White Noise machine

Old Jan 20th 2017, 5:03 pm
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Hi all, I bought one of these (actually from Walmart on a recent visit to the US).
I have difficulty sleeping sometimes especially when I'm away as I get a bit anxious. I find it very good. Has anyone else used these?

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.ca/stor...FYpufgodvRANSQ

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Old Jan 20th 2017, 6:20 pm
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We have a humidifier in the bedroom when the air is dry. It pretty much does the same job!
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Old Jan 20th 2017, 6:22 pm
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Yes I have 6 options of noise to choose from on the machine:

Thunder
Summer night
Ocean
Brook
White noise
Rain

I generally choose Ocean.

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Old Jan 20th 2017, 8:31 pm
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Yes I work shifts (days and nights) so I plug my phone into this dock and blast white noise through the speaker when I am sleeping through the day.

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Why do these things work? (But I'm glad they do!)
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Old Jan 20th 2017, 9:14 pm
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https://www.amazon.com/Marpac-Dohm-D.../dp/B000KUHFGM

We use one of these Dohm jobbies and it's fab. Not much choice except strength of the white noise but it's random and continual and works really well.

They did introduce a portable version if you travel, but never bothered with that.

It's nice not having to use earplugs to sleep.
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Mmmm but if people use it on prisoners its deemed as torture.

Sound torture is a type of psychological warfare used to break the will of prisoners using loud music or white noise.Jan 21, 2015
Torture Methods With Sound: How Pure Noise Can Be Used To Break You Psychologically
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I am a terrible sleeper. I put the radio on (a talk programme) to stop my brain churning when I wake up. I've always assumed the white noise would drive me mad, and not be enough to distract me, but maybe I should try it
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I never found music, sounds, other noises like whales or ocean or river help much, for me oddly enough a table fan running in the room is enough. Without the fan though, cannot sleep. When in hotels, I can never sleep as its too quiet. I am a terrible sleeper at night.
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I have an app on my phone called 'rain rain'. It's free and has lots of options (not just rain) like sandstorm, laundry machine, river flowing, seagulls lol.

I think there might be a white noise option as well
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Yes I heard about the phone app. I think I just wanted to buy something from Walmart in the US ... but I'm glad I bought it. Might get a more sophisticated one at some point. It was US$20 which is about the same (as CA$29). The real proof for me is whether it will work when I'm in a hotel on some high floor worrying about a fire alarm going off (happens sometimes but not often). Well it will work as it can work on batteries but if it gets me to sleep I mean!.

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I hear nothing but tinnitus when I try to sleep. On the plus side it mostly sounds like Radio 4, but in the next room and you can't make out the words.
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Originally Posted by Teaandtoday5 View Post
I am a terrible sleeper. I put the radio on (a talk programme) to stop my brain churning when I wake up. I've always assumed the white noise would drive me mad, and not be enough to distract me, but maybe I should try it
The missus thought it was a shit idea too. In the end, she likes it more than I do
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Old Jan 21st 2017, 10:45 pm
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It's weird that they actually do work ... Somehow!

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Old Jan 21st 2017, 10:50 pm
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You're all weird, I just have BBC World Service on my trusty radio.

This is something I've done for at least 40 years.
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