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Our Top 5 Spotify Playlists To Help You Sleep

We know how difficult it can be to drift off some days and for your mind to shut off for the night, but we have collected our 5 essential playlists to relax and help you to get a better night’s sleep.

1. Sound Waves

Playlist name: Sleep Inducing Sound Waves

Created by: Spotify (various artists)


When the brain is exposed to beats that create low-frequency tones in the brain, this creates shifts in your brainwaves. This can result in slower frequency brainwaves that promote deeper states of relaxation. This makes this playlist perfect for relaxing before you fall asleep and disconnecting from your day.

2. Binaural

Playlist name: Binaural Beats

Created by: Binaural Beats


Similarly, to the previous sound waves playlist, the concept is that when the brain is exposed to two different frequencies at the same time, a different one in each ear, the brain turns this into a single tone that is the difference between the two frequencies. Your brain can ‘tune’ to the new frequency.

You need to listen to this playlist using headphones, whilst in each ear, there will be a sound at a slightly different frequency and when the two frequencies are merged, your brain will absorb it as a low frequency sound, that helps you to relax and sleep.

3. Rain

Playlist name: Soft and Quiet Rain

Created by: ASMR Rain Recordings


The sound of gentle rainfall helps to make us feel sleepy or lazy as it creates white noise. It’s not enough to over-stimulate the brain, but it minimises how much outside noise we can hear, supressing our sense and making us feel more tired.

4. Jazz

Playlist name: Jazz for Sleep

Created by: Spotify


Smooth jazz can help relax your body by activating you alpha brain waves, helping to reduce anxiety and promoting a calm mind. It can also activate your delta brain waves, which can result in a better sleep.

5. Headspace

Playlist name: Headspace

Created by: Headspace


The well-known stress-relief company, who specialise in meditation have created their own playlist of songs to help reduce anxiety, stress and help to focus on sleep and relaxation. The range of songs, discographies, and featured playlists are the perfect way to wind down after a long day and get a good night’s sleep.

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