Weather Sounds to Help You Sleep: Rain, Wind, Snow and Storms

Weather Sounds to Help You Sleep: Rain, Wind, Snow and Storms

Using sounds to help you sleep at night is widely used by people across the world. Some choose white noise, other prefer pink, but within these categories comes the different types of sounds that we like to listen to.

An increasingly popular sound to fall asleep to is the sound of weather, such as rain, wind, snow and thunderstorms. YouTube offers a wide range of videos that can aid your sleep at night. We have put together a list of the best YouTube videos that are concerned with weather sounds.

Snow Sounds

A snow storm can be a great video to fall asleep to. They are the least popular out of thunder, rain and wind, but they offer a gentle alternative to the more harsher weather sounds. Snow is not something that everyone is able to witness and experience, therefore, these videos provide great access to these people. 

Blizzard Sounds for Sleep, Relaxation & Staying Cool/Snowstorm Sounds & Howling Wind in the Forest

This video, created by Stardust Vibes - Relaxing Sounds, is advertised as a sound that helps sleep, relaxation and studying, creating a calming ambience. This ten hour video is a great tool to use overnight as it is long enough to prevent you waking up to a loss of sound during the night. The video has reached 10 million views (2021) proving to be a successful snow sound video.

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Winter Storm Ambience with Icy Howling Wind Sounds for Sleeping, Relaxing and Studying Background

This video was created by Relaxing Soundzzz, and has reached an audience of over 12 million views (2021). This video is 6 hours long and features a heavy snowstorm in the mountains of Ukraine. It features another weather sound, in the form of howling wind.

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Snowstorm, Blizzard & Howling Winds/10 Hours Relaxing Sounds for Sleep, Insomnia, Wooden Cabin 4K

This video, created by Relax Night and Day - Beautiful Nature & Sounds, is 10 hours long and is advertised as a video that creates a nature ambience sound for sleeping, relaxation, reading, therapeutic applications, meditation and spa. It is suggested for those who may suffer from insomnia to help you fall asleep.

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Blizzard Storm Sounds/Relaxing Winter Background Sounds/Heavy Wind & Snow

This video has gained a massive view count with over 16 million people having viewed the video (2021). It is another creation of Stardust Vibes - Relaxing Sounds, and features a winter snow storm that helps you to release stress and anxiety, letting you fall into a deep sleep.

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Snowstorm Blizzard Wind Sounds for Sleeping, Relaxing - Calm Snow Arctic Howling Winter Ambience

Created by Sounds4Sleeping, this video is 2 and a half hours long, which offers a great method for helping you drift off to sleep and allowing the video to stop playing once it has ended. It is advertised as a video that provides the sounds of moving pine tree branches and a snowstorm.

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Wind Sounds

Wind is another great sound that can help you to fall asleep. Wind is a particularly popular sounds, specifically the sounds of wind blowing through trees and the sounds that come as a result of wind, such as the cracking of branches.

The Wind in the Trees (10 Hours of Natural White Noise)

Made by Ephemeral Rift, this video has gained 4 million views (2021) and is advertised as white noise that showcases the sounds of wind in the trees. It states that you will also hear the occasional cracking of branches and leaves falling.

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Winter Wind: Relaxing Nature Sounds for Sleep - 8 Hours Long

This video was created by Brad McBride, and is promoted as a relaxing sound of strong wind that can be used to sleep and relax. It was shot over a period of time during the winter months of 2014. At 8 hours long the video great to use throughout the night.

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Strong Howling Wind Sound 2 Hours/Swaying Spruce Trees in The Wind

This video was created by Relaxing Sounds of Nature, and includes winds of up to 130km/h causing the trees to sway. It has gained around 1 million views (2021) and the channel itself has gained almost a quarter of a million subscribers.

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Crickets and Wind - 9 Hours of relaxing sounds to help you fall asleep - White noise

This video, made by SleepySounds, is particularly different as it includes the sounds of nature in the form of crickets. They are accompanied by wind in order to help you fall asleep. It is a 9 hour video which is the perfect length of time for it to be used throughout the night.

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Strong Howling Wind Sound 8 Hours/Swaying Trees in The Wind

This video, created by Relaxing Sounds of Nature, features 8 hours of trees swaying in the wind. It provides a great visual image as well as perfect audio. The video is the perfect length to ensure a great night sleep. We are encouraged to get between 6 and 9 hours sleep, which makes this video a great in between.

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Rain Sounds

Rain sounds are a very popular form of white noise that can help you to fall asleep. Rain is most probably the leading weather sound to help you fall asleep. It has great calming qualities and works really well for a wide group of people.

