Lullabies For Grown-Ups: What Music Helps Put You To Sleep?

04/17/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

My sister sang John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" to her daughter every night to help her go to sleep. In "The Power of Kindness" Piero Ferrucci tells a great story about a woman who sang through thin walls to help calm a child put to bed screaming in the next apartment.

Lately, I've been wondering whether music might become part of my go-to-sleep regimen. I'm searching for some great stuff that will do the opposite of revving me up (as I wrote about last time: What Music Helps Chase Away The Mid-Winter Blues?). Tunes that will send me off to dreamland.


Please share your favourite grown-up lullabies or wind-down music -- or even what was played for you as a child -- by commenting below. As always, I invite you to email me directly: Julia (that familiar symbol) wearethenewradicals (familiar punctuation) (standard suffix).

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