If you’ve always dreamed of Harry Styles reading you a bedtime story, now’s your chance to live that reality. The former One Direction heartthrob is the narrator of a brand new sleep story on the “Calm” app, a program designed to help with mindfulness, meditation and anxiety.
The melodic story, titled “Dream With Me,” debuted on July 8 — and is already so popular, the hashtag “#DreamWithHarry” is third worldwide. But what exactly is a sleep story … and how do you get access to this treasure? Here’s a breakdown.
What Is a Sleep Story?
The app features dozens of 30- to 40-minute narrations read by different actors, thinkers and celebrities designed to help optimize your sleep. Harry, 26, joins folks like Kelly Rowland, Bindi Irwin and Matthew McConaughey (among many others) in bringing his voice to the app.
How Can I Access Harry’s Sleep Story?
The only way to get your hands — er, ears — on the U.K. native’s narrative is by subscribing to the Calm app. Luckily, if you’re not already a subscriber, the app offers a free 7-day trial so you can at least lull yourself to sleep with the dulcet tones of Hazza’s voice for a week.
What Is Harry’s Sleep Story About?
The “Sign of the Times” singer‘s ~dreamy~ tale is all about nature and being intimately aware of your surroundings. Harry brings the listener into an imaginary landscape he designs with his voice and encourages you to dream along with him. Very romantic and airy, the anecdote is sure to transport you to dreamland.
What Is Harry’s Connection With the ‘Calm’ App?
It might seem like a random match, but fans have been dying to hear Harry read a sleep story on the “Calm” app for a few years. In 2018, the Dunkirk star invested in the app’s Series A fundraising, effectively making him part of the family.
He is also a well-known advocate for mental health practices — which makes him the perfect collaborator for this type of project.
“Sleep and meditation are a huge part of my routine, whether I’m at home, in the studio, or out on the road. Rest and recovery is as important as doing the work,” the musician said in a statement about the partnership. “Finding a balance has been endlessly beneficial to both my physical and mental health. It’s changed my life. I’m so happy to be collaborating with Calm at a time when the world needs all the healing it can get.”