Listening to the sound of the ocean and other sounds of nature can help relieve stress, improve one's mood, and increase focus at work. Listening to ocean music just before bedtime may add to relaxation, leading to more enjoyable sleep.
Studies indicate that workers perform better on the job if sounds of nature are playing in the background. The sound of crashing waves, raindrops or birds singing appears to reduce stress and help people concentrate on the task at hand. This is because nature music serves as white noise that helps block out distracting sounds from machines in operation and people talking.