Welcome to “Sleep With Me”. If you found your way here there's a good chance it's because you're having trouble falling asleep.
I've been there.
I've always had on and off again trouble drifting off at night. Sometimes it's worrying or over-thinking. Other times I just can't sleep. Period.
In the deep darkness of the night, when I can't sleep I feel hopeless and all alone.
At that moment I try and remember when things were worse…
I had a long stretch of insomnia that lasted through fifth and sixth grades. Most of it was due to worry and fear due to trouble I was having in school.
As my mind would race and my body would become hyper alert with anxiety. Sleep would not come. The more I tried to fall asleep the harder it would be to drift off.
Sunday nights were always the worst. After a weekend away knowing I had to return to school was soul crushing. My young imagination would be off and racing. And I knew the night ahead would be “long and dark and full of terrors”.
One saving grace was “Doctor Demento” a two hour radio show full of comedy and song parodies. It gave me a brief respite from the impending doom of sleeplessness.
The other thing that helped was when my brother, who I shared a room with, couldn't sleep as well. I would tell him boring stories in an attempt to help him fall asleep. Somehow part of the process would help relax me and sometimes help me to get some rest as well.
And that was the birth of this podcast.
A podcast made to bore YOU to sleep.
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Sleep With Me is narrated by Dearest Scooter and written by Drew Ackerman