I was home in Iceland for the holidays in 2010. That meant a 5 hour time zone difference from New York. I kept waking up in the middle of the night, at around 4am, due to my jetlag.
I also happened to be reading the book “4 hour body” by Tim Ferris. There is a chapter about sleeping remedies. I tried all of them including:
Kleifarvatn is a desolate lake in a small valley on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland. The audio recording for "waves on a shore" was recorded by the shore of Kleifarvatn. It was recorded during that same insomniatic
visit to Iceland in 2010 in the twilight of an artic winters day.
If you listen with good headphones, you may notice that it sounds like the lake is moving from side to side in the beginning. You may even get a little dizzy! This is because it is recorded using in-ear binaural microphones at 96kHz, 24bits on a H2 Zoom, which results in very good stereo imaging. To make the recording more soothing, it is played at half speed. This also amplifies the stereo effect.