Best sleep & snoring aids according to redditors

We found 1,700 Reddit comments discussing the best sleep & snoring aids. We ranked the 479 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Sleep & Snoring Aids:

u/BrewTall · 99 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

The mechanical noise generators have a wonderful "real" whooshing noise. There are more expensive brands, but this is all you need:

While digital white noise generation is ok for some people, if you are an active-mind type you'll find yourself keying-in on the loop (pattern recognition) and starting to anticipate it. Not a very restful state.

Edit: To all the people who use fans for noise generation, changing to a sleep easy will probably pay for itself in electricity usage. Somewhere between a fifth and a tenth of the power usage.

u/RedCornSyrup · 47 pointsr/JusticeServed

You should check into one of these. They're worth every penny.

u/samfuller · 35 pointsr/Advice

Buy yourself a white noise machine. I bought one when I was living in Brooklyn. I was sick of being woken up by car alarms and random yelling. Blankets the whole room in a soothing "hum".

u/Huffheinz · 29 pointsr/BuyItForLife

You can also get a white noise machine that makes noise without blowing much air. It's just a little fan in a container with holes in it. They work very well.

u/TastesLikeCashew · 20 pointsr/Parenting
u/Sweet_Italy · 19 pointsr/beyondthebump

This is the one we use. Ours is great. It was actually my MILs, it's lasted a long time.

Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine, White

u/StealthySniffer · 18 pointsr/HomeImprovement

White noise machine.

Normal bathroom fans require you to cut into drywall.

u/enna12 · 17 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

Depends on the sleep mask. I've had really crappy ones & I've had great ones. I love this one. It blocks out all the light and conforms to your face with no light leaks. Plus the eyes are rounded so your eyelashes don't touch the mask.

u/SoberHaySeed · 17 pointsr/Nootropics

I was told by a neurologist that anything over 300 mcg (micrograms) will either offer no benefit up to 1mg and cause sleep problems above 2mg. He told me that 5mg pills aren't going to hurt you, but are sold to the American "bigger must be better" buyer.

I've not tried time release, but I limit my caffiene after noon and take half a 1mg tablet.

They do sell 300mcg melatonin, I can't help but think there's a reason for that.

u/Grungegrownup3 · 17 pointsr/Fibromyalgia

And good eye mask for when they need to nap during the day. I found a slightly weighted one works good and stays in place. I like this one as it has little plastic pellets in it to conform to your face, really blocks out light good, yet still is cool and lets air flow.

u/readermom123 · 16 pointsr/Parenting

We had this one for a long time and it's adjustable so you can adjust the pitch of the noise a little. However, I think it was a little lower-pitched than the video you posted at our regular setting (we don't have it any more though, so I'm not sure).

u/JustAnAvgJoe · 15 pointsr/starterpacks

I have really bad tinnitus. Get an old school white noise machine, it’s much better than music.

Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine, White

u/bitterespresso · 14 pointsr/AskNYC
u/danecdotal · 14 pointsr/boston

The only things that worked for me are a white noise generator or moving elsewhere.

Noisy people never stop being noisy.

u/jadeoracle · 13 pointsr/travel

I cannot sleep on planes, so long flights are hell. Here is how I do by best to cope with it.

Firstly, make sure you are comfortable, don't wear too tight clothing, wear layers in case it gets too hot or cold. I also bring slippers and change into those on the flight. (Mainly because I'm usually wearing my largest hiking shoes to save on space in my bag.) Also if you can put as much as you can in the overhead, don't waste your precious foot area space with another carryon that you don't need for the next 11 hours.

I also usually have either a travel blanket or sarong with me to use as a blanket. I then have a "DogBone" style travel pillow, which I find is better than the half intertube type travel pillows. I then have an eye mask that blocks out light, even though I cannot sleep it helps to make you feel like you are in a different place. I also have a bunch of ear plugs as I tend to easily loose them.

Then you need to have your distractions. I make sure to have movies/tv already downloaded to my phone or tablet. Same with ebooks and music. I also travel with multiple USB power packs to rejuice my devices. And then I carry a sudoku book, and extra paper (to write travel memories or doodle.)

