Here's How Ed Sheeran Actually Makes Us Fall Asleep More Than Anyone Else

14 April 2015, 12:27 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Liam Dryden

By Liam Dryden

Spotify reveals the ultimate tracks that we play to send us off to Dreamland.

Ed Sheeran's music is like a Swiss Army knife for Spotify playlists. You can send him to your crush, you can use him to empathise when you're sad... 

But apparently, his best use is as a sleeping aid.

Spotify researchers pulled together nearly 3 million different "sleep" playlists (admit it, we all have one) and discovered that, out of the top 20 tracks out of all of these that they added to their master playlist, seven of them belong to Ed.

Low-key, sleepy jams like "The A-Team" and "Thinking Out Loud" take pride of place in people's dreams, as well as a handful of tracks from fellow British crooners Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding. Also rain sounds.

So in light of this information, we've devised the ultimate sleep formula. This is guaranteed* to put you to sleep no matter what time of day, no matter how awake you are.

Ed Sheeran and rain sounds COMBINED. Play both of the videos below together and prepare to sink off into the Land Of Nod. 

Or, if you prefer the professional's approach, you can listen to Spotify's official Ed Sheeran-filled sleep playlist here


*not guaranteed. Might just chill you out a lot.

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