A white noise machine can be used when studying and relaxing, but most use it for sleeping. The perfect white noise machine is going to be different for each individual, but the best models will have more than one sound, optional timers, are mostly portable, and are easy to use. Here are the best for your wallet and your sleep cycle today.
Pure Enrichment's Wave Sleep Therapy Sound Machine comes with six different "soothing nature sounds" to pick from. Also included are three different timers for either 15, 30, or 60-minute intervals before the Wave Sleep Machine turns itself off. The ultra-sleek design makes it easy to pack this sleep machine up for a trip away from home so you can still get the rest you need.
The Echo Dot may be better known for streaming music and Alexa games, but it also has Sleep Sounds, which allows you to pick between a range of sounds and set a sleep timer with your voice alone after you've gotten all nice and cozy in bed. And like the Aurola, the Echo Dot has an auxiliary out headphone jack for plugging in headphones to listen through the night without disturbing others.
Portable and light
The SNOOZ's design is portable, light, and small, making it easy to travel around with at your own convenience. It has a fully adjustable volume settings and is useful against night-time noises such as barking dogs and noisy neighbors. You'll also be able to use the SNOOZ's app on your phone, allowing you to change settings like alarms, on/off timers, and the like without needing to do it manually.
Adjustable tone and pitch
It can be really tough to keep the little ones tucked into bed after you have turned the lights out. The Hatch Rest+ helps your children get a good night's sleep with an array of noises to choose from. Some of the options included are lullabies or specific sounds, while you can even choose a different light color to help them through the night. A significant benefit of the Rest+ is the included two-way audio monitor so that you can either listen in or talk your children back to sleep.
Help the kids sleep
With the Marpac, the setup is simple: plug it in and switch it on. Volume is also adjustable, with a high setting being used for noisier environments, and low used for everything else. You're also able to adjust the tone and pitch of the Marpac through twisting the device's collar, allowing you to have more options on what sound best suits you. It also comes in four different colors: white, tan, black, and gray.
This white noise machine comes with six different sounds (rain, brook, ocean, thunder, summer nights, and white noise) and an optional timer that can be set for 15, 30, or 60 minutes, making it useful for those who'd use the machine for studying purposes or that quick afternoon nap. It does come with an AC adapter, but you can also power it with three AAA batteries for peaceful sleep when the power's out.
Perfect for Travel
If you are concerned about getting enough sleep while you are away from the comfort of your own home, the Marpac Rohm is a great pick. This light and portable white noise machine is small enough to pack away while still providing three different noises to choose from. Marpac even includes a lanyard to attach it to your hotel room or to your bag.
Top of the line
The Sound Oasis S-5000 is the "mac-daddy" of white noise machines, as this is also touted as a "sleep sound therapy system." There are 145 different sound combinations, along with a built-in AM/FM radio and three built-in speakers. You can even take advantage of the headphone jack if you prefer to use your headphones with the S-5000.
Beyond white noise
The Lectrofan is designed to help you relax better, whether that be in the office, study hall, or sleeping. It comes equipped with twenty different sounds — ten sounds like fans, and another ten for various white noise pitches. This unit features precise volume control and can also be powered by a USB cable or an AC adapter, both of which come with the machine.
Suited for all environments
The Google Home Mini is like having a simple, hands-free Assistant around the house. It can help you keep track of the weather, tell you jokes, and the like. But most importantly, it can also play several ambient sounds to help you relax throughout the day, and even as you sleep. These sounds do loop, allowing them to play for up to 12 hours non-stop if you desire.
Get the rest you need and deserve
A white noise machine is perfect depending on the person, but with up to six different sounds, as well as the option to pack it up and take it with you, the Pure Enrichment Wave Sleep Sound Machine (opens in new tab) comes pretty close to being the best choice for anyone looking for the best machine. This sound machine offers an adjustable speaker and even a USB port to keep your phone charged overnight.
Those looking to keep the little ones asleep while keeping an ear out for them want to check out the Hatch Rest+ Baby Sound Machine (opens in new tab). This machine includes a built-in night light with different colors to pick from, along with a two-way audio monitor allowing you to make sure they are sleeping comfortably.
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