Music to fall asleep to

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  1. Gary_D_Ottawa

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    Ok, take this forum on a bit of a tangent...

    I recently discovered a cure to my insomnia - music. For the past 3 weeks, I've been falling asleep to Pink Floyd - Animals, which has some tremendous points at which to fall asleep (the slow drum beating in Dogs, for examples, knocks me out everytime). Damn I love Pink Floyd.

    What other music out there would be good to fall asleep to? Seems that a slow steady beat would do it.
     
  2. Jeffrey Noel

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    The best cd I have found to fall asleep to is Brian Eno's Ambient: Music for Airports. It's very hard to describe, but it has worked wonders for me!
     
  3. Erik.Ha

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    Ray Lynch- Deep Breakfast
     
  4. PS Nystrom

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    Sigur Ros, ( ). Tracks 3, 4, and 5.
     
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    William Ackerman.
     
  6. Danny Tse

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    Anything played on the NPR program Hearts of Space.

    I used to tape broadcasts of this program off of my old tuner. Excellent stuff! Now saving for a MD deck and a tuner to continue.
     
  7. DavidLW

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    Cowboy Junkies- Trinity Session
    Mike Oldfield- Tubular Bells, Omnidawn, Hergest Ridge
    Andreas Vollenweiler- White Winds
    Kitaro- Silk Road (with London Philharmonic), Spirit of the Light (Light of the Spirit?)
    Beethoven Ninth (Ode to Joy)

    Not really music but there's a CD out there that simulate a mother's heartbeat. It's to help babies sleep.
     
  8. John Watson

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    This is where we're supposed to type Lawrence Welk? [​IMG]

    Not to be facetious, but I can't imagine Ode to Joy putting people to sleep. [​IMG]

    I have a German source album "Traum-melodien" or something like that, that might fit the bill tho.

    Maybe something by Vanilla Fudge.

    About a year or so ago, someone asked for Lullaby recommendations.

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hlight=lullaby

    Gawd, HTF's search and data-base is good!

    BTW, I'm surprised the compilation people don't put out more albums in the vein of the post - 20 Great Car Songs, 20 Great Make-out Melodies, so why not 20 Great Tunes for Narcomaniacs?
     
  9. DavidLW

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    I usaully doze off in the 1st movement and wake up during the chorus. Perfect for a power nap. [​IMG]
     
  10. Mark Murphy

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    I listen to Alice in Chains Jar of Flies or Unplugged when I want to nap or if I have a headache. Nirvana Unplugged is good too.
     
  11. AaronMg

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    Pink Floyd's Meddle is also an excellent one to fall a sleep too.

    Furthermore, anything by Bob Marley is excellent!
     
  12. Jason Wilcox

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    i second the sigur ros.
     
  13. John Kilduff

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    I listen to comedy albums myself...

    Particular favorites include Dave Attell's "Skanks For The Memories", Phil Hartman's "Phil Hartman's Flat TV", Rhonda Shear's "Your Bedtime Buddy", Andrew "Dice" Clay's "The Day The Laughter Died" and various albums by Monty Python's Flying Circus.

    I stopped listening to music at bedtime a long time ago, since even quiet, slow music can energize me.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Was somebody (bleep)ing a clown in here?
     
  14. Chris Brunner

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    WOW Gary!

    When I read the title of your thread, I harkened back to my teens, in the early/mid 80's, when I used to regularly fall asleep to Animals. I couldn't believe it when I opened your thread to see you refer to it.

    I hardly EVER made it to the end of "Dogs". Good thing too 'cause I could only play one side of the LP at a time. [​IMG]

    Unfortunately, no matter how much my wife likes Floyd, she HATES it when I put on music to fall asleep to. Maybe this weekend.....

    Thanks,

    C
     
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    Jeff Beck "Blow by Blow"
     

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