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 nomad is a scientifically engineered adaptive sound sleep 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. The Sound+Sleep nomad is a sleep machine that offers 5 SoundStories — high-quality, natural recordings of relaxing sounds from ocean waves to soothing waterfalls, along with 4 other sound profiles (white noise, pink noise, brown noise and electric fan). Its built-in computer and microphone continuously "listen" for intruding noises such as barking dogs, automobiles, overhead airplanes, or loud roommates.
In Adaptive Mode, the Sound+Sleep nomad automatically adjusts its volume to offer superior sound masking or neutralizing capabilities that's on par with your sleep environment. All that’s left to hear is a soothing natural sound that minimizes disruptions which disturb or interrupt sleep. As intrusive noises subside, the Sound+Sleep nomad gradually and automatically returns to normal playback settings.
You can also make your SoundStory more complex by adding in the richness feature. When this button is pushed, additional layers of sound will be added to your original SoundStory. For instance, if you selected the meadow SoundStory with a medium richness layer, you will also begin to hear the chirping of birds and crickets, croaking of frogs, wind whistling, etc. gently being added to the soundtrack. The best part is that this is done in a way that your brain recognizes to be completely natural which adds an additional way to distract your racing mind when you're trying to go to sleep.
This unit even has a large top-facing speaker for whole room high-definition sound and easy night time operation features such as:
- Turn Adaptive Mode OFF and ON
- Three sleep timers (30, 60 or 90 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
- Dimensions: 5.37" x 4.62" x 2.55"
- Audio Cable and USB Power Cable Included
In order to truly try the Sound+Sleep nomad, I took it with me to New York City while attending BlogHer '12. The small, portable size made it super easy to fit in my carry-on luggage or even my purse. I'm so glad that I decided to bring the nomad with me, for the hustle and bustle of NYC goes on continuously. I know that without the Sound+Sleep nomad, I would have been up all night listening to the blaring car horns, traffic noise and sirens of the city, but thanks to this travel essential, I slept like a baby instead.
I have absolutely fallen in love with the Sound+Sleep Adaptive Sound Sleep Therapy System nomad Travel Version for it has plenty of soothing night time variety which helps lull me to sleep every time. My favorite SoundStories are the ocean, meadow and rain. Personally, I like listening to these SoundStories on the medium richness level, for there is just enough interest there to help my mind stay 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 instantly 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, holiday or even for your child's back-to-school season, then I wholeheartedly recommend purchasing a Sound+Sleep nomad...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!
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Disclosure: I received the Sound+Sleep Adaptive Sound Sleep Therapy System nomad Travel Version 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!