Moms need to wake up refreshed to take on the new (long and at times grueling) day ahead! That means a lot of energy and for most of us, we recharge with a good sleep. So, spending minutes or even a few hours tossing and turning in bed is frustrating and exhausting.
If you’re one of the many who can’t seem to catch those Zs at night, there’s a new sleep aid people are raving about that you should try. Lay in bed, plug in a pair of earphones, and listen to Stephen Fry, a British actor known for his honey voice and the narrator for all seven Harry Potter audio books, tell you the short story, “Blue Gold,” by Phoebe Smith.
We’ve told you about children’s books specially designed to put kids to sleep. This one is for the grown-ups. Within just a few seconds, the soothing voice will transport you to the scenic lavender fields in Provence, France and, hopefully, off to dreamland even before the story ends. Skeptical on just how wonderful Stephen Fry’s reading is? Here’s an excerpt:
The audio book was created by Calm.com, a meditation app, and is intended to be used with their Sleep Mist, a mixture of essential oil scents. But Blue Gold alone, it seems, is already enough drift people off to sleep judging by fans from Twitter. For those whom meditation has never worked, this may be the next best thing.
Want to try the whole thing tonight? Head here if you want to hear it in full. And, if you really want to ensure sleep success, there are other products you can try too in conjunction with the audio book. Try:
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