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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.

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