6 Noise Machines to Help You Sleep
At home, I’ve used a variety of noise machines. Here are the six best, in my opinion starting with the one I am currently using.
Snooz ($89.99) contains an actual fan inside its acoustic base that plays a constant stream of fan noise. Noises range from the sound of a table fan to the louder noise of an airplane. The Snooz app lets you personalize settings to automatically turn on your choice of fan noise when you need it.
Sound + Sleep Mini
Sound + Sleep Mini ($76) has something for every restless sleeper. With 48 white/pink/brown noises, fan sounds, and real nature sounds like crickets, whales, rain, and thunder there’s something for everyone. Although if you sleep to crickets I am going to assume you are not right. Thanks to its advanced technology it responds to the environment and automatically adjusts its volume for the ambient noise in the room. There is also a timer, so it doesn’t go all night.
Dohm ($47) makes just one sound: a fan-based white noise. It does, however, have two different speed options. They do have some newer ones with more options that I’ve heard are good but haven’t experienced myself.
Pure Enrichment’s Wave sleep therapy machine ($30) makes six hi-fi sounds — white noise, a fan, the ocean, rain, a stream, and a summer’s night. The timer can be set for 15, 30, or 60 minutes, and the volume is easily adjusted. It also has a USB port, so you can charge your phone or tablet from the device.
So there you have it. Those are the best noise machines on the market right now. If you have an Alexa you can play “rain on a tent” from Alexa for ambient noise. I’m sure the Google Home probably has something too.