A lot of people have trouble sleeping. You wake up grumpy, still tired, and not ready for the day. Chronic sleep problems can affect your health, lower your immune system and lead to other more serious issues. Sleep is important, so it’s important to get the problem solved.
People try all kinds of remedies, often to no avail. Pills and prescriptions don’t solve the problem, and can make your condition worse if you rely on them too much. There are over-the-counter sleep aids, but they are not a permanent solution either.
Are there natural solutions to insomnia?
A cup of soothing tea sometimes does the trick, but at times, if you’re anxious and your mind is racing, that won’t always work. There is some research that suggests that something as simple as having a steady supply as “white noise” can help. What is white noise? Merriam-Webster defines it as, “a heterogeneous mixture of sound waves extending over a wide frequency range,” or “a constant background noise.”
Scientists have studied the effects of white noise on sleep patterns, and found natural sounds especially conducive to deeper sleep. If you’re interested in learning more about this, start with the journal Critical Care, volume 13, issue 12. This study found that natural-sounding white noise, in particular, facilitated a better quality of sleep. This is only one of many studies and reports you can research on the effects of natural white noise on sleep.
Of course, if you live next to the ocean, or perhaps way out in the country where it’s easy to fall asleep to the sounds of nature, you wouldn’t have these sleep problems, would you? For most of us who live in cities or suburbs, the chance of falling asleep to the waves or chirping crickets isn’t so great.
There are natural alternatives, however. What if you had your own small waterfall outside your bedroom window that you could hear at night? Think of the gently splashing water and how relaxing it would sound as you closed your eyes at night. Those natural sounds can take the stress out of your sleep, allowing you to fully release the cares of the day, and focus on feeling calm and tranquil.
All of this is possible and within your reach. Consider having your yard landscaped with a pond or gentle waterfall. Not only would it increase your property value, it would give you so much peace of mind as you fall asleep. Imagine less stress for you at night, and more beauty to enjoy and benefit from during the day. That’s enough to bring peace of mind to anyone. Listen. Hear that? It’s the sound of birds splashing around in your pond in the evening. With your window open, this is the sound you’ll fall asleep to, and wake up refreshed and ready to start your day. This is possible right now if you decide to follow the science and improve the quality of your life with natural landscaping – the best source of soothing white noise.