It’s the worst feeling ever — tossing and turning for hours at night, unable to fall asleep. Meanwhile, the rest of the world slumbers blissfully.
If you’re reading this article, it’s most probably because you’ve been battling insomnia, and you’ve tried everything from essential oils and meditation to weighted blankets.
Your next best bet? A white noise device. Studies have suggested that these devices can help reduce sleep onset (that’s the time you take to fall asleep) by nearly 40 percent compared to those that don’t use these devices, which is a pretty big deal for the insomniac.
To help you along, we’ve rounded up some of the best white noise devices that will lull you to sleep in no time at all.
Now, the Google Nest may not be the first white noise device that comes to mind when you’re looking to buy one, but hear us out. Besides acting as a fast speed mesh router for your internet, it also helps create much-needed routines for your daily needs. Simply say “Goodnight Google” and you’ll be able to listen to white noise (13 other alternative ambient noises such as Thunderstorm are available for your choosing) for one hour as you drift off to sleep. You can customise sounds and other commands on the Google Assistant app.
If you’re not a fan of complicated white noise devices, it’s best to give the LectroFan a go. Here, you get exactly what you ask for: No ocean waves, nature sounds or birds chirping — just 10 white noise sounds and 10 fan sounds. The setup is made for even the most tech-illiterate of sleepers, complete with a total of three buttons to navigate the machine — power, volume control and sound selection.
Snooz White Noise Sound Machine
Snooz White Noise Sound Machine is a great choice for those who like to drift off to the sound of a whirring fan, without actually turning a fan on. The mini acoustic device comes with an actual mechanical fan that’s loud enough to lull you to bed. Simply rotate the body of the machine to alter the sounds of the fan to find out which best helps you fall asleep.
Homedics White Noise Machine
The Homedics White Noise Machine comes with six different noises, such as ocean waves, thunder and summer night. The lightweight machine isn’t just easy to use, its battery-operated feature also means you can use it everywhere you go.
Dreamegg White-Noise Sound Machine With Ambient Night-Light
What do we love the most about the Dreamegg White-Noise Sound Machine, you ask? Well it’s the relaxing, soft ambient glow that comes with it. This feature helps those who need a warm illumination to keep them company, and makes for the perfect amount of light when you need to use the washroom in the middle of the night. It also has 24 soothing sounds for you choose from, including white noise, pink noise, brown noise, rain, campfire and other nature sounds that are suitable for all ages.
This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore
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