Sleep Tales collections aimed at listeners with chronic insomnia, thought to affect 10-15% of adults
“O gentle sleep! / Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee / That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down.” Henry IV, as portrayed by Shakespeare, would have sympathised with people who struggle with insomnia. Now a major publisher has come up with a novel idea – audiobooks with such soothing sounds as soft rainfall and lapping water to relax the listener and send them off to sleep.
In a project to be launched this week, Penguin Random House has collaborated with the Sleep Council and the Children’s Sleep Charity in creating collections of “Sleep Tales” for adults and children.