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Just Sleep - Bedtime Stories for Adults

By: Taesha Glasgow
  • Summary

  • 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.

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    © 2022 Taesha Glasgow
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  • Dec 4 2022

    Drift off tonight to two Christmas sleep stories - The Gift of the Magi by O Henry and Christmas Every Day by William Dean Howells.




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    The entire audiobook of the Wizard of Oz

    A collection of short fairy tales including Rapunzel and the Frog Prince

    An additional 2 episodes every month

    The chance to vote on the next story that you hear

    The chance to win readings just for you

    The entire back catalogue of the podcast, ad and intro-free (coming soon!)



    Thanks for your support!



    Sweet Dreams...





    Intro Music by the Psychedelic Squirrel


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    32 mins
  • Dec 1 2022

    Tonight's bedtime story is the continuation of The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery, best known for writing Anne of Green Gables. This romance novel was published in 1926 and is set in a fictional Canadian town. In this episode, Valancy visits the doctor about her medical condition. Later, she receives a letter that changes everything. It is Chapters 4,5,6 and 7 of the book.


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    39 mins
  • Nov 27 2022

    Drift off tonight to two fairytale sleep stories - Rumpelstiltskin and Little Thumb. Rumpelstiltskin is the Grimms' fairytale featuring a little man that can spin straw into gold. Little Thumb is very similar to Hansel and Gretel with children being left in the woods and defeating enemies. A little warning that these classic tales can be a little gruesome.



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    Interested in more sleepy content or just want to support the show? Join Just Sleep Premium here: https://justsleeppodcast.com/support




    As a Just Sleep Premium member you will receive:



    Ad-free and Intro-free episodes



    The entire audiobook of the Wizard of Oz



    A collection of short fairy tales including Rapunzel and the Frog Prince



    An additional 2 episodes every month



    The chance to vote on the next story that you hear



    The chance to win readings just for you



    The entire back catalogue of the podcast, ad and intro-free (coming soon!)





    Thanks for your support!












    Sweet Dreams...





    Intro Music by the Psychedelic Squirrel


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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    32 mins

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EVERY EPISODE ENDS WITH AN ALARM TONE.

Ideally dull stories. Read by someone with the perfect voice and cadence to knock you out. And then it ends with this cute little ring tone that wakes you right back up, then if you have auto play on, it plays it again for the beginning of the next episode. I don't know what genius decided they’d church-up a podcast for sleeping with a cheerful wake-up ring tone, but they desperately missed the mark.
Good reader, I’ll be looking for her in something produced by someone who knows what their intended audience is.

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The woman narrating speaks like William Shatner as Capt. Kirk. She pauses at odd jerky intervals, I found THAT so annoying that it stressed me out.

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Relaxing

Just what I was looking for to distract my overly active mind toward relaxation and sleep. Thank you!

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Not bad overall

Just not my thing. Most of the episodes are too short to truly call asleep too. If you let them play one after the other you then have to listen to her speak about her supporters and how to support her. Ruins the vibe of actually trying to sleep. Great stories and calming voice, though. Just best for calming down and not as background noise.

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Great stories, great reader, better sleep

This narrator is very skilled and adeptly captures your interest while lulling you into sleep.

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Love this podcast

I actually LOVE all the stories in this podcast. They are classic hand picked stories.
The narrator has a soothing relaxing voice.
Very relaxing and helpful...so happy I found this.

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Author’s voice

Her diction and pauses are not calming or soothing. Good story though
In order for sleep stories to allow the brain to rest and fall asleep, much detail and pleasing voice is necessary to lead the sleeper to rest

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Perfect Distraction to Sleep

This podcast immediately seems familiar and comforting allowing my mind to take a break and listen until I doze off.

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I do love it helps me go to sleep every night

Love it , I t helps me go to sleep , Tasha has a great voice

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I love it

I have so much going on right now and my busy mind keeps me from getting decent sleep. Since discovering this podcast, I’m sound asleep within half an hour. It’s exactly what I need to quiet my troubled mind. The reader’s voice and cadence of speaking is clear and soothing. My nightly habit.

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  • Susanne
  • 05-22-22

Thank you so much for this!

Been having severe trouble sleeping, falling as well as staying asleep and even purchased a sleep audiobook. This podcast (and especially the amazing performance of the host - cadence, speed, tone of voice....) is not only better, but in a completely different league. Thank you so much!

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  • Eleanor-Rose
  • 01-05-22

helps with sleeping

Helps me drift off to sleep. I love the stories chosen too, great classics

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  • yellox84
  • 11-22-21

such a soothing voice

I love listening to this podcast, especially the Far From The Madding Crowd and Mrs Dalloway episodes which I go back to often.

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  • ABFrance
  • 12-23-21

Can't hear a word they're saying

There's music in the background that drowns out the voice completely, couldn't hear a single word, so got frustrated and turned it off barely 2 mins into it.

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  • Janine
  • 11-19-21

Perfect’

With the intention to fall asleep in mind Taesha reads these books perfectly. One story I listen to a lot is North and South. I really wanted to know what happened in the rest of the story so thought I would download the full audiobook. I listened to a sample with Juliet Stevenson as the reader and it wasn’t relaxing at all. So much emotion and inflection in her voice and it was then I realised just how perfectly Taesha reads these books. Going through menopause, insomnia has been a regular occurrence but I almost always fall asleep by the end. The only thing I would change is the music at the end. This wakes me up. So I set the timer to switch off just a few seconds before. Thank you so much Taesha!

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  • 10-17-21

I love these stories!

I listen to this podcast every night whilst falling asleep now. I find the tone of voice and everything just perfect - it's quiet, soothing but still interesting. Thanks for this excellent work.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-06-21

I am never awake by the end

The reading is a little strange - lots of pauses so that you can almost hear the commas - but it does the trick: it's interesting enough to make me listen (and therefore switch off thinking about other stuff) but not interesting enough to keep me awake to the end.

But recommended for driving.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-01-22

Good

Very well told! I particularly enjoyed the usage of multiple narrators to symbolise each character's thiughts and stories. Great plot, with lots of wonderful twists! I've already pre-ordered the sequel - can't wait!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-30-22

Not relaxing at all

No flow to the voice at all, it just makes you feel incredibly anxious. Do not download

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  • Lizzie
  • 11-10-22

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monotone narrations. boring. couldn't finish listening. hate leaving a negative review , bit I have to be honest.

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  • Heather
  • 12-06-22

irritating !!!!

fast talk in a stuccato voice giving me a headache...def NOT putting me to sleep.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-05-22

Good

Good to hear the podcast as regularly audible was one of the top most book

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  • 07-22-22

Good

Good to hear the story whicj was more interesrong to here all the voices and arryha

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-30-22

Great!

I am really like this podcast. nice content. fantastic and excellent narration in this content.