What’s the Deal with Pink Noise and Sleep

Pink Noise

You might be familiar with white noise or white noise machines. White noise, which sounds like radio or TV static, has long been used to mask other sounds when sleeping or relaxing. Pink noise is growing in popularity within the struggling-to-sleep community. Like white noise, pink noise masks against other sounds and also has a … Read more

Earplug & Earmuff Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) Explained

Noise Reduction Rating - NRR

Hearing protection devices (HPDs) like earplugs and earmuffs are the best defense to help reduce loud noise levels. If you have bought earplugs or earmuffs, you have probably come across the letters ‘NRR’. What is NRR? How does it affect earplugs and earmuffs? Is a higher NRR rating better? I have answered these questions in … Read more

Top Picks: The Best White Noise Fans for a Soothing Sleep

Best White Noise Fans

Some of us need background noise to help us get to sleep or sleep better through the night. Sound machines are good at generating background noise, which can either be white, pink, brown, or other soothing and relaxing sounds. Fans can also make white noise sound. White noise-producing fans perform dual purposes by keeping your … Read more

How to Soundproof a Bedroom Door & Shut Out Noise

How to Soundproof a Bedroom Door

Apart from a comfortable mattress. comfortable pillows, and a comfortable feel of sheets and bedding, a quiet room was ranked fifth by users in a poll by the National Sleep Foundation as one of the things that influence sleep in a bedroom. Soundproofing the bedroom is a sure way of dealing with noise. However, where … Read more

White Noise Machines – Do They Work?

Do white noise machines work?

According to a survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 5% of Americans now use a sound conditioner, which refers to a fan, phone app, or a white noise machine to help them sleep better at night. If you have trouble getting to sleep, white noise machines come out as a very popular choice among … Read more

Why Do I Need Background Noise to Sleep?

Why Do I Need Background Noise to Sleep?

If you have used a fan, air conditioner, calming music, nature sounds, or sound machines to help you sleep, then you are not alone. There are several people, including me, who without a consistent, comforting, and familiar sound would find it hard to doze off. While it may sound counterintuitive to use sounds to help … Read more

How to Soundproof a Bedroom for a Quiet Night’s Sleep

How to Soundproof a Bedroom for a Quiet Night’s Sleep

Noisy neighbors, traffic, living in a developing city, all these sounds and noise can affect the quality and quantity of sleep you get every night. While you cannot control noise, you can try and minimize how it enters your home. Soundproofing your whole home can be crazy expensive. However, identifying rooms you spend most of … Read more

Effects of Noise on Sleep & How to Block Outside Noise

Effects of Noise on Sleep

Sleep is important for development, health, and overall well-being. Noise disturbs sleep, both directly and indirectly. In this modern era, noise pollution has risen and is becoming generally accepted both in developed and developing countries. However, whether the noise that disturbs sleep comes from your home or outside due to construction, transportation, or other sources … Read more

Foam vs. Wax vs. Silicone Earplugs for Sleeping


Earplugs have different uses from lowering sound, protecting your ears when swimming, or blocking out your partner’s snoring or other noise when sleeping. When selecting which earplug is best for you, first you need to determine which earplug material will suit your needs. There are three materials you can choose from, and these are foam, … Read more

Six Alternatives to Earplugs For Sleeping

Alternatives to Earplugs For Sleeping

Earplugs are great to block out noise when sleeping. However, if they get uncomfortable after a while or your ears are prone to infection when stuff goes in, then you need alternatives. Discomfort and sore ears should not be a problem when you are sleeping. In this article, I’ll show you some alternative to earplugs … Read more