Sleep is important to help you function during the day, but sometimes it can be difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Buying a comfortable mattress from a mattress company in St. Louis Park, MN, is helpful, but sometimes the environment or situations impacting your stress levels can make sleep elusive even with the right mattress. Here are 7 sounds that you can use to help you fall asleep and sleep peacefully all night long.
White noise is probably one of the more commonly known sleep noises. You can buy an inexpensive white noise machine and even at a quiet volume, it can drown out any annoying sounds that might be keeping you awake. White noise is a combination of sounds from every frequency, and will help your brain to filter out any intruding sounds that might keep you awake. Many parents use white noise machines to help their younger children sleep through common household noise.
Pink noise is a lesser known sleep aid, but for those who are bothered by white noise, it can be an excellent alternative. White noise utilizes sounds from every frequency while pink noise focuses more on the lower frequencies. Some people can be annoyed or even stressed by the sound of white noise. If this is you, consider trying pink noise. It can feel more soothing and help you relax enough to sleep while still masking the sounds in your environment that might keep you awake.
Ever notice that you sleep better when you go camping? The sound of nature, in particular crickets, can be quite helpful in allowing your brain to slow down and fall asleep. Part of the reason for this is many sounds of nature, including crickets chirping, has a rhythm to it that helps the brain to relax and sleep.
If you have a ceiling fan, window fan, or even a simple oscillating fan, you can use that gentle sound to help you sleep. If it is not hot, you can point the fan away from you, or in the case of a ceiling fan, there is often a switch to direct the air toward the ceiling instead of down, which can reduce the air movement that cools you down.
The sound of waves crashing is a great combination of rhythm in nature and white noise. The rhythm can help soothe you to sleep while the actual sounds can help cover any noise that might be keeping you awake, like those neighbors who like to party late into the night.
If you find yourself away from home and having difficulty sleeping, it may be that your brain needs the sounds of home to relax enough to sleep. If you are used to the sounds of cars driving by your window, for example, a recording of those sounds might help you sleep when you go on vacation.
Music that is calm and quiet can also help you sleep. This is especially true if your inability to fall asleep stems from excess stress. Gentle music can help relax you, quieting your mind and easing your stress, allowing you to finally fall asleep.
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