Relaxing Sounds For Sleeping Or Meditation

Types of relaxing sounds and soothing music

This article will help you find some of the best relaxing sounds and soothing music. Whether you are looking for music to help you overcome insomnia, to meditate to or just have a moment of tranquility, you have come to the right place if you want to know where to find good quality calming sounds.

In this series of articles, I have been presenting some of the best examples of relaxing, calming, beautiful and soothing music.

This article is about minimal relaxing sounds, ranging from simple birdsong or ocean waves to more complex meditation music – ideal for falling asleep to, meditating or just when you need something simple and soothing to relax to.

From white noise to ocean sounds

There are several different possible avenues to explore with relaxing sounds. This article will show you where to find the following:

    • Animal and nature sounds
    • Websites and Apps to create your own relaxing sounds
    • Specially created meditation music
    • White noise generators

Animal and nature sounds

The place to go for free relaxing nature sounds is YouTube – especially if you like having videos to accompany them. There are many videos of rainforest sounds, but actually one of my favorites is a video and audio of a stream and woodland in Pennsylvania.


Another great sound to relax to is crickets at nighttime. Here is a video that demonstrates how peaceful they are to listen to perfectly:

Rain Sounds

A lot of nature videos have new-age music accompanying them, but this next one is a gem of rain sounds with thunder as well:

Ocean sounds

One of the most relaxing sounds you could ever hear has to be the sounds of ocean waves. This next video and audio sounds amazing and will transport you to the seaside in no time. Look out for the man that walks by and says ‘good morning’ after 16 minutes though!

That’s it, I hope you enjoy your days!