I also make sure to have at least 2-3 full water bottles, as you want to keep hydrated. Avoid salty foods as well as those with too much sugar. But I also make sure to have snacks on hand. The name of the game is preparedness.

I don't have any experience with OTC drugs to sleep, as again I cannot sleep on planes. I would suggest trying whatever you have out prior to taking the flight, as you might have strange reactions. Nothing like trying to take something, and instead be bolt awake and not feeling well. I do have prescribed sleep medication, but its weird, if you don't fall asleep within 20-30 minutes of taking it, it has the opposite reaction and you'll heart will start racing. So I don't take it on flights.

Make sure to stretch and change up your seat position. I like to rest my eyes by putting the pill in front of me and essentially face plant the seat in front.

Make sure to get up every once in a while (mine is every 3-4 hours) and go to the bathroom, or just walk and down the aisle, etc. Stretch as you go. Note that some flight attendants won't like or won't let you just hang out at the back of the plane. (Usually because of safety issues.) Even if the flight attendant is being rude to you, make sure to be nice and smile. It will help later, as you can usually go to the back and request some water to keep hydrated. Also make sure not to get up during drink/meal service.

And good luck. I can handle 9 hour flights no problem, but longer than that its awful.

u/LemonDrank · 13 pointsr/Nootropics

I'm a fan of:

You'd think people and especially doctors would want to go with the minimum effective dose as supported by the literature, but the mentality of "if a little is good, a lot must be great!" is so common.

u/manatee1010 · 13 pointsr/AskVet

And if you can still hear them, get a white noise machine to keep in your room, near the door.

I'm a REALLY light sleeper. Naturally I own one cat who wanders the halls at night, wailing (for no reason at all), and one who runs around like an idiot all night (at 13 years old!!).

Drowning them out is your best defense. The white noise machine is a good start (I like this one). Add ear plugs if necessary.

u/Benda · 13 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/Holein5 · 13 pointsr/Fitness

I have a family history of sleep struggle, including a father who has a CPAP machine. This is what I do for sleep:

  • No alcohol.
  • Make my room as cold as it can be without freezing to death. Usually I set the temperature to somewhere in the 60's.
  • Turn on a fan to have continuous airflow/circulation/additional noise
  • White noise maker. This has been one of the best purchases, I use the Lectro Fan
  • Don't eat a few hours before sleep.
  • Don't nap. I used to randomly fall asleep in front of the TV for 30 minutes after a hard gym workout, but realized that it was making falling asleep at my normal time more difficult. I cut it out and force myself to stay awake until my normal sleep time. If I am tired that day I'll goto bed a little earlier than usual.
u/lynkfox · 12 pointsr/Parenting

Second the white noise. We got this model and it is incredible. Mechanical, super soothing, changed our kids sleeping habits almost instantly.

u/winteriscummming · 11 pointsr/oakland

Probably not the answer you want to hear, but do you use a white noise machine? I have a neighbor whose dogs bark all night long, and I finally picked one of these up on Amazon and it helps keep me sane. Lecteofan

u/hometowngypsy · 11 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I bought an amazing white noise machine because my neighbor's dogs love to bark a lot at night. It's the best thing ever- you could just saw you need an extra white noise machine to help you sleep now that you don't have the noisy fan anymore.

This is the one I swear by. I even bought an extra one to travel with.

u/mothstuckinabath · 11 pointsr/beyondthebump

I used a white noise machine with my first kid starting when she was a baby, and she still uses & loves it today. She's 10. I use one too! It's scientifically proven to help you sleep better, plus it just blocks out some noise. To be most effective, get a white noise machine that uses actual air to create the noise, rather than a digital recording. It really fills the room without sounding harsh or grating. I love this one. It's $50 but it completely gives us our money's worth.

You have my absolute sympathy, we lived in an apartment for our first baby and now we're in a house for our second, and it really is a whole different ball game.

u/dirtyjoo · 10 pointsr/AskNYC

Have you looked into putting one of these in your bedroom?

u/ObligatoryResponse · 10 pointsr/programming

Here's a mask and earplugs. Wear them when you're about to get offended.

u/Leisureguy · 10 pointsr/wicked_edge

Take care to avoid the four most common mistakes cartridge shavers make when switching to a DE razor.

