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If there’s one thing that people share in common these days, it’s probably the complete lack of time to relax because we all have an abundance of things to worry about. No matter how much we want to slow down and take things easy, all the noise around (literally and figuratively) just won’t let us take our mind off things.

And sometimes, it keeps us awake even at night.

But did you know that there’s actually an uncomplicated way to deal with anxiety and stress that can be beneficial not just for our restless mind but for our health in general as well? And, it’s something that you may have already been doing all this time: listening to music.

We know by heart that music definitely helps improve our mood but getting comforted by it isn’t exactly just a feeling. It has to do more with the way our brain processes the sound we’re hearing and how that affects the rest of our body.

You’ve probably already heard or read somewhere that listening to certain types of music can help improve concentration, focus, and cognitive skills, but research has also shown that listening to relaxing types of music can actually help reduce not just the levels of stress and anxiety but heart rate as well. It can also help lower blood pressure and ease pain.

So, if you’re trying to slow down and just breathe on an extremely stressful day but even the playlist of your choice just rubs you the wrong way, these YouTube channels that offer gentle nature sounds and meditation music might be able to help you calm your anxious mind:

1. Jason Stephenson – Sleep Meditation Music

If you haven’t had a good night’s sleep in a while, checking out this channel might work wonders for you. The sounds of nature Jason Stephenson’s videos offer can wonderfully mask all the noise.


2. SleepTube – Hypnotic Relaxation

SleepTube’s videos combine meditation music with binaural beats and sounds of nature. As its name suggests, the music this channel offers could be a great friend to anyone who’s suffering from lack of sleep.


3. Greenred Productions

Greenred Productions focuses on meditation music with binaural beats that can be helpful for people who are having trouble sleeping, trying to focus on studying, looking for ways to relax, and many more.

4. Calmed by Nature

This YouTube channel focuses on natural scenes for relaxation, focus, and sleep. With animated images that perfectly go with the nature sounds it offers, these ASMR ambience videos can effectively take you anywhere. It’s almost like finding the key to a magical door that will straight away take you to wonderland. It’s completely relaxing.

5. Soothing Relaxation

Soothing Relaxation’s videos are a combination of calming instrumental music and relaxing nature sounds. It’s a calm and peaceful place you can definitely go to when everything gets a bit too noisy and overwhelming for you.

6. TheSilentWatcher

Everything you will see and hear from the videos of TheSilentWatcher are personally recorded by himself, so don’t be surprised if the video you’re going to watch sounds too real because it is.

7. johnnielawson

Johnnielawson’s videos are focused on relaxing forest ambience. They offer zen meditation sounds that would work perfectly well with you if you’re the outdoor type.

8. New Bliss

New Bliss is quite different from everything we’ve listed so far. All of its videos are quite dark and the sounds are mostly of rain and crackling fireplaces, but for people who love the ambience of old libraries and cozy, rustic rooms, this YouTube channel might just be what you’re looking for. It’s absolutely a lovely kind of peace and quiet.

Please keep in mind though that most of these YouTube channels are aiming to help people who are struggling to get a decent sleep, so listening to them while driving might not be something you’d want to do.

But if you’re at home or some place you can obviously unwind or sleep at anytime, checking out these YouTube channels is definitely a good way to start exploring the quiet and peaceful side of YouTube.


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