I have some severe insomnia, so sleep doesn’t happen easily for me. To make matters worse, I suffer from tinnitus, which is a constant ringing in my ears which can make it even harder to fall asleep.
My sweet mother-in-law came to the rescue. For Christmas, she got me The Big Red Rooster White Noise Machine and it is one of the best non-medical sleep products I’ve ever tried.
Here’s why I love it. (This is not a sponsored review.)
The Big Red Rooster white noise machine comes with six noise options. You can pick from Rain, Thunder, Ocean, Summer Night, White Noise, or Brook. All of the sounds are soothing and relaxing. However, my personal favorite is rain.
Besides the awesome sound selections, you have options on how long to play the sound. You can set a timer for 15, 30, or 60 minutes, or you can have it play continuously until you manually shut it off.
It also offers manual volume control options.
The third nice option is weather you want to plug the machine into a wall or let it run on batteries. So, if you’re traveling, or you want to avoid plugging it in, you can.
My tinnitus tends to be less noticeable when there are other noises to interrupt it. Which means that it’s actually at it’s most distracting in a silent room. The white noise machine helps me focus on another sound besides my tinnitus, which helps me calm down and ignore the symptoms.
Helps Slow My Racing Thoughts
I’ve discovered that my racing thoughts do much better in the presence of a soothing sound. The white noise machine offers a steady background noise that gives my brain something to pay attention to.
Drowns Out Other Noises
I have two dogs and a husband. When any of them make noise in the night, it wakes me up. However, with the white noise machine, it drowns out those other distracting noises so I sleep undisturbed. It also seems to drown out construction noises (I live in a developing neighborhood), traffic, and other random outside noises that tend to wake me up.
So, if you have trouble sleeping, consider a sound machine. They’re soothing, focusing, and great for masking other little obnoxious noises. They’re an inexpensive, non-medical option that can help you get better sleep.