7 Snuggly Bedtime Stories for Adults to Help You Fall Asleep

Neal Tucker

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7 Snuggly Bedtime Stories for Adults to Help You Fall Asleep

As a kid, there’s nothing quite like when your Mom or Dad would sit down and read you a story at bedtime. Whether it was The Prince and the Pauper, The Princess Bride, Princess and the Frog, or some other royalty related story, we all have a personal favorite. There’s just something about having a story read to you as you fade off into dreamland.

Well, bedtime stories aren’t just for children anymore! It’s become quite normal for “grownups” to also want a good story at bedtime. A lot of meditation apps, including the popular Calm app, have introduced whole sections of their app devoted to bedtime stories for adults. These are not “adult” stories in any sense. They are simply stories that adults might enjoy as we go to sleep.




But where to find the best ones? And are there free options? These are both great questions, and we are going to answer them right away. Scroll down for some of the best free bedtime stories for adults available right now.


The Best Bedtime Stories for Adults

Sherlock Holmes Mystery — “A Scandal in Bohemia” by Arthur Conan Doyle.

On the hunt for a nice mystery for your personal bedtime story? Look no further than Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson.



Arabian Nights — “Aladdin & The Magic Lamp”


Travel far, far away for your bedtime story, to a land of magic and genies and wishes granted. This isn’t exactly the same as the animated version, so if you’ve never heard this one, you’re in for some real fun.


Travel far, far away for your bedtime story, to a land of magic.




Celebrity Bedtime Stories — “Wonder” from the Calm App

Many actors and actresses have the ability to transport us with their voice. But nobody has quite the same cadence or tenor of Matthew McConaughey. Listen to this sleep story, provided by the Calm app.


Pulling an All-Nighter — “8 Hours of Bedtime Stories” by Dan Jones

For those that want to pick and choose, or just have something playing all night (whether or not they’re awake to hear it), this is the perfect selection for you. It has 8 straight hours of back-to-back bedtime stories, with titles like “The Ballet Dancer’s Dream” and “The Computer Game”.


Greek Mythology — “Myth of Creation, Heracles, Trojan War, & Odyssey” by The French Whisperer

If you’re more of a classical kind of guy or gal, then you might enjoy this series of bedtime story readings from Greek mythology. The French Whisperer performs several stories, including such well-known tales as the “Trojan War” and “Odyssey”.

Bedtime stories aren’t just for children anymore!


Spooky Bedtime Story — “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving


It might be Halloween, or you might just love spooky bedtime stories! Either way, you’re in for a real treat with “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving, one of the original American gothic scary stories.


Modern Fairy Tale — “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll

Last on our list is a modern classic in the fairy tale genre: Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. This particular telling is the first and second chapter of the book, giving you more than enough to enjoy and listen to while you fall down the rabbit hole of your own dreams...




Bedtime Stories Can Help Adults to Get Better Sleep

Try a few of these bedtime stories for adults on for size, and see which one fits the best. You might even be surprised that you like a particular story over all the others. We hope you enjoy this collection of sleep stories for “grownups”. If you decide that you need a new mattress to go with your new bedtime story routine, we have plenty to choose from. Call or email the Sleep365 team with any questions you may have. We’re always here to help. (P.S. When you call, let us know which bedtime story you liked best!)



Neal Tucker

Neal Tucker is a writer living in Los Angeles. Learn more about him at nealtuckercopy.com.

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