Being disturbed in the middle of the night by noisy neighbors and housemates can interfere with your healthy sleep cycle. And when you are trying to go to sleep, the relative quiet can make every sound seemed louder. There are several machines on the market to help cover up the noise, but if you prefer the sounds of a fan without being chilled by the breeze from the fan, the Sound Conditioner SleepMate White Noise Machine can be an effective solution. It creates a soothing and consistent sound of white noise, and sounds like a perfectly designed and maintained fan. Unlike many sound machines, the Marpac 980 produces the sound originally, so there is no need for annoying loops. It is effective at covering up background noise including noise from neighbors, blaring TVs and stereos, a snoring partner or housemate, and street sounds. It has padding on the bottom to prevent vibrations.
While many people choose to go to the doctor for a prescription sleep aid when they are having problems sleeping, there are much safer and more economical solutions. One of the most economical solutions is the HoMedics SS-2000 Sound Machine, which costs less than a typical prescription sleep medication. It is designed for people who have trouble going to sleep, or staying asleep all night due to noise. With six natural sounds to choose from, it is likely that one will be soothing for you. The sounds include the ocean, rain, rain forest, summer night, waterfall, and heartbeats.