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I take hours to get to sleep tonight from the time that I lay down. The main problem is that I can't stop thinking; even when I just try to relax, I can't get my mind to stop analyzing everything and anything. So, I was thinking if I put a playlist on my iPod of non-high-energy music, maybe it could help me get to sleep. The thing is, most of the music I have on my iPod IS high energy. So far, my playlist (which will be set on shuffle) is:

Moment - Aiden
(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Mad World - Gary Jules
My December - Linkin Park
Sex and Candy - Marcy Playground
Every You, Every Me - Placebo
Special Needs - Placebo
Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Priest and The Matador - Senses Fail
Lazy Eye - Silversun Pickups
The Trees - Rush
Glycerine - Bush


Seeing as I'll probably have to get rid of a few of those, depending on whether or not they keep me awake, I'm left with a pretty short playlist. Can anybody think of songs I could add to it, that would help me get to sleep? To get an idea of what kind of music I like, lately I've been into Placebo, Senses Fail, and some Silversun Pickups.
#2
Nick Drake's "Pink Moon". I had a lucid dream while listening to it. I was in Alice In Wonderland.
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Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
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Anything post-rock.

EDIT: Oh snap, you said songs. Try:
Hoppípolla - Sigur Rós
Your Hand In Mine - Explosions In The Sky
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Try some classical.......and if that fails then Cannibal Corpse would be a close second. Good luck with the sleep.
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Just about anything off of Buckethead's "Colma" my personal favorite is "Lone Sal Bug" or "Spell of the Gypsies" from the "Electric Tears" album. I've used these songs to help me fall asleep before, and recommend it. Good instrumental acoustic stuff.
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Nick Drake's "Pink Moon". I had a lucid dream while listening to it. I was in Alice In Wonderland.

Terrific album.


Try some Roy Harper as well, he has a good deal of mellow stuff.
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Anything post-rock.

This. I recommend buying Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Yanqui U.X.O. if you want to sleep. And Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls is an amazing song.

If you like words with your music:
Bright Eyes (Everything they've done is calming to me)
Death Cab For Cutie's Transatlanticism album


Well this is coming from a guy who could fall asleep to Circle Takes The Square, so... try it out, but I'm not making any guarantees.
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One Love by Aiden helps me sometimes
Interlude by I Set My Friends on Fire is pretty peaceful as well
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a Buckethead`s cd named Electric Tears
or A Real Diamond In The Rough
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Brahms lullaby
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Download the song "The Last Dance Massacre" by Darkest Hour and put the last half of it on a loop.
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well aphex twin ambient works vol. 2 would prob be perfect. sigur ros and radiohead as well as others said. ive prob fallen asleep to The Bends dozens of times. Lost Dogs (disc 2) by Pearl Jam worked even better for me

now i just use the tv or this white noise generator thing my mom got me
#16
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Sister Do You Know My Name? - The White Stripes
#17
I can fall asleep as long as I'm listening to something I like. As long as you're comfortable. It worked for me with Cradle of Filth, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Jimi, SRV. Just don't air drum and lip sync and it might work for you.
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exercise will help you fall asleep first.


and i can't give you songs much but bands:

boards of canada [they have some pretty slow-paced stuff]
anything classical, i downloaded "the most relaxing classical album ever" and that usually does the trick.
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Iron & Wine Station on Pandora.
I actually play that every night while I'm asleep.
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Its strange but i always listen to my favourite band when i need to sleep. Megadeth <3
any music that generaly make me happy works. maybe you should try that. Im sure it will work if i can to sleep whilst listening to Children of Bodom : D
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Hoppípolla - Sigur Rós
Your Hand In Mine - Explosions In The Sky


Also, all of () by Sigur Ros, as well as all of Takk...

I'd also recommend Board of Canada - Campfire Headphase.

It's very dreamy, electronica influenced music.
Wonderful stuff.
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Blue October-Blue Sunshine- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwp9ohZplFU
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Blue October-18th Floor Balcony- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgFMFQRzXHo
RHCP-Stadium Arcadium- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdFRVM5iIAc
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Thanks for all the suggestions; this is probably the most productive I've ever seen The Pit.
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John Butler - Ocean. It gets a bit fast and energetic towards the end, but its good stuff.

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Umm...also try listening to
"The Bees Make Honey In The Lion's Skull" by Earth
It's a VERY sleepy drone album.
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#40
I always listen to Tim Armstrong when I'm trying to fall asleep.
"A Poets Life" is a really great album with lots of laid back ska-reggae type songs.
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