With all the daily distractions and technological overstimulation of the modern age, getting a good night’s sleep has become increasingly difficult for many people. Did you know that white noise is an incredibly effective sound source that can encourage a deeper, more relaxed state of consciousness? White noise has many overlooked therapeutic benefits, and has become a popular way to help our brain’s prepare for a good night’s sleep.
What Exactly is White Noise?
White noise is simply the sound that is produced when many frequencies are played at once. It is a pitch-less drone sound, like the hissing sound of your TV when it’s not properly tuned. While raw synthesized white noise can be unpleasant to listen to, there are many more enjoyable and natural types. The soothing sound of waves crashing, raindrops falling, or an airplane cabin can put many people at ease.
Build a better bedtime ritual – If you have trouble falling asleep, an established routine before bed can signal your body that it’s time to get some shut eye. Making white noise a sleep hygiene habit will help you maintain a solid sleep routine.
Combat tinnitus – White noise is one of the best defenses against tinnitus, a ringing in the ear sensation that many people suffer from. With white noise the ringing is drowned out and your mind has something else to focus on.
Fall asleep easier – Counting sheep is not the way to go. White noise buffers out disturbing noises and creates a figurative cocoon for your ears, giving you the optimal environment for falling asleep. And if you have too many thoughts running across your mind at night, white noise may the be the solution.
Staying sound asleep – Interruptions can really ruin the quality of your sleep. White noise protects your peaceful slumber by masking the sounds that could interrupt your sleep.
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