“An impressive 75% of study participants reported more restful sleep when exposed to pink noise. When it came to brain activity, the amount of “stable sleep”—the most restful kind—increased 23% among the nighttime sleepers exposed to pink noise, and more than 45% among nappers,” – Prevention.com
Sleepjunkies.com provides a great definition of white noise. They write:
“Sometimes white noise is used as a general description for any type of constant, unchanging background noise. It’s become a colloquial term for a diverse range of sounds including:
- Nature sounds – rain, sea/waves, crickets chirping, jungle etc.
- Machinery noises – air conditioning units, washing machine
- Ambient soundscapes – aircraft interior, crackling campfire, crowd noise
Some people prefer to listen to these types of sounds when they’re trying to get to sleep in preference to the harsh tone of pure white noise.
Incidentally, there are many other “colors of noise” including red, brown, violet and grey, to name a few. The different colors represent a specific spectral density and they have various applications in acoustics, engineering and physics. One such variant, pink noise, has been studied as a potential sleep aid with some promising results.
White or Pink Noise – both encompass sounds that can drown out other distracting noises – can help with sleep, no matter the age of the individual. The University of Michigan say, “Some babies are soothed by the sound of a vaporizer or fan running. This “white noise” not only blocks out the distraction of other sounds, it also simulates the sounds babies hear in the womb.”
According to Webmd.com,
“For most people, a quiet room is essential to a good night’s sleep. But getting that peace and quiet isn’t always easy…. Whether it’s the sounds of rain, the crackle of thunder, or the pounding of horse’s hooves, white noise can help you tune out the sounds that can disrupt sleep. “White noise is ideal to help block noise,” says Shelby Freedman Harris, PsyD, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.”
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