Drift Off - Bedtime Stories

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Drift Off offers a soft place to land at the end of the day with calming bedtime stories for grown ups spoken with a gentle voice that is restful to the ear. If you struggle with insomnia or anxiety or just need some help winding down at bedtime, the Drift Off sleep podcast is designed to help you relax and get a restful night's sleep.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Drift Off offers a soft place to land at the end of the day with calming bedtime stories for grown ups spoken with a gentle voice that is restful to the ear. If you struggle with insomnia or anxiety or just need some help winding down at bedtime, the Drift Off sleep podcast is designed to help you relax and get a restful night's sleep.

Language:

English

Contact:

1-905-309-6611


Episodes

Cozy Fireside Storytelling of Little House in the Big Woods (Ch. 2 & 3)

2/7/2023
[CONTENT WARNING: These stories contain imagery of weapons, hunting/shooting animals, however not for cruelty but for pioneer survival during the late 1800's.] Welcome to this cozy fireside bedtime story of Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This storytelling includes Chapter 2 (Winter Days & Winter Nights) & Chapter 3 (The Long Rifle) This book is what started the treasured "Little House Series including 'Little House on the Prairie' by Laura Ingalls Wilder and I hope...

Duration:00:32:27

Top 3 Drift Off Episodes of 2022 (Rebroadcast) 80 minutes of Continuous Storytelling!

1/31/2023
Tonight's episode is very special! This is a rebroadcast of the top 3 episodes of 2022 which will provide you with just under 80 minutes of continuous storytelling. The top 3 episodes featured are: 1. The Wonderful Ring (by Flora Annie Steel) 2. The Man on the Train (Lucy Maud Montgomery) 3. Jessamine (Lucy Maud Montgomery) I hope you enjoy this longer episode tonight! I hope it brings you restful sleep! Sweet dreamzzz... Joanne [Content Warning: Elements of hypnosis & relaxation in...

Duration:01:18:42

Sleep Hypnosis for Deep Sleep (Bonus Content)

1/30/2023
[CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes elements of hypnosis and guided relaxation. PLEASE READ SAFETY DISCLAIMER BELOW] This is a preview bonus episode available only Drift Off Premium. Tonight I am sharing this bonus guided sleep hypnosis and relaxation for you to use at bedtime for better sleep! This hypnosis is designed to help elicit deep relaxation by using an evidence based relaxation technique known as progressive muscle relaxation, followed by hypnotic suggestions for the listener...

Duration:00:05:19

The Bird of Truth (Premium Episode Preview)

1/25/2023
This is a preview of a premium episode a available on Drift Off Premium. Tonight I will be reading a Spanish Fairy Tale by Fernan Caballero, later collected by Andrew Lang in his Orange Fairy Book. This tale is about a fisherman who finds a baby boy and baby girl in a crystal cradle floating on the river. He and his wife decide to keep the babies and raise them along with their other children. However, the little boy and girl eventually run away because they are mistreated by their older...

Duration:00:09:00

The Story of Pretty Goldilocks

1/17/2023
Tonight’s bedtime reading is ‘The Story of Pretty Goldilocks” written by Madame D’Aulnoy and then later collected by Andrew Lang in his Blue Fairy Book. A French fairytale that revolves around a lovely young princess with golden hair, a king, a giant prince, various animals, and a quest. Will the King win the princess’ affections for him? Let’s find out together! Sweet dreamzzz... Music in this episode is 'When Light Fades' by Mandala Dreams via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a...

Duration:00:39:27

The Maiden of the Mountain (Premium Episode Preview)

1/11/2023
This is a preview of a bonus episode that is available on Drift Off Premium. Tonight I will be reading a story called “The Maiden of the Mountain” by Henry Beston, which is one of the many fairy tales featured in Beston’s “Starlight Wonder Book” originally published in 1923, a collection of short fairy tales filled with adventure, drama and romance. I have not read this story as of yet...and I will be reading it for the first time as I record this. Go ahead and get all snuggly under the...

Duration:00:09:58

The Werewolf - A Swedish Folktale

1/3/2023
Happy New Years everyone!!! I hope you all had a safe and wonderful Holiday Season! I would like to wish you all an amazing 2023 as I welcome you to our first story for the new year! Tonight’s reading is a Swedish Folktale called The Werewolf. This folktale was obtained from the Swedish Fairy Book, and was published in 1921. This is not a scary story despite the fact that the title may make you think so. This Swedish tale is about a young princess and her devious stepmother. So get all...

Duration:00:38:07

The Kidnapped Santa (Premium Episode Preview)

12/28/2022
This is a preview of a bonus episode that is available on Drift Off Premium. Get full access to this story and more by becoming a Drift Off Premium member today! Tonight I will be reading a story called “A Kidnapped Santa Claus”, first published in 1904 by L. Frank Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz. In this story we will hear about some uncommon events that take place in Laughing Valley where Santa lives with all his magical helpers. Beyond Laughing Valley, lies the Forest of Burzee. A...

Duration:00:10:22

Holiday Tales for Sleep: The Little Match Girl & Little Piccola

12/20/2022
Tonight I will be reading 2 holiday stories. The first storytelling is a sorrowful Christmas tale called “The Little Match Girl” by Hans Christian Anderson and is about a poor little girl who chooses to stay out in the cold to avoid going home and about her hopes and her dreams. The second storytelling is heartwarming story called “Little Piccola” by Nora A. Smith. This is an Italian holiday tale about a little girl who one day makes new friends and learns what Christmas is like for other...

