This is a video of a Choral Music Piece which was based on the “42 Simple Tips To Help You Get to Sleep” on the webpage of Mick Winters . Very unusual! Not sure if you will be able to hear all the words.
Here is what the composer said about it:
“In my search for a suitable text for a choral composition on the subject of insomnia, I turned to that indispensable tool of the sleepless everywhere: the Internet! My late-night surfing led me to Mick Winter’s amusing “41 Simple Tips? to Help You Get to Sleep. Mr. Winter graciously granted me permission to set some of his words. Mick’s text proved an inspiration, allowing me much opportunity for mood contrasts and word painting, in the great Handelian tradition.”
It is rather good too. There are some quite off beat suggestions there that you mightn’t have heard before. For example:
This technique is an ancient Eastern meditation as well as a great way to fall asleep.
1. Lie on your back with your hands behind your head, fingers interlocked, and your palms cupping the back of your head. Get as relaxed as possible (This position make take a little while to get used to).
2. Place your thumbs in your ears so that you are pressing the outer flap of your ear and blocking the entrance to the ear canal.
3. Lie quietly and listen for a high-pitched sound that you will gradually hear inside your head.
Lie there for 10 to 15 minutes and concentrate on that sound. Then put your arms to your sides and go to sleep. (Don’t worry about all the stories of people who have ringing in their ears. This is different — and natural.)
So here is the video that was written around the sleep tips site.
How about that? Will you give it a try?
I haven’t yet so would love to know if it works for you.