Sometimes parents will choose to play white noise or calming sounds to help soothe a child to sleep. These sounds help to combat other noises that may disturb their sleep cycle. While this may often work, can the same be said for adults? Many say yes.
There are many different sounds people use to get to sleep. We will soon delve into the different kinds but we must first explore the reason this method may be a game changer for those who find it difficult to fall asleep.
The link between sounds and better sleep
The first thing that should be noted is that this may not work for everyone. For some, any kind of noise is too distracting to fall asleep to. If you so choose to test this method out and it isn’t providing the relaxation you need there may be another avenue you should continue taking.
Now for those who feel this may be just what they needed, allow us to explain why it may be beneficial. When falling asleep, typically the environment is silent and quiet. For some, it may not be, maybe you live in a busy neighborhood. Regardless, sometimes it can be hard to utilize that off switch so you can peacefully fall asleep.
If you are the kind of person that tends to rush through the events of the day or the plans you have for the next, your brain may be hard to silence. This is why the use of certain noises to sleep has become so popular.
Think about the sounds that help you to feel relaxed. Maybe it’s the beach, ocean waves, or water that brings relief. Maybe outside, nature sounds remind you of a pleasant camping trip. Whatever this may be, there is most definitely a sound out there that you can use.
So how does it really help? Simple; the sounds that help you feel relaxed help you to drift into sleep. There is a consistent pitch of noise that brings comfort. When you are trying to sleep, your brain will absorb these relaxing sounds and in turn, they will help to lower stress. Without the presence of stress, sleep is a much simpler task.
For those who do live in a more crowded/ loud environment, these sounds may help to drown out your frustrations.
At the end of the day, if you start to make it a habit of sleeping to a certain noise, your brain will be able to associate that particular sound or noise with sleep.
Different kinds of noises
As we stated before, there are many options out there that you can utilize. Just about any search on YouTube will result in hours-long compilations of the same sound. With that said, there are some that are more popular than others.
- White noise
- Pink noise
- Blue noise
- Brown noise
- Black noise
White noise is a type of noise where all kinds of frequencies are used in equal measurements. It isn’t one particular kind of sound as opposed to something like rain.
White noise is best exemplified by things like:
- TV Static
- Fan whirring
- Air conditioner
- Radiator sounds
This kind of “background noise” some may pair it to can be a true relief for those who struggle with sleep. Sometimes the simpler the better.
The NIH has even reported that white noise can help with the decrease of symptoms of children who have Attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, otherwise referred to as ADHD. It can be difficult for those with ADHD to pause their thoughts in bed, making it more difficult to fall asleep; some noises can truly help aid in that journey.
Like the others, pink noise is a consistent sound that helps to distract a person from all outside noises. Some refer to it as ambient noise. The specifics of the sound include deeper sound and lower sound waves. It is described as a gentle and soothing sound. The pitch in pink noise is lower than white noise.
The higher sounds that you hear naturally around you as you sleep can be filtered out through the lower sound waves that pink noise provides.
Blue noise is a sound with more treble than bass. The energy of blue noise is more so at the higher end versus others. So essentially it is much louder than others. A good example to pair this with is the hissing of a water spray.
Not many people consider this sound to be the most pleasant but for some it provides comfort.
Another very popular noise. Brown noise is a bass-like sound that is much deeper than pink and white noise. It allows a deeper, grainier effect to take place.
Research is still being conducted, but from what is known now, brown noise can be helpful for those who deal with ringing in their ears. It has been noted that it can also be helpful during the thinking process.
This type of sound frequency can be helpful to those who do not like the loud presence of sounds. Black noise is where an energy level sits at zero frequency. Throughout the sound, small frequencies of sound defined as “silence” rise.
If you feel that any of the other sounds may be too much, this could be the best option for you.
Start your sleep sound experiment tonight!
Falling asleep peacefully each night can be very difficult. Here at Relaxium, we understand this and that is why we want to share this kind of information. The implementation of sounds during sleep has been successful for lots of people. This in combination with any of our supplements such as Relaxium Calm, or Sleep may just be what you need. We hope that it may be the newest method that provides you comfort.
To restful and healthy days ahead.
The Relaxium Team
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.