What book has consistently put you to sleep?I’m an insomiac. What book has consistently put you to sleep? Robbie #questionnaire
You notice I’m posting this at 4:11 am?
I had a similar night last night, too. Just the pitts isn’t it!!???
Mine is Tess of d’Urbervilles. Never finished it.
The Boys In The Boat by Daniel James Brown. Listen to the audiobook, I couldn’t finish it because I was so bored.
Any book will do the trick if I’m lying down comfortably with a blanket.
Science fiction ?!!
Reading in general helps me to fall asleep, but I’ve found Tolkien’s style of writing to be very relaxing.
Anything by Nathaniel Hawthorn
Audiobooks! Find a favorite and listen every night. Works great!
Percy jackson series. Couldn’t read more than few chapters
Outlander it was too slow for me
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Mary queen of Scotts- it is an amazing story but so much detail and intrigue and I had just had a baby- I think it took me three months to read it- I normally read several books a week all at night. I kept at it since I needed the sleep.
A biography of Abraham Lincoln did it for me. I finally gave up. Good sleeps, through!?
I love maths!
Organic chemistry. And text book.
Any romance novel.
The Ron Chernow book on Alexander Hamilton. I really do want to know more, but it’s so dense.
I keep hearing this and it gives me even more of a respect for Lin-Manuel Miranda, since that was his “vacation reading.”
@Elisabeth , I know right?! That book is no beach read.
Unless you are a huge fan of French military history, Les Miserables.
For years I’ve had a philosophy book that I’ve never made past page 3.
The Casual Vacancy
The Fundamentals of Accounting
Fifty Shades of Grey – I literally started dozing off while I was skimming through it in order to form a more informative argument as to why it was crap. I never even got halfway through.
History textbooks, although I love them, they tend to put me to sleep the fastest.
Anything by Joyce Carol Oates, and no that’s not a name of a book
War and Peace
Greek tragedy. I love it, but it takes so much focus and attention that I struggle to stay awake.
Any book pertaining to CT physics! ? Or physics in general!
Any textbooks ?
Unfortunately books dont put me to sleep even if I dont like them. Too much movie playing in my head.
The Shipping News
Anything by Tolkien.
I made it through The Hobbit. Made it about halfway through Fellowship, and every-other paragraph ended with “and Frodo drifted peacefully off into sleep.” And I just… drifted… peacefully… off… zzzzz
Hobbit is the only one I could get through too. Tolkien is my Ambien.
I find i read quite dry complex non fiction books to assist sleeping. Anything to interesting keeps me turning those pages.
Books don’t put me to sleep, only 2am puts me to sleep against my book-bingeing wishes. I like ASMR videos to go to sleep.
What is ASMR?
@Diana , Autonomic Sensory Meridian Response, I think. It’s not very scientific, it’s more of a hobbyist thing? I think? For the vid creators. They whisper, tap on stuff, roleplay cutting the viewer’s hair. It’s soporific. I guess some people find it sexual, so it gets a “bad” rep overall in some spaces? Like I think it’s banned on the Chinese version of YouTube, lol.
StaceyDunkleyHart, thanks for the explanation.
Any book I attempt to read after 11pm.
A Man Called Ove… but I also know most people loved it. I jyst couldn’t get into it
Either could I. Didn’t hate it. I just couldn’t get into it.
Roman military history. How about Tacitus…
I tell my friends to pick up a 2nd hand college Economics or Chemistry textbook and start reading it. Unless these hold your interest, than shop around for the book that in college put you to sleep. Good luck!
Audiobooks put me right out.
My (old but barely used) statistics text book…
Listen to Lab Girl on audiobook. I MEAN. ?
I read Lawrence In Arabia- (not the fiction the movie became) by Scott Anderson. I really liked it but it took months to read. If you like history & want the real reasons behind our relationships in the Middle East, that’s the book. It will also help you nod off!
Find an audiobook you love and know well with a narrator whose voice is soothing and calm. I can listen to Davina Porter read certain sections of Outlander or Dina Pearlman read A Hidden Fire and I am asleep in 5 minutes
Any boring book, but one song in particular just puts me out. “Surfer Girl” by the beach boys.
The Scarlet Letter
Microeconomics in college
Charles Dickens, Shakespeare
Moby Dick. So long. So many descriptions of unnecessary things.
Sapiens is so interesting but dense so I usually don’t make it very far before my eyes get droopy. 21st Century Yokel by Tom Cox is also one I go to before bed since I love his writing (I’ve LOL’ed several times) but I can only read about hedgerows and rural living for so long. If I’m reading a page-turner before bed, I lose all ability to stop and go to sleep!
I hate to admit it but the Bible puts me to sleep. John or Luke as zonkers; a chapter and a half and I’m out like a light.
Psalms sings me to relaxing good for my soul sleep.
The Bible and The Secret History.
I reread something I love… lately that’s all souls
Blackwood farm by Anne Rice
Not a book, but I set up an episode of Bob Ross on Neflix and I’m usually out before he finishes the sky. There’s something so soothing about his voice and manner that I just can’t stay awake.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.
Not a book but an author – Isabelle Allende I read about half a page and Im asleep
The first book I read by her was about her daughter Paula. Then I read her fiction-I didn’t like her 2 early novels, but liked the rest.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. After trying for two weeks and never making it more than about ten minutes and constantly rereading what I had read the night before I gave up. I was wasting time I could be reading something I would enjoy.
The Hobbit…I really want to read it but I just can’t get into it.
Game of thrones. I love the show but I’ve tried to read the books 3 times and I just can’t
I was studying sleep medicine and I can tell you reading about sleep is the fastest way to fall asleep! Find an article about sleep and read it in bed.
Henry James…2 pages you are out like a light…
Light between the ocean
I’m up reading this, so I can’t help you.
I remember to have slept away listening audiobooks.
A daily occurrence for me.
I know the research says it doesn’t work and it’s not a book, but I fall asleep to almost any series on Netflix or Amazon Prime – even the ones I like. I often need to go back 20 minutes or more the next day.
I know this behavior. I go to sleep to NOVA all the time. I have found that if I go back downstairs and cuddle up on the sofa where I usually fall asleep I can get back to sleep with whatever book I’m reading at the time.