Like many other people I have trouble falling asleep. I prefer to not use sleeping pills because of their inherent risk of damaging my body by forcing it to sleep, and I’m not one that will fall asleep instantly once the clock strikes 10PM, even if I had fallen asleep at that time the past two nights. So what do I do? I make myself a playlist with music that has soothing melodies and lyrics that will lull me to sleep. I typically put the volume at a lower level as well to add to the softness of the songs.
Here is the playlist I currently have (in no particular order), and I hope it helps you if you decide to use it!
The Intro by The Xx
Shelter by The Xx
Beach Baby by Bon Iver
re: Stacks by Bon Iver
Coming Back by Gotye
Moon by Little People
Song For Someone by The Frames (This one can get a bit loud, but still soothing)
Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only) by The Beatles (faster paced, but still somehow soothing to me)
Title And Registration by Death Cab For Cutie
Canon In D (there are many versions of this classic song)
Hotel California by The Eagles
One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket (this one can get loud and fast paced as well, but MMJ just has some great sleep-to-it songs)
What A Wonderful Man by My Morning Jacket
Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap
In The Waiting Line by Zero 7
Runaway by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Breathe Me by Sia
Hope this helps you in your attempts to get to sleep, it usually helps me!
If you have any other suggestions, or believe a song listed here is not a soothing song, comment below!