One of the hardest things to do as a gamer is get the sleep we need. After hours of intense gaming, shutting our brain off and going to bed is easier said than done. Luckily there are some games out there designed to help us relax and lull you  into the perfect state for sleep. 

With their slow pace, tranquil environments, and soothing soundtracks, these games provide a peaceful escape from the world and help you fall asleep faster and more easily.

So whether you're looking to sleep, relax, or just escape the stress of everyday life, these  are our top ten games for promoting relaxation and sleep.

(wonder why you need sleep? Check out our Top 5 Reasons Gamers Sleep)


1) "Flow” (2006) - This game is a visual and auditory delight that transports players to a serene underwater world. Guiding a flow of water through a beautifully designed landscape, players can’t help but feel relaxed and at peace as they play.

2)"Abzû" (2016) - This mesmerizing game invites players to dive into the depths of the ocean, encountering schools of fish and other sea creatures along the way. With its flowing movement, serene soundtrack and stunning visuals, "Abzû" offers a truly tranquil gaming experience perfect for even the most high strung gamers.

3) "Journey" (2012) - In this minimalist game, players take on the role of a lone adventurer making their way across a vast desert to reach a distant mountaintop. With a slow pace and calming music, "Journey" is a perfect way to unwind and escape from the world.

4) "Firewatch" (2016) - This first-person adventure game takes place in the Wyoming wilderness, where players are tasked with communicating with their supervisor via radio. The peaceful environment and slow-paced story make "Firewatch" a great choice for anyone looking for that blend between gameplay and relaxation.

"Flower"(2009_ - Players control the wind as they guide a flower petal through fields of flowers, experiencing a peaceful and calming journey. Flower’s visually stunning landscapes, tranquil movement, and beautiful music  makes it a great option for anyone looking to escape the stress of everyday life.

"Proteus" ( - This experimental game allows players to explore a procedurally generated island filled with wildlife and vibrant landscapes. With no real goals, a calming soundtrack and surprisingly relaxing 8 bit graphics, Proteus provides a trippy yet extremely relaxing game. A perfect escape for anyone looking for an old school relaxing vibe that will have you wondering if someone spiked your brownie.

"Dear Esther" (2012) - This first-person exploration game has players walking through a mysterious island as they listen to narrated letters and uncover the story. The atmospheric environment and slow pace make for an excellent destresser after a rough day.

"Gris" (2018) - In this atmospheric platformer, players navigate a world filled with sorrow as they solve puzzles and avoid danger. Its gentle pace, calming soundtrack, and enjoyable gameplay makes "Gris" an emotional but calming game perfect for finding a moment of tranquility when you need it.

"Eufloria"(2009) - This real-time strategy game has players growing and nurturing plants to conquer territory and defeat enemies. With its calm pace and classical soundtrack, "Eufloria" is a super unique game and a great choice for anyone looking for a game to lull them into a relaxed sleep.

"Lumini" ( (2015)- In this tranquil game, players guide a swarm of creatures through a mesmerizing world, solving puzzles and dealing with dangerous obstacles. :Lumini” achieves a  peaceful environment in conjunction with a calming soundtrack, making it ideal for some end of the night gameplay to help you sleep.

Those where our top 10 games designed to help you relax and fall asleep, each one unique and beautiful. What do you think is there a game we missed that needs to be on this list?

More importantly these beautiful games are all well and good but what about games that put you to sleep with meaning to? Go check out our list of GAMES SO BORING YOU WON’T NEED A SLEEP AID.

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