Drift Off - Bedtime Stories for Sleep

Drift Off - Bedtime Stories for Sleep

Bedtime stories to help you go to sleep. Join Joanne D'Amico from the YT channel "relax for a while" as she reads you a bedtime story with a gentle spoken voice that is restful to the ear and sends you to sleep. If you suffer from insomnia, anxiety or just need help winding down at bedtime, Drift Off Bedtime Stories will help you relax and get a restful night's sleep! Sweet dreamzzz...

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June 8, 2021 30 min

Having trouble falling asleep? Try listening to a soothing bedtime story to help you drift off! Tonight's episode is a Scandinavian fairytale by Miss F. E. Hynam called Little Blue Flower. This lovely tale will take you from the Bohemian Forest all the way to Norway. Will Wulf find a new castle to live in? I sure hope so! Maybe he'll also find the love of his life too!

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ANNOUNCEMENT: I know it's been a few weeks since our last episode! Our sincere apologies! We needed a little break here at Drift Off as some of us are burning the candle at both ends. Sometimes a little self care and time is all that's needed to get back in the swing of things. We promise  to try our best to get new episodes up every couple of weeks. Thank you for being here! Your support means so much :)

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Having trouble falling asleep? Try listening to a  relaxing bedtime story! Tonight's episode is a lovely tale by Richard Leander called The Invisible Kingdom. This charming story reminds us that things aren't always as they seem.   Instead of background music, this story has soothing rain sounds and the occasional sound of thunder softly in the background to help enhance the feeling of cozy storytelling relaxation as you li...

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Welcome to your sleepy bedtime story! Tonight's episode is a lovely Native American Folktale called "The Celestial Sisters" (aka White Hawk).  I tell the story 2x and the second time is a bit slower and a bit softer to help you get sleepy. Also, instead of background music, this story has soothing crackling fire sounds in the background to help enhance the feeling of cozy storytelling relaxation as you listen. The sound...

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Tonight’s bedtime story is a gentle reading of a beautiful Native American Legend called The Hidden One which is included in the “Gifts of Story” series of storytelling by Aaron Shepard. This lovely legend is a Native American version of Cinderella.  Instead of background music, this story has soothing crackling fire sounds in the background to help enhance the feeling of cozy storytelling relaxation as you listen. The sounds conti...

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April 5, 2021 38 min

Welcome to tonight's bedtime story! The lovely Turkish tale of The Silent Princess collected by Andrew Lang in his Olive Fairy book.  A story of a Pasha's young son who is cursed by an old woman. The curse takes hold years later when the son grows into a handsome young man and becomes obsessed with trying to make the silent princess speak so she can become his bride. Will he and his clever nightingale outsmart the beautiful...

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Tonight’s bedtime story is a gentle reading of a beautiful Vietnamese tale called The Crystal Heart which is included in the “Gifts of Story” series of storytelling by Aaron Shepard. This lovely legend is about a mandarin’s daughter who discovers that appearances can deceive but the heart speaks true. Instead of background music, this story has soothing background rain sounds to help enhance the feeling of relaxation and peace as y...

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March 22, 2021 20 min

Having trouble sleeping? Here is a gentle reading of a sleepy bedtime story that offers your mind a restful detour to the land of sleep.  Tonight's story is a tale by the Brothers Grimm called Snow White and Rose Red. The Snow White in the title of this story is not the famous Snow White who meets the 7 dwarfs. This Snow White has a sister called Rose Red whom she loves very much and they live together with their loving mother ...

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March 15, 2021 25 min

Can't sleep? Here is a calming bedtime story to help you drift off to the land of sleep peacefully.  Please note that this tale is a "modified" version of the original story called The Elf Maiden by Andrew Lang, a story of a love triangle, friendship and of betrayal. I personally found the original version had a plot that simply fizzled out and so I hope you enjoy this modified version. So close your eyes and snuggle up...

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March 8, 2021 51 min

Welcome to tonight's bedtime story! The enchanting tale of the Beauty and the Beast collected by Andrew Lang in his Blue Fairy Book. A story of a beautiful maiden called Beauty who comes to love and value the kindness and inward qualities of Beast. She falls deeply in love with Beast despite his outward appearances and her true love rescues him from his beastly entrapment. So settle in comfortably and snuggle up tight. Let'...

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March 1, 2021 54 min

Having trouble falling asleep?  Be lulled to deep sleep as you listen to this enchanted bedtime story by L. Frank Baum called "The Sea Fairies". This is a modified excerpt of a lovely whimsical story where we will join Trot and her friend Cap’n Bill as they explore the magical world of mermaids.  But before we begin our journey, be sure to subscribe to our podcast. You can also help spread sleepy vibes by leaving a review o...

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February 22, 2021 27 min

Can't sleep? Let's get sleepy together with a calming bedtime story that will help quiet and soothe your mind. Tonight’s episode is originally a Brazilian tale that I believe was later collected by Andrew Lang called The Story of the Yara.  This enticing romantic tale is of a young lover called Alonzo who struggles to heed to the warnings of his dear love Julia who begs him to stay away from the forest where she believes he...

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February 15, 2021 70 min

Welcome to tonight's bedtime story for sleep! This long sleepy bedtime story is called The Snow Queen by Andrew Lang. A tale about the struggle between good and evil and a young girl name Gerda and her whimsical quest to save her friend Kai before he is trapped forever in the Snow Queen's palace. So let's get sleepy together by getting comfortable and cozy under the covers & sweet dreamzzz...

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February 8, 2021 31 min

Be lulled to sleep with the soothing sleep story of "Thumbelina" by Hans Christian Anderson. A tale of a tiny tiny girl and her exciting journey through nature. This was one of my most favorite stories growing up and I hope you enjoy it! So settle in comfy and cozy and sweet dreamzzz...

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February 5, 2021 35 min

A calming bedtime story for sleep tonight called  "The Mermaid and the Boy" by Andrew Lang. This lovely tale is about a King and a Queen who send their son out into the world and a mermaid who comes to collect the Prince on a promise made by the King years before. So lie back, relax and enjoy! Sweet dreamzzz...

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February 1, 2021 64 min

Welcome to tonight's long bedtime story for sleep. A lovely Norwegian tale about a white bear and a resilient heroine and her quest to rescue her prince.  Snuggle under the covers and then let this calming story help quiet your mind so you can enjoy a deep restful sleep! Sweet dreamzzz...

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January 28, 2021 50 min

Welcome to our first official episode!  A sleepy bedtime story by Henry Beston of a lost treasure under the sea. Soothe your mind with this calming story. Allow Joanne's melodious voice carry you on this journey to a peaceful slumber. Lights out and sweet dreamzzz!

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January 26, 2021 1 min

Drift Off Bedtime Stories for Sleep
Can't sleep? Join Joanne D'Amico from the YT channel "relax for a while" as she  reads you a bedtime story with a gentle spoken voice that is restful to the ear to help you relax and drift off to sleep. The bedtime stories featured on each episode are for all ages and child friendly. If you suffer from insomnia, anxiety or just need help winding down at bedtime, the Drift Off Bedti...

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