I can't remember or even imagine how I ever fell asleep before discovering this podcast. I have been listening for about six months now, every night. I finally became a patron today because I get so much value of this podcast. I am a night owl and it's really hard for me to wind down and get to bed, and I have some anxiety about not being able to sleep. But now I just put on my Sleep Phones and turn on the podcast and immediately feel comforted, happy and light about bed time. I almost always fall asleep within fifteen minutes (during the introduction). If I wake up in the night, (which I often do thanks to young kids, or just general anxiety) I put it right back on and I'm asleep again within minutes. I don't know how or why it works, but it really does! I used to listen to audiobooks or This American LIfe (podcast) to distract me from anxious thoughts of the day, but sometimes those stories were too engaging (or disturbing) and kept me up. Sleep With Me works because it's just engaging enough to distract me, while not so engaging as to keep me awake. Also Scooter takes the pressure off by saying there's no pressure to fall asleep. That really helps me. I can't recomend this enough. It's hard to explain, you just have to try it. I hope it works as well for you as it does for me!
I love this podcast. Often helps me fall asleep or stay asleep. Scooter is the best!!
I love this podcast! Its the senseless jabber and Scooters soothing voice that keeps your mind off of whatever's keeping you up.
Was it boring? I literally got bored and changed podcasts.
I've never heard the end of one of these podcasts. I think that's all that needs to be said :)
Used to be great but now there are ads scattered throughout the podcast. The tone and speed of the ads are different from the rest of the podcast making them even more disruptive. Used to be so good ð
Like most adults I have trouble with sleep. I have been using to sleep with me podcast for a little over a month now. I find it helpful part of my night routine. If wake up in the middle the night I replay the episode, and fall right back asleep.
Dearest Scooter is a blessing for us all. If you're the kind of person that has fond memories of drifting off to soft background noise well friends everything about this podcast is designed to replicate just that. I mean everything. There are moments when you'll laugh at how silly it is and then before you know it you're waking up. I usually go through about 5 or 6 episodes a night but even if you aren't struggling with insomnia it's still very relaxing and the host is generally just a nice person to relate to. I've gotten friends and colleagues into it as well and they can attest the same.
I love this podcast! It really does help me relax and get to sleep.
I've been listening to the Sleep with Me podcast almost every night for the past few weeks. It really does work. The creator guy is so nice and reassuring as well as a total goof, so even if you're still awake he is at least amusing. The tone of his voice is perfect for zoning out to and his slower cadence is also very helpful for sleep. Most often I wake up in the morning not realizing I had even fallen asleep and I think "Sleep with Me, you've done it again!" I highly recommend for those with racing thoughts who need a distraction from their own brain. ð
I haven't slept so well in years! Thank you thank you thank you!!
Been listening since February and Scooter is a miracle worker! I adore his mix of humor, randomness, and boredom. You can tell he's genuine and cares about each of us.
I don't know how you do it, Scoots, but you get me to sleep almost every night. I've struggled with insomnia for years. And on those few nights when I can't sleep, this keeps me company and helps me doze. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I support this podcast on Patreon. Yes, it is that amazing! And I am so happy to have found it.
This podcast dramatically improves my life. Thank you!!
absolutely love it, listen every night!
I just started listening recently, and I have yet to make it through an episode without falling asleep. Works like a dang charm! I love it!
Seriously. What the fajitas?! This is like nails on a chalkboard.
I often have trouble falling asleep because my brain just won't shut up. With a newborn it was even worse because I was waking up so much more during the night and each time it was a struggle to fall asleep. A friend recommended this podcast to me and it helps so much. 3 episodes a week so you don't get too used to an episode. The topics are just interesting enough so that you listen but not so interesting that you stay awake just to hear them, and I find it distracts me from the worries and to-do lists in my head. In a perfect world he would have a voice like Roman Mars but the podcast is great regardless.
