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The Most Soothing Celebrity Voices To Send Us To Sleep

With World Voice Day on Friday the 16th of April, it is a time to celebrate the phenomena of voice and its importance in our daily lives – but how important is voice in our night lives?

With it being no secret that many of us turn to music, celebrity podcasts, and audiobooks to help us drift off, experts at were keen to find out which celebrity has the most soothing voice to help us fall asleep.

In order to so, surveyed 3,488 participants from across the world to find out which celebrity voices are most soothing. * Alex Ion, sleep expert from provides comments on the highest-ranking celebrity voices.

The Top 20 Most Soothing Celebrity Voices:

RankCelebrity% of Total Votes
1Sir David Attenborough89%
2Snoop Dogg83%
3Morgan Freeman79%
4Seth Rogen78%
5Julie Andrews73%
6Harry Styles71%
7Gillian Anderson69%
8Emily Blunt65%
9Tom Hardy64%
10Meryl Streep61%
11Benedict Cumberbatch59%
12Louis Theroux57%
13Idris Elba56%
14Stephen Fry52%
15Trevor McDonald51%
16Matthew McConaughey49%
17Samuel L Jackson47%
18Barack Obama46%
19Leonardo DiCaprio41%
20Emilia Clarke39%

Standing as the celebrity with the most soothing voice to fall asleep too is the British national treasure Sir David Attenborough, receiving 89% of votes.

Alex Ion comments: “positive feelings are stimulated by our senses – one of which is sound. Hearing a voice that carries a benevolent and trustworthy authority makes you feel comforted and relaxed. Such positive stimulation will reduce the amount of cortisol (aka. The Stress Hormone) being produced in your brain allowing you to fall asleep faster. Alongside this, Attenborough speaks slowly and concisely, elongating his words and maintaining a soft and raspy tone. Such tone and tempo relaxes rather than stimulates, helping you unwind.”


Following closely behind in second place is American rapper and personality Snoop Dogg, with 83% of the voters naming him the celebrity with the most soothing voice to fall asleep to.

Alex Ion comments: “Snoop Dogg is known for his soft and relaxed vocal delivery which distinguishes his rap style from many, tying him to soul vocalists. This delivery combined with his typically slow tempo generally has a calming effect making both his music and podcast great to fall asleep too.”

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The voice of God, Morgan Freeman, comes third with 79% of the votes.

Alex Ion comments: “Freeman has a natural baritone voice which is the voice type that the human ear finds easiest to process. If listening to this tone before bed, your brain will not be working overtime to process what he is saying allowing you to fall asleep. Such tone is arguably associated with competence, wisdom and strength which, much like Attenborough, creates a sense of trust and comfort that makes you relax.”

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Seth Rogen (78% of votes), Julie Andrews (73% of votes) and Harry Styles (71% of votes) are among the celebrities that received over 70% of votes, respectively ranking fourth, fifth and sixth.

Rounding off the top 10 most soothing celebrity voices are Emily Blunt (65% of votes), Tom Hardy (64% of votes) and Meryl Streep (61% of votes) respectively ranking eight, ninth and tenth.

At the other end in eighteenth place is the former US President Barack Obama with 46% of voters maintaining he has the most soothing celebrity voice. Obama is followed by actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio (41% of votes) and the Queen of Dragons, Emilia Clarke (39% of votes) respectively ranking nineteenth and twentieth.  

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