Bensons for Beds’ Top 5 songs to go to sleep to
Music creates a mood, a frame of mind and, when done at the right time and in the right place, songs can make wonderful lullabies that put you into a deep, comforting sleep. But what songs have such an effect and which ones are your favourites? Take a look at our list below and tell us your thoughts.
1) “Echoes” by Pink Floyd
This song is 23 minutes and 31 seconds long, but you’re unlikely to reach the end of it if you’re having a listen before bedtime. Combined, the pings at the beginning of the song and the beautiful array of instrumentals are sure to send you into a deep slumber.
2) “I’ve got dreams to remember” by Otis Redding
A bit of Otis Redding before bedtime will soothe the soul and put you into the right state of mind to get a good night’s sleep.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysOthqB0Sl0
3) “I Will Follow You into the Dark” by Death Cab for Cutie
This song has a lovely, relaxing tempo with comforting lyrics ‘if there’s no one beside you when your soul embarks, then I’ll follow you into the dark.”
4) “Golden slumbers” by The Beatles
Enchanting lyrics mixed with melodic genius and sung with pure heartfelt emotion by Paul McCartney, this song pulls the heart strings and then some. A song that’s guaranteed to cast a spell on you and put you into your own golden slumber.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfPo6TpoLrQ
5) “Scandinavia” by Van Morrison
This lush instrumental classic has Morrison on the piano and prominently features Mark Isham’s synthesizer. Together, they create an atmospheric and serene collection of sounds that will have you sleeping peacefully in no time at all.
You’re more of a movie buff? No problem, we’ve also gathered our top 4 bedtime movies!