think it really amazing and found what I was looking for!!

Love his voice

I’m pushing 80, so you know I have listened to a lot of podcasts. I set the timer for 30 minutes, get comfy and listen to many stories my parents would read me when I was a child. Erik’s voice is so calming that more times than not I am off in dreamland. This really is the best one around, at least for me!


I’m 14 in marching band and currently have a lot of anxiety from becoming a freshman and Erik helps me sleep he’s so awesome keep up the good work 😊

Only thing that helps!

I’ve tried multiple sleep podcasts and listen to sleep is the only one that’s ever literally helped me fall asleep! His voice is so soothing and rich, literally could listen to him tell stories all day and night because of the calm of his voice.

Such A Blessing

I’ve been using Listen to Sleep for about a week now and I’m just so in love with this sweet man who reads all kinds of awesome stories to me every night. I love the voice and the speed he reads and everything about this podcast, I’ve used talk downs and stuff plenty of times but this is the first bedtime stories podcast that I tried to really work for me. Thank you Erik for all your hard work!!

So thankful for this podcast

Lol I have become completely dependent on this podcast! I have always struggled getting to sleep. This has been such a blessing in my life. Tried other sleep stories that worked ok, but nothing works like this. I found you on Spotify. I love the guided breathing as the stories get started. Erik, your voice is so soothing. It’s the only way I sleep now! At night I look forward to turning on my sleep story every evening. Thank you thank you thank you!


I stumbled across this podcast when I was trying to find some stories to help me sleep, and I am so glad I did!! The stories are lovely and Erik's voice is so soothing and easy to listen to. I love the variety of stories he shares. Listen to sleep is my go to now when I need an extra hand to get to sleep. Couldn't recommend more!

The best part of my night

I found this podcast on Spotify and I am hooked. So is my 13 year old son! We listen every night. Erik’s voice helps me shake off the stress and anxiety of my day and helps calm my ADHD teenager, then the next day, we talk about the story we listened to the previous night, which is a double win. I can’t say enough about this podcast!

You are the Best

Our little family of 3 listens to your Podcast every night and without fail i wake up early hours of the morning to put the stories off as they have been playing all night! We Love your voice and the stories are great too, I am so inspired to start my own podcast here in South Africa and will try my luck with Anchor as you mentioned! Thanks for the deep sleep Erik you are the best

Just divine

I can’t be without this podcast anymore. Beautiful stories and a wonderful comforting voice. Just perfect 👍 thanks Erik

The best part of my nightly routine

Erik's voice is warm, calming, and dreamy (so to speak) and helps soothe away my anxiety and quiets down my mind. I listen almost every night. I joined the Patreon, but I actually listen to the versions with the intro and breathing exercises because I love that part of my sleep routine. The only problem with this podcast is that I’m always asleep before I can hear the whole story, so I never know how anything ends (at least not consciously). Thank you so much, Erik! You’re making a big difference in my world!


Thank you for helping me fall asleep. Many a times I want to finish listening to the story but just can't (that's the whole point right 😉) you take care and stay peaceful.

Thank you!

I love your podcast Erik. I have a lot of trouble falling asleep due to tinnitus in both ears and busy mind. Your voice and stories are the only thing that works. Thanks for being great.

love it

helped me through many difficult nights <3

Thanks for your help getting back to sleep

I love your podcast! The stories are so interesting and your voice is the prefect pitch for me to relax and fall asleep. Thanks so much.

I’ve been searching for years for this podcast

I have ADHD and a lot of problems when it comes to shutting down my brain for sleep. This podcast provides the perfect soothing voice, gentle music, and easy listening stories to guarantee sleep every night! And best of all is the length - I usually need at least 30 minutes to fall asleep, and these stories are always at least that long!

