Sleep Whispers is a podcast of whispered readings and ramblings for relaxation and sleeping.

Enjoy a calming moment with soothing meditations, interesting stories, tranquil poems, educational Wikipedia articles, and listener feedback.

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Published Podcast Review 

“This podcast, hosted by ‘Whispering Harris’ is so effective it takes me six attempts to review it.

His podcasts include stories, trivia, chat and readings of Wikipedia pages. The soft sibilance of his words seem to tickle and stroke the inside of my head. It’s a physical sensation, as well as emotional — he’s chatting yet shhh-ing you to sleep. I realise it’s triggering ASMR.

Very quickly, his whisper felt hypnotic, and helped me to conk out at night, overriding any internal chatter. When I rose at 4.30am to let the cat out, which usually leaves me wide awake till six, Harris gently soothed me back to sleep.”   

– Anna Maxted, podcast reviewer for DailyMail.com


Published Podcast Insight

I have anxiety that gets worse at night and causes my insomnia. It really heightens all my senses – things like someone talking, a door closing or the pipes in the house can make me feel completely on edge.  I’ve realized I need something to completely distract my brain away from concentrating on these sounds and help me sleep. 

I either listen to the Sleep Whispers podcast – someone telling stories in a whisper ASMR style – or the Headspace 8-hour soundscapes, which are things like rainforest noises, rain and storm noises”

-Maya Lane, podcast listener quoted by BigThink.com


Want to listen to over 250 more whisper episodes and watch some videos? Support the podcast at https://www.patreon.com/sleepwhispers and you will get immediate access to:

  • Behind-The-Scenes Videos:  Tour my curious little recording space, watch how I produce a podcast episode, and see a lot of  the gear I have purchased as I have worked to improve my audio quality.
  • Whisperpedia episodes: Learn about lucid dreaming, Bob Ross, History of YouTube, Sleep, Easter island, the hockey miracle, cashmere goats, Lochness monster, Klondike gold rush, miracle fruit, chinchillas, pyramids, black holes, Gilligan’s island tv show, computer keyboards, the deep sea, planets, outer space, burning man festival, melatonin, table etiquette, mythology, Gene Simmons from Kiss, dodo birds, Marco Polo, Komodo dragons, Buddhism, drums, dwarfs, black mirror tv show, roller coasters, salt, the diphtheria sled dog miracle, the failure of New Coke, protective armour, time travel, and more.
  • Tuck In and Fade Out episodes:  Relax to guided meditations, guided relaxations, guided imageries, lists of soothing words, poems, surveys, catalog browsings, and recipe readings.
  • Story Time episodes:  Enjoy curious stories by Frank L Baum, Hans Christian Andersen, and other authors.
  • Trivia Time episodes:  Listen to interesting questions and answers.
  • Chat episodes:  Hear me ramble about podcast updates and share listener feedback.
  • Batch episodes:  Enjoy samples of content from early episodes.
  • Big Batch episodes:  Enjoy about 2 hours of batched full episodes without any music, intro, or ads.
  • Bonus episodes:  Enjoy even more Whisperpedias, Stories, Chats, Fade Outs, Trivia, as well as, music, interviews, tapping, crinkling, drinking, chewing, outdoor recordings, simulated pilot voices, microphone testing, and other experimental recordings. See a full list of the strange and curious 50+ Bonus Episodes HERE.

Want to try falling asleep to my 8 Hour Nature Sound recordings?

  • Soothing Nature Sounds include:  stream over rocks, cat cleaning itself, hiking a gravel trail, birds cawing, rain dripping and birds singing, ocean surf at jetty, small waterfall, birds at seashore, cat purring, trickling stream, ocean surf, hypnotic echoes of water drips, small pond at night, rain on an umbrella, backyard fire pit, Lake Ontario at night, birds in dense trees, stormy day at the beach, starry night with crickets, rain downpour with thunder, wind around house, birds on a windy beach, rushing stream, and howling wind with drizzling rain.
  • Sample 20 minute episodes here:   https://sleepwithsilk.com/category/podnature/
  • Get 1 Hour and 8 Hour episodes here:  https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk

Want to try falling asleep to my 8 Hour Background Noises recordings?

