Study Reveals: The Celebrities with The Most Soothing Voices to Send Us to Sleep

Following the recent buzz around the meditation app Calm and its incorporation of famous voices reading bedtime stories, it’s no secret that many of us turn to music, celebrity podcasts, and audiobooks to help us fall asleep.

The experts at were keen to investigate which celebrity voices we find the most soothing to help send us to sleep.

To do this, TheDozyOwl asked 3,488 people which celebrities have the most soothing voices. Then, a list of the top 20 celebrities was collated and surveyed to see which celebrity has the ultimate voice to send us to sleep.

Top 10 % of Votes
1st Sir David Attenborough 89%
2nd Snoop Dogg 83%
3rd Morgan Freeman 79%
4th Seth Rogen 78%
5th Julie Andrews 73%
6th Harry Styles 71%
7th Gillian Anderson 69%
8th Emily Blunt 65%
9th Tom Hardy 64%
10th Meryl Streep 61%
The Results

At the top of the list is the UK’s national treasure, Sir David Attenborough. Securing 89% of the votes, the environmental activist has the most soothing voice to fall asleep to.

Following closely behind in second place is, American rapper and personality, Snoop Dogg with 83% of the votes.

The voice of God, Morgan Freeman, comes third with 79% of the votes, followed by Seth Rogen with 78% and musical star Julie Andrews with 73% of votes.

In sixth place is former boyband member and singer Harry Styles (71%), in seventh place is actress Gillian Anderson (69%) and in eighth place is British actress Emily Blunt (65%).

Rounding off the top 10 is actor Tom Hardy with 64% and in 10th place is American actress Meryl Streep with 61%.

Top 20 % of Votes
11th Benedict Cumberbatch 59%
12th Louis Theroux 57%
13th Idris Elba 56%
14th Stephen Fry 52%
15th Trevor McDonald 51%
16th Matthew McConaughey 49%
17th Samuel L Jackson 47%
18th Barack Obama 46%
19th Leonardo DiCaprio 41%
20th Emilia Clarke 39%

Making the top 20 list of famous soothing voices include Benedict Cumberbatch (59%), Louis Theroux (57%) and Idris Elba (56%).

Rounding off the top 20 is former US President Barack Obama with 46%, actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio with 41% and the Queen of Dragons, Emilia Clarke with 39% of votes.