Day 10: A song that makes you fall asleep #30dsc

30 day challenge day 10: A song that makes you fall asleep

Godflesh—Streetcleaner

I’m not sure there really is a song that genuinely makes me fall asleep, but there are plenty that I like to listen to while gently drifting off to sleep.

Not that I get to gently drift off to sleep these days. It’s usually more like a violent crash into unconsciousness thanks to two-and-a-half years on the twins parents programme. It used to take me sometimes hours to get to sleep, now I’m normally sleeping within five minutes of my head hitting the pillow. An essential, learned survival technique, I guess.

In my young, free and single days I used to listen to music while going to sleep. I’d pop in a cassette, hit play and hope that I was sleeping by the time the auto-stop clicked the play button up.

Occasionally, usually when Jane and the boys are away, I’ll dig out a portable CD player and listen to something in bed. And as they say that the sound of white noise is good to helping you make that transition into the land of nod for me anything metal and/or industrial normally does the trick, to be honest. Something like Godflesh, for example.

I also find Godflesh particularly good for coding HTML, CSS and JavaScript to as well.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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