Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a White Noise Machine


When you choose a white noise machine, you need to consider the following: get to know its various types, be acquainted with its different uses, decide on what option you need, settle on a price range, and check on the availability of funding.

A white noise machine is also known as a sound machine. It is an electrical gadget which produces a constant rushing of air sound. The sounds are likened to a wind that blows through trees. These sounds are referred to as white noise. But this white noise is not noise after all. It is comprised of sounds that provide a calming effect to babies and adults alike. But, before choosing a white noise machine, you to need to consider the following things:

Get to know its various types

There are machines that provide solely white noise. There are other devices offering white noise simply as another option together with various nature sounds. There are even some alarm clocks that have a white noise machine feature. Stuffed animals and toys often have white noise as a built-in component.

Be acquainted with its different uses

A white noise machine is intended for the following uses:

  • To give you a good night’s sleep – if getting to sleep is difficult for you, then a white noise machine would be of great help. This is also recommended in putting babies and older children to sleep. This machine will cover the noise, hence making it easier for you to go to sleep.
  • Blocks noise from unwanted sources – your white noise machine can hinder loud sounds such as traffic, laughter of neighbors, and barking dogs from disturbing you.
  • Restrains conversations from being overheard by others - this device prevents eavesdroppers from hearing any of your personal conversations.
  • Serves as a meditation tool – when meditating, you can easily generate a calming and peaceful mood using a white noise machine.

Decide on what option you need

You can easily choose a white noise option by simply figuring out the kind of sound you want. There are various sounds: hum, buzz, gentle rainfall, and sizzling wood burning in the hearth.

Settle on a price range

Set a particular price range to make buying a white noise machine trouble-free. Bear in mind that a basic white noise device sells for around $50. There are more complex machines that have several sounds added. Since they provide more sound options, the price is higher.

Check on the availability of funding

Money can be a major concern when making any purchase. If funding is not yet available or you do not have enough to buy a white noise machine, then go for an improvised device. Electric fans and vacuum cleaners can make great alternatives.



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One Response to Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a White Noise Machine

    Travis Says:


    I need a white noise machine. It can take me an hour or more to get to sleep and even then I have trouble staying asleep for more than a couple hours. I’m going to try out some white noise and see if it helps.


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