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.
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 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😂.
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 ❤️
Erik’s voice is so soothing! He is a wonderful story teller. It’s like Grandpa reading you a bedtime story.
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
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.
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 !
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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. 👌🏼
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
I don’t always fall asleep, but listening to a story is way better than half the thoughts running through my mind!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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!