Sleepy Time Tales https://sleepytimetales.net A sleep aid podcast intended to create a restful mindset through relaxing bedtime stories Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:08:59 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://sleepytimetales.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/cropped-star-41566_1280-32x32.png Sleepy Time Tales https://sleepytimetales.net 32 32 158177960 026 – Valkyries and the Tragedy of Brunhilda https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/08/19/026-valkyries-and-the-tragedy-of-brunhilda/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=026-valkyries-and-the-tragedy-of-brunhilda https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/08/19/026-valkyries-and-the-tragedy-of-brunhilda/#respond Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:08:59 +0000 https://sleepytimetales.net/?p=608 The Valkyries selected the bravest of fallen warriors to go to Valhalla, the great hall of Odin, but one, fell in with mortal men. The tragedy of Brunhilda may not be enough to prevent you from falling asleep. Story: 21:30  […]

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The Valkyries selected the bravest of fallen warriors to go to Valhalla, the great hall of Odin, but one, fell in with mortal men. The tragedy of Brunhilda may not be enough to prevent you from falling asleep.

Story: 21:30 

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Sources

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyrie

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunhild

https://vikings.fandom.com/wiki/Brynhildr

http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/valkyrie.shtml

https://norse-mythology.org/gods-and-creatures/the-vanir-gods-and-goddesses/freya/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/viking-woman-warrior-was-actually-poland-180972739/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Ring_des_Nibelungen

 

 

 

 

 

 

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025 – Arrival – Rivers to the Stars 05 https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/08/12/025-arrival-rivers-to-the-stars-05/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=025-arrival-rivers-to-the-stars-05 https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/08/12/025-arrival-rivers-to-the-stars-05/#respond Mon, 12 Aug 2019 00:04:22 +0000 https://sleepytimetales.net/?p=603 The first human expedition to the stars arrives at Proxima Centauri. What adventures await? Will they keep you awake? Probably not! Story: 15:00   Shout outs True Crime SA Website:          https://truecrimesouthafrica.com/ Twitter”           https://twitter.com/TrueCrimeSA1   AnxZenity Podcast Mental Health podcast. One […]

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The first human expedition to the stars arrives at Proxima Centauri. What adventures await? Will they keep you awake? Probably not!

Story: 15:00  

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True Crime SA

Website:          https://truecrimesouthafrica.com/

Twitter”           https://twitter.com/TrueCrimeSA1

 

AnxZenity Podcast

Mental Health podcast. One man’s battle with anxiety / panic disorder, and his drive to help others.

Show Page:     http://anxzenity.podbean.com/

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Sources

 

https://www.constellation-guide.com/proxima-centauri/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxima_Centauri

http://convertalot.com/relativistic_star_ship_calculator.html

http://gregsspacecalculations.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html?a=9.80665&b=54577547.38654595&c=0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rivers_by_length

 

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024 – Buddy in the Woods at Night https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/08/05/024-buddy-in-the-woods-at-night/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=024-buddy-in-the-woods-at-night https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/08/05/024-buddy-in-the-woods-at-night/#respond Mon, 05 Aug 2019 00:06:22 +0000 https://sleepytimetales.net/?p=595 Buddy is taken to the woods by his gnome friends to meet the faeries. But will you be awake when he gets his surprise? Story: 16:25 Support this podcast Newsletter Sign up for the weekly newsletter to be informed about […]

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Buddy is taken to the woods by his gnome friends to meet the faeries. But will you be awake when he gets his surprise?

Story: 16:25

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Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll

https://www.lifeinnorway.net/norwegian-trolls/

https://terry-graves.com/norse-trolls-mythology-folklore/

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Ep 023 – Myths of Southern Africa 01 https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/07/29/ep-023-myths-of-southern-africa-01/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep-023-myths-of-southern-africa-01 https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/07/29/ep-023-myths-of-southern-africa-01/#respond Mon, 29 Jul 2019 00:05:09 +0000 https://sleepytimetales.net/?p=593 A collection of 3 short stories for you to fall asleep to. Compiled by James A Honey published in 1910. We have warring ants, falsely accused monkeys and leopards scared of rams. Story: 14:25 Newsletter Sign up for the weekly […]

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A collection of 3 short stories for you to fall asleep to. Compiled by James A Honey published in 1910. We have warring ants, falsely accused monkeys and leopards scared of rams.

