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10 Alternative songs to help you fall asleep


If you have trouble sleeping, you’ve already tried every real trick in the book by the time you see this one. Let me preface this with there is no science behind why I picked these songs other than, they have a nice relaxing tempo.

Music is a great tool for relaxation and while being relaxed doesn’t guarantee sleep, it’s definitely going to get you a lot closer. As someone with insomnia, I have found music to helpful when trying to successfully nap. This playlist is also a good one to have on in the background while the baby is sleeping. It’s not “Baby Shark” and it won’t get too aggressive sounding and wake them up. Here are my favorite songs currently on my naptime approved playlist.

1. “Just Like Heaven” – The Cure

An oldie. It both lifts up your mood and relaxes you.
Album: Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Released: 1987


2. “Fix You” – Coldplay

A classic.
Album: X&Y
Released: 2005
Nominations: UK Festival Award for Anthem Of The Summer


3. “Madness” – Muse

A great music video to go with a great song.
Album: The 2nd Law
Released: 2012
Nominations: Grammy Award for Best Rock Song,


4. “Agnes” – Glass Animals

A deep cut.
Album: How to Be a Human Being
Released: 2016


5. “Strange Habit” – July Talk

A band you probably haven’t heard before. Check out more of their stuff.
Album: Touch
Released: 2016


6. “Ocean Eyes” – Billie Eilish

Her first song.

Album: Don’t Smile At Me

Released: 2016

Triple Platinum


7. “Wild Horses” – Bishop Briggs

She has a lot of raw talent in her voice. Ranges from soothing to powerful.
Album: Church of Scars
Released: 2018


8. “Partners in Crime” – Finneas 

Brother to Billie Eilish and producer/co-writer to a lot of your favorite artists.
Album: Blood Harmony
Released: 2019


9. “Such Great Heights” – The Postal Service

More upbeat than the others but blends in flawlessly on a playlist.
Album: Give Up
Released: 2003


10. “Slow it Down” – The Lumineers

An underrated song.
Album: The Lumineers
Released: 2012


Some classics. Some deep cuts. I’ll have to share my whole playlist one day. These are the ones that haven’t gotten the boot over time. What song is able to soothe you? Let us know in the comments.


Bye, Friends!