I’m writing this very late at night while I should probably be sleeping. Why? Well, it’s not because I don’t love sleep; it’s because I was looking at different calming sounds and white noise makers to help me fall asleep faster.
As I was thinking about this, I figured the readers at SleepReports.com would probably like to know about these as well.
So, before I go to sleep myself, I want to share my discoveries with you. Let’s get started!
#1) Youtube Channel RelaxingWhiteNoise
This channel is nothing short of amazing. This is a go-to for me when I am trying to fall asleep at night. This channel has been around for years and is still adding new content. Each video is around eight to ten hours long. You can choose all sorts of different sounds such as:
- White noise
- Box fan noises
- Airplane jet sounds
- Waterfall sounds
- Pink noise
- Baby soothing sounds
- And more!
With so much variety, it could be a little overwhelming. There’s no need to worry, though, because RelaxingWhiteNoise breaks everything down into categories. That means all you have to do is pick a category you’re interested in and choose from one of their countless videos in that category! Trust me; you’ll probably be asleep within a few minutes no matter which video you choose.
You can check out their youtube channel here.
#2) Dreamegg D1 Sound Machine
Sorry, this is more of a product than a resource, and you’ll have to buy this one if you want to use it. Hear me out though.
Is it worth the money? Absolutely.
Should you buy it? Yes, it’s not that expensive.
Am I asking too many questions? Probably.
One thing that is really convenient about this is that you can take it anywhere, and it has sounds that can be useful for adults and children/babies alike. So, if you go camping or someplace where you might not have access to wifi for online resources, this is a must-have machine. (Not sure why you would want to go somewhere without wifi but to each their own…)
The Dreamegg D1 also doubles as a night light with a warm orange/yellow hue to aid you in falling asleep. Of course the night light is optional, but it’s definitely something I like to see, especially if it is going in a kid’s room.
This product is well-loved by almost all reviewers on Amazon. I read countless reviews on this and didn’t find that many negative comments. Most of the positive reviews seemed very genuine as well.
So, what are you waiting for? Go buy it here:
I installed this app just the other day to listen to while I fell asleep. Since my wife is a light sleeper, I put my headphones in. The last thing I remember thinking while lying in bed was how calming and peaceful the sounds were.
I didn’t have the app running for very long, though.
I was asleep within 3-5 minutes.
Could I have been overtired? Possibly, but I don’t think I was any more tired than I usually am. I like to think that Rainapp had a great selection of sounds, and I happened to find the perfect one for me right off the bat.
I’ve used it a few other nights since and have had similar results. Rainapp is completely free, so I would say it’s 100% worth getting.
You can click the link below to download the app from the app store.
#4) Amazon Relaxation Sounds Alexa Voice App
“Alexa, put me to sleep”
Oh wait, it’s not that easy?
Not yet. Keyword being yet.
However, we can still use Amazon Alexa for lots of cool things with voice-activated features. In the same way we can ask Alexa to play music, we can also ask her to play soothing, relaxation sounds.
To use this you obviously will need an Amazon Alexa, which you can buy here. If you already have your Alexa set up, all you have to do is say, “Alexa, open Sleep Sounds.” Then, all you have to do is say, “play thunderstorm” or “play rain” and presto! Alexa will play your sounds.
You can even tell Alexa to “play random” and she’ll play an assortment of sounds at random. 158 random sounds actually. Yeah, 158 super calming and relaxing sounds all for the low low price of…free? That’s right! Free!
Install the app here:
Calmsound.com is a little odd in all honesty, but it gets the job done. When you land on the site you’re greeted with a nice relaxing background and a few different sound options to choose from. However, the most prominent part of the website is the giant play button in the middle. Just hit play and it will default play ocean sounds. It plays on a loop so it just keeps going; this way you can enjoy the sounds all night long.
If you keep scrolling, you’ll be greeted by some custom albums that cost a little money to purchase. Now, I haven’t personally purchased these albums to know whether or not they are worth it. However, I can confidently say that there are enough free options that purchasing one won’t be necessary.
This is a free and simple option that is worth checking out!
There you have it: my list of sleep sound resources you can use to help you fall asleep quickly. Hopefully, you’ve found some new resources that will help you in your quest for better sleep!
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