Sleep: A Writer’s Best Friend

Happy New Year once again! 

It’s good to be out of 2020, huh? With all the insanity, maybe you haven’t had time to make any plans or resolutions yet, but it’s not too late! I’ve been taking some time myself this week to further sketch out the goals I want to accomplish this year. One thing that I really want to figure out in 2021 is how to keep a consistent sleep schedule that works for me, because the better I sleep, the more writing I can get done during the day! 

Luckily, I’m not the type of person who has trouble falling or staying asleep. However, I am the type of person who doesn’t function well on anything less than 8-9 hours of sleep. That’s why sleep has been a priority for me all throughout my life, even in college when people would have bragging competitions about how little sleep they had gotten the night before. But the one thing I do struggle with is maintaining a consistent sleep schedule that allows for my night owl tendencies but also lets me wake up early enough to get a good start on the day. 

Many people that I know, however, do have trouble getting enough sleep and are trying to find solutions to help in the new year. There are lots of great options out there for people who are having difficulty getting to sleep, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have been a part of one: a free app called Fuzing Sleep Tales!

This app is designed to help you fall asleep in whatever way is best for you—whether that be through short stories, guided imagery, or sound loops. Of course, my favourite parts of the Sleep Tales app are the narrated short stories, specifically chosen or written to lull you gently to sleep. And one of the best parts is that everything on the app is original! Even the collection of classic tales on the app comes fresh with original music and new narration from a wonderful cast of all-star narrators. I’ve had the pleasure of writing six original short stories for the app, five fantasy and one sci-fi. And though writing these stories has been an amazing experience, my contribution to the app isn’t even close to my favourite thing about it. 

Sleep Tales is fantastic because it’s designed purely with people in mind. In communicating closely with the creators of the app, I’ve been astounded by their heart for the project, their dedication, and their willingness to listen to the writers, narrators, artists, composers, and many others that have contributed to the app. This is not just another sleep app. This app has been put together by people of many talents all across the world, and it’s headed up by two wonderful people who have a passion for helping others. Even since the concept was originally created, the app has evolved and grown, and it will continue to do so as time goes on. 

Though it may be difficult to believe, sleep is one of the most important parts of our lives; just about any sleep statistics out there will tell you that. If your sleeping habits are out of whack, your life will be out of whack. So if you’re having trouble sleeping and you have a love for stories, I’d like to invite you to check out the Fuzing Sleep Tales app. Even if you sleep like a baby every single night, there are some beautiful, unforgettable tales on the app that people of any age will enjoy at any time of the day.

I wish you the best of luck in setting your goals for this year. Here’s to a 2021 filled with lots of good sleep!

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