Can't Sleep? Hearing These Celebs Narrate Bedtime Stories Might Help
Karen Jane Ng
You know the feeling when we can't fall asleep when we want to and when we need to? Yeah, we all have that moment. Most of the time, a glass of milk and music can help us. But, every so often, listening to a story before bedtime can do a better job in putting our brain and body to sleep.
If that's what works for you too or you're on the phase of finding out if it does, you might want to check out these storytelling online initiatives. They aren't your regular bedtime story as your favorite celebrities will be reading it to you. Check your options below:
In the face of a pandemic, Hollywood stars like Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams partnered with Save The Children and No Kid Hungry to educate and entertain children (or anyone) stuck at home. They accept donations in support of schools and community programs. Among other celeb readers are Benedict Cumberbatch, Kate Winslet, Drew Barrymore, and Liam Payne.
2. Calm App
Yes, it's an actual mobile application that promotes less stress, lower anxiety and better sleep to users. Through this, you'll hear the likes of Harry Styles, Matthew McConaughey, Kelly Rowland, Lucy Liu, and LeBron James read classic fairy tales in their most soothing voices.
3. Disney YouTube
Speaking of tales, we cannot miss our favorite magical books from Disney. It;s a good thing that they're bringing it up on their YouTube channel as it's being read aloud by Disney star themselves and also the voices behind iconic characters including John Stamos, Brenda Song, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Olsen, Auli'i Cravalho, Anna Cathcart, and, the Philippines' very own, Lea Salonga!
4. Harry Potter at Home
There's something for Potterheads out there as well! Harry Potter actor himself Daniel Radcliffe re-reads the first chapter of the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book series which you can find on wizardingworld.com. Next chapters are delivered by fellow HP cast Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, Evann Lynch, Matthew Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, and Imelda Staunton, and celebs like David Beckham, Dakota Fanning, Eddie Redmayne, and Stephen Fry.
At the end of the day, our only deepest desire is just to get a good night's sleep. Chances are, making these stories part of our bedtime routine might finally be our answer - just like in our childhood! Who knows what sweet dreams it'll bring, right?