The Best & Most Relaxing Nature Sounds For Sleep

There’s something wonderfully relaxing about hearing nature sounds. Put on a nature sounds MP3 and you’re transported to another location, free of worries or concerns, ready to drift off to sleep.

In this article I’ll share with you my top 4 best nature sounds to help you deeply relax before bed and fall asleep easily. You can download them as an MP3 or have them shipped to you on CD.

Choosing the Best Nature Sounds MP3s

The quality of nature sounds differs greatly. For example rainforest sounds can come from an actual rainforest or be mixed together using forest sounds combined with sounds of birds from an aviary.

The equipment used also affects the quality. Low quality mono sound picks up just the background hiss of the environment where as high quality stereo provides full atmospheric sounds to make you feel as though you’re actually there.

Having listened to many different nature sounds albums, a label called Rest and Relax are my favorite. They produce some of the highest quality nature sounds I’ve listened to. They’re available through Amazon as downloadable MP3s or physical CDs.

Rest and Relax have four albums in total:

  1. Ocean Waves: Calming Sounds of the Sea
  2. Forest Sounds: with Soft Rains & Gentle Winds
  3. Thunder: With Soft Rain & Ocean Waves
  4. Nature Sounds with Music

Ocean Waves: Calming Sounds of the Sea

Ocean Waves Nature Sounds

These nature sounds take you to a warm tropical beach, listening to the rolling ocean waves as they lap against the shore.


  1. Ocean Waves
  2. Ocean Surf with Distant Thunder
  3. Calming Waves on a Pebble Beach

Length: 1 hour 5 minutes

Price: $8.99 | Buy from Amazon

Forest Sounds: with Soft Rains & Gentle Winds

Forest Nature Sounds

Set in a vast open forest teeming with wildlife where you can hear the wind whilstling through the trees.


  1. Forest Sounds
  2. Morning Songbirds
  3. Soft Rains
  4. Gentle Winds

Length: 1 hour 6 minutes

Price: $8.99 | Buy from Amazon

Thunder: With Soft Rain & Ocean Waves

Thunder Nature Sounds

The rumbling bass of a distant thunderstorm combined with rain and ocean waves. Observed at a safe enough distance to appreciate its beauty.


  1. Distant Thunder Only
  2. Distant Thunder With Ocean Waves
  3. Gentle Thunder With Soft Rain

Length: 1 hour 1 minute

Price: $8.99 | Buy from Amazon

Nature Sounds with Music

Nature Sounds Music

These are nature sounds combined with soft ambient music. Perfect for a racing mind that just won’t settle down and allow you to fall asleep.


  1. Ocean Waves for Deep Sleep
  2. Calming Rain with Piano Whispers
  3. Healing Music of the Forest
  4. Pebble Beach at Sunset
  5. Songbird Serenade

Length: 1 hour 2 minutes

Price: $8.99 | Buy from Amazon

Nature Sounds 4 CD Box Set

You can get all four albums at a special price offering a substantial saving over buying each album individually. This gives you a huge 4 hours and 14 minutes worth of nature sounds. Available on CD only.

Price: $27.69 | Buy from Amazon