Sleep Sound Machines
White Noise Sound Machines for Restful Sleep
If you're a light sleeper like me, you may benefit from a white noise sound machine, also called sleep sound machines.
At night I hear every little thing, it wakes me up, and I have trouble falling back to sleep. Any sound can wake me up like noises from neighbors (a door slamming, a phone ringing, a dog barking, music playing) or even my cat roaming around the house at night (her favorite time for exploring, of course!).
I used to use a circulating fan as a sound machine to block noises. The hum of the fan let me relax and drift off to sleep and stay asleep longer.
For a few years now, I've been using a sleep sound machine that has different sounds to choose from. All sound machines are different, but mine, which is shown here, has six different nature sounds, but I listen to rain almost exclusively.
My sound machine is small and sits on a bookshelf in my bedroom. I love my sound machine!
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
White Noise Sound Machines
This is the model of sound machine I use. I've had it for about 5 years now and it's still ticking!
Sleep Sound Machines - White Noise to Block Sounds
These are all economical sound machines that provide white noise to help you sleep.
If getting a good night's sleep is hard because of outdoor noises, consider a white noise machine to lull you to sleep.
Listen to Music or an Audio Book as White Noise
White Noise of Another Color
My daughter uses her iPad as a sleep sound machine. She listens to an audio book all night long. I imagine she really only listens to it while she's awake, but it lulls her to sleep and the voice is still yammering away, telling the story come morning.
A Kindle or iPod or other listening device would also work as a white noise sound machine.
Use a Fan for White Noise
Fans for Cool, Restful Sleep - Added Feature of White Noise
Fans are often used for air circulation, cooling, and as white noise.
Ear Plugs for Quiet Any Time - Sometimes You Can't Use a Sound Machine
Sometimes it's not possible to use your sound machine. In those cases, I've found ear plugs actually do block out loud (and soft) noises. Keep a pair handy in your suitcase just in case.
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