Rain and Thunder

Listening to the rain hit the pavement at night and the water running down the sidewalk towards the sewers. Thundery summer afternoons listening to the monsoon-like rains washing away the grime of the previous day’s heat. Waves on the shore, the legendary roar of a waterfall. These are the soothing sounds of water.

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Earth: Not All Soothing Sounds Are Natural

Not all sounds that people go to sleep or relax to are natural. There are those people who fall asleep to the sound of a refrigerator, fan, air conditioner or even some traffic. I remember going to sleep to the sounds of steady slow traffic. I lived for a while right on a very busy street, after being on a side street for several years. And during hot summer days pre-airconditioning the while of a fan was always close by.

The pheonomenon is “white noise”, and there’s something to it. The noise is usually flat, bland, with no beats or p>Continue reading Earth: Not All Soothing Sounds Are Natural

Light of the Moon

Light of the Silvery Moon Walk through the cool, silver night light of the Moon with me.

The Great White Noise

Not all sounds that people go to sleep or relax to are natural. There are those people who fall asleep to the sound of a refrigerator, fan, air conditioner or even some traffic. I remember going to sleep to the sounds of steady slow traffic. I lived for a while right on a very busy street, after being on a side street for several years. And during hot summer days pre-airconditioning the while of a fan was always close by.

The pheonomenon is “white noise”, and there’s something to it. The noise is usually flat, bland, with no beats or p>Continue reading The Great White Noise

A Rainy Day Mood: Organ and Harpsichord

The Harpsichord reminds me of a Summer Rainy Day when one looks out the window and sees a steady downpour.

A video:

Bach for 3 hours

Bach Organ Music

The Things You Will Find

Because this is a lounge, there will be music. Smooth Jazz, Jazz, World Music, even some Disco (My old college days during the age of Disco). I haven’t forgotten the days of platform shoes and college Friday night dances and my first major concert. The first video:

Sunrises and Sunsets

Isn’t YouTube Amazing? Ask and you will find-lots of nature in all its beautiful forms.

About the videos. All of the ones I have chosen so far are pretty long, and I haven’t had the time to view them in all their glory. But if you have viewed them in full, let me know in the comments what you think of them, and if you have any suggestions or recommendations for more videos.

The Soothing Qualities of Lights-Stars and Candles

Look At The Stars, Look at the Light…..

I also remember when the Natural History Museum got a million dollar renovation for their planetarium and my class went there for a field trip. Looking up at the stars, feeling like I was drawn upwards into the galaxies, as if I was in a middle of a field out in the country looking upward, and feeling very sleepy. For one hour I could pretend I was flying in space and up in the stars. It was midnight and I could see the moon on the other side of the sky. p>Continue reading The Soothing Qualities of Lights-Stars and Candles

Calming Herbs and Their Effects on Sleep

Chanomile

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamomile

Valerian

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerian_(herb) Those are the two I’m most familiar with, and know actually work. There’s St John’s Wort and others that I am less familiar with. Both herbs create a mild relaxing effect on the mind and body, and are safe in small doses. However, make sure if you are on medication of any kind, check first for interactions before taking either.

Pot is also considered, in the Indica version, to be calming. But I’ve only smoked it once, decades ago and only got hungry, so I think it was the Sativa version instead.

https://www.coloradopotguide.com/colorado-marijuana-blog/2015/march/02/how-cannabis-affects-sleep-patterns/

The results p>Continue reading Calming Herbs and Their Effects on Sleep

The Sounds of Sleep (The First Post)

Can’t sleep? These videos will help you get there in a hurry.

Alpha Waves, Hypnosis, New Age, Rain, whatever you need to get you there. There’s thousands, of course, but I can only give you a sample of the variety that’s out there. Of course, if you have your own examples, please post them in the comment thread-the more the merrier.

https://www.youtube.com/txQ6t4yPIM0 (Delta Waves 8 hours)

https://www.youtube.com/67EwC4z2l18 (Sleep and Hypnosis)

https://youtube/LPodpYu_Ruo Rain and Sleep

https://www.youtube.com/ZpfJHfmSBhA New Age Music and Sleep

Also tell me how well they work for you. One thing to keep in mind, if they work for you, p>Continue reading The Sounds of Sleep (The First Post)