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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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!
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?).
Love listening to the variety of stories. Eriks voice is soft and comforting and helps to quiet a busy mind. Thank you
Your voice helps me shut my brain off and transcend to the other side at night You are amazing !
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.
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.
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.
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!
Eric has a great voice and is enjoyable to listen to. Highly recommended
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!
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 !
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.
What a voice, it’s so soothing. One of the only things that make sleep come more easily. Thanks, Erik
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.