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Mysterious Bedtime Stories

by BetterSleep
Jul 29 • 4 min read
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Can you remember falling asleep as a child to your parent’s soothing voice telling you a bedtime story? It helped you fall asleep then, and as an adult, it can help you fall asleep today. Your mind remembers that safe, comforting feeling from childhood and will help remind you it’s time to sleep.

So, lay down on your bed and get comfortable. Dim the lights and download the BetterSleep app for free. Click on the ‘stories’ tab, and get ready to wind down and drift off into a peaceful sleep. Here are the best mysterious bedtime stories perfect for all ages.

A Midsummer Séance

Get transported to the year 1911 at the Shardeloes Mansion. Here the mysterious Madame C is getting ready to hold an outdoor séance. Who will she speak to, and what will they want from her?

Itzel and the Mysterious Book

Itzel is a young girl who dreams of visiting the Mayan Gods in the starry sky. Follow along with her journey through tropical forests bursting with wildlife and see what happens when she finally gets to her destination.

The Magic Shop

Close your eyes and drift off as you get immersed in the story of a father and son. They visit a mysterious magic shop that takes them to places they could never have imagined!

Scandal in Bohemia (3 Part Series)

Cozy up in bed a get lost in a classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story. In this fascinating tale, the King of Bohemia hires the famous Sherlock Holmes to help him hide his scandalous affair with a beautiful opera singer.

A Cryptozoologist Dream

A cryptozoologist ventures deep into a mystical cavern in the center of a mountain range. He’s looking for an ancient, mythical vine whale but encounters more than he expected.

Why Are Bedtime Stories Good for Adults?

According to research, 35.2% of adults report sleeping less than 7 hours a night, and between 10% and 30% struggle with chronic insomnia. If you fall into either of these categories, an overactive brain at bedtime may be contributing to the problem.

Bedtime stories help to shift the brain away from racing thoughts and worries, allowing you to focus on something calming. Some doctors even think that adult bedtime stories help to decrease anxiety, stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, decrease heart rate, and lower blood pressure, all of which help prepare you for sleep.

Another reason bedtime stories may work for you is after they become part of a regular healthy bedtime routine. Our bodies like routine, especially at night time, so they know when it’s the time to switch off.

Are you ready to get lulled to sleep with mysterious bedtime stories? Head over to the BetterSleep app, and enjoy soothing sounds, guided meditations, and curated stories for sleep.

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