I have been a devoted, nightly listener to Sleep With Me for over 2 years now and I have been putting off writing a review because it was so important to me to properly express my feelings about this wonderful podcast/podcaster. Yes, I am a perfectionist AND a procrastinator, which usually goes hand in hand. In fact, that's the type of thing that would previously keep me up at night; anxiously rehashing something from the day that I knew I could have done better or fretting about actually having to do the thing I was putting off that was now past due. I have been a lifelong insomniac for at least 25 years. I can remember as early as 8 years old lying in bed contemplating the cosmos and staring at the ceiling. However, I can now gratefully say that I am no longer an insomniac- as long as I have my earbuds and my "bore-friend", aka Scooter, aka Andy, aka Drew, aka the genius behind Sleep with Me. I hardly ever write reviews but I just want Mr. Ackerman to know how much his work means to me. I especially appreciate the compassion and kindness he exudes when discussing possible distressing news events during his brief intros. As he discusses his own insomnia and other life-struggles, it is so reassuring to feel like someone else understands what it's like to not have it all together and to know that they are carrying on anyway, with such hopeful optimism and humor. Words honestly cannot express how much I love this podcast! I had to become a sponsor on Patreon as soon as I found out it was an option. Please, if you are struggling with sleepless nights, just give this podcast a try. I know it's probably not for everyone and it will take a few tries before you know if it's for you. But please give it at least 3 or 4 nights of listening. If you're anything like me, you'll be sleeping like a baby by night 5 and never look back! Thanks Scooter!
Ok it took just a few episodes, but now this is one of my go to podcasts to go to sleep. Dull and sleep-inducing. My original review is below, but now I've flipped. This is horrible. It sounds like Cheech on drugs. Muttering through a random story. Plus he can't read very well (e.g. Can't pronounce many words). It really sounds like some random dude on drugs talking about random things.
But I understand what he's trying to accomplish. His rambling can work and clearly has for most. The first 10-13 minutes is mostly advertisements. Then he drones on about an episode of something or other. It's good and can work. His voice just didn't work for me.
Sometimes, not always, I can't get to sleep. And almost every night I wakeup and have trouble getting back to sleep. For years I used Sherlock Holmes stories read by John Telfer as a way to distract my brain and take me somewhere both "else" and "familiar" as I came toI know the stories backwards and forwards.Not too long ago, on a whim, I decided to look for something else. I searched for "adult bedtime stories" fully aware that I might find things that were racy, not sleep inducing.Imagine my surprise and delight when "Sleep With Me" popped up. Without hesitation I subscribed. The first few nights as I listened I thought, "This dude is, well odd." But I kept falling asleep! I now look froward to bed time so I can have Dearest Scoots sit on the edge of my bed and bore me to sleep. And only in the morning, when I feel like dozing but don't need to sleep, I will get to hear the whole show.I love Scooter and his creaky, dulcet tones. I love trusting that I can, often with a soft smile on my face, drift off to sleep and he will be there for me if I wake up and need help getting back to sleep again.Thank you, thank you, thank you, Dearest Scooter!
I have no idea what he was talking about when I wake up.
I cannot shut my brain off at night. I didn't want to resort to medication. I found this through a search. I was skeptical, but it really works. The combination of the tone of his voice and his meanderings about random topics and sometimes not even finishing sentences or thoughts knocks me out.
I never even make it to the content but I loved his description of petting his dog! To be fair, I don't have much trouble falling asleep but this is a great replacement for letting YouTube play an Egypt documentary for the 1000th time.
The other week I received some health news and was having a hard time sleeping. I usually play music but needed a change so I searched for sleep podcasts. I found this and it has been so great for me. I am usually asleep within 15 minutes so I can't even say what the episodes are about, but I mean that in the best way. I get a little smile and then it's easy to tune into the voice and drift off. Best help for sleep I've had in a while.
Scoots is a lifesaver. Boring yet hilarious, interesting yet dull, all around lovable host who delivers absolutely amazing content.
He is a genius at being interesting and entertaining yet boring as hell. My mind is not able to follow along, (because there is really nothing to follow), so I just drop off to sleep. It's heavenly, and much appreciated.
Dude... This is some sorcery for insomnia. I can't explain it but just listen!
I just really wish I could see what this mans beautiful soul looks like
This podcast does what it claims to do for me, puts me to sleep. What more could I ask for! I have insomnia and when I use the podcast for bedtime, it's like a switch is flipped and I'm lights out after the intro. Thanks @dearscooter #bestpodcast
Like all the other reviews I am somone that can not sleep this has help a ton well I'm not sure how many months have gone by but here is an update I highly recommend this podcast is it has help me sleep reason when I am leaving an updated one is I started on episode one and I'd like to tell you that I've been able to get up to September 14, 2014 so I got a little ways to go to the actually catch up but love in the journey
I heard of this podcast listening to My Favorite M (I heard Scoots call it that), so I thought I would give it a go. I can fall asleep without any difficulty, but I wake up and cannot go back to sleep. Since I've started listening I have yet to hear one story because I fall back to sleep during the introduction. If I wake up again I just hit play, and am asleep in no time. Try it!!