Simply The Best

I can’t say enough about about how much I enjoy this Podcast. I’ve tried many sleep story accounts but this is the best by far. Erik’s voice and cadence are too perfect. I’m convinced he was born to create Listen To Sleep. As a queer person in a mixed-race family I think Erik’s delicate attention to social justice is invaluable. His stories provide a lovely transition into sleep and allow me to wake the next day as a better self, ready to work at making the world a better place. Thank you, Erik!

How did we ever sleep before your podcast

We literally wait anxiously for the next story, can't imagine our nightly routine without you Erik, thanks so much for everything you do

Thank you!

I love your podcast. I was brought up being read to every evening. I live in a little town in British Columbia and right now we are under an evacuation Alert because of encroaching wildfires. I am a cashier and floral specialist so I am dealing with the public all day, Often on both their best and worst days. Your podcast with some cooling, watery nature sounds after, (no cracking fires for this one) helps me de-stress and wind down so much after a long day.

Love this podcast

This podcast is great! I have been listening to it for a couple of weeks now and it really helps me fall asleep. It really helps me not to over think my day or whatever is coming up. I just put it on, get comfy and let myself get carried away by the stories he tells. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for something to help them fall asleep.

Great way to sleep

Erik makes falling asleep so much easier for me! I often toss and turn for 2+ hours. Since finding his podcast two weeks back, I’ve been able to wake up ~an hour earlier each day, allowing me to start my day on a more productive note. If you struggle to sleep like I do, give this a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Truly helpful

The stories are wonderful. Narration perfect for sleepy time.

Wonderful podcast

You do a wonderful job telling stories. You make me feel like I’m listening to a good friend. Thank you!

Helps me sleep every night in Australia!

Erik's voice is so calming, and the story choice is abundant. This podcast has been helping me fall into a deep sleep for over a year now, thankyou so much Erik!

Literally a Life Saver

This podcast is the best find! I don't stress about going to bed now, or dread it because I know once I put my earbuds in and put Listen to Sleep on to play.... it's all going to be fine! The one downside? I never get to hear the end of a story 😆

What a great help

I have trouble, often, falling back to sleep in the middle of the night. Finding this podcast has been a game changer. Erik’s voice and choice of material is perfect to drift off. Works every time!

Love your work, Erik

I’ve “listened” to episode #2 four times and I still don’t know how Odin lost his eye. Thanks Erik for making this podcast. It really works. P.S. I also enjoy listening to your intros because you seem like a lovely human. Even you ads feel genuine.

Amazing for Anxiety!

I have PTSD and sleeping at night is a huge task for me. I often have panic attacks and difficulty calming down. While most people look forward to going to bed, I never do—it’s a source of tension in my life. One day I decided to check out a sleep story and see if that might help. That’s how I discovered Erik’s podcast. The stories were interesting and entertaining, allowing me to distract my mind, while being soothing and gentle enough to let me wander off into sleep. I’ve checked out other sleep storytellers, but I always go back to Erik for his unique voice and lovely disposition. It’s so charming to hear updates about the cabin and the beautiful landscape, and even better to hear the lovely nature sounds. A little escape every night. Now I look forward to going to bed, enjoying new stories and old favorite ones. Thank you Erik! ❤️❤️❤️


Love the heart that goes into his work his voice is calm and soothing and goes by at a comfortable pace love the stories themselves as well. You should definitely give it a try!


I will frequently have issues with day sleeping if I pick up night shifts. My brain wonders what's going on outside my 4 walls, what are my people up to. But I pop in my ear buds and focus on a good story in a soothing voice, then I can relax and get some rest. Thanks, Erik

Thank you for making this podcast!

Ever since I found the podcast I’ve been listening to it every night, Eriks voice is so calming and I love the breathing exercises he does before the actual story. I recommend this to anyone who has a hard time sleeping like me, it really helps relax and calm you before you sleep. Thank You

Wonderful podcast.

So soothing. Thank you!

