I was told about A Soft Murmur not long ago, and decided to share it with all of you. In case you haven’t heard of this site, it provides 10 kinds of ambient sounds that ease background distractions while working, and are also great for when you are trying to relax.
I personally like Coffee Shop, Waves, and Birds. I use Crickets and Rain during my kids’ naptimes and bedtimes. The great thing is when I run it on my iPod, it doesn’t eat up the battery like a thunderstorm video might. Any time I’ve had at least 75% battery life, the sounds have lasted at least eight hours through the night.
On a desktop or laptop, each sound has a volume control that can be turned up or down, or combined with other sounds to create a unique combo. Roadside café? Warm fireplace during a thunderstorm? Crickets by the ocean? Try it out and see what works for you.
On the iPod (not sure about the iPhone) only one option can be selected at a time. I haven’t downloaded the app; I just run the site directly onto my iPod, and that’s been working well for me so far. If you have the app, be sure to let me know how it is!
What sounds help you relax or fall asleep?