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The Sleep Podcast that reads you a short story to try and help you sleep. The stories are read in slow English so they can also help listeners everywhere improve their English and improve their listening, while getting a good night's rest. No one wants insomnia so lie back and relax as this hopefully helps to make you feel sleepy. Say hello or become a sponsor of the podcast at www.boreyoutosleep.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/boreyoutosleep/support
 
Do you have trouble drifting off to sleep? My mission is simple. To help you relax, put the stressful day behind you and drift off to sleep. In every episode, I will read an old story in the public domain. So lie down, settle into your pillow, close your eyes, and let me read you a story to help you sleep. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Tonight’s reading comes from, The Heart of the Railroad Problem. Published in 1906 and written by Professor Frank Parsons, this book looks at some of the issues that plagued the railway industry in the early 1900’s.My name is Teddy and I aim to help people everywhere get a good night’s rest. Sleep is so important and my mission is to help you get t…
 
Drift off to sleep with tonight's reading of The Island of the Nine Whirlpools by Edith Nesbit. This story is taken from the Book Of Dragons, a collection of dragon fairy tales published in 1900. In this episode, a Princess is stranded on an island surrounded by nine whirlpools by her father. Nice guy. She is waiting for a clever Prince to rescue h…
 
Tonight’s reading comes Science and the Modern World. Published in 1925 and written by Alfred North Whitehead, this book looks at science and pilosphy in the early 1900’s. My name is Teddy and I aim to help people everywhere get a good night’s rest. Sleep is so important and my mission is to help you get the rest you need. The podcast is designed t…
 
Tonight's sleep story is Dalyrimple Goes Wrong by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was published in 1920 in Fitzgerald's collection of short stories, Flappers and Philosophers. Young Bryan Dalyrimple struggles to pay his bills after returning from the war. He is promised progression at work that does not materialize. What is he prepared to do to get what he…
 
Feeling stressed? Relax tonight with the opening chapters of the Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. Published in 1872, it is a fantasy novel that inspired authors like Tolkein and G.K Chesterton. In this episode, Princess Irene meets her very old grandmother who lives alone in a room. Spinning. Very strange. Interested in more sleepy cont…
 
Tonight's sleep story is a special 2 hour episode of Persuasion by Jane Austen. This was her final completed novel published in 1817 after her death. If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. I am excited to announce the launch of Just Sleep Premium. The premium podcast for listeners that w…
 
Tonight’s reading comes from, Letters to a Young Housekeeper, by Jane Prince. Published in 1917. This book looks at the different aspects of tending to a house, written in the form of letters. My name is Teddy and I aim to help people everywhere get a good night’s rest. Sleep is so important and my mission is to help you get the rest you need. I am…
 
Drift off tonight to the opening chapters of A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katherine Green. A young maid has disappeared suddenly from the household of wealthy, respected Mr. Blake. The police are reluctant to take the case seriously. Can her friend convince them to investigate? I am excited to announce the launch of Just Sleep Premium. The premi…
 
Tonight's bedtime story is Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving. Published in 1819 in a collection of stories called "The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.", it is the story of a farmer that heads to the mountains to avoid his wife. He meets strangely dressed, odd-looking men along the way. Should he partake in the liquor in their flagon? Methink…
 
Can't sleep? Drift off tonight to the opening chapters of the comic novel, The Diary Of A Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith. Published in 1892, it follows the daily life of Charles Pooter, his wife, and his son over a period of 15 months. In this episode, Charles is late for work, entertains friends, and paints his bathtub red. Just Sleep Premi…
 
Tonight’s readings come from The Republic, by Plato. Written in approximately 375 BC and translated many years later by Benjamin Jowett, the story looks at society in Ancient Greece. My name is Teddy and I aim to help people everywhere get a good night’s rest. Sleep is so important and my mission is to help you get the rest you need. The podcast is…
 
Tonight's sleep story, Thor's Fishing by Abbie Farwell Brown, features Thor the Norse God of Thunder. This story was published in the book In the Days of Giants: A Book of Norse Tales in 1902. Thor and Tyr embark on a dangerous journey to find a kettle large enough to brew mead for all the Aesir. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me…
 
Tonight's sleep story is the continuation of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. In this episode, Lord Henry learns about Dorian's parents and their doomed love affair. He then lunches with his Aunt, Dorian, and other members of Society. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like thi…
 
Feeling stressed? Relax tonight with the Sherlock Holmes story, Silver Blaze, by Arthur Conan Doyle. This is one of the stories in the collection called "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes." In this episode, a popular racehorse has disappeared and his trainer has been murdered. With an important race looming, Sherlock must find the horse and reveal the…
 
