People sleep differently, some of us need white noise to fall asleep. Some prefer music, nature sounds like running water, electric fan, or television. I for one used an electric fan to generate white noise. I used it throughout the year including winter, until it started squeaking, which drove me nuts. After trying to get used to it for many many months, I tossed it out. I tried recording the noise so I can play it in a loop when I sleep, but the damn squeaks was also in it. And it was too frequent to edit out. Luckily, I found an app. It's called “Sleep Aid Fan”. I was skeptical at first, but after trying it for a few nights, I realized it works just like the real thing, minus the electric consumption. I tried “television” too. Well, that is, Netflix app. It only works if I watch something boring. Yes, there are plenty of options, but it's very restrictive when it comes to sleeping position. So I'm sticking with the app. I can set the volume, pick the sound type and set a run timer. Fabulous!
(TIME) — Why not everyone should sleep with a white noise machine mag.time.com/34bh95c.
Sleep sound machines—producing white, pink, or brown noise—can be indispensable for some. But the science shows they aren't for everyone.