Rain falling on a river in the forest

The soothing sound of rain falling on a river in the wet green forest. Rain sounds are great to play in the background while you are sitting in front of your computer, trying to focus on your work or studies. Since rain sounds are static and don’t have any sudden disruptions, they are also perfect to use as sleep sounds. The sound of rain is one of the most relaxing sounds that nature gives us. However, rain sounds can be used for a lot more than relaxation, sleep, and stress reduction. Most often, rain noise is used as natural white noise or natural background noise to foster cognitive function and mental clarity, for example, while doing homework, research, paperwork, or even chores around the house

Rain sounds to relax your body and mind

Whether you are listening to rain sounds for relaxation or to drown out the artificial noise of the world around us, you can enjoy hours of rain sounds right here! Be sure to check out our other playlists as well, where we feature ocean sounds, bird sounds, wind sounds, and other nature sounds. There have been countless studies performed on the effects of background white noise and cognitive functions. Some studies have shown a detrimental effect, while other studies have shown that there is a beneficial effect when white noise is used as auditorial stimuli. What to make of these conflicting results? Well, it all comes down to the individual

Sound of rain

While it is true that some people cannot sleep, relax, or concentrate with background white noise playing, there are others who perform these tasks better when background white noise is playing. Sound of Nature provides natural background white noise that is relaxing to many people. These natural sounds have a calming spiritual-like effect on certain people and cause them to calm down, relax, and focus. Have you ever wondered why rain sounds are so relaxing and easy to fall asleep to? Have you ever noticed that when it is raining outside, you start to feel relaxed and tired automatically? This is what the sounds of nature do, so long as these sounds are not a threat to us

That is why people even fall asleep listening to dangerous animal noises like tigers, lions, elephants, and more. Now, if you were in the wild listening to animal noises, you would likely be on high alert because you would need to know what kind of animals were making the noises and where those animals were. When you listen to nature sounds in a safe place, they have the opposite effect. Rather than causing people to be on high alert, they cause people to relax. This is true of animal sounds, wind sounds, ocean sounds, river sounds, rain sounds, and pretty much any other nature sounds

Nature sounds album with free rain sounds

Windy day with rain pouring down
Windy day with rain pouring down

Windy day with rain pouring down. Listen to this soundtrack and much more nature sounds in various categories for free at Nature Sound Garden

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Thunder and lightning in the rain
Thunder and lightning in the rain

Sound of thunder and lightning in the rain. Listen to this soundtrack and much more nature sounds in various categories for free at Nature Sound Garden

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The sound of rain on an umbrella
The sound of rain on an umbrella

The sound of rain on an umbrella. Listen to this soundtrack and much more nature sounds in various categories for free at Nature Sound Garden

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Soothing sound of rain falling
Soothing sound of rain falling

Soothing sound of rain falling. Listen to this soundtrack and much more nature sounds in various categories for free at Nature Sound Garden

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Sizzling sound of rain pouring down
Sizzling sound of rain pouring down

Sizzling sound of rain pouring down. Listen to this soundtrack and much more nature sounds in various categories for free at Nature Sound Garden

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Relaxing sound of raindrops
Relaxing sound of raindrops

Relaxing sound of raindrops falling. Listen to this soundtrack and much more nature sounds in various categories for free at Nature Sound Garden

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Rainy day in the city
Rainy day in the city

Relaxing sound of raindrops falling. Listen to this soundtrack and much more nature sounds in various categories for free at Nature Sound Garden

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Rain sound for sleep and relaxation
Rain sound for sleep and relaxation

Rain sounds for sleep and relaxation. Listen to this soundtrack and much more nature sounds in various categories for free at Nature Sound Garden

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Rain falling on the car roof
Rain falling on the car roof

Sound of rain falling on the car roof. Listen to this soundtrack and much more nature sounds in various categories for free at Nature Sound Garden

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Rain dripping and wind howling
Rain dripping and wind howling

Sound of rain dripping and wind howling. Listen to this soundtrack and much more nature sounds in various categories for free at Nature Sound Garden

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Nature sound of heavy rain
Nature sound of heavy rain

Relaxing nature sound of heavy rain. Listen to this soundtrack and much more nature sounds in various categories for free at Nature Sound Garden

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Heavy rain falling in the alley
Heavy rain falling in the alley

Sound of heavy rain falling in the alley. Listen to this soundtrack and much more nature sounds in various categories for free at Nature Sound Garden

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Heavy rain against a window
Heavy rain against a window

Sound of heavy rain against a window. Listen to this soundtrack and much more nature sounds in various categories for free at Nature Sound Garden

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Crackling sound of rain on the tent
Crackling sound of rain on the tent

Crackling sound of rain on the tent. Listen to this soundtrack and much more nature sounds in various categories for free at Nature Sound Garden

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Calming sound of heavy rain
Calming sound of heavy rain

Calming sound of heavy rain. Listen to this soundtrack and much more nature sounds in various categories for free at Nature Sound Garden

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