Ocean Waves Nature Sounds. Ocean Waves: The steady pulse of light surf as waves roll onto a sandy beach. The occasional sea gull squawks and adds to the effect. A natural, soothing soundscape, this environment recording makes a wonderful sleep aid and is especially useful as a masking sound for ringing in the ears. A great soothing and relaxing sleep aid. Put on your favorite set of headphones or earbuds, sit back and relax in your recliner or sofa, and let time pass in your state of total relaxation.