Voice of an angel

Eric has the perfect voice to fall asleep too, we're currently listening to a fairy tale, his choice in reading material is fantastic, thanks for everything Eric, loved seeing all the pictures from around the cabin, sure is beautiful out there

Deeep ZZZZZ's

Even when I think I'm not going to fall asleep, it always works. Erik's voice and demeanor are awesomely relaxing and help clear my mind of all the day's distractions.

Sweet dreams

What a soothing voice!! Thank you for the stories!

What I’ve Been Searching For!

I’m in a very distressed chapter of my life and trying to sleep can be daunting. I have been searching for the voice and the content that really lets my mind let go and rest. When I found Listen To Sleep, I instantly knew I’d found what I’d been searching for! I love the stories and I love the sound of Erik’s voice! I can feel all the love he puts into it as well. I’m SO grateful to have found you!!!

Nothing to do, nowhere to be.

I was having a hard time going to sleep because of the many thoughts floating around in my brain. If you're like me listening to stories will helps you focus on something else and fall asleep within 10 minutes of listening to Erik's voice. He has the best raspy voice ever. I love everything from the ads to the breath work to the stories. This podcast will guaranteed become part of your daily night routine. Sleep tight and happy pride month!

Best app to drift off to sleep

My husband and I have used ambient noise apps and sleep apps for ages. A few weeks ago we found this one and it is PERFECT! We've tried a few others but only get a few minutes in before we come back to Eric and his amazing, soothing voice. It's a mix of fatherly storytelling and ASMR. Every night my husband says goodnight to Eric when I turn on the app lol. It really has become a vital part of our nightly ritual.

Beautiful gentleman

Absolutely love Erik's podcasts, a very warm and calming voice, almost as if you are getting a hug through his words. Even through his podcasts you can tell he's a kind, caring individual. Really recommended his podcasts and excited to hear more!

The most soothing voice and the best stories

I have listened to a LOT of Sleep Podcasts. And this is by far my favourite. The stories are fun, interesting, mystical, captivating, while his voice just LULLs you to sleep. Really it is the perfect combination. Thank you so much


I cannot sleep without this podcast! Eric’s voice is so soothing and his reading of stories instantly transports you away from your thoughts, guiding you into a peaceful sleep.

Best sleep ever!

This is hands down my favorite bedtime podcast. Erik has such a nice voice and I bet the stories are absolutely great. But I tend to fall asleep after about 10 minutes and never get to hear the end. 🤣 But that works out great because it means every episode is still a new episode for me!

Thank you!

Thank you so much for helping me fall asleep Erik! Your stories are perfect at holding my attention just enough to distract me from my normal racing thoughts so that my brain can switch off and fall asleep. I've been listening to podcasts for a long time now but yours is the first that I've actually gone ahead and subscribed and reviewed. Keep up the great work!

The best way to shut down at night

I've been listening for a few months now and these stories put me to sleep better than any others. I have been using sleep stories for over a year now, but I like Listen To Sleep the most because of the consistent story teller. His voice is so calming and kind and it triggers my brain that it's time to shut off and go to sleep. I listen pretty much every night and it has been so helpful for me as an anxious and over-thinking person. Thank you!

Calming, peaceful, and under-rated

Erik deserves more recognition for his work. His podcast has been an integral part of my nighttime routine and has allowed me to gain peace of mind and calmness as I wind down. Of course, his voice might be the best part of it all, but the way he counts stories is spot on. There's a wide variety to choose from, too. Incredibly helpful to fall asleep and would recommend everyone to (at least) give it a try!

Excellent sleep st

I've tried a few podcast before listening to Erik's. This one is the best by far. Erik's voice is so relaxing and calming...I'm hooked. Thank you


I love it! You have an excellent reading voice, and the experience is enhanced by updates on cabin life ❤ I'm a psychotherapist and I recommend this go my clients who have trouble sleeping.

Best sleep ever!