Duration:00:24:48

A Christmas Dream (Premium Episode Preview)

12/14/2022
This is a preview of a bonus episode that is available on Drift Off Premium. Get full access to this story and more by becoming a Drift Off Premium member today! Tonight I will be reading a story called ‘ A Christmas Dream” written by Louisa May Alcott. Like Scrooge, a young girl named Effie, learns the true meaning of Christmas after being visited by a Christmas spirit in a dream. However, Alcott gives this familiar Christmas story plot a bit of twist at the end. So get comfy and cozy...

Duration:00:10:21

The Fir Tree

12/6/2022
Tonight I will be reading a beautiful story called ‘ The Fir Tree’ by Hans Christian Anderson. This Christmas tale reminds us to enjoy each stage of life. Rather than focusing our thoughts and energy on what we don’t have...or where we would rather be...this story reminds us to embrace every stage of life and to appreciate and enjoy each moment that is given to us. The music in this episode is "Soft Symphony" by Hanna Lindgen and courtesy of https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off...

Duration:00:29:47

Little Annie's Dream (Premium Episode Preview)

11/30/2022
This is a preview of a bonus episode that is available on Drift Off Premium. Get full access to this story and more by becoming a Drift Off Premium member today! Tonight will be a gentle reading from the Flower Fables Series by Louisa May Alcott. The story is called ‘Little Annie’s Dream'. In this touching story, a young child wants to be a good girl yet she struggles with unkind thoughts. Will the flower fairy be able to help the child follow through with her promise to be kind even when...

Duration:00:05:56

Ripple the Water Spirit

11/22/2022
Tonight's storytelling is a beautiful story called 'Ripple the Water Spirit' by Louisa May Alcott. This touching story is about a kind hearted water spirit named Ripple and the journey she must take to bring a young child back to life. Will she be able to convince the Fire Spirits to share their flame and bring warmth to the lifeless child and reunite him with his bereaved mother? Let’s find out! Sweet dreamzzz... The music in this episode is 'ES 40 Gamma Wave Chua' courtesy of...

Duration:00:42:18

Princess Rosamund (Premium Episode Preview)

11/16/2022
This is a preview of a bonus episode that is available on Drift Off Premium. Get full access to this story and more by becoming a Drift Off Premium member! Tonight I will be reading a Danish fairytale called Princess Rosamund by Jens Christian Bay written in 1899. This old tale is about a young kind princess who possesses 3 very unusual gifts. When the fame of the Princess is spread far and wide, Prince Hermes, asks his father for permission to go win her hand in marriage but an evil witch...

Duration:00:05:47

The Magic Brocade - A Chinese Tale

11/8/2022
Tonight's storytelling is called 'The Magic Brocade' from the picture book A Tale of China, a retelling by Aaron Shepherd and used with permission as part of The Gifts of Story Series. In order to save his mother’s life, a young man named Chen must reclaim her exquisite brocade from the fairies of Sun Palace. Chen goes on a challenging journey over a fiery mountain and the icy sea. Even if he succeeds in finding his way to Sun Palace, will the fairies give back the magic brocade? Let’s find...

Duration:00:18:52

A Tale for Halloween

10/25/2022
Tonight’s reading is a Tale for Halloween by Loretta Ellen Brady written in 1920. This delightful story reminds us of the magic of Halloween. I really enjoyed the lightheartedness and playfulness of this whimsical story. The storytelling then ends with a little relaxation to help you transition gentle into a restful sleep. The music continues for a bit longer until it fades away while you drift off. I hope you the enjoy this sleepy storytelling! May it bring you restful sleep! The music in...

Duration:00:39:36

The Girl at the Gate (Premium Episode Preview)

10/19/2022
Content Warning: This story contains elements of the supernatural, death, ghosts and spirits. This is a preview of a bonus episode available on Drift Off Premium. Get full access to this story and more by becoming a Drift Off Premium member! A gentle reading that is a not too scary ghost story called ‘The Girl at the Gate’ by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. This story reminds us of the invisible thread that connects the hearts of loved ones...and that even in death...this love...

Duration:00:05:04

Autumn Stories (The Elfin Knight, The Little Pumpkin, The Courteous Prince)

10/11/2022
Tonight I will be reading 3 lovely tales from the Topaz Story Book compiled by Adam and Eleanor Skinner. All of these tales have an Autumn theme which I thought would be nice as a way to celebrate the beginning of Fall. They are, The tale of the Elfin Knight, The Little Pumpkin and The Courteous Prince. The storytelling ends with a little relaxation to help you transition gentle into a restful sleep. The music continues for a bit longer until it fades away while you drift off. I hope you...

Duration:00:34:58

Miriam's Lover (Premium Episode Preview)

10/5/2022
Content Warning: Story contains elements of the supernatural, ghosts and spirits. This is a preview of a bonus episode available on Drift Off Premium. Get full access to this story and more by becoming a Drift Off Premium member! Tonight's reading is a not too scary ghost story called 'Miriam's Lover' by Lucy Maud Montgomery. This story makes us question whether ghosts really exist. I hope you enjoy this story! . Music in this episode is 'Meditation Aquatic' by 369 courtesy of...

Duration:00:07:59

The Wizard of Oz (Final Chapters 21 - 24)

9/29/2022
Tonight's storytelling will be a gentle reading of the final chapters of the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Chapters 21 - 24. I hope you enjoy! The entire audio book will be made available for all Drift Off Premium members to enjoy on the premium feed within a week or so. Members will be able to enjoy over 3 hours of continuous sleepy storytelling. :) May you enjoy a peaceful night's rest, Sweet dreamzzz... Become a Drift Off Premium member today! You will receive: intro and ad-free...

Duration:00:30:00