Sounds for Sleep

Whites Noises

What is White Noise?

White noise is a mix of sounds that creates one constant sound that is hearable across all frequencies. By being consistent, it creates a masking effect that blocks out the sudden change in noise.

How does it work?

  • Open Relax Melodies.
  • Go to Composer.
  • Use the tags at the top of the page to select White Noise.
  • Select the type of noise that suits your mood or your goal.
  • Enjoy & Relax.

How does white noise affect your sleep?

White noise is great for anyone who wakes up when they hear even the slightest noise. Since it is hearable across all frequencies, white noise is able to block out any sudden noises like snoring, a barking dog, or a loud car driving down the street.

While the biggest benefit of white noise is its ability to block out other noises, it can also be quite soothing for people trying to fall asleep. Psychiatrist David Neubauer, an associate professor at John Hopkins, says that white noise “… provides something of a kind of ‘sound cocoon’, which can be very soothing.” Since the sound is very consistent, there is nothing for the listener to focus on when they’re listening. This means they can easily fall back asleep

If you are looking for natural sounds that work as white noise, consider trying a whirring fan, a hissing radiator, a humming air conditioner, or television static.

Other Calming Noises:

As we mentioned, white noise is a constant sound that is heard at all frequencies. There are countless other noises that are heard at all frequency levels, but the energy isn’t equally distributed like it is for white noise. Let’s take a look at some of the other noises that exist in the world.

Pink Noise

Pink noise has been gaining a lot of popularity recently due to its lighter sound. It is louder with lower frequencies and softer at the higher end, which can give it a more soothing sound.

Studies have shown that falling asleep to pink noise can improve your memory the following day, and potentially even long-term. Some natural sounds the best exemplify pink noise are rustling leaves, steady rain, wind, and heartbeats.

Brown Noise

Compared to pink noise, the higher frequency is almost non-existent in brown noise. Instead it is much stronger at the lower end of the spectrum, which creates a rougher sound.

Brown noise is associated with relaxation, improved focus, and improved sleep. Some sounds in nature that best exemplify brown noise are waterfalls and thunder.

Green Noise

Green noise isn’t strong at either end of the spectrum. Instead it focuses its energy on the middle frequency, which is why the sound produced is similar to the general ambient noise of nature.

Fortunately, all of these noises and more are available on Relax Melodies to mix to your heart’s desire!

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