Nature sounds such as heavy rain, thunder, and running water, have a genuine impact on our minds and bodies.
People who listened to rain and thunder sounds can have a calming, relaxing and soothing effect on those suffering from anxiety-related conditions.
Those suffering from anxiety-related illnesses may find that listening to rain and thunder sounds can help sooth and relax them. Listening to rain and thunder sounds, encouraged greater external-focused attention, which led to higher degrees of relaxation.
The love hormone oxytocin is released when you cuddle during a storm, rain and thunder sounds resulting in a sense of serenity and wellbeing. As a result, we learn to equate storm, rain and thunder sounds with the comfort of a loved one.