White noise benefits

With daily distractions and technological overstimulation, our need for sleep and personal well-being is more necessary than ever.

White noise is rapidly becoming a popular way to help the body and brain relax for a good night’s sleep. Here are six ways your sleep benefits from white noise:

  1. Helps you build a bedtime ritual.
    Especially if you have trouble falling asleep, but even if you don’t, it’s a good idea to establish a routine before bed (both for children and adults).  Make sleep hygiene a habit!
  2. Keeps your bedroom QUIET.
    For optimal sleep, you need the optimal sleep environment.  White noise buffers disturbing sounds and creates a quiet cocoon, regardless of your surroundings or sleep situation.
  3. Shuts down your busy brain.
    Ever have trouble falling asleep because your To Do list won’t stop buzzing, or personal worries keep you awake?  White noise can help.  There’s a reason some people use it to meditate!
  4. Once you’re asleep, you’ll stay asleep.
    By masking sounds that might interrupt your sleep, white noise protects your peaceful slumber.  And if you DO wake up, it’s often easier to fall back asleep.
  5. You’ll sleep more soundly.
    You may not realize how many times you wake up each night.  But even if you don’t remember it in the morning, those little interruptions affect the quality of your sleep.  So give white noise a try and see if you don’t wake up feeling more refreshed.
  6. You can bring white noise anywhere.
    While you can’t count on your environment, you CAN manage the noise factor, if you’ve got a sound machine… (This one’s especially helpful when traveling. Hotel room doors slamming and noisy hallways, anyone?)

Ways to use white noise for sleep

Far from being limited, white noise solutions come in many shapes and sizes. From state of the art ‘sleep sound systems’ to low-tech zero-budget options, you’re spoilt for choice.

How Does A White Noise Machine Help Me Sleep?

White noise promotes relaxation prior to sleep by providing a constant, soothing sound for your brain to settle on. This helps quiet the mind and keeps you from focusing on disruptive sounds which interfere with the process of falling asleep.

Once you’re asleep, white noise works all night long to drown out the random noises that would have woken you up – either completely or just as partial ‘micro-awakenings,’ which you may not even have remembered in the morning. This means that you sleep more solidly and deeply, and rise feeling more rested and restored.

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