Simon’s top tip is: listening to the sound of rain playlists
I’ve recently been distant-learning from home and found it really hard to focus due to my neighbour constantly playing their guitar. I discovered that the sound of rainfall helped me to focus and stop my mind from going elsewhere. I thought, if it helps me to focus, could it help me to sleep?
Listening to playlists of rain and thunderstorms has helped my mind stop thinking about general life, things that happened during the day and in turn, makes it easier for me to nod off. I’ve found that rainforest or woodland noises doesn’t relax me as much, as I end up focusing too much on the sound of nature and that almost keeps me awake, waiting to hear the next chirping of birds.
Other than the sound from the rain playlist, my bedroom has to be completely silent and pitch black in order for me to sleep. I have a new puppy who snores loudly too, so when he is being particularly noisy, the rain playlist helps to me to not focus on the snoring.