I've always had a on and off relationship with sleep.
Sometimes it comes easily, sometimes it like that philosophy article that you thought you understand but when the final rolls around you struggle to get it.
These days the problem isn't it, it's me. I'm having trouble finding time to sleep. I mean the daily routines of a internet savvy computer science graduate does take up copious amounts of time, and I'm caught between books, games, videos, programming and internet.
I remember periods in my university days where it was just things that was bothering me, making me unable to sleep. This is where these songs helped me.
I chose a mixture of english and chinese songs, well cause that's what I am, Bilingual. I tried to avoid drums lines or tracks with heavy bass, well, I found them to be the opposite of therapeutic. Tracks with piano lead-ins, and or mixed with acoustic guitar was what I was aiming for.
Maybe I find the female voice to be more soothing, but the mix contains only one and a half (group) male artist (though not one you would expect). Nevertheless, the vocals are what I would call.... drifty, angelic if you will.
1. 牡丹江 - 南拳妈妈
2. Can I Wait - Jason Harwell
3. 宝贝(in the night) - 张悬
4. The Best Day - Taylor Swift
5. Like A Star - Corinne Bailey Rae
6. Singalongsong - 方大同
7. 时间停了 - 赵薇
8. 夏夜晚风 - 伍佰
9. 你在烦恼什么 - 苏打绿
Bonus Track: 10. 暗恋 - 陶喆￼
I recommend that the volume be turned down when listening. I also like to picture somewhere peaceful and relax my body into it.
Hope you guys like it! Get some sleep while you're at it now.