I think you might want to try a different razor, just to see. I recommend you get a Silvertone razor, which is only about $3 shipped. It's quite a good little razor---I used mine this morning.

As an experiment, try shaving at the sink for a week. Take your shower. Then at the sink, wash beard, work in lather, and shave. Do that a week, back to shower shaving a week, and then one more week at the sink. See whether you note any differences.

I would say none of the brands of blades you've tried are working well for you in that razor. Try some more brands. Use the first brand of blade that works for you for at least two months. By keeping the brand of blade constant, variation from shave to shave is (probably) due to prep and technique, so you can focus more on perfecting those by not changing the razor or brand of blade. Also, after two months, you'll really know what that brand of blade feels like so when you try a new brand the differences are highlighted.

Alum is not really a styptic. See this discussion of alum v. styptic. I recommend My Nik Is Sealed (my favorite) or Clubman Pinaud Dab-On styptic.

I agree: avoid the slant until you get close and trouble-free shaves routine with your current razor. Be very careful about blade angle. In a silent bathroom (no fan, no running water, no radio) you can use the quiet sound of the stubble being cut to tune the angle.

Hope this helps. You can take a look at the reader reviews of my introductory guide and decide from those whether the book is likely to be helpful to you. It's available from all Amazon sites.

u/TheSandwichKing · 10 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

As someone who is constantly on the road and also a full-blow fan-while-I-sleep addict I have to recommend the Marpac Dohm-DS.

It's "real" white noise caused by the movement of air, but can be packed extremely easily. Trust me, it saved my life and marriage.

u/Delores_Herbig · 9 pointsr/InteriorDesign

Ok so I used to live in an apartment with thin walls, and as a light sleeper it drove me nuts.

Years ago, I got one of these. It sounds like a constant fan noise, but it blends in so well that you stop hearing it pretty much immediately, but it keeps outside noise from bothering you too much. I would sometimes fall asleep without it on, only to wake up repeatedly throughout the night, until I realized what the issue was.

I live in a much quieter place now, but I still find it helpful and comforting to sleep to.

u/brock_lee · 9 pointsr/whatisthisthing

White noise machine. To mask what's going on behind that door.

u/bellalinda · 9 pointsr/beyondthebump

I use this Dohm sound conditioner. Expensive but awesome.

u/rafiki530 · 9 pointsr/RoomPorn
u/Spiderwebs4Woodhouse · 9 pointsr/IWantToLearn

I couldn't sleep without my Dohm natural white noise machine. Check them out on Amazon. Worth every penny, and small enough for travel.

u/Tex-Rob · 9 pointsr/hsp

I think most of us are light sleepers. White noise is the only way I can sleep, been using one on my nightstand, and one on my wife’s for over ten years. We take one with us on trips.

u/ArcFlash · 9 pointsr/HomeImprovement

This is the right advice: what you need is good ear plugs and a white noise machine. Not all ear plugs are created equal, I highly recommend these:

I have this noise machine, and it works great at drowning out traffic/ambient noise. I find it works well in conjunction with the earplugs:

u/TelegraphFoster · 9 pointsr/Outlier

I tried to post this earlier, but I think the age of my account triggered the filter:

The Waterfall system is an interesting idea, but is it worth it at its current price? In a comment on the original announcement post, Abe mentioned that the Waterfall could hold "more than people are assuming," and that's technically true. The system can accommodate my Spirit-Airlines-LA-to-San-Francisco-No-Carry-On flying kit, which includes a water bottle, a light shell jacket, a book, a sleep mask, ear plugs, a passport wallet (can't find a link for this, it's a slim-ish RRL epi-leather thing), and a cell phone charger with cord--but not comfortably. If you're only carrying flat things (even heavy ones), it's surprisingly stable and very pleasant to use. But when items with a horizontal height of more than an inch or so are loaded into it, the system starts to feel unbalanced and awkward to me.

It might be okay as a super-minimalist laptop bag, but I'd be afraid to set it down anywhere without giving the landing zone some thought. The last generation 13MBP feels made for it, but nothing bigger than that, including the new 15-inch models, will fit. You can throw the charger in the medium pouch, but if you wrap the cord around it like I do, it bulges pretty substantially, and will bang into the laptop (audibly) if you move at anything faster than a walking pace.

