Fall into a deep and nourishing sleep to the sounds of a crackling fire alongside some relaxation meditation music. Snuggle down deep into your bed and allow yourself to gently drift off to a nourishing night's sleep.
Restore your mind, body and soul and invite yourself to relax as you listen to the sounds of the fire combined with relaxation music. The harmony of this soundscape has the power to change the connections in the brain, and reduce the reactive state of the body’s fight-or-flight response.
Fight or flight happens when we are under extreme stress or prolonged stress [which is modern day living for most of us]. The nervous system prepares to fight or flee a threatening situation by releasing the hormones cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. These stress hormones spike our attention, awareness and energy. -making it very hard to fall asleep.
We associate fireplaces with heat, warmth and coziness. This then contributes to a feeling of warmth and comfort, both physically and emotionally - making it the perfect soundscape to stimulate deep relaxation and drift off to sleep.
Fires are often lit at nighttime, after the last meal of the day has been consumed and darkness has fallen, which also conveys to your body that it is time to rest, restore and sleep.
The acoustic sounds of the crack and pop of the fireplace create a smooth “wall of sound” that covers up undesirable, sporadic sounds like traffic going past your house or the footsteps of your neighbours in the apartment above you.
Combined with the warmth generated by the vision of flames, this soundscape naturally encourages your body to relax. This wall of sound also helps the brain to rest by cutting off its auditory stimuli, allowing it to take a break from processing and interpreting the sounds around you.