Scientists Discovered Why Water Sound Helps to Sleep

20.01.2016

When it's rainy, we sleep better, and it is easier to deal with insomnia in a house on the ocean. It turns out the whole thing is in a even sound level increase – this is what provides a calming effect.

Scientists Discovered Why Water Sound Helps to Sleep

According to experts of the Pennsylvania University (USA), our brain does not perceive even the intense noise of falling drops and the lapping of waves as a source of threat. But the sudden sharp sound instantly disrupts the sleep. The reasons for this lie in our distant past: the primitive people were used to the cries of warning, like primates. Modern man is affected similarly by a phone call, an alarm clock or any other alarming sound - even a soft whisper, about 40 decibels. The sounds of water also masks other noises, making sleep better.

Scientists do not have anything against the home sources of relaxation such as audio recorded waterfall or rain. But it is better to use the player, rather than a mobile phone, to avoid the alarms like unexpected calls and SMS.