3 Hours of Gentle Night Rain, Rain sounds to Sleep, Study, Relax, Reduce Stress, help insomnia

This video, created by The Relaxed Guy, has gained over 144 million views (2021). The gentle rain in the video allows you to concentrate on studying, or alternatively helps you relax, reduce stress and helps those who suffer from insomnia. The video offers three hours of gentle rain, in addition to the dark screen, making it a great video to fall asleep to.

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HEAVY RAIN at Nights 10 Hours for Sleeping, Relax, Study, insomnia, Reduce Stress. Heavy Rain Sounds

This video is another creation of The Relaxed Guy, but instead it features 10 hours of rain. It has 18 million views and is great for insomnia and sleep. It is promoted as a way for reducing anxiety and stress, with aids to relaxation and studying. It can block out noises and background sounds.

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Rainforest Rain Sounds for Sleeping or Studying - White Noise Rainstorm 10 Hours

This video was created by Relaxing White Noise and offers rain in the jungle setting with a soothing mood. The video is 10 hours long making it the perfect video to fall asleep to without any interruptions.

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10 Hours of Rain Sound Relaxation/Ultimate Stress Relief, Deep Sleep, Meditation, Yoga...

This video, created by Relaxing Sounds of Nature, features the relaxing sounds of rain and provides a noise that encourages a better night's sleep. It features an hour of real footage, played on loop for 10 hours. As well as great audio, the video features a foggy forest with rain dripping from the branches, providing great visuals.

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Rain Sound on Window with Thunder Sounds/ Heavy Rain for Sleep, Study and Relaxation, Meditation

This video, made by Relaxing Ambience ASMR and features the sound of rain hitting the window. It is 8 hours long which makes it a good video to fall asleep to. It has gained over 47 million views and has become a popular weather ASMR video.

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Thunder Sounds

Thunder is a great weather sound that is particularly useful for drowning out sounds that are menacing throughout the night.

Epic Thunder & Rain/Rainstorm Sounds For Relaxing, Focus or Sleep/White Noise 10 Hours

This video is a further creation by Relaxing White Noise, and features a real thunderstorm. It is 10 hours long and features thunder rumbling across the mountains. It has gathered over 121 million views and is the perfect white noise video.

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Heavy Thunderstorm Sounds/Relaxing Rain, Thunder & Lightning Ambience for Sleep/HD Nature Video

This video is intended for sleep use as a way to create a calming natural sound for relaxation in your own home. Made by Stardust Vibes - Relaxing Sounds, this video is 4 hours long which provides a great length for short naps. If you intend to use this for a longer sleep, it is a good length to help you fall into a deep sleep until it stops playing. 

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12 Hours Rain and Thunder, Thunderstorm, Rain and Rolling Thunder Distant Thunder & Rain Sounds

This is a very long video, at 12 hours long, it is a great video for background noise that blocks out any unwanted sounds. Additionally, if you wanted to listen to it a few hours before and after sleep, it gives you the ability to do so. This video is made by The Relaxed Guy.

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Thunderstorm with Heavy rain sounds for Sleep, Study and Relaxation - The Hideout Ambience/3 Hours

New Bliss and their video offers a lovely scenic feature with a cabin interior and the audio of a thunderstorm. It is a fairly short video at 3 hours long, but it provides a great way for you to be able to fall asleep and not have the video playing for an entire night.

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Thunder and Rain Sounds for Sleeping BLACK SCREEN/ Sleep and Relaxation/ Dark Screen Nature Sounds

This video is a good way of being able to fall asleep and stay asleep. It has the great features of other videos, such as the audio of a thunderstorm, but it also offers a dark screen. This stops the light of a video from keeping you awake and preventing you from falling into a deep slumber. This video is made by Sleep & Relaxation.

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Whilst these videos provide a great aid to sleep. They can also be used as an alternative source, such as concentration when working or studying. They all provide easy access to relaxation aids that can contribute to your nightly routine. They're accessibility from YouTube means that they can be played from any device, such as a Smart TV, a smart phone or a laptop/tablet device that is compatible with YouTube.

It is recommended that you listen to these without headphones throughout the night as you do not want to risk getting agitated ears due to long exposure to earphones. If you are listening for a short amount of time, such as a study session, then headphones provide a great way to become fully immersed in the natural weather sound experience. To play throughout the night, we suggest playing it on one of the above mentioned devices on a volume that best suits your needs without a set of headphones.

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