In general, I think the bag looks quite nice, and I actually enjoy the mandatory compartmentalization. The AustriAlpin slide adjuster works well, but some of the coating was worn off around the mechanism when it arrived. That's a small thing, but I really feel that if it's going to maintain it's current $425 price-point after the experimental phase, it's really going to have to be perfect. The Dynylon Molly Webbing deserves a shoutout, as it looks much better than tradition molle (especially on the front, where it's installed in such as way as to be slightly recessed). The main Dyneema material is still its same crinkly self, and for whatever reason this bag felt louder than the Quadzip to me, especially when it rubbed against the gore-tex of my coat.

In short, I quite like this bag aesthetically, and I'm glad that Outlier decided to do the experiment, but my own use case is too limited to justify the somewhat eye-watering price tag. Fortunately, I do still have a very nice non-backpack option that I'm quite attached to.

u/LoveOfProfit · 8 pointsr/Fitness

I like this one. The reason is that most melatonin supplements are in the range of 1mg+, when research shows that more is not better (and in fact can be counter productive). Optimal for men is ~250-300 mcg.

Take it 30min before bed and turn off your electronics (blue light = stimulant).

u/FAHQRudy · 8 pointsr/scifi

No, I agree with the problem. I have tried a bunch of ambient apps and I can notice the loop edit right away and find myself waiting for it. It does not make falling asleep an easy feat when you are fully alert and waiting for the pattern to repeat.

This, in my opinion, is the only way to fly.

u/illuxion · 8 pointsr/pics

I have the marpac noise maker, it just stresses me out. I also use the ceiling fan as a noise distraction, but my problem is not being able to shut my brain down. I constantly think about this project, that meeting, did I remember to roll out the patch to that site. I need to get back into reading or some other distraction to help turn off my brain and stop being such a worry wart all the time.

u/Leezardy · 8 pointsr/whatisthisthing

It's this white noise maker so that you don't overhear people having therapy.

u/pizza_for_nunchucks · 8 pointsr/Parenting

Marpac DOHM white noise machine

Red Gummy Bear Nighlight

  • Use a real white noise machine. We used a battery operated one in a stuffed animal. Yeah, sure it's cute, but it didn't do crap. The Marpac got our daughter sleeping through the night.

  • Use a red light when tending to your child in the night. It doesn't disturb their sleep cycle. We were using a dimmed lamp, but our daughter would wake and stay awake and want to play. We started using this, and she would go back down A LOT easier.
u/r00tyt00ty · 8 pointsr/Austin

Honest question here, have you looked into a white noise machine? or running a fan? is what I use, have it set to White Noise, roomie has theirs set to Ocean and it sounds like the beach.

u/[deleted] · 8 pointsr/malelivingspace

Honestly, if that’s your schedule, and you’re not doing anything insane like throwing a party or blasting music, I wouldn’t worry about it. There are things that they can do to reduce incoming noise in their space. Apartment living is rough sometimes. If you’re really feeling bad about it though, you could do carpet, that foam flooring like you see in gyms, or just move your workspace to your kitchen or living room if that’s possible. Concrete is tough because it doesn’t really dissipate vibration. Earplugs, fans, headphones, Marpac Dohm (, acoustic foam on the ceiling... these are all things that they can try before complaining about your normal routine imo. I know it may sound dickish, but if you’re not being unreasonable, they shouldn’t need to be either.

u/Mighty_Andraste · 7 pointsr/beyondthebump

Not sure if you’re set on music, but Lectrofan has 10 fan sounds and 10 colored noise sounds (white, brown, etc) - it has the option to turn on and play forever or you can set it for an hour if you want.

u/EnglishSubtitles · 7 pointsr/Brooklyn

I second and third all the previous comments that suggest contacting your community board, city councilman and other elected officials.

Since you're the parent of a newborn, you need immediate help to improve the situation. So I suggest getting a white noise sound machine to help you and the kids sleep. Here's one I found on [Amazon]
( but there seem to be many good options. Good luck!

u/Naenia_Lachesis · 7 pointsr/RBNLifeSkills

Ear plugs - the little foamy disposable ones - from Amazon

Also a good eye mask, I found one at Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago. Something like this should do the trick.

