Can the sound of the ocean help me sleep?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If your busy schedule doesn’t leave you much time for vacation, bring the relaxing sounds of the ocean right into your own bedroom. For around a dollar, you can download a relaxing ocean sound online. You’ve probably experienced how soothing the sound of lapping waves can be, but new research shows that ocean sounds can actually slow your breathing and lower your heart rate as your body matches their rhythms, dramatically decreasing stress as you prepare for sleep.

Continue Learning about Alternative Medicine

Music Soothes the Soul...and So Much More
Music Soothes the Soul...and So Much More
If I told you there is something that could reduce chronic pain, improve your mood, decrease blood pressure, help stroke recovery, lower your heart ra...
Read More
What are some of alternative medicine’s healing techniques?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Most Americans don't think twice about putting their health in the hands of orthodox medical doctors...
More Answers
Why should I tell my doctor about alternative medicines?
Dr. Robin Miller, MDDr. Robin Miller, MD
For good care you need to tell your doctor about all the alternative medicine practices you are doin...
More Answers
What Is Oil Pulling?
What Is Oil Pulling?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.