Noise is one of the most recognizable stimulus that disrupts sleep. Anyone who can’t get to sleep because of a loud stereo or wakes up to the sound of a barking dog, will typically know exactly what woke them up. It is very important to keep a quiet sleeping environment, not only for the initiation of sleep but to stay asleep too.
Sound is typically measured in decibels (db), and relatively defined to the threshold of human hearing (0 db = the point at which sound can begin to be heard by a human). A normal conversation is about 60 db while a quiet bedroom at night may be around 30 db. Researchers have shown that traffic or aircraft noise that elevate the bedroom noise level to as little as 40-45 db (the level of a quiet library), can increase awakenings from sleep, prolong the time it takes to fall asleep and disrupts normal sleep architecture by increasing the lightest stage of sleep (Stage N1).
Recent studies have shown that the peak volume of the noise may not be the most important aspect, however. These studies suggest that it is more the difference between the background noise and the peak volume, giving support to age old motherly wisdom of using white noise to help children sleep. The same is true of adults. It takes as little as a 10% increase in room noise to fragment sleep. White noise devices work by elevating the background noise with multiple frequencies to keep extraneous noises from seeming so loud. Babies are more than 3 times as likely to fall asleep with white noise in their environment. Additionally, some medical research has suggested that multiple medical and psychiatric conditions may benefit from the use of white noise at night.
√ 8 base sounds
√ 8 Programmable overlay sounds
√ Adjustable tone and volume
√ Optional 60 min shut-off timer
√ Advanced digital technology
√ Simple push button operation
√ Auxiliary jack for headphones
√ Assembled in the USA
Masking unwanted noise in any environment: Office, College, Home, Bedroom, Kid’s room
Falling asleep faster and stay asleep more easily by keeping peak noise disruptions muted while you sleep
Improving your sleep habits by creating an immersive relaxing atmosphere as part of your pre-sleep routine
Benefiting people who may suffer from medical conditions that can keep them from getting the sleep that they need including: insomnia, PTSD, tinnitus, some psychiatric conditions
People who find earplugs uncomfortable