Science Sundays Volume 3: Zolpidem


To those of you that toss & turn in your bed, who find themselves wondering why no channels cater to insomniacs, who grit their teeth at people who get a full eight hours of sleep each night, science has offered up nice little drug called zolpidem to coax them into dreamland. I’m sure you’ve all heard of Ambien, right? Welp, that’s Zolpidem.

Zolpidem is a prescribed drug that very successfully helps to initiate sleep in an individual who ingests it. In the action of helping someone fall asleep, I find that there are some truly special tracks that work in a similar light to Zolpidem. Not to say the songs are boring, and like Zolpidem, if you force yourself to stay awake can have very different effects indeed. (Note: I do not condone doing this with Zolpidem… nor will these songs make you hallucinate…) Right, so after you brush your teeth and tuck yourself in, press play on these songs below & start drifting away…………

fLako – Lonely Town (ft Dirg Gerner)

Wow I really, really love this song. Whether I am happy, sad, complacent, disappointed, angry, whatever, this song puts me exactly where I need to be. Perfect.PURCHASE

Grifta – Levy Dub

It’s slightly upsetting that one of the many misnomers of dubstep is that it’s loud and cacophonous. I’m here to say that’s very much not true. Grifta’s “Levy Dub” is a transitional and mellow dubstep tune, getting more at the root of the sound and proving that the term dubstep doesn’t just belong in bold letters on a frat bro’s neon snapback.

Jamie Woon – Night Air (Ramadanman Refix)

Let me state, for the record, I love Jamie Woon so much. For whatever reason it took me a bit to get into it, but his voice is almost unbearably gossamer, barely there but profoundly beautiful. Ramadanman needs no explanation from me, I love what David Kennedy does no matter what name it’s under. PURCHASE

Air – So Light Is Her Footfall (Breakbot Remix)

I love Breakbot, and this post really wouldn’t be complete without putting him in here. When I saw him at HARD Summer I was happily reminded of all the times he popped up on my sleep playlist as I was happily dozing off… this remix of Air is nice & slow-tempoed and ready to get your nap on to. PURCHASE

M83 – We Own The Sky (Udachi Remix)

Udachi killed it on this one. You’re probably thinking, “Wow, Laura’s posting TWO dubstep songs?!” but frankly I don’t care. This is awesome.

Atlas – Lights

Perfect moment for this song to come on: just as you’re falling asleep after closing up some intimate time with your lady or your man. That’s a promise. PURCHASE

Cheers, and looking forward to next week-