Good luck!

u/MaudeDib · 7 pointsr/oakland

I feel your pain, I really do! This exact same thing happened to me, except it was a barking dog who lived in an apartment directly behind me. It would bark for 5 minutes straight. Stop for 30 seconds, then the wind would blow or a mouse would fart and it would start all over again. Like you, I put a note on the front door of the complex, tried contacting the management of the building to no avail.

What ended up working for me was to take a few videos (so no one thought I was exaggerating) and then posted a nicely worded message on with a link to the videos.
In order to get their attention with all the flotsam and jetson, I titled the post with the address: DEAR 12345 MAIN STREET RESIDENTS - I NEED YOUR HELP or something like that. I spoke directly to the dog owner, "You may not be aware your dog has separation anxiety and barks non-stop from X to Y o'clock each day." I posted a link to a google photos gallery with a bunch of videos of the dog barking day and night, explained there are many treatments and remedies available for separation anxiety and then asked the other residents of the address in question to please show their neighbors this posting, in case the dog owner in question wasn't on

Anyway - it worked. A few days later the barking pretty much stopped. I think they started taking the dog to doggie day care.

I wish you luck, I hope you get some resolution. In the meantime, if you want to save your sanity, get one of these sound machines. You will be amazed how well they work for all manner of annoying sounds: The 5:30AM garbage truck, barking dog, folks in the hallway by your apartment, the couple next door making exuberant love, the kids playing in the backyard next door, etc etc. I swear by the Marpac brand, but there are plenty to choose from. Just get one that makes a sound via mechanical means (fan) and not electronic. I find that the electronic ones don't fill up the room the way the mechanical ones do. Also, the electronic ones are a recording and so they loop. Your brain WILL discover where it loops.

u/whiteycar · 7 pointsr/Calgary

What type of sound is it?

If its slamming doors, heavy bass etc thats structural vibration and there is basically shit all you can do with that.

If you are looking at just deading sound (TV, non heavy bass) then a cheaper solution is just white noise machines. I have had similar to below where I slept in a room with basically closet doors in an apartment full of 5 people and didn't have a problem drowning out the noise.,

Edit - Copied the wrong link

u/kielbasarama · 7 pointsr/breakingmom

This is the greatest $45 you will ever spend. You may even want to get two. It will seriously change your life. It's not particularly loud but a bomb could go off and my kids won't wake up.

Marpac Dohm-DS All Natural Sound Machine, White

u/Teflonica · 7 pointsr/Supplements

I use Sundown 0.3mg, works like a charm. Larger doses leave me groggy the next day.

u/MSschifino · 7 pointsr/Parenting

My Fiance, my 3 year old (possibly ADHD) daughter, and I went on a 13 hour road trip to see family just a few weeks ago.

It went incredibly well, seriously.

My Plan:
Bring lots of dry snacks and things she normally has, and some things that are limited treats. We brought Lemon Zest Luna bars, lots of NutriGrain bars, fruit cups, pudding cups, single serving snacking crackers. We also brought a cooler for her to have her lactose-free milk and propel waters chilled.

I bought a few look and find books for her (Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Sofia the First, and Bubble Guppies), loaded her ipad with episodes of Wally Kazaam, Little Einsteins, and a couple of movies she hasn't seen in a long time (Finding Nemo and Monster's Inc). I also bought some Crayola Color Wonder coloring books and markers.

We started off the trip without any entertainment, no music/movies/books, just conversation. After about 3 hours, she fell asleep (it was around her usual nap time). After she woke up from her nap she was a little irritated that we were still on the road, so I broke out the ipad and snacks.

After she would settle down, we'd take a break from entertainment and just talk. We rationed entertainment for when she was getting uncomfortable.

Even though she's been potty trained for over a year, I dressed her in a Pull-Up in case we couldn't get to a bathroom in time, or if she had an accident while asleep (something that does happen at home).

For sleeping, we brought her own sheets, pillowcase, and mattress cover, oh and her special blanket. We brought along her white noise machine as well. This is her Dohm and it seriously saves my life on a regular basis. We did semi-normal bedtime routines in both hotels and my in-laws.

