The sounds of the ocean can be the most calming sounds that you have ever heard in your life.Have you ever spent a day at the beach and come back home feeling relaxed and rejuvenated?
You may agree that the beach has a calming effect, but did you also know that being at the beach can have a dramatic effect on your health and well-being and can even change your brain… Let’s take a look at some of the scientifically expressed benefits that the beach can offer.
In the early 18th century, doctors used to prescribe trips to the ocean to visit “bathing hospitals”. They were especially designed clinics that provided seawater bath treatments to anyone in need.
Here we elaborate science study findings regarding mental health benefit of sound of the waves and beach surroundings.
1.Sounds Of Ocean Waves Get Prefrontal Cortex Activated
The prefrontal cortex( an area of the brain associated with emotion and self-reflection,as well as other functions), has been shown to be engaged when ocean sounds are played.
2.See Water For Well Being
The peaceful feeling that we get at the beach, could be a result of molecular changes that are happening in our bodies.
Research shows that the sound of waves alters wave patterns in the brain putting you into a deeply relaxed state. Relaxing in this way can help rejuvenate the mind and body.
Also, floating in water means blood is diverted around from our lower limbs and pumped towards our abdominal region(the part of the body near the heart)because we are no longer standing upright. Fresh blood being pumped around the body brings more oxygen to our brain which makes us more alert and active.
It is known that the ocean’s waves produce negative ions. They accelerate our bodies ability to absorb oxygen, and they balance our levels of serotonin(a chemical produced by the body that is related to mood and stress).
3.Ocean Sound Lowers The Cortisol Levels
The most relaxing and pleasant sounds to listen are those that have predictable wave patterns. The sound should also be mild to low pitch, soft in volume and in harmonic frequencies at regular intervals. The waves of the ocean have all of this and that is why they are easy and soft to listen to.
The sound of the ocean may have an even deeper emotional effect. The noise of the ocean probably triggers deep memories or feelings of relaxation and safety.The calming noise of the ocean works to decrease cortisol levels(which occur in stressful situations).In this way the ocean can have a positive effect on our overall health and may prevent potential health problems.
4.Chilling At The Beach Calms You Down
The flat plane of the ocean’s surface may also give us a sense of security and safety.Studies have shown that people feel safer when they are in places that are not so complex. However, at the beach we can see for miles an miles and this somehow gives us a peace of mind…there are no potential threats to think about.
So,next time,when you see a nice sunny day and you are near a water,then…why not take a trip to the beach and chill?
You will be doing only good for yourself,your body and your mind…