The Sciency Stuff
"Playing 'natural sounds' affects the bodily systems that control the flight-or-fright and rest-digest autonomic nervous systems, with associated effects in the resting activity of the brain, new research shows."
University of Sussex, 2017.
In simple terms, ambient sounds can be meditative, relaxing and encourage positive mindful thoughts. Many people find certain ambient sounds to be soothing, helping to calm their busy minds, creating space to increase focus and improve cognitive function.
Of course, the best ambient background noise is ultimately whatever sound you personally like best: a sound that is irritating to one person may be pleasant to someone else. Your particular preferences will help determine the effectiveness of specific ambient sounds in helping to create a tranquil atmosphere.
As well as improving performance, ambient noise is a natural sleep aid that can be effective in helping you to relax, making it easier to fall asleep and sleep more soundly.
Turn the volume up, close your eyes and get lost in these beautiful worlds. We recommend using headphones for a more vivid and immersive experience.