After just recently, within the past couple months, discovering Listen to Sleep, I’m loving each and every story as I shut my eyes and begin to turn off for the day. Your voice is amazing ... I tell everyone about you and Listen to Sleep. Thank you, Lynda Z

Sleep much better

Erik, listening ever single night and I am sleeping better and better also love your voice.

Thank you

I almost have never heard a podcast all the way through because I fall asleep before they are over! So great and so visual and relaxing!

Thank you

I love falling to sleep while listening. It sure helps this insomniac.

It really helps!

I enjoy this podcast so much. I found out about sleep stories a few years back through the Calm app, but found it too expensive to keep up with. So at the start of the year when I needed help sleeping, I decided to search Spotify for sleep stories. I tried a few, but Listen to Sleep is by far my favourite. Erik's voice is like a warm, comforting hug. I like to listen for about an hour every night, and I find I am very relaxed afterward. I cannot recommend it enough.

Guaranteed Sleep

I’m usually a very good sleeper but a recent turn of events has left me feeling anxious and in these stressful COVID times I know how important it is to sleep well for my mental health. These stories and Eric’s voice works every time. I wish I could stay awake to listen to the stories but I just can’t!

Never slept better

Thank you wizard Erik - thanks to you I’m sleeping like a baby now :)

So happy to have found Listen To Sleep

I have tried all the things I can to help me sleep and stay asleep! I was directed by a friend to try sleep stories, I tried a few other ones but finally landed on Listen to Sleep and I am hooked! Thank you for the great content week after week!

Excellent Podcast

Recently started listening to this podcast. The stories are quite good and Erik is the perfect storyteller. I became a Patreon supporter and feel good about supporting the podcast. If you have trouble getting to sleep, give Listen to Sleep a try.

Helps at times

I struggle a bunch and when I feel better and just need something to listen to and that helps me relax I use this podcast. His voice is really calming and seems to actually care. Which I feel is rare. Anyways sending love and positive energy to whoever is reading this, hope you find what your looking for :) Thanks Erik

Sleeping better

I've been listening for a couple weeks now. Your Podcast was recommended on my Spotify. I wasn't sure if I wanted to hear old classics and fairy tales but it doesn't matter what you read because your voice lulls me to sleep. "Sink down into your mattress" I love those words & I sleep better. Thank you.

My favorite sleep podcast

I’ve always had trouble sleeping due to an active mind at night. I’ve tried a few apps and podcasts with no luck, until I found this one. Erik’s voice is so soothing that I fall asleep so quick every night. I don’t think I’ve finished a story yet. I listen to it nightly and it’s improved my sleep. Thank you for this podcast!

My favourite podcast

Thank you for your podcasts- I love them. I don’t think I’ve stayed awake to hear a whole one yet. Your voice soothes and calms me and gives me peaceful dreams! It’s a slice of escapism for me in Manchester Uk.

So soothing..

Thank you for helping me sleep. I enjoy listening to your soothing voice and it calms me down at night so that I can get some shut eye.. You are the only sleep podcast that I listen to. Also, I appreciate you bringing us into your surroundings! Thank you.

Thank you

I love this podcast. Your voice is sooo calming to me. I really can't sleep without it anymore. Thank you

I listen most every night

Erik has that kind of voice that puts you in neverland and the stories are mildly interesting. I rarely hear the ending!

Best stories

Wonderful stories. I listen every night. Lovely voice.😊

When In Search of Relaxation

I stumbled upon this podcast when searching for something to use to help me sleep. I've listed to the music themed; the nature themed and even others that read you stories to help relax you and lull you into slumber. To be honest, Erik has such a sleep engaging voice. That I never really get to hear the full story - unless of course I wake up at 5 AM and it's still streaming and then I get to hear one of the stories in full. I find the stories interesting enough to peak my interest and his voice soothing enough as to help put me into a space of quiet and eventually into a gentle slumber. I recommend this podcast.

