This 8-Hour Classical Album Will Help You Sleep

sleep album

With so many of us struggling with falling asleep at night, it’s not surprising that a lot of people have already ventured into finding ways to make dozing off a lot easier. Nowadays, you can find lots of inventions that are designed to help you get some zzz’s – from consumables to electronics. Not all of them may work on everyone, though, so the options are always highly appreciated by the sleep deprived.

If you’ve tried almost everything to nod off as soon as you climb in bed to no avail, you may find music to be a more reliable solution to your sleep issues. Relaxing music can work as grownup lullabies for many, but if you want something more guaranteed, this new 8-hour long album, designed to help you get a good night’s sleep may just be the very thing you need.

Max Richter Sleep

British composer Max Richter recorded a composition entitled Sleep, which is 8 hours long. Richter worked on this piece for two years, this digital album is designed to make you fall asleep. As “sleeping and being asleep” are some of Richter’s favorite activities, he has decided to “provide a landscape or a musical place where people could fall asleep.”

For a sampling of this modern day lullaby, check out the video below.

Released in September this year, the piece has been performed in full in Wellcome Centre’s Reading Room in London and has been reported to have broken two world records (the longest broadcast of a single piece of music and the longest live broadcast of a single piece of music).

Sleep at the Wellcome Centre by Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi for The Guardian

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