I've always tried to treat my bedroom as a sleep sanctuary and have taken great pains to make sure that the lighting (or lack thereof), linens, mattress and pillows are all conducive to a great night's rest. Any time you spend 1/3 of your life doing something, you should enjoy it, right?
Sleep is such a recooperative process and denying yourself a good night's rest is only going to cause more problems down the road. Of course, one vital component to a successful slumber that often gets overlooked is the noise level in your bedroom. More often than not, random noises can disturb your rest so that you never truly achieve quality sleep throughout the night.
Sound+Sleep Adaptive Sound Therapy System is a scientifically engineered machine with features that allow you to relax and replenish your mind and body—without expensive pills and the negative effects of sleep medications. Keep reading to learn more!
It’s estimated that over half a billion people in the world suffer from occasional or chronic sleep disorders. As noise pollution, urban crowding, economic and health anxieties, and general stress levels continue to rise, the sleep deprived often turn to many prescription or over the counter drugs for help.
Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year by drug companies trying to persuade people to fix their sleeping problems with medicine. While some prove effective for a short time, most prescription drugs are often habit-forming and may have serious side effects—increased daytime drowsiness, rebound insomnia, memory lapses, and even hallucinations.
Now there's a better way to get a restful night's sleep. Sound+Sleep Adaptive Sound Sleep Therapy System (ASM1002) offers 10 SoundStories — high-quality, mostly natural recordings of relaxing sounds from ocean waves to crackling fires. Its built-in computer and microphone continuously "listen" for intruding noises such as barking dogs, automobiles, overhead airplanes, or loud roommates.
In Adaptive Mode, Sound+Sleep dynamically adds sounds to the SoundStory and automatically adjusts volume to offer superior sound masking or neutralizing capabilities. All that’s left to hear is a soothing natural sound that minimizes disruptions that disturb or interrupt sleep. As intrusive noises subside, Sound+Sleep gradually and automatically returns to normal playback settings.
This unit even has top-facing speakers for whole room high-definition sound and easy night time operation features such as:
- Turn Adaptive Mode OFF and ON
- Four sleep timers (30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes) or continuous play through the night
- Display lights can be turned OFF and ON
- Compatible with 3.5 mm stereo headphones and external sound systems such as a home stereo or computer speakers
What really sets the Sound+Sleep Adaptive Sound Sleep Therapy System apart from any other sound machine I've ever tried is just how customizable it is. While I was thrilled with the adaptive mode feature, I was really intrigued by the richness feature. Richness adds character to each SoundStory by dynamically mixing sounds to keep them interesting and avoid becoming repetitive. Richness controls how these extra sounds are mixed in and can be set to 3 levels:
- High - With Richness on high, the SoundStories are the most complex. For example, in the Ocean setting, the sound of a fog horn or barking sea lion will occasionally be heard. In the Rain setting, a thunderclap will occasionally be heard.
- Medium - In the medium setting, only more moderate sounds will be incorporated into the SoundStory. Additional sounds such as bird calls, will be played, but they will occur less often.
- Low - In the low setting, the SoundStory will play at its most moderate level. For example, in the Ocean setting, only waves will be in the SoundStory.
I have absolutely fallen in love with the Sound+Sleep Adaptive Sound Sleep Therapy System (ASM1002) for it has plenty of soothing night time variety which helps lull me to sleep every time. My favorite SoundStories are the ocean, fireplace, rainfall, brook and meditation. Personally, I like listening to these SoundStories on the medium richness level, for there is just enough interest there to help my mind focused on the sounds I'm hearing instead of on the stressful things I'm thinking about like paying bills, tomorrow's agenda, cleaning house, etc.
I'm also a huge fan of the adaptive mode for it has successfully kept me from waking up due to barking dogs, garbage trucks, lawn mowers and the like. The Sound+Sleep machine slowly adapts to these new noises so that they don't disturb my sleep. Once the noises have subsided, the Sound+Sleep machine goes back to its preset volume level. Now that's one hardworking sound machine!
If you are looking for the perfect gift for a baby shower, birthday, anniversary or holiday, then I wholeheartedly recommend purchasing a Sound+Sleep Adaptive Sound Sleep Therapy System...and then buying one for yourself as well! Since half a billion people in the world currently suffer from occasional or chronic sleep disorders, chances are you'll be doing someone you love (and yourself) a huge favor by giving them a way to drift off to sleep...and STAY THERE!
Disclosure: I received the Sound+Sleep Adaptive Sound Sleep Therapy System (ASM1002) from Adaptive Sound Technologies Inc. in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!