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Coldplay puts many Brits to sleep. What's your entertainment sleep aid?

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coldplay-buble-whiteImage Credit: Tom Sheehan; Kwaku Alston; Martin Philbey/Redferns/Getty ImagesA survey of 6,000 British adults conducted by Travelodge found that eight out of 10 Britons rely on music to help them fall asleep at the end of the day. Coldplay tops the list of most turned-to artists, followed by Michael Bublé, Snow Patrol, Alicia Keys, Jack Johnson, Taylor Swift, Mozart, Barry White, Leona Lewis, and Radiohead. Even more interestingly, a quarter of adults surveyed reported they fall asleep listening to their iPod and they have a specific sleep-inducing playlist. What’s your nighttime entertainment sleep aid?

If I’ve gone to bed thinking I’d be able to fall right asleep but then couldn’t, I’ll reach for the TV remote and turn on the Singers & Swing Music Choice channel. If I’ve anticipated the need of a mental distraction, I will, in fact, cue up my “Shut It Down” playlist: 

1. Stephen Bishop’s “It Might Be You (from Tootsie)”

2. Chris Thile’s “You’re an Angel, and I’m Gonna Cry”

3. Steve Earle’s “Goodbye”

4. Steve Earle’s “My Old Friend the Blues”

5. Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs’ “Like Rock & Roll and Radio”

6. Diana Krall’s “I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You”

7. Frank Sinatra’s “P.S. I Love You”

8. The Fleetwoods’ “Come Softly to Me”

9. Poco’s “Keep on Trying”

10. Diana Krall’s “I’ll String Along With You”

11. Al Green’s “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”

12. Johnny Hartman’s “It Was Almost Like a Song” (This is the ringer.)

13. David Wilcox’s “Missing You”

14. Lyle Lovett’s “Nobody Knows Me”

15. Keith Whitley’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes”

16. Willie Nelson’s “Unchained Melody”

17. The Proclaimers’ “Sunshine on Leith”

18. Eva Cassidy’s “Danny Boy”

19. Mitch & Mickey’s “A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow”

20. Nat King Cole’s “Stardust”

21. Babyface’s “When Can I See You”

22. Lukas Haas’ “Kemp”

23. John Wesley Harding’s “When You Smile”

24. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s “Jersey Girl”

25. Neil Young’s “Long May You Run” (unplugged)

Your turn.

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