Story: 14:25

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Sources

South-African Fairy-Tales by James A Honey http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/38339

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Cat-Naps 003 – The Inside of the Earth https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/07/27/cat-naps-003-the-inside-of-the-earth/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cat-naps-003-the-inside-of-the-earth https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/07/27/cat-naps-003-the-inside-of-the-earth/#respond Sat, 27 Jul 2019 17:33:23 +0000 https://sleepytimetales.net/?p=582 The Inside of the Earth By Edward Page Mitchell Welcome to Cat-Naps. A quick something to slow the spinning mind and help you sleep. These weekly minisodes are going be exclusive to any supporters on Patreon or listeners on RadioPublic. […]

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The Inside of the Earth By Edward Page Mitchell

Welcome to Cat-Naps. A quick something to slow the spinning mind and help you sleep. These weekly minisodes are going be exclusive to any supporters on Patreon or listeners on RadioPublic.

We return once again to the slightly dry 19th century pre-sci-fi of Edward Page Mitchell. This time an interview with a strange man who is convinced the Earth is hollow.

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Do Bedtime drinks help sleep https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/07/26/bedtime-drinks-help-sleep/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bedtime-drinks-help-sleep https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/07/26/bedtime-drinks-help-sleep/#respond Fri, 26 Jul 2019 14:19:34 +0000 https://sleepytimetales.net/?p=556 Often people claim that specific drinks help sleep. I’m a fan of a rooibos tea or simple hot chocolate. It’s not a magic bullet, but can help satisfy and work as part of the pre-bedtime ritual that helps me to […]

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Often people claim that specific drinks help sleep. I’m a fan of a rooibos tea or simple hot chocolate. It’s not a magic bullet, but can help satisfy and work as part of the pre-bedtime ritual that helps me to get a good night.

Some drinks though claim to be specifically formulated to help sleep and use specific additives for that goal, for a detailed analysis, take a look here.

But to keep it short, the following are some popular additives:

Melatonin

” You’ve definitely heard of melatonin, a hormone that’s actually produced in the central nervous system. “Melatonin plays a vital role in controlling the body’s circadian rhythm, or internal clock,” explains Madelyn Rosenthal, M.D., a sleep medicine fellow at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “

Valerian

” And valerian, usually taken as an extract from the root of the valerian plant, has become one of the most common self­-prescribed insomnia treatments in the U.S., Rosenthal says. “The exact mechanism of action remains unknown, although studies using mice models suggest valerian inhibits the breakdown of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, which induces sedation.” “

L-theanine

One study among elderly people who suffer from insomnia found that magnesium may increase sleep time and reduce early-morning waking. Another found L-theanine, an amino acid found primarily in the green tea plant, could have anti-stress effects, which might promote sleep, too. “

But often these ingredients are used without careful oversight and often contain other additives, like sugar. Take a look at whatever you’re interested in, and check that there are no hidden risks.

Whatever pre-sleep drink you use, whether something full of sleep aiding chemicals, or a simple herbal tea, make sure to listen to Sleepy Time Tales when the lights go out. 🙂

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‘Sleep on it’ to deal with stress https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/07/23/sleep-on-it/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sleep-on-it https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/07/23/sleep-on-it/#respond Tue, 23 Jul 2019 09:05:34 +0000 https://sleepytimetales.net/?p=554 Sleep on it. This is advice given to us since we can remember. We are told ‘sleep on it’ for decisions and stress and for many of us it has always seemed like good advice. Even if you’re sometimes too […]

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Sleep on it to help with stress
Get some zzz’s and deal with your stress

Sleep on it. This is advice given to us since we can remember. We are told ‘sleep on it’ for decisions and stress and for many of us it has always seemed like good advice. Even if you’re sometimes too stressed to sleep.

A new small study out of the Netherlands suggests there’s science to grandma’s time honoured advice. Mostly thanks to the function of REM sleep.

https://www.mic.com/p/rem-sleep-can-reset-your-brain-after-upsetting-event-18215859

“The study’s researchers put participants in an MRI machine and exposed them to a smell that they found upsetting. (The findings don’t specify what the smells were, but I’m so curious. Poop? Toxic waste?) Scientists saw that the amygdala, the part of the brain responsible for processing emotions, was activated by the presence of the odor. Participants then slept a full REM sleep cycle. REM is the sleep phase in which the brain is most active — that quality sleep often produces vivid dreams, many of which you can actually remember.

When the people in the study were exposed to the smells again, the amygdala remained inactive, meaning they no longer had as much of an emotional response to the odors. It wasn’t that the participants had gotten used to the smell, it was that their brains had processed the emotions they associated with the smell and no longer found it as upsetting. This means that these people re-wired their negative emotional responses overnight I asked some sleep experts to explain how this works.”

