3. Improves mental health
Minerals in the sea air are believed to reduce stress, while negatively charged ions in the sea air combat free radicals, improving alertness and concentration.
The salt in the ocean is thought to preserve tryptamine, serotonin and melatonin levels in the brain, which aid in diminishing depression and increasing your overall sense of wellness. Read more about mental health and the ocean here.
4. Improves your general well being
It’s not just about swimming in it either. A 2013 study by environmental psychologist Matthew White found that just by living by the sea people’s wellbeing is improved.
5. Peaceful sleep
In the same way the healthy negative ions in sea air improves our mental health it also helps us sleep better by accelerating our ability to absorb oxygen. You sure do sleep better after a good surf!