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10 Calming Shows On Netflix That'll Put You To Sleep

10 Calming Shows On Netflix That'll Put You To Sleep


Whether you had a rough day, not feeling well or haven’t been able to fall asleep sometimes you just need to get cozy in bed, turn on the TV, and stream a show on Netflix.

With so many options out there, you find yourself staying up later trying to search for something that fits your needs when falling asleep.

Studies even show late night channel surfing can disrupt your sleep so it’s helpful to have something picked out immediately while getting into bed.

Keep in mind, having the TV on stimulates your brain so it’s best to shut it off right before you fall asleep.

According to Dr. Richard Shuster, clinical psychologist and host of The Daily Helping podcast says, “REM sleep is the deeply restorative stage of sleep that allows us to feel refreshed when we wake in the morning, and sacrificing it for just one more episode can be a problematic pattern.

Binge watching shows will keep you up later so consider watching one or two episodes before you fall asleep. The list below offers a variety of different shows from interior design, art, wildlife, and a guide to sleep.

Most of the shows aren’t overly stimulating and won't have much background noise making it a calm and relaxing way to get some shut eye. 


Our Planet


Winner of two Emmy® Awards Our Planet is an original Netflix original documentary series.

Rest assured you’ll fall asleep while watching because of the stunning videography while gaining in depth knowledge on the rich natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles that still remain.

This documentary reveals the key issues that urgently threaten their existence.


Amazing Interiors


If you're a person who is passionate about design then you’ll love to fall asleep to Amazing Interiors.

As the saying goes, "don't judge a book by its cover" applies to the houses featured on this series.

The homes look typical from the outside, but inside they feature some unexpected designs. Whether the owners are showcasing their love of sports teams or designing around particular themes, they go all-out to make their home interiors memorable.

Featured designs include a man who turns his house into a circus, a sci-fi lover who opens a museum in his cellar, and a human-sized dollhouse in Hollywood.


The World's Most Extraordinary Homes


This property series follows award-winning architect Piers Taylor and actress and property enthusiast Caroline Quentin as they discover the world's most extraordinary abodes.

The pair travel far and wide, across mountains, through forests, along coasts and deep underground to find unique properties.

In Norway, the hosts take a speed boat out to a four-bedroom house based off coast, while over in Southern Spain they take in spectacular views from a home built on a steep cliff face.

Piers and Caroline go on to explore a wooden structured building on New Zealand's South Island in Marlborough Sounds and a ship-inspired building in Nova Scotia, Canada.


Toys That Made Us


For some people, the favorite memories from their childhoods are playing with toys, some of which become iconic through the years as multiple generations of people play with the venerable playthings.

This series takes a look at some of America's greatest toy franchises, including the people and companies that created them, telling the stories of the rise -- and, sometimes, fall -- of the billion-dollar creations.

Some of the featured toys are original creations, such as Barbie, while others are based on pop-culture franchises, including the "Star Wars" line.


Chef's Table


Every episode of Chef's Table shares a story of a top chef, their origins, and what makes the rebels in the culinary scene.

The dishes they make are over the top incredible, and the series does each chef’s work justice through stunning shots of the extravagant food styling and mind blowing table setting.

Chef's Table has a slow pace and is set to calming classical music, making it one of those perfect shows to fall asleep to.


The Universe

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Do you stay awake at night and wonder about the universe? This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe.

You’ll get the inside scoop on the Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, and other galaxies.

The producers of this series use the latest CGI, and data while incorporating in-depth interviews with scientists. 


Headspace Guide To Sleep


Ever try to quiet your mind before going to sleep but have some difficulty? Check out Headspace Guide To Sleep.

The science behind a healthy night's sleep and friendly tips on how to get the best-ever sleep; an exploration of different aspects of sleep, such as insomnia, stress, phones, and sleeping pills, followed by a guided wind-down.

Turns out, there are healthier options to cope with lack of sleep. 


Moving Art


Calm your mind with the stunning visuals of Earth’s most majestic locales, including Tahiti, New Zealand and Machu Picchu.

It provides a meditative tour of the world and our place in it, unlike counterpart documentaries that should be considered.

The series has announced a third collection due to run later this year. Taking a look back on the series as a whole shows why it is deserving to continue.

One unique aspect to point out is that the show is presented without narration. The director Louie Schwartzberg chooses to let the beauty of nature speak for itself. Orchestral music guides the viewer through the episode making it a perfect combination to fall asleep to. 


Cabins In The Wild

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Get dreamy about a cabin in the woods as you fall asleep to an inspiring reality show. Dick Strawbridge, a British engineer, television presenter and environmentalist and master craftsman Will Hardie are following a competition to build a pop-up hotel consisting of eight unique and beautiful cabins in Wales.

Eight teams across the UK are tasked with designing and building one cabin each centred around the themes of mythology, tradition and the beauty of Wales. In each episode, two of the cabins are revealed with one being claimed the winner and advancing into the final.

At the end, one of four finalists will be crowned the winner of Cabin Fever 2017.