A nice mix of my most mellow music usually does the trick. Some Buble, Robin Thicke, Adele, Belle & Sebastian, Duffy, A Fine Frenzy, and definitely The Appleseed Cast‘s album Two Conversations. And if the lyrics get in the way of sleeping my classical music mix is my go-to playlist.
I can listen to most things to kick-start my slumber, but if it’s too catchy I have the tendency of doing some weird dance move while remaining in bed or accidentally belting out the lyrics. Let’s face it any type of movement will keep you up and belting out things in a quiet place causes others to wake up and tell you to shut the f%&$ up! If I remember correctly, the statement is preceded by a pillow to the face.
However, there are days where not even music can calm my insane mind. What can I say it doesn’t come with an emergency brake or any type of off button. Until I find a cure for shutting cognitive thinking down, my favorite melodies shall be the best remedy.