How to incorporate Sleep Stories as part of your nightly routine

Getting a restorative, luxurious night’s sleep isn’t always as easy as getting into bed and drifting off to dreamland. Let Michelle of Michelle’s Sanctuary relax and lull you to sleep with an exclusive sleep story for Equilibria members.


How to Incorporate Sleep Stories as Part of Your Routine

A bedtime routine is an effective way to help ensure you get a restful night’s sleep, but there’s one step many of us might not think to include: sleep stories. Many people remember bedtime stories as an important part of their childhood bedtime routine. The feeling of being cared for and nurtured while in bed, ready to sleep, is something we can recreate in adulthood, with plenty of options for stories and story readers to best help you relax as you fall asleep.

Incorporating sleep stories into your evening routine is a comforting and soothing way to prepare yourself for bedtime. Sleep stories can keep your mind focused on something other than the stresses and pressures of the day, without the active concentration that reading a book requires. They allow you to keep your imagination engaged even after your eyes are closed, and in a way that encourages your mind to drift away to sleep.


If you don’t yet have an evening wind-down routine, here’s a simple one you can try. Make adjustments as needed to fit your needs, and keep track of what works for you:

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  • 30-60 minutes before bed, take your evening dosage of EQ’s Nightly Sleep Gummies.
  • Do a short, relaxing evening stretching routine.
  • Brush your teeth and do your evening skincare.
  • Prepare your room for sleep by turning off all overhead lighting, making sure curtains are drawn, and turning down the temperature a few degrees.
  • Get comfortable in bed with an eye mask to block out light.
  • Settle in, start your sleep story at a low volume, and let yourself fully relax into sleep.


An artist of sorts, Michelle overcame insomnia and anxiety with meditation. In 2015, she founded Michelle’s Sanctuary to help listeners use storytelling for healing. With millions of views and over 100,000 listeners across platforms, Michelle’s Sanctuary is a place to dream away and use your imagination to self-soothe instead of worry. Michelle has created over 220 original stories and meditations for a dozen leading sleep and wellness apps and podcasts.