January 25th, 2010


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I'm pleasantly surprised to find myself loving this morning's weather. The warm temperatures feel like a bit of a break from winter, and I even like that they're wrapped in the wet of impending rain; it makes the air feel soft and round, a nice change from the sharp cold of winter.

I was unpleasantly surprised, after a pretty idyllic day yesterday, to find myself with insomnia last night, which has me bleary and slightly sick to my stomach this morning, so the sweetness of the weather is welcome. Today would be a good day to have some time previously filled the trial prescription I wrested from my doctor for Provigil for my occasional post-insomnia days. Not only have I not done that, but I don't even have the script with me to fill today. Instead, I'm torn between coffee and simply planning to go home and nap after lunch.

sleep music

I have historically not listened to music when trying to fall asleep, because when I've tried, I've found that while it feels restful, it actually engages my brain and keeps me awake.

For a variety of reasons that aren't that interesting, I ended up feeling like music would help me sleep last night, after a couple of hours of not being able to, and I found something quiet and dreamy, and, indeed, I did fall asleep soon after putting it on. And I'm pretty sure the music was the reason, not just that I had sat up and kind of changed gears.

ANYWAY, this has me thinking that I should have more music to hand that I can experiment with for sleep; this is where you come in: advise me!

What I'm looking for is music that's pretty quiet and drifty. It absolutely must not have English or Spanish lyrics, and I really prefer a minimum of words at all, except perhaps for very slow chanting. If it has a beat, it should be very slow: less than 60bpm, and preferably less than that. Watery, foresty, windy sounds are great.

Beyond that, I'm kind of curious to hear what's out there. Do you have any recommendations? Leave them here! I'm more interested in artists and/or albums than particular songs, unless the songs are very long.