  • Relaxing Background Noises include:  floor fan, ceiling fan, small fan, white noise, brown noise, industrial hum and white noise, industrial air conditioner, dehumidifier, blow dryer, electromagnetic pulses, voices outside a factory, construction site, jets over beach, cars on a brick road, and clanky train ride.
  • Sample 20 min episodes here:   https://sleepwithsilk.com/category/podnature/
  • Get 1 Hour and 8 Hour episodes here:  https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk

More helpful links:

Have a question or some feedback?

  • Use the “send an email” widget in the sidebar or footer.
  • Or, send it to sleepwhispers@gmail.com.
  • Or, submit it via the  Hey Harris form.

I hope you find something here that brings you more relaxation and better sleep, Harris : )

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19 thoughts on “Welcome


    After listening to your most recent episode (#83) how you like to do something with keyboard sounds.
    Maybe you can play text based adventure like “Zork” that way you can read the story and have typing sounds.

    Keep it up.

    Thank you



    • Kyle,

      Thanks for the great suggestion. I tried Zork on my iPad but it did not work properly although it did work properly on my laptop. Unfortunately I never bring my laptop near my microphones due to fan noises and hard-drive whirling noise. I like this idea so I will be on the alert for text based games that will work with my iPad.

      Your request did inspire me to create an episode with keyboard sounds, I created it as a bonus episode for the Sleep Whispers Bonus Podcast. I tried a mechanical keyboard first but it was too noisy, so I switched to a chiclet keyboard.

      Thanks again for the suggestion!

      Harris : )


    • Hello Mike,

      Glad you like the podcast. I don’t have a bio posted anywhere, sorry. I am in the U.S. and can’t remember if I ever let it slip what general region I am in. Probably. Well, I did mention sledding recently, so that narrows it down to about 40 states…or less.

      Harris : )


  2. Really enjoy your podcast. I stumbled upon your podcast before I knew asmr was a thing. Since, I’ve tried listening to different artists now and again. There are some talented artists but I inevitably revert back to you. Please take care of that voice of yours and never stop producing content! I think it’s a true talent to be able to take a quote that is only one line, and talk about it for over 30 minutes. No critism, but I will say your best content is when you are truly excited about the topic. Even through whispers I can hear your interest level and all of my favorite episodes are when you are clearly excited to share with the audience. Keep it up!


    • Curt,

      Glad you don’t mind me sharing my excitement about things. I sort of should hide my excitement because I’m trying to lull you to sleep, not share my excitement about something. Oh well, I stink at hiding it so that is great to know you enjoy it.

      Harris : )


  3. I have just discovered your “Whispers and I love them. Thank you so much. Such a great idea and so well done. Either I sleep or at least relax and get diverted from endless planning, reviewing worrying which make for horrible restless nights. Wasn’t so keen on trivia because the answering kept me too alert but I’ve liked everything else. Thanks again. please keep whispering! I’m spreading the word to my sleepless friends. Best swishes Debbie


  4. Hey I love your podcast and was wondering if you going to make more podcasts on sleep whispers your the best podcast in asmr and I listen to it every night ps we need more asmr on a weekly basis


    • Hi Harris I love your podcast and I listen to it every night and your a inspiration and your podcasts help me sleep when I have trouble sleeping or going to bed I listen to sleep whispers cause sleep whispers is my go to place and is number 1


  5. Thank you so very much Harris! I have had trouble falling asleep in the past because of a tragedy that I experienced and my brain wanting to relive it and think about it at bedtime. Your podcast gives me something to concentrate on that is relaxing and mildly interesting, a perfect brain hack! I feel safe, knowing there will be no surprises, no commercials. You are much appreciated!


  6. Hi Harris

    I’m a long time insominiac and I, by chance, stumbled across your whispered ramblings a couple of months ago. Being Britsh gushing is not natural to me but they have, simply, changed my life. Going to bed and to sleep is now a pleasure and I recommend it to everyone often! I just wish i could stay awake long enough to hear all about dwarfs and roller coasters 😀So here in Scotland you have a dedicated listener – thank you.


  7. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This podcast has changed my whole attitude about bedtime. I used to dread trying to go to sleep as my mind wouldn’t rest but now I look forward to getting into bed and catching up with your ramblings. You have an very grateful listener here in Ireland! The quiet and calm you project is amazing!


  8. Just now finding your podcast. It’s really great so far. I was just wondering if you would eat honeycomb, open up an aloe plant, or maybe talk about math or Broadway stuff. I’d be really interested in those sort of things. You’re doing awesome though, I love your podcast so far.


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