Do you lie in bed exhausted every night and still cannot fall asleep? Then you are not alone: According to the health report of the Barmer Krankenkasse, more and more adults are suffering from sleep disorders. According to the insurance company, the most common reasons for the persistent lack of sleep include small children and snoring partners. But sometimes it's also your own head that won't let you rest: if you spend a lot of time brooding in bed, you won't be able to fall asleep. It is all the more important to take your mind off things and let the day end. And that goes particularly well with a bedtime story for adults. It helps you to relax, clear your head and, more importantly, finally get tired.
1. The book "Fairytale Bright Spots" is about exactly this: short stories that are intended to provide small bright spots in everyday life. With more than 50 fairy tales, the author Karin Zimmermann wants to encourage adults to think and dream, give them courage and help them to relax (when reading). Her short stories are about happiness and recognition, longing and fear, change and prejudice.
2. The book "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" is, you might guess, about strong women. To be more precise, the book combines 100 stories illustrated by more than 60 artists from all over the world. They should encourage girls (regardless of their age), encourage them to travel and research, to discover and fight. The best examples of what women have already achieved are summarized here.
4. Krischan Johannsen is not only an author, but also a consultant and pastor. In his work "Being There: Healing Stories for Adults" he tells modern fairy tales that revolve around longings and fears, death and forgiveness, but also healing. His archetypal themes are aimed specifically at adults, who often find themselves confronted with these same problems in everyday life.
5. A story doesn't always have to be cheerful to help you fall asleep. In the book "After(t)Sight: Bedtime Stories for Adults" Jo Jansen proves that scary or sad stories are also suitable for calming down. His short to very short stories are wonderful to read before going to bed, as they can be read quickly and yet stimulate thinking and dreaming.
And one more tip at the end: If you prefer audio books, you can also listen to bedtime stories for adults via Amazon: Click here for the offer.
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