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WHITE NOISE for Sleep Assistance & Task Productivity

arguablysamsonarguablysamson Posts: 1,534Member Member Posts: 1,534Member Member
I wanted to share something that is a bit of a passion for me--white noise hunting. Totally weird, I know, but even with me not ever having any real trouble sleeping, I have always slept better with something like a fan or ambient noise. In fact, I find it disturbing to not have some kind of reliably patternistic noise.

Here are some of my favs so far...

Air plane:
Spaceship ambiance:
Large fan:
Rain on car (of course):

Not sure why I am sharing this. I guess I just realize that whether I'm at the office or working at home or sleeping, this is a part of my life. Enjoy!
edited April 2017

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  • 1MADGIRL1MADGIRL Posts: 835Member Member Posts: 835Member Member
    Thank you. I really need this. Having the worst bouts of insomnia and nightmares! I'll try these and report back :)
  • Brendalea69Brendalea69 Posts: 3,177Member Member Posts: 3,177Member Member
    I need to sleep with a fan on at night to help me sleep too :)
  • jvcinvjvcinv Posts: 504Member Member Posts: 504Member Member
    For years I used to run a fan at night, found it very soothing and relaxing.
    Then I discovered all the youtube videos and now I choose from a list of favorites before I go to bed each night and run them all night long. I always have something going.
    My favorites are gentle rain with distant thunder, rain on a tent, some of the ones involving a spaceship or a plane. Recently I found one which was called a nuclear sub which I like.

    When I'm working on a project at home and I want to stay relaxed and concentrate I'll put on sounds of a creek, river or waterfall. I have a few that I like which are based on chimes, also another which is just the sound of sailboats docked, their rigs will make a nice soothing noise
  • wsandy8512wsandy8512 Posts: 1,629Member Member Posts: 1,629Member Member
    I need to sleep with a fan on at night to help me sleep too :)

    Ditto.

    My problem is mid-morning insomnia, although I did sleep 7 hours last night so that was good. Problem is, I went to bed at 8. lolol I hope this is a sign I can get my sleep back under control though.
    edited April 2017
  • amflautistamflautist Posts: 995Member, Premium Member Posts: 995Member, Premium Member
    I sleep with a window open so I can hear the wildlife. Owls, coyotes, birds, crickets, frogs. A bird nests in the pine tree just outside my window. If I get up in the night to go to the bathroom, then turn on my phone to check email or something when I get back in bed, that little bird complains! Complains about the extra light I guess. Keeps me from doing what I shouldn't.
  • NevadadenNevadaden Posts: 722Member, Premium Member Posts: 722Member, Premium Member
    Concur on the Marpac. I have one for home and a travel one also.
  • court_alacartecourt_alacarte Posts: 222Member Member Posts: 222Member Member
    thank you for sharing! i have mild tinnitus and when it gets really bad (i.e. after concerts, going to loud bars, heavy drinking, etc.), white noise is imperative for my sleep. this is definitely appreciated!
  • HestiaMoon1HestiaMoon1 Posts: 283Member Member Posts: 283Member Member
    This is a clash I have with my husband. He likes white noise and pitch dark. I like windows open to hear the nightlife in our woods and see the moonlight! I imagine we will have separate- but happy-bedrooms one day.
  • dfmcminndfmcminn Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    On youtube type in cessna prop plane. Image is of 4 beige leather chairs . ITs my favorite. I noticed Joe has an airplane cabin also. It is incredibly soothing. I sleep with a portable air conditioner running YEAR ROUND as I need the sound and I need to sleep in incredibly cold conditions to be comfortable. Fans especially ceiling fans are nice. Gentle rain. No thunder. A dishwasher. And dont forget a human voice turned low enough to not hear individual words but just getting the general pitch and modulation. Wonderful. Puts me right to sleep like a dull lecture.
  • Mom2annieMom2annie Posts: 177Member Member Posts: 177Member Member
    I swear by white noise for sleeping. Played it consistently for my daughter when she was a baby and could hear it through the monitor which got me hooked. She doesn't need it to sleep anymore (she's12), but I do. I listen to this one every night to fall asleep:



    I'm looking forward to trying out everyone else's suggestions!
  • arguablysamsonarguablysamson Posts: 1,534Member Member Posts: 1,534Member Member
    I have a whole new obsession with planet sounds as white noise:

    A bit of creepy, calming, and scary...helps concentration or relaxation:
  • Karen_can_do_thisKaren_can_do_this Posts: 1,126Member Member Posts: 1,126Member Member
    ^^^^^ I like that one!!!
  • mistymeadows2005mistymeadows2005 Posts: 1,333Member Member Posts: 1,333Member Member
    I've been doing this on my Chromecast and I find it really does help with sleep quality - I've been doing heavy rain with a little light thunder and I LOVE IT! :)
  • catuccifranco08catuccifranco08 Posts: 207Member Member Posts: 207Member Member
    I wanted to share something that is a bit of a passion for me--white noise hunting. Totally weird, I know, but even with me not ever having any real trouble sleeping, I have always slept better with something like a fan or ambient noise. In fact, I find it disturbing to not have some kind of reliably patternistic noise.

    Here are some of my favs so far...

    Air plane:
    Spaceship ambiance:
    Large fan:
    Rain on car (of course):

    Not sure why I am sharing this. I guess I just realize that whether I'm at the office or working at home or sleeping, this is a part of my life. Enjoy!

    Very interesting! Wonder if that would help me with a sleeping disorder?
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