Listening to Relaxing sounds can have a number of benefits, from minimizing feelings of stress to improving your overall quality of life. In the post, some helpful tips on finding the perfect sound for you as well as some resources you can use if you want to delve deeper into what relaxing sounds are and how they affect different parts of your brain. In addition, discuss whether or not background noise is actually an issue that people should be concerned about and include a guide for calming techniques that you can use in your everyday life if needed.
In closing, listen to a multitude of frequencies by doing things like walking barefoot on grass or wood chips, taking a bath with essential oils, or playing soothing music while you cook. Start a playlist of relaxing sounds and listen to them for a few minutes, a couple times a day if you can.
Benefits To Relaxing Sounds
In addition to calming the mind and relieving stress, listening to relaxing sounds can have a number of additional health benefits that may improve your overall quality of life. Here are just a few examples:
· Reduces feelings of anger and hostility. Familiarity with sounds may calm you by tapping into your emotions and memories.
· Helps you fall asleep. Research has shown that listening to low frequency sounds may help you get more restful sleep.
· Improves mood. Listening to sounds of nature may lower your blood pressure, which in turn, may improve your mood.
· Helps with meditation. Research has shown that listening to sounds while meditating can increase focus and awareness while decreasing stress.
· Reduces anxiety and depression.
· Reduces pain associated with chronic conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Is Background Noise An Issue?
It is possible that people who are more sensitive to sounds may find the faint white noise of a fan, air conditioner, or their own shower to be bothersome. In fact, ambient sounds even a few decibels louder than normal speech can negatively affect mood and performance for people who have difficulty filtering out background noises due to conditions like ADHD or autism spectrum disorders. People with these disorders may even need to wear earplugs in order to protect themselves from distracting background noises like TV’s running in other rooms.