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Sleep whisperers are the new sandmen ... for some

Sleep Whisperers Become New Sandmen

It's a new way of getting a great night's sleep that could spell hope for exhausted people everywhere, and the phenomenon is called "Sleep Whispering."

Sleep whisperers make YouTube videos in which they speak in a soft, comforting voice. Sometimes they also make sounds that are supposed to lull people into a state of deep relaxation, like running their fingers over the cover of a book, spreading a deck of cards, or gently rustling a newspaper.

Videos of sleep whisperers at work are all over the internet.

Many people swear that sleep whispering cures insomnia, and helps lessen anxiety and depression. Sleep whispering videos are said to cause "a pleasurable tingling" sensation.

Ilse Blansert may be the world's most popular sleep whisperer. She even has her own YouTube channel with 16 million hits.

She told INSIDE EDITION, "Personally, I think that watching videos is a lot better than taking pills and getting that in your system. You create a calm serene environment. Even I relax when I do it."

The day INSIDE EDITION hung out with her she was making a video featuring a pile of buttons.

There's another popular sleep whisperer, Andrea Warren, who makes her own videos after using sleep whispering to successfully treat her anxiety issues.

She said, "The best way I can describe the sensation is when someone is brushing your arm or gently touching your back or brushing your hair, that relaxation feeling, tingling sensation you get."

So, will sleep whisperer videos work for you? Check these out below and see what you think.

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Marian April 29 2014 at 12:04 PM

I always put a boring Tv channel on and set the timer for 30 minutes and listen to the monotnous sound of the voice and fall asleep and tv automatically shuts off.

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cindyde Marian April 29 2014 at 1:18 PM

to me its sports especially a soccer game or golf lol

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kristen.morgan4 April 29 2014 at 11:58 AM

I have insomnia and I've tried a lot of things... But this is one thing I will never try. Creepy...

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autumnsong765 April 29 2014 at 12:38 PM

I listen to classical music when I go to bed.

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kphog April 29 2014 at 11:41 AM

Actually, quite annoying. Talks way too much.

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angelsbreath7 April 29 2014 at 1:19 PM


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susie April 29 2014 at 11:31 AM

whispering has always annoyed me..little smacky sounds..ugh

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Bill April 29 2014 at 1:21 PM

Too creepy, would feel like someone in the room.

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degioia April 29 2014 at 1:34 PM

I lived most of my life in New York City and then moved to Massachusetts. I can't fall asleep unless I am listening to radio talk show hosts with New York accents. It is familiar and comforting, like my family is chatting in the next room.

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Fay April 29 2014 at 10:54 AM

I turn on CNN. It bores me to sleep quickly.

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Terry's World April 29 2014 at 2:03 PM

truthfully...being an insomiac...I find her voice alone totally annoying

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