I was incredibly stressed out before the trip, just try to write a real plan down that fits with your kids. You know them best! I tried to research things to do on road-trips, but my daughter could really care less about license plates haha.

Good luck!

u/CAK6 · 7 pointsr/AskNYC

I've had the marpac below for 5+ years without any issues. I can't imagine sleeping in the city without it.

u/Ginfly · 7 pointsr/keto

Quick additions:

u/Papander · 6 pointsr/wicked_edge

Read this pretty long post about DE shaving. The "HERE" link inside that post has good information as well.

Some comments about the products you have chosen:

> So I've been looking into buying a DE starter kit and looked at all the suggestions and I've sorted out this much so far.
Razor: DE86bl
Blades: Sampler
Pre-Shave Soap: Glycerine
Alum: Alum
Styptic: Clubman Pinaud

The Edwin Jagger is a very good razor.

The sampler comes only with 2 blades per brand, which could be enough but in my opinion 5 blades per brand would be better. Blade samplers in amazon are somewhat expensive.

Clearly natural is a pre-shave soap which is not necessary, but some people do find them helpful. You use it to wash your face before you lather your shaving cream/soap. You are missing the shaving cream/soap from your list.

Alum again not necessary, but some users like it.

Styptic pencil, do you bleed a lot? I ask because I hardly ever bleed, my blood coagulates really fast. So I have never seen a use for a styptic pencil.

> So for brushes it sounds like boar or badger, which I believe is preferred, hair is the way to go, but then the recommendation for the $75 level is bamboo and at the $100 one of the 2 recommended is synthetic.

The Ecotools bamboo brush is a women's makeup brush. Using it for shaving seems rather extreme. However I'm not sure how its making process differs from a shaving brush, do they use different glue or what. But I have seen threads posted where people say that the brush has died on them. If you are on a very tight budget and want a very soft brush that you can also find locally, then I think the Ecotools is a good option. That being said you can get Omega boar brush for about $10 from various online stores.

> I was looking through some of the threads and somewhere I found someone recommend this set which seemed nice, has a badger brush a little cup for lathering and a thing to hang the brush on to dry and comes with little starter shaving soap (although I have no idea if the soap is any good). So thoughts on that set and any inputs on brushes would be appreciated.

I don't think that recommendation had many upvotes. The brush is a pure badger brush and it's also prone to excessive shedding. The soap is nothing special. A brush stand isn't necessary. After you are done shaving thoroughly rinse the brush with running water from the tap, shake out the excess water, and use a towel to dry the tips of the brush, leave the brush standing on its base in a open space to air dry. The apothecary mug is not necessary either. It's mainly intended to hold the soap puck. However most shaving soaps will come in their own containers. The mug can also be quite small so when you are loading your brush you end up banging your fingers against the sides. I wouldn't recommend this set.

> And then lastly, how important are aftershaves? Are they just to smell nice or does it help you skin take a breather after threateningly rubbing sharp stuff all over it? My main mental picture of aftershave never having used it before is the scene from Home Alone, so feel free to educate me.

There are many different kinds of aftershave products; alum block, afershave splash, aftershave balm, moisturizing cream, moisturizing oil like jojoba oil, unrefined shea butter, and witch hazel. You pretty much have to try which works for you, but I'd start with a cheap aftershave balm like the Nivea sensitive aftershave balm (if you get satisfactory results with it you don't have to explore the other options unless you want to).

In the Home Alone he used aftershave splash. I'm not really a fan of these, the alcohol can be too drying for your skin and they are often more heavily scented which can irritate your skin. Some users do love them though, but I'd say they are for normal to oily skin. I like to use the other type of products, such as the aftershave balm, it soothes/heals and moisturizes your skin.

u/x3iv130f · 6 pointsr/AdvancedFitness

Not meat-head but I've had the same results. I take 100 mg of Magnesium chelated and 300 mcg (0.3 mg) of melatonin each night and it makes a big difference. This is what I use:

u/KaliBama · 6 pointsr/Nootropics

Sundown Naturals makes a cheap 300 mcg melatonin that you can buy from multiple places including Amazon

u/GrokMeAmadeus · 6 pointsr/daddit

The best purchase my wife and I made was a dohm sound machine. It’s way better than any electronic white noise generator and helped my girls sleep through many nights of fireworks and lightning storms. Link for anyone interested:

u/meismariah · 6 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Have you tried an actual white noise machine? And I don't mean the electronic kind but this kind. There's a small fan in the box, and you can adjust the tone and noise level by swiveling the outside casing to adjust the size of the holes. It works very well.

