White noise machine

Many people often have trouble sleeping. They either have a hard time getting to sleep or toss and turn throughout the night which is cause for a disruptive night. There are plenty of remedies out there – sleeping pills, masks to block light, and even memory foam to help make for a comfortable night’s sleep. While all of these options are good in each of their own respects, there is one last one that is often overlooked by many people – white noise machines.

White noise machines are devices that play either just a soft humming noise or soothing sounds that sound like nature. These can include water falling down a waterfall or wind blowing through some trees. The sounds produced by these machines comfort the body, and make the body more relaxed. White noise machines are often used in classrooms and doctors offices to help people relax and to help ease distractions. They are made in several different variations and can provide various sound effects.

White noise machines are fairly simple. They can be a CD of white noise set to repeat or can be electronically played through a digital recording. These types of white noise machines are what you will find of most often being sold in the market. There are other types of white noise machines that are purely mechanical. A simple fan with a speed switch that is consistently blowing can provide the same effects and sounds as white noise machines.

Using white noise machines as an aid for sleeping is a wonderful way in getting that good night’s sleep. It is recommended that you play the white noise at a level that is slightly higher than music. Eventually, you will just tune out the white noise, but it’s effects will still take over. The various soft and comforting noises will relax your body and help you get to sleep and stay asleep.

Another use for white noise machines is using it in homes, offices, and outdoors for sound masking. Sound masking is the covering up of unwanted sound by playing another sound that helps block it out. These soft sounds trick the ear into hearing the more acceptable sounds and only those sounds. Covering the unwanted sounds with a more soothing sound makes an environment more comfortable to be a part of. Most often, white noise machines are used in offices and waiting rooms to provide this effect. This effect can also be achieved outdoors and can provide relief from hearing intrusive sounds outdoors including traffic and road construction.

Sound masking provides various values for different areas and can be achieved with different settings. Most sound machines are able to have the volume increased or decreased, to make up for what sound levels are being made to be tuned out. Finding the perfect level in which the sound is hardly noticeable, yet provides the desired effects is essential in providing the comfort level that blocks out unwanted noises.

White noise machines are excellent devices in providing one with a much more comfortable environment and can come at cheap prices. Some electronic devices can be bought for just $20, while more complex mechanical white noise machines can be bought for just a little more. Many people often decide to get mechanical white noise machines such as waterfalls, as opposed to electronic ones, as the mechanical devices are more visually appealing and provide the same effect. The only downfall to some mechanical devices is that you are unable to control the noise output in the some devices and are stuck using a certain setting of sound that may be too soft or too loud. Finding which device best suits you is your first step in having a more comfortable home or office.

Last updated on Jul 10th, 2010 and filed under Health Products. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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