From Panic Attacks to Sweet Dreams

My life was significantly improved when I found Listen to Sleep 2 months ago. I used to have terrible nightmares and would wake up for several hours in the night. However since listening to this app I can calm myself so quickly and fall asleep feeling safe and at ease. I am so grateful for this podcast and look forward to resting every night now! Thank you Erik.

Love the stories

Eric's Soothing and calming voice makes it so easy to sink into relaxation and fall asleep. I love his stories but rarely hear the end of them before I'm fast asleep.

Such a great podcast

I have always struggled with sleeping, I need some sort of background noise or my mind will just race for hours. I stumbled upon this podcast and it has been the best thing ever! It relaxes me and puts me right to sleep. I would definitely recommend!

Soothing voice

Just the right story teller to help me relax and go to dream land.

Thank you!

My husband and I listen to this podcast every night. It really helps calm us before bed. Thank you Eric!

What I’ve Been Searching For!

I’m in a very distressed chapter of my life and trying to sleep can be daunting. I have been searching for the voice and the content that really lets my mind let go and rest. When I found Listen To Sleep, I instantly knew I’d found what I’d been searching for! I love the stories and I love the sound of Erik’s voice! I can feel all the love he puts into it as well. I’m SO grateful to have found you!!!

Erik is like family to me

When I was little, my dad used to read me bedtime stories, or the famous stories about myself called "pretty little girl" lol. Erik's voice is so soothing and so sweet, just hearing him talk you know hes a kind, loving person who would hug you if you asked for one, and it would be an amazing hug. I'm low key sad he isnt my real friend but the stories feel like he is reading just to me and we are spending time together. He also gave me the free patreon because I'm disabled and dont have a job. Erik is amazing and we are all privileged to have such a generous man who will read us to sleep. Love u forever erik

Absolutely love this podcast

I’ve listened to a few sleep podcasts trying to find one that suits me and I just happened to find Listen To Sleep and haven’t looked back! It’s so soothing and calming, Erik’s voice is music to my ears and I fall asleep so quickly. I really appreciate the types of stories that are read out as well, they are all interesting and I’ve listened to some multiple times as I’d like to hear how they end but never manage to make it that far as I fall asleep! Can’t recommend this podcast enough!


I have bad OCD, I kinda spent all night worrying or focusing on something unimportant and couldn't sleep, I listened to sleep sounds and tried everything, nothing worked, so this podcast is awesome, I always get to sleep in minutes and I love it

Great Sleep Listening

This podcast has gray content with a soothing voice to help you drift off to bed with out even realizing it. Highly recommend!

Best Sleepy Podcast Ever!!

I discovered this podcast a few weeks ago. His voice instantly soothed me & helped me relax. I’m usually asleep about 15minutes into him reading.

Very soothing

I am very picky when it comes to narrators but Erik's voice is perfect for sleep stories. Very calming yet still very interesting.

Helps me sleep

It helps me quiet my mind so I can fall asleep better after listening to the podcast

My new favorite bedtime podcast!

erik has an incredible voice that is so soothing to listen to and his story telling is very relaxing. he genuinely cares about his listeners and it truly shows in his episodes. thank you, erik for all of your hard work!

Highly Recommend

I have tried several different podcasts to help me fall asleep and this one takes the cake! Erik does such a good job at reading the stories and his soothing voice allows me to gently drift off to sleep in no time. I recommend this podcast to all my friends and family.

Love ist!

No more night without my beloved sleep stories - thank you so much Erik!

Unbelievably good

Thank you so much for the lovely stories - I can finally fall asleep again! Best sleeping podcast out there - by far!

I love this podcast!!!

This is one of the best sleep podcasts. Eric has a soothing voice that will put you right to sleep! As well Eric cares about his listeners he personally thanks anyone who joins his premium content. As well Eric is doing this to help support his retirement which is the sweetest thing. Eric chooses a good variety of stories and his adds are never overly lengthy. I could not suggest this podcast enough!!!!

My dream come true

Erik has the perfect voice for telling stories to help you sleep. I've been listening to him for several months now and can't recommend his podcast highly enough. It's been a complete game changer for me. Thanks Erik!