Tonight’s reading comes Birds and their nests. Written by Mary Howitt, this book looks at some of the fascinating birds that live around us.My name is Teddy and I aim to help people everywhere get a good night’s rest. Sleep is so important and my mission is to help you get the rest you need. The podcast is designed to play in the background while y…
 
Tonight's mythical sleep story is King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Maude Radford. In this episode, King Arthur celebrates his wins and forms his Round Table. He also meets Guinevere and is smitten. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this episode, plea…
 
Can't sleep? Drift off to The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. Published in 1920, it is the story set in the "Gilded Age" of New York City. In this episode, Newland Archer has just become engaged to May Welland. However, the appearance of her scandalous cousin at the Opera threatens to upend the joyous occasion. If you'd like to support the podca…
 
Tonight’s reading comes from the Provincial American and other papers, by Meredith Nicholson. Published in 1913, this book is the perfect companion to help you drift off to sleep. My name is Teddy and I aim to help people everywhere get a good night’s rest. Sleep is so important and my mission is to help you get the rest you need. The podcast is de…
 
Drift off tonight to The Invisible Man by G.K Chesterton, a short story to help you fall asleep. This mystery is a Father Brown story taken from the Innocence of Father Brown collection by G.K Chesterton. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this episode, please remembe…
 
Tonight's bedtime story is The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. Published in 1905, the Scarlet Pimpernel is the superhero in the French Revolution. A mild mannered, wealthy Englishman in public and the daring, disguised rescuer of the French nobility in private. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeaco…
 
Tonight’s reading comes from The South Country. Written by Edward Thomas and published in 1909, this book explores southern England and how it was in the early 1900s My name is Teddy and I aim to help people everywhere get a good night’s rest. Sleep is so important and my mission is to help you get the rest you need. The podcast is designed to play…
 
Struggling to fall asleep? Distract your mind with Little Annie's Dream, a flowery sleepy story by Louisa May Alcott. The Flower Fables were published in 1854. This collection of fairy stories was Alcott's first published work. In this story, Annie wants to be a good child but unkind thoughts prevail. How will a fairy help her? If you'd like to sup…
 
Tonight's sleep story is Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence. Published in 1920, it follows the Brangwen sisters and their relationships before the First World War. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or yo…
 
Tonight’s reading comes from Henry James at Work. Written by Theodora Bosanquet and published in 1920, this story looks at the famed author, Henry James. My name is Teddy and I aim to help people everywhere get a good night’s rest. Sleep is so important and my mission is to help you get the rest you need. The podcast is designed to play in the back…
 
Struggling to fall asleep? Distract your mind with the opening chapters of Lorna Doone by R.D Blackmore. Published in 1869 but set in the 17th century, it is the story of John Ridd and his relationship with the Doone clan (who murdered his father), particularly their daughter Lorna Doone. In this episode, John reminisces about his school days in Ti…
 
Struggling to fall asleep? Distract your mind with stories from Aesop's Fables. Drift off to many familiar stories like the Tortoise and the Hare and the Boy Who Cried Wolf. Aesop, a storyteller from Ancient Greece, has been credited with fables told over several centuries after his death. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coff…
 
Fall asleep tonight to the continuation of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. This book was published in 1811. It follows the romance and heartbreak of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood in the late 1700s. In this episode, the Dashwoods move to and settle in at Barton Park. Edward does not visit and Marianne has a romantic first encounter with Mr Will…
 
Tonight’s reading comes from George Bernard Shaw : His Plays. Written by Henry L Mencken and published in 1905, this book explores the famed playwright and political activist, George Bernard Shaw. My name is Teddy and I aim to help people everywhere get a good night’s rest. Sleep is so important and my mission is to help you get the rest you need. …
 
Tonight's sleep story is The Miraculous Pitcher - an adaptation of a Greek myth by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It was first published in 1851 in his collection of stories called "A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys". It is the retelling of the tale of Baucis and Philemon being kind to two strangers when the villagers chose to throw mud at them and set dogs o…
 
Drift off tonight to The Door in the Wall by H.G. Wells, a short story to help you fall asleep. Published in 1906, it is narrated by Redmond who recounts his friend Wallace telling him of his encounters with a long white wall and a green door throughout his life. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffe…
 
Feeling stressed? Relax tonight with The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a short story to help you fall asleep. Published in 1892, it is considered an early piece of American feminist literature. The narrator and her husband rent an ancestral home for three months so she can relax and recover from her "nervous" condition. But the yell…
 
