What is about a gentle river flowing, a soft piano lullaby, or an oscillating fan that making you fall asleep?
These are a few of most popular calming sounds which offers a fast track to dreamland, especially for restless sleepers. Whether these comforting sounds aim to help block noise pollution or calm and mind and nervous system, using sleep sounds for falling asleep and improving sleep quality is a great choice for you.
Top 6 calming sleep sounds for better sleep
- Nature sounds
Numerous research found that natural sounds can provide more relaxation and stimulate parasympathetic nervous system compared to artificial one. It is the digest part of nervous system responsible for the balance and maintenance of the body’s system.
So if stress is disturbing your sleep, then try these gentle nature sounds to relax you mind, the cricket chirping, the peaceful evening in a forest, or a gentle breeze.
2. White noise
White noise is effective for masking environmental sounds and that it improved sleep quality. Perhaps your first experience of sleeping with white noise is the whirring fan or television. So if external sounds are too loud to keep you asleep, the static white noise can be an ideal choice for you.
Popular ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) audio triggers include whispering and tapping fingers. It has gained enormous popularity that the pleasant sensations they produce can help with relaxation and sleep. Also numerous research shows that it can help reducing the heart rate and producing the overall calming and pleasant effect.
4. Calming music
Classical music has been shown to promote better sleep in individuals with sleep challenges while reduce depressive symptoms. Other calming music such as meditative sounds can also help to reduce the greatest level of relaxation.
5. Water sounds
The rhythm sound of water is undeniable calming, even the light patter of a rain shower can help you wind down after the exhausted day. It is found that the rhythmic crashing water onto sand or rock can be meditative, which can carry some surprising health benefits.
No matter what kind of music you choose, the key is to choose music that you enjoy and find calming as an accompaniment to soothe you to sleep.