I discovered this podcast while looking for bedtime stories for adults and I’ve not looked back!! Such great and unusual stories and the most relaxing voice I’ve ever come across. I can’t recommend this enough


Helps me sleep every night 🤎

New but Hooked

I just found this last week, but I'm already loving it so much! I've used it the last several nights and slept super well! Not only is it relaxing, but Eric is a very engaging reader. This has been a wonderful find!


As in the title, perfect.

The Perfect Way to Fall Asleep

I listen to this podcast when I wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep. Most of the time, I just start listening and at some point fall asleep with the stories just continuing to play on shuffle. If I wake up again, Eric's warm voice is there to sooth me back to sleep. Several of the episodes (e.g., The Californian's Tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses) are so engaging that I sometimes stay awake to hear the whole story but then quickly drift off as the next story begins.

The best way to fall asleep

Thank you so much Erik - your wonderful calming voice and your great stories finally brought back a good night’s sleep. I wonder if I’ll ever make it to the end of even one of the stories. Please keep the stories coming :)

Voice like Butter

I’m suffering from pregnancy insomnia and I’m actually enjoying the time awake by listening to Erik’s stories. I really look forward to listening. He has such a relaxing voice and seems like a really nice guy too :)

Helped my sleeping issues

I had been looking for a bedtime stories podcast, or anything really, for ages. Then I found Erik his podcast and it was the most soothing thing. Not only are the stories just entertaining enough, his voice is very soothing as well. I have had some trouble getting to sleep since the corona crisis hit. This podcast has helped me so much. It's like being a kid again and my dad reading me a bedtime story. Thank you!

perfectly distracting and comforting, works every night

I rely on sleep podcasts to help me fall asleep every night, and this is definitely my favorite one. As a combination of ADD and an anxiety disorder make it their job to try to keep me awake most nights, the engaging and soothing way Erik reads these stories is incredibly effective in keeping my racing thoughts from interfering with my sleep. I really appreciate the heart and effort that he puts into each episode, and I’d really love to see support for this podcast grow. 💕

My Dream Podcast

My favorite way to fall asleep is to have someone read me a bedtime story. Usually I enlist my husband for this task but he often taps out before I’m totally asleep. I have tried a few other podcasts/ story telling channels but Erik’s Listen To Sleep has literally changed my life. In the beginning I would have to listen to a few episodes before I was really asleep, but now my anxious brain hears Erik and his calming, kind voice, and settles in for the night almost immediately. If you need vivid imagery, it’s here. Calming voice and nature sounds, it’s here. Stories that are sleepy but interesting enough to engage a heavy head, it’s Listen To Sleep. Thank you Erik for reading to us.

The best ever.

I love this podcast! When I need to wind down and put busy brain to rest, this is the best way to go. Soothing voice, a few deep breaths and a pleasant story send me off to a deep and peaceful sleep! Highly recommend!

Listen to sleep

Clear, sleep podcast I have found

Worked like a charm, was fast asleep in 10 minutes

My go to for when I have insomnia. I keep thinking I'll get to the end of the story but I'm always asleep by then. That said? Looking forward to more episodes I will hopefully finish in chunks separated by delicious bouts of sleep. (Addendum: It’s been several months now and I look forward to every episode.)

Love this sleep podcast

I have a subscription to Calm but recently found this one and really love the selection of stories as well as Eriks voice. Very Relaxing. I am back to falling asleep within the first 5 min!

The most soothing voice on the internet

Came across Erik’s podcast a few months ago when I was struggling to sleep due to stress, since then I haven’t been able to sleep with out him! His voice the most perfect balance between smooth and soulful. Thank you so much.

