Hollywood star Laura Dern is doing her bit to help people in the times of coronavirus. The “Big Little Lies” star has teamed up with mindfulness app Calm to narrate a “sleep story”, which helps people in quality sleep in stressful times. “The Ocean Moon,” the story read by Dern, was written by Chris Advansun and takes listeners to the countryside with soothing sounds like cresting waves and campfires, reported Variety.
“Quality sleep is so important to overall health and wellness, and during this stressful time, there are so many options to help people de-stress — from supplements, to meditation, to listening to a calming bedtime story,” the Oscar winner said in a statement. Dern is the latest star to contribute to Calm, which already had narrators in Matthew McConaughey and Leona Lewis.
Calm is a dynamic app for those wanting to maintain a state of, well, calm. The soundscapes feature, which includes nature melodies, lullabies and even special sounds for those needing to focus, is particularly helpful. The sleep stories (ones for kids and adults), read by celebrities such as Matthew McConaughey, are a fun and relaxing way to unwind before bed, while flying or at any other time. Frequent travellers will appreciate stories from around the world, like “A Rainy Day in Paris,” “Exploring Easter Island” and ” A Cruise on the Nile.”
Earlier, Audible has also announced Sleep & Meditation Focused Audio Collection.
Created in part through a collaboration with Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, Audible has introduced a free collection of new sleep, relaxation and meditation content. Performers such as Diddy and Nick Jonas join sleep, meditation and wellness experts and enthusiasts including Arianna Huffington, Gabby Bernstein, Sara Auster and Jesse Israel to lead these meditations, bedtime stories, sound baths, soundscapes, ASMR sessions and more.
Honor Yourself” Meditation Guided by Diddy
Find out what it’s like to have the nightly affirmation of a hip-hop legend and entrepreneur in your ear as Diddy, in his signature velvety lilt, confidently guides you through his relaxing and reassuring meditation designed to help you slow down and find inner peace.
“The Perfect Swing” Bedtime Story Read by Nick Jonas
Get ready for a great night’s sleep with Nick Jonas in this serene bedtime story about baseball, one of his personal passions. What is the perfect swing? You might be asleep before you find out.
“Goodnight Smart Phone” by Ariana Huffington
Inspired by children’s bedtime classics, this audiobook is a playful and relaxing guide to help you transition form the worries of a stressful day to a good night’s sleep.
“You Are Here” by Gabby Bernstein
Millions rely on her disarmingly candid and life-affirming wisdom, and now best-selling author Gabby Bernstein is sharing her talent here. In less than 10 minutes, this special meditation will center you and remind you that you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be.
“Center Yourself” by Agapi Stassinopoulos
With author Agapi Stassinopoulos’s background firmly rooted in ancient myth, her meditation feels like practical wisdom passed down for generations. She helps put your attention on your breath, feel gratitude, and create a sense of space between you and your stress.