Tonight's bedtime story is the continuation of a listeners' favourite, Anne of Green Gables. This classic Canadian novel was published in 1908. It follows the adventures of Anne Shirley, a red-haired orphan girl, mistakenly sent to the Cuthberts on Prince Edward Island. In this episode, Mrs Rachel Lynde comes to Green Gables to inspect Anne. Harsh …
 
Tonight’s reading comes from The Hollow Earth, by F. T. Ives. Published at 1904, it looks at the theories about what was beneath the Earth’s surface. These theories were formed in the early 20thcentury, and a lot has been learned since then from science. Just a note for you listerests, the opening chapter uses the term, Crank, which I found confusi…
 
Tonight's bedtime story is The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Child. A Japanese fairy tale compiled by Yei Theodora Ozaki. If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app. In this story, an old bamboo cutter finds a bright being amongst his bamboo one day. She grows up to be beautiful and pu…
 
Tonight's sleep story is the continuation of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Published in 1837, this social novel explores the themes of poverty, class, and injustice in 19th century England. In this episode, a chimney sweep is interested in taking Oliver on as an apprentice. After all, he needs money for his rent! If you'd like to support the pod…
 
Can't fall asleep? Drift off tonight to Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville. If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this episode, please follow the podcast…
 
Tonight's sleep story is A Cup of Tea by Katherine Mansfield. If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app. Published in May 1922, (a hundred years ago!), it is a poignant tale about greed, hypocrisy, and insecurity. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here -…
 
Tonight’s reading comes from Secrets of Polar Travel, by Robert E. Peary. Published in 1917, this story explores the ice, and the ships that allow us to get there. My name is Teddy and I aim to help people everywhere get a good night’s rest. Sleep is so important and my mission is to help you get the rest you need. The podcast is designed to play i…
 
Fall asleep tonight to the opening chapters of Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett. If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app. Sweet Dreams. Published in 1886, this book was very popular and started a fashion trend in America.In this episode, Cedric finds out that he …
 
Tonight’s reading comes from Some English Gardens. Published in 1904, this story looks at English gardens at the turn of the 20th century. My name is Teddy and I aim to help people everywhere get a good night’s rest. Sleep is so important and my mission is to help you get the rest you need. The podcast is designed to play in the background while yo…
 
Feeling stressed? Relax tonight with The KIss by Anton Chekhov, a short story to help you fall asleep. First published in 1887, it is the story of a loner soldier that has a small adventure that might change his outlook on life. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this…
 
Feeling stressed? Relax tonight with This Side of Paradise by F Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920, it is Fitzgerald's first book. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this episode, please leave a review or rating on your favourite podcast app or, simply, follow the po…
 
Tonight's story to help you sleep is The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame. Published in 1898, it is the story of a dragon that would much rather relax and enjoy his cave instead of fighting. It is one of Kenneth Grahame's most popular stories. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppo…
 
Drift off to sleep with tonight's reading of The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit. Published in 1906, it is part of a series of books following the adventures of siblings Anthea, Jane, Cyril, Robert, and the Lamb. In this episode, the children encounter the Psammead in a pet shop. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee her…
 
My name is Teddy and I aim to help people everywhere get a good night’s rest. I would like to say Happy Easter where ever you are, and I hope that you’re keeping safe and well. I’ll be taking a short vacation, which means that I won’t be here to read you a bedtime story for a short while. I do realise that a lot of you rely on the podcast for sleep…
 
Struggling to fall asleep? Quiet your mind with the continuation of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Published first in 1868, it follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. In this episode, Meg and Jo attend a party, and Jo spends some time with the "Laurence Boy". If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here…
 
Feeling stressed? Relax tonight with the Sherlock Holmes story, The Man with the Twisted Lip, by Arthur Conan Doyle. This is one of the stories in the collection of twelve stories called "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" and is considered one of the finest works of detective fiction. In this episode, Dr Watson joins Sherlock for one of his most c…
 
Tonight, I read two stories - The Three Bears & The Fisherman and His Wife. Both collected in the Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. The Story of the Three Bears is very similar to Goldilocks and the Three Bears but missing one key character! The Fisherman and His Wife is a simple story about greed. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy m…
 
Tonight’s reading comes from A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons, by Fredrick Accum. Published in 1820, it’s surprising to hear about the ways in which food was adulterated in the early 1800’s My name is Teddy and I aim to help people everywhere get a good night’s rest. Sleep is so important and my mission is to help you get t…
 
Tonight's story to help you sleep is Bleak House by Charles Dickens. Published in 1853, it is the story of the fictional legal case Jarndyce vs Jarndyce and the numerous people involved in the case. It features Dickens's only female narrator Esther Summerson. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.co…
 
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