There seem to be a LOT of sleepless people out there, certainly according to the internet. But never fear! The Sleep Industry has all sorts of remedies which will help you dream about kittens and wake up with a smile on your face. Most of those remedies cost a not insignificant amount of lucre, but they are worth it because….kitten dreams.
There are all kinds of supplements (natural!), and pharmaceuticals (not natural!) (according to the supplements industry!), all of which claim to help you sleep! Maybe! The implication, from the “natural” supplements industry is that you can ingest something that “might” help you sleep. The implication, from Big Pharma, is that you ingest something that “might” make you sleep.
The Droning Voice came about after hearing several friends describe how the only thing that really seemed to help them was having human speech as background noise. Then she discovered something called ASMR, and here is a quote:
“Known as autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR, this pseudoscientific term describes a physical and mental sensation that many claim to experience. Some with ASMR feel shivers up their spine or brain “goose bumps.” Others become drowsy and dazed” (which apparently happens when some people listen to a droning voice).
“Drowsy and Dazed” is what The Droning Voice is going for. She also discovered, by reading many dubious websites, that “osmosis” might actually work! She encourages all parents to immediately subscribe to The Droning Voice as a quick ‘n’ easy way to put their kids to sleep AND learn about science-y stuff from 100 years ago. Or Book-keeping. Hey, those kids might wake up better prepared to do your taxes than YOU are.
Most importantly, for THIS post, is that listening to one of the selections faithfully droned by The Droning Voice herself may be all you need to help you, or your kids, nod off. No ingesting of substances of questionable effectiveness and potential side-effects. Only potential learning. FYI, The Droning Voice learned a LOT about ca. 1917 automobile repairs.
Remember, though, it is possible that your kids could wake up confident that ALL volcanoes in N. America are extinct, because you chose to have them listen to “Our Wonder World – vol. 1” ca. 1918. Today’s volcanologists beg to differ.
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