Nature + Technology Combine to Relax Stressed Urbanites

The sounds of nature are among the most soothing known to humankind, but with more and more of us living in an urban environment it is not always easy to listen to the comforting music of the natural world. This web tool offers a uniquely high-tech way to get back to nature no matter where you live.

NatureSoundsFor.Me is a website that lets users compose their own unique nature symphonies using pre-loaded sounds. Users move sliders up and down to decide how large a role each sound will play in their overall composition. It is even possible to create stereo effects by changing the right/left channel balance of the sounds.

The available sounds are divided into two groups: animals and natural phenomena such as weather. NatureSoundsFor.Me lets you put your favorite sounds together in a combination that appeals to you. When you compose something particularly beautiful or relaxing, the website gives you the ability to save your composition as a link so that you can come back to it whenever you want to unwind with some sounds of nature.

(all images via: Per Ola Wiberg)

This valuable tool is not only good for relaxation: studies have shown that nature sounds can help soothe medical conditions such as insomnia, depression, high blood pressure and even diabetes. Those of us who live in a city setting may not ever hear nature sounds on a regular basis unless one can count the constant cooing of pigeons. Maybe listening to the music of the Earth is the key to reducing the daily stress that so many of us struggle with in our fast-paced lives.

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