I have always had a hard time sleeping and when I listen to this I fall asleep instantly.
I love this podcast, it's better than any pill I've ever taken to fall asleep. You get to listen to your weird friend drone on and on about nonsense and next thing you know, you're out like a light. I feel like I waste the episodes because I've never made it through the halfway mark on any show. Some nights I even try to fight it and stay awake, but it's like fighting a shot of anesthesia. I can't thank you enough for giving me this podcast that I never even knew I needed but can't live without.
This is the perfect rambling nonsense to quiet my restless jabbering subconscious. The monotonous drone is the best antidote to a restless night & mind. The weird stories are interesting enough to hold your attention but banal enough that you can let them go at any moment with no regret in not hearing how the story ends. I listen most nights and can't recall a single episode, except for something about Morley Safer and KMart.
I was reluctant to try this to help me sleep, however it really works, a month later and Im sleeping so well!
Even if I'm tired, as soon as I decide to sleep my mind is a torrent of worried thoughts, useless recollections and pointless musings. If I could just turn it all off, I could sleep. This podcast is helps me do just that, like nothing else I've tried. By focusing on Scooter's delightful ramblings I'm able to quiet my mind for long enough to fall asleep. Scooter creates a kind, no pressure, soothing atmosphere and I honestly don't know what I would do without him. I guess I'd be a lot sleepier. Thank you so much, Scooter!
I have a lot of health issues. Many of which, cause issues with insomnia or, just sleeping troubles in general. I have tried everything. From prescription drugs (which was a terrible experience that resulted in my literally tripping), to melatonin, and sleepy time teas. I've also tried other various holistic supplements. Nothing has worked as well as this podcast. There has been only a few times that I didn't fall asleep at some point during the episode. I don't know what my life would be without this podcast.
I found Scoots after reading about him in the NYTimes. Subscribed to his podcast and for the first time in 15 years, I slept until dawn. Scoots has never failed me. He's been lulling me to sleep since 2016. He's traveled all over the world with me and my husband is insanely jealous of the Scooter who tickles my chochlear every night for 8 hours. Keep up the good work, Scoots. There are a lot of us out here who need you.
I don't know how but this puts me to sleep in minutes. I've been having issues falling asleep and i discovered this podcast. It's super helpful.
I am not a huge podcast listener but I have so much trouble falling asleep I thought I'd give it a try. To my amazement it actually works! So much so I became a patron pretty soon after I started listening because this podcast means so much to me and I want to make sure I can do whatever I need to so it continues.I hope you give it a listen and don't give up on it after the first time. Scooter grows on you and has become my best "borefriend".
Interesting if you can't sleep, soothing and effective so you can.
I've struggled with falling asleep for years. I've tried it all - sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, guided meditations, etc. etc. Nothing is better than this. I fall asleep to Scooter every night! Anyone who struggles falling asleep needs to give this podcast a try. It's been a total game changer for me!
I wasn't getting more than two hours of sleep a night. I tried sleep hygiene, otc sleep aid, prescription sleep aids. A friend recommended this podcast and it has helped me get to sleep every night I've used it, which has been every night since I first tried it two weeks ago. I highly recommend trying it!
Takes me a week to get through one episode because it knocks me out after 15 minutes every time. I also love the sense of humor! Thank you Scooter!
I'm asleep within minutes of starting this podcast! It's the strangest most amazing podcast there is!! Thank you dearest scooter!!
Love it, helps me fall asleep every night
I have horrible insomnia, and nothing has helped me fall asleep. I feel like I've tried everything, but this podcast is just what I need to fall asleep. I usually don't like listening to people talk while I'm trying to fall asleep, because I focus on the words they're saying and become too mentally engaged to actually sleep. But, this podcast is awesome because most of the time, I have no idea what he's saying/where the story is going. His voice is boring enough to put me asleep, yet interesting enough that I keep coming back to this podcast every night. I'm telling you--it works!!
I'll be honest. It's been a heck of a year. I lost my grandfather, grappled with my own mortality, gone out for promotions at work and been turned down, started my own podcast and found fear and success and excitement and disappointment in our own ways. My day is filled with noises I have to pay attention to, and I can't sleep without noise, but it's hard to sleep with it. I've found myself awake at 2 am, terrified of what happens after death and what I'm going to do for the rest of my life. And this podcast has saved me from that. The last week straight I've listened to Scooter ramble me to sleep and I literally haven't slept better in the last 6 months. He's become a friend, a comfort, and I'm so grateful for this show. Thank you!