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    Sound Machine Review
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    Sound machines lull you comfortably and naturally to sleep with visions of waves crashing against a rocky shore, the sound of happily chirping crickets, the deep rumblings of a thunderstorm and more.

    Sound Selection
    Total Number of Sounds
    20
    8
    10
    12
    12
    10
    6
    6
    6
    2
    Thunderstorm
     
     
     
    White Noise
    4
    3
     
    2
    Surf/Waterfall
     
     
     
     
    Summer Night/Meadow
     
     
    Rain
     
     
    Oceanside
     
     
     
     
    Northwood/Celestial
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Heartbeat
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Foghorns
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Fireside
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Everglades
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Brook/Stream
     
     
     
    Aviary
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Other
    2
    6
     
     
     
     
     
    Steam Train
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Roadside
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Rainforest
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Tide/Lakeshore
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    City
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Dockside
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Features
    Alarm Clock
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Timer
    Only With App
     
    Continuous Play
     
    Volume
     
    Radio
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Design
    Number of Speakers
    2
    2
    1
    1
    2
    1
    1
    1
    1
    None
    Power Source
    AC Adapter
    AC Adapter
    USB
    AC Adapter
    AC Adapter
    USB
    Batteries
    Attached Power Cord
    AC Adapter
    Attached Power Cord
    Weight (pounds)
    1
    0.5
    2
    1.8
    2.8
    2
    2.5
    1.5
    1
    1.5
    Size (L x W x H)
    8.1x2.5x4.6
    1.3x5.4x3
    6.3x5.5x4.5
    5.7x3.5x1.4
    7.8x4x8.2
    2.5x2.4x2.5
    2.5x6.5x6.5
    7.5x5.1x2.7
    8x1.7x6
    5.7x5.7x3.2
    Battery Backup
     
     
    LCD Screen
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Adjustable Backlight
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Remote Control
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Headphone Jack
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Aux Input
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Help & Support
    Warranty
    1 Year
    1 Year
    1 Year
    1 Year
    1 Year
    1 Year
    1 Year
    1 Year
    1 Year
    1 Year
    Online User Manual
     
     

    Sound Machine Review

    By investing in a sleep machine, you are not only making an effort to sleep better at night; you are taking a step toward improving your health and performance throughout the day. There are few things better to invest in than your personal well-being. A sound machine is a natural way to help you fall asleep and stay asleep for the entirety of the night.

    It is easy to turn to over-the-counter sleep aids or prescription medications to help you sleep at night, but these can do more damage than good to your body. A sleep machine is a healthy alternative. Sleep machines use soothing sounds such white noise and ocean sounds to lull you to dreamland. Three sound machines that offer a large number of different sleep sounds as well as other features are the Sharper Image Sound Soother White Noise Machine, Travel Tranquil Moments Alarm Clock and the Adaptive Sleep Therapy Sound + Sleep. For more information on this subject, you can read our articles on sound machines.

    Sound machines serve more purposes than just relaxing you to sleep at night. White noise generators are a great way to mask noise in the office and create a quiet environment that helps you concentrate and get the most out of your day. Using your sleep machine to get quality sleep at night will help you productivity throughout the day, and using a sound machine in the office will help you continue to be productive by creating an environment conducive to concentration.

    Sound Machines: What to Look For

    The appropriate amount of sleep can make or break the next day. The following are the criteria we looked for to evaluate each sound machine:

    Sound Selection
    Far off in the distance you hear the soft patter of raindrops, the sound ebbing and flowing as the storm quietly comes to an end and you fall asleep. Or perhaps you prefer the sound of crickets happily chirping through the night, singing to each other as you drift off. Regardless of your ideal way to begin your REM cycle, the best sound machines will have a variety of sounds to help you fall asleep. From the crackle of a fireplace to the rumblings of a thunderstorm or the crashing waves of the surf, several options await with the top white noise machines.

    Features
    A sound machine’s main job is to soothingly lull you to sleep with an array of different sounds, but the best white noise generators set themselves apart from the competition by carrying several additional features. Most sound machines come with a 30-60-90 minute timer that causes the sound machine to automatically shut off when the cycle has completed. Sound machines that double as an alarm clock can be valuable to the average nine-to-fiver. Sleep machines that also let you listen to FM radio lend additional value to your sound machine.

    Design
    Whether in the middle of the day or in the dead of the night, adjustments to your noise machine should be easily carried out. Digital LED and LCD displays help a sleepy user change the settings or turn off the current sound with a touch of a button.

    Sound machines that boast headphone and aux ports expand a sleep machine's usability. When a sleep machine boasts an aux port, you can use it to play music from an external device.

    Help & Support
    You'll want to purchase a sleep machine that offers at least a one-year warranty in case you come across any problems. Longer warranties are a bonus. Downloadable manuals can also be helpful if you have any questions regarding your sound machine.

    It is easy to underestimate the importance of sleep to your daily life. Sleep regenerates and heals the body after long, stressful days. If you struggle with falling asleep at night or staying asleep throughout the night, you can benefit from a sound machine.