The podcast that helps people to get to sleep, Just Sleep hosted by Taesha Glasgow has joined the Acast Creator Network.
Being told you have a voice that could send someone to sleep can go one of two ways. For a motivational speaker, it’s not great news – but for podcast host Taesha Glasgow, sending people to sleep is her job.
In 2021, Taesha launched Just Sleep – Bedtime Stories for Adults. Originally as a sleep aid for her husband, the idea was straightforward: Taesha read a short story, recorded using a simple microphone and her smooth, calm voice gradually helped her husband fall asleep.
It worked, and Taesha developed the format, recruiting her now well-rested husband to edit the show, and has since released more than 130 episodes that have racked up more than four million downloads.
Just Sleep will be supported by Acast’s range of monetization and growth options — with a focus on sponsorship and direct listener support through Acast+ subscriptions.
Taesha Glasgow, host of Just Sleep, said: “The podcast started as a personal project but has grown dramatically. I get messages almost every day from listeners that struggle with insomnia and the show has become part of their nightly routine. Now working with Acast, we will help even more people around the world fall asleep faster and sleep better.”
Sam Shetabi, Creator Network Director, UK at Acast, said: “We’re seeing a growth in creators developing wellbeing podcasts and sleep aids like Just Sleep, because podcasts are the perfect companion to help calm our busy minds — and Taesha has created the best podcast to help wind down and fall asleep. It’s already a firm favourite at Acast, and we’re looking forward to helping her bring her podcast to new listeners around the world.”
Just Sleep – Bedtime Stories For Adults is available now wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Samsung Free, Google Podcasts, and Amazon Music.