PTSD insomniac this saved me

I have severe PTSD one of my triggers is peoples voices because I was abused and traumatized by many people. So when I hear certain voices I go into a panic attack. I have certain parts of my mind that are still child like so stories help that have to be fairytale like. I tried so many sleep story apps and podcasts as well as a few audiobooks but all of then somehow triggered me. Then I found this one! See sometimes I go days without sleeping well so on my 2nd night of no sleep one time I found this podcast. And it changed my life. His voice feels like the voice of a Grandfather that protects his Grandchildren for some reason that’s the feeling I get listening. With in 10 min of my first story “The Green Knight” I slept the best I have in years and no night terrors. I know there are people out there like me and I hope they find this podcast. Thank you Erik Ireland for making me feel safe so my brain will give me some peace.

Absolutely Amazing.

My therapist told me to listen to sleep podcasts as i fall asleep to help with my insomnia. And i had listened to a few but none of them were quite like this one!! Eriks voice is so calming and i love when he talks about his cabin, or adds calming sounds that he records himself! i can just tell by his voice that he has a kind heart and he genuinely enjoys making episodes:) Im a huge fan!!

The best sleep podcast I've found

I've had a bad sleep schedule for years and early morning shifts, which means I was barely sleeping. I can never seem to turn off my brain. I discovered sleep podcasts a few months back, and Listen to Sleep is the best one! Erik seems like a really nice guy and he has a very relaxing tone which is perfect for the stories he tells. Listen to Sleep gets straight to the point - there's no messing around, just a focus on getting to getting a good rest. Thanks Erik!

Soothing and Wonderful

I just found this podcast a few nights ago and I’m in love. I have PTSD and that comes with long, restless nights that are usually filled with night terrors. But, the past two nights I’ve found this podcast to soothe me. The stories are great and you can feel the wholesomeness and love as Erik’s words lull you to sleep. Try it out, you’ll love it.

very soothing and relaxing

I have found that falling asleep to a calm story is so soothing. Erik's voice creates peace and he doesn't have any loud ads or music like some other sleep podcasts. Love it!

YOU Must Try!

I have a Calm subscription, because I can't fall asleep without a story. I have also tried basically every sleep podcast there is out there. This is by far my favorite and it is free! Erik has the most soothing voice and I love the content he chooses. He also sounds like a really great person and I love his dream to be a story teller. My favorite topics are usually non- fiction, so if I could make a suggestion it would be to try some stories about history (e.g. the French Revolution), science (e.g. photosynthesis) etc (e.g. how to make pasta?).

Amazing way to quiet a busy mind

Love listening to the variety of stories. Eriks voice is soft and comforting and helps to quiet a busy mind. Thank you

The voice thats my help!

Your voice helps me shut my brain off and transcend to the other side at night You are amazing !

Like the voice of your favorite teacher reading to you

The content is a refreshing antidote to the news of the world. He brings you a little bit of his life and nature and then lulls you to sleep.

Erik's consistently flawless delivery keeps me coming back night after night.

I am newly addicted to Erik's (my now favourite) podcast, having only discovered "Listen to Sleep" a month or so ago. I was immediately drawn in by his beautifully soothing voice. The calm, smooth pace and timing of his delivery are flawless. He manages to vividly portray the emotions of the characters and tone of the stories without taking away from the relaxing purpose of his tales. I absolutely love his choice of material as well. He doesn't choose only well known, popular tales, but also more obscure ones and ones with a vital message. My personal favourite example of the latter is his rendering of "Bartleby the Scrivener", a profound monologue layered with depth and meaning, inciting deep and honest introspection. I became a Patreon supporter (of "Listen to Sleep") after two nights of listening to Erik's podcast. Though not out of necessity, as would be the case with the majority of podcasts (to be rid of irritating introductions and advertisements - for his introductions are in the same tone as the stories, and he is not overly delayed in getting to the story); but out of desire to support, in my own very small way, someone who has a positive impact on my life. I sincerely hope others choose to become supporters as well, and get him one step closer to his retirement dream. He has, in me, found a lifetime supporter and fan.

