’90s Movies For A Good Night Sleep
Claire Miles - November 4, 2018

In the Morning of Life

by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown,
And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin,
When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own,
And the light that surrounds us is all from within;
Oh 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time
We can love, as in hours of less transport we may; —
Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny prime,
But affection is truest when these fade away.

When we see the first glory of youth pass us by,
Like a leaf on the stream that will never return,
When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high,
First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn;
Then, then in the time when affection holds sway
With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew;
Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they,
But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.

In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers,
Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth;
\‘Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers
That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth.
So it is not \‘mid splendour, prosperity, mirth,
That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears;
To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth,
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.

In today’s modern society, we’re always running all over the place, and working crazy long hours. It seems as though we are constantly exhausted.  We’re all a whole lot more tired that we would like to be no matter what, whether it be due to poor sleeping habits, or just an overload of things to do, the fact of the matter is – we are so tired.


One company claims to have found the key to fighting this problem by using nostalgia. The app is called Shine, and is made with a function called ”Sleep Stories”. The theory of the app is that by using one of these stories, we will sleep better.


These stories actually use all of our favorite ’90s and early 2000s classic movies, and turn them into a story to listen to while we’re about to fall asleep.  The app starts out with a guided meditation to relax you, and then once you’re settled it’s start to recite the tale of one of the nostalgic movies.


These movies are not only proven to help get a better nights sleep, but also help to feel less anxious overall.  Nostalgia has been found to ease feelings of loneliness and anxiety.


Anyone else excited for a good night’s sleep tonight?