Sleep is always essential to every aspect of our well-being — but in extraordinary times of anxiety, and stress, getting the sleep we need is more important than ever. That’s why Audible and Thrive Global have come together to bring you exclusive, original audio sleep experiences — like guided meditations and bedtime stories — to help you recharge during these restless times.

When she’s not on the basketball court, WNBA star Candace Parker is helping the rest of us drift off into a relaxing night’s sleep. In her exclusive new bedtime story for Audible Sleep, Parker guides listeners through a wonder-inducing exploration of Fallingwater, the architectural treasure designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Parker’s audio adventure around the house grounds is sure to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up feeling refreshed and recharged. 

Parker begins the story by setting the scene: a late summer’s day in an enchanted forest, filled with oak and maple trees, surrounding rivers and streams. Tucked away in a forest hollow, the miraculous structure is suspended over a gentle waterfall, inspiring its name. The home is a marvel, and is completely immersed in nature. Parker introduces the listeners to Elsie, the home’s friendly caretaker, and describes Wright’s path toward creating such innovative architectural methods. 

The tour through the home that follows is complete with descriptive visuals of its outdoor terraces, dimly-lit hallways, and medieval-inspired dining nooks. Then, as it starts to rain, you’ll feel your eyes get heavy and your feet feel tired. You’ll end the audio by listening to the sounds of the raindrops and reflecting on the adventure you just experienced. And just like that, Parker’s voice will allow you to doze off into a restful sleep.

To hear Candace’s bedtime story, visit Audible.com, where you can download, set a sleep timer, and cast the audio to your connected devices for hands-free listening.

Author(s)

  • Rebecca Muller

    Senior Editor and Community Manager

    Thrive

    Rebecca Muller Feintuch is the Senior Editor and Community Manager at Thrive. Her previous work experience includes roles in editorial and digital journalism. Rebecca is passionate about storytelling, creating meaningful connections, and prioritizing mental health and self-care. She is a graduate of New York University, where she studied Media, Culture and Communications with a minor in Creative Writing. For her undergraduate thesis, she researched the relationship between women and fitness media consumerism.