240 Hours of Relaxing, Sleep-Inducing Sounds from Sci-Fi Video Games: From Blade Runner to Star Wars

Need to put a lit­tle geek in your sleep? We’ve got just what you need…

Back in 2009, the musi­cian dubbed Cheesy Nir­vosa” began exper­i­ment­ing with ambi­ent music, before launch­ing a YouTube chan­nel where he “com­pos­es long­form space and sci­fi ambi­ence,” much of it designed to help you relax, or ide­al­ly fall asleep. He calls the videos “ambi­ent geek sleep aids.”

You can sam­ple his work with the playlist above. Called “Video Game Relax­ation Sounds,” the playlist fea­tures “long relax­ing sound­scapes from video games.” Sci-fi video games, to be pre­cise. The playlist gives you access to 21 sound­scapes, run­ning more than 240 hours in total. Lull your­self to sleep, for exam­ple, with ambi­ent sounds from the 1997 Blade Run­ner video game, a “sid­e­quel” to the Rid­ley Scott film. Or de-stress with this ambi­ent noise pro­duced by the A/SF-01 B‑Wing Starfight­er. It’s tak­en from this 2001 Star Wars game cre­at­ed by LucasArts.

Stream the playlist above. And hope you enjoy dream­ing of elec­tric sheep.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

10 Hours of Ambi­ent Arc­tic Sounds Will Help You Relax, Med­i­tate, Study & Sleep

Buck­min­ster Fuller’s Dymax­ion Sleep Plan: He Slept Two Hours a Day for Two Years & Felt “Vig­or­ous” and “Alert”

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