My guaranteed sleep:)

I found Listen To Sleep through the Stitcher App . I had been using white noise and that just became monotonous. Erik’s voice and the sweet stories calm my mind and I am out as if I’d taken an ambien. No medicine and a beautiful way to go to sleep . This year he has given me calm good nights. Give him a listen.

A Great Show!

The Listen to Sleep Podcast is a great podcast to help you sleep! The host tells stories as well as helps with meditation! The sound effects are great! I definitely recommend taking a listen!

Great podcast to relax you for sleep

Eric has a great voice and is enjoyable to listen to. Highly recommended

I only started listening to podcasts to help me sleep about 6 months ago. This is, hands down, the absolute best ever! Erik has a soothing voice and great stories. I usually fall asleep within 5 minutes and often feel compelled to listen to the rest the next night so I can finish the story!

Seriously the best podcast for helping you to sleep. We listen every night now. Been doing it for 3months now and couldn't be happier.

Very relaxing!

My new favorite sleepy time podcast! Thank you! This truly does help me get to sleep—I’m guilty of “mind jogging” at night and have a hard time shutting down. This has really helped me!

Best sleep stories

Great voice and perfect sleepy stories. Thank you !

I love it

His voice is sooo calming and I would have never thought that listening to this would make me fall asleep but IT DOES! Love the stories but I have no idea what they are about because I fall asleep too fast, but I guess that’s a good thing :) thank you ! Good night !

I actually look forward to this part of my day

Like everyone, my days are long; sometimes too long. I used to go to bed in hopes of falling straight to sleep. Sometimes I would, sometimes not so quickly. I found this podcast, and thought, lets give it a try. I considered it might actually keep me awake, listening to a story and being attentive to hear it to the end. Fortunately, Erik’s voice is really mellow, soothing and, no offence intended, easy to fall asleep too. I have listened to the same podcast several times because I fall asleep before the end. Not a lot of things that most of us can say we look forward to; but I look forward to turning on the speaker, crawling into bed, and hearing this gentle voice tell me a bedtime story. This is a podcast, well worth the time to listen.

Love this podcast!

What a voice, it’s so soothing. One of the only things that make sleep come more easily. Thanks, Erik

One of my favourites

I’m not just supporting this as I know Erik personally, I genuinely use the podcast to send myself off to sleep. His voice has such an amazing depth and texture and the stories chosen are unique and mysterious. Perfect for sending you off into the dream state. Goblin market is still my favourite after all these months.

Ten words in, and I’m SOLD

What a soothing voice! Wow.

A voice as warm as a buttered crumpet, lovely stories, great sound and a “good night” at the end of the episode that would echo any memories of a father or grandfather putting me to sleep.. delicious!

Beautifully comforting

A voice as warm as a buttered crumpet, lovely stories, great sound and a “good night” at the end of the episode that would echo any memories of a father or grandfather putting me to sleep.. delicious!


This podcast is a godsend. My mind races and I have trouble going to sleep, but these old stories and Erik’s smooth talking sends me straight to snoozeville. One of these days I need to listen to some of these while sitting at my desk so I can *maybe* finish a story.

Gentle, soothing way to de-accelerate.

This is great! I’m used to stirring myself up with bedtime internet surfing on my phone. This is a much healthier, more wholesome way to nod off into dreamland. Wouldn’t mind hearing some historical biographies — true-life tales of folk heroes, or stories in that vein.

This is Amazing!

I love this podcast. The stories are interesting, and his voice is so soothing it puts me to sleep every time, and usually it takes me forever to fall asleep! I even get to listen to the same episode a few nights in a row, because I can’t even make it to the end! If you have trouble sleeping, you should check this out.

Worked like a charm, was fast asleep in 10 minutes

My go to for when I have insomnia. I keep thinking I'll get to the end of the story but I'm always asleep by then. That said? Looking forward to more episodes I will hopefully finish in chunks separated by delcious bouts of sleep.