Essentially REM sleep is considered to be how our brains process memories and information, and after processing we are better able to cope. So take a listen to the podcast and get dreaming! 🙂

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Ep 022 – A Day In The Life – Mutewallow Pt 01 https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/07/22/ep-022-a-day-in-the-life-mutewallow-pt-01/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep-022-a-day-in-the-life-mutewallow-pt-01 https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/07/22/ep-022-a-day-in-the-life-mutewallow-pt-01/#respond Mon, 22 Jul 2019 00:05:48 +0000 https://sleepytimetales.net/?p=559 The first in an ongoing investigative series about the population of a modern village of wizards. Bet this sounds fascinating, but you’ll be asleep before the interview with the badger.   Story: 11:48   If you’re enjoying the show, and […]

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The first in an ongoing investigative series about the population of a modern village of wizards. Bet this sounds fascinating, but you’ll be asleep before the interview with the badger.

 

Story: 11:48

 

If you’re enjoying the show, and finding it helps you sleep despite the stresses and strains of your life, the absolute best thing you can do is share it with your friends, families, acquaintances, cellmates etc. Anyone who needs a good night’s sleep might benefit.

 

So please share it with the people in your life, whether in person or on social media.

 

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Sources

 

None, this all came out of my head. 😊

 

 

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Cat-Naps 002 – In The Court Of The Dragon https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/07/20/cat-naps-002-in-the-court-of-the-dragon/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cat-naps-002-in-the-court-of-the-dragon https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/07/20/cat-naps-002-in-the-court-of-the-dragon/#respond Sat, 20 Jul 2019 14:13:24 +0000 https://sleepytimetales.net/?p=551 By Robert William Chambers from The King In Yellow   Welcome to Cat-Naps. A quick something to slow the spinning mind and help you sleep. These weekly minisodes are going be exclusive to any supporters on Patreon or listeners on […]

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By Robert William Chambers from The King In Yellow  

Welcome to Cat-Naps. A quick something to slow the spinning mind and help you sleep. These weekly minisodes are going be exclusive to any supporters on Patreon or listeners on RadioPublic.  

A creepy tale from a classic short story collection. What is real? What is fantasy? Is the soul of the protagonist being pursued as he sits in a charming church service?  

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Your sleep type and the perfect bedtime for you – From The Ladders https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/07/18/the-perfect-bedtime-for-you/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-perfect-bedtime-for-you https://sleepytimetales.net/2019/07/18/the-perfect-bedtime-for-you/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:00:19 +0000 https://sleepytimetales.net/?p=506 A common challenge for insomniacs is finding the optimal bedtime. Clinical psychologist and sleep specialist, Michael Breus believes that there are 4 types of person and which type you are suggests the optimal bedtime. https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/your-sleep-type-and-the-perfect-bedtime-for-you In a flair for the […]

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A common challenge for insomniacs is finding the optimal bedtime. Clinical psychologist and sleep specialist, Michael Breus believes that there are 4 types of person and which type you are suggests the optimal bedtime.

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/your-sleep-type-and-the-perfect-bedtime-for-you

In a flair for the dramatic Dr Breus calls them:- Lions, Dolphins, Wolves, and Bears.

Which type do you think you are? I’d like to think I’m a wolf, but realistically, probably a dolphin. 🙂

Sleeping wolf enjoying bedtime
A wolf trying to stick to its regular bedtime

The Lion (medium sleep drive): “The CEOs of the world.” Fifteen to 20% of the population are the practical optimists that fall beneath the Lion moniker. Lions are driven and focused early risers that rarely nap and are most alert at noon.

Up at 6:00am – 470 min = 10:10 pm

The Dolphin (low sleep drive): Ten percent of the population is the neurotic, intelligent dolphin chronotype. Dr. Breus defines these as problem sleepers, with no specific time of day associated with optimal function. The majority of dolphins are insomniacs, as they more often than not wake up feeling unrested.

Up at 6:30am – 400 min = 11:50 pm

The Bear (high sleep drive): Members of this classification account for 50% of the population. They are typically extroverts that optimally perform around mid-morning to early afternoon.

Up 7:00am – 470 min = 11:10 pm

The Wolf (medium sleep drive): Wolves account for the remaining 15-20% of the population. They’re impulsive, creative, moody night owls, that don’t require a lot of sleep to function. 

Up at 7:00am – 400 min = 12:00 am”

Whichever chronotype you are, developing a routine to attempt to manage and regulate your bedtime is very important, and of course I’m going to suggest my podcast as an aid in this.

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/your-sleep-type-and-the-perfect-bedtime-for-you

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