u/wafflesareforever · 6 pointsr/AskMen

You need a mechanical one like this.

u/FatPeaches · 6 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

White noise machine will drown out most/all of the noise. It'll take a night or two to get used to it but then you'll never sleep without it on ever again.

u/ecoop3r · 6 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I had the same problem. I used a fan on high for white noise and it worked great.

I've also read that these little devices are amazing:

u/mr_poopface · 6 pointsr/Ultralight

Right here, OP. This was the difference maker for me. I've tried several masks and can still only use this dinky little silk one:

The trick to getting used to it was to not try to fall asleep with it on at night (impossible, right?), but to keep it nearby and go to bed with the curtains open. Around 5am when the sun filled the room, I would reach for the mask and the slight discomfort had no chance at keeping me from going back to sleep. A few weeks of this and my body associated the feeling of the mask with blissful sleep.

u/st8ofinfinity · 6 pointsr/LightningInABottle

I have a few solutions to this as i myself have gone to the extremes on sleep deprivation at lib. Here are a few game changers that made a world of difference.

  1. Your tent. We found that righ as the sun comes up sleep is almost impossible due to light and rockstar heat. We got a bunch of those emergency thermal blankets and lined the exterior of our tent almost entiely in them. This both blocks light and a huge amount of sun heat. They make it seem like air conditioning compared to not using them. Packing tape works very well on holding them together and allows you to customize their shape to fit your specific tent. Another tip is to sandwich or layer them between a fabric material to dampen the noise they make with the wind as they move. Those mitary guilly style camo covers work well too. You basically want to hold them down as well as possible to limit how much they move to eliminate the noise they make, which is like tin foil.
    Be creative and innovative with these as they can look really cool too! Your tent will be dramatically more comfortable all day.

    They come in multi packs to save money. Also if you have extra, im sure your neighbors will appreciate it greatly if you donate a few. The only drawback is the noise, so ensure you address this. Installing them on the inside of your tent is also an option.

  2. Sound. Earpeace hd earplugs are amazing

    I go to tons of concerts! These are exceptional not only for being FRONT ROW! but amazing for sleep as well. They are inexpensive and worth every dollar, and super comfortable!

  3. Brain spa.

    Onnit new mood!

    Take these before bed. Such a great balanced formula and one of the best regenerative items ive found yet!
    Nuff said

  4. Light in the morning or anytime of the day.

    Ill keep this short, they just work, period.

  5. Cool as LIB!

    We discovered these and theyre awesome! We wet them down at the water stations which are everywhere throughout Lib. They feel amazing in the sun and in a wierd way are kinda fun, idk. Lol

  6. Bring vitamins! I recommend D3, ZINC, B COMPLEX, AND FISH OILS.
    Make sure you keep these all cool and dry.

    I recommended a cooler scenario in another sub, but ill repeat it here.

    Dry ice in your cooler is the best way to refrigerate all weekend that i have found, minus actually having a refrigerator.

    Tip: careful with dry ice as it can burn you and mess up your cooler if not prepared properly. Wrap it in brown paper to prevent direct contact with the sides and bottom of your cooler. Also, if you put actual ice around the dry ice this works too. We got a solid 3 days of awesome cooler performance this way. Cover your cooler during the day with the above mentioned mylar blankets for even better performance.

  7. Protein power! You need nutrition if you want to rage like a rockstar! Many flavors and its super fast and simple to prepare. I use mp combat protein, works well and tastes great!

  8. Bed/air mattress. One oddity we found with our air mattress. At night the ground and ambient air temp drops a bunch on some occasions. So the air inside the mattress cools as well which made for an extra chilly experience one night. We insulated the bottom and sides of our air mattress with a fleece or similar blanket which helped keep our body heat inside the mattress.

  9. Feed me! Bring good healthy food like apples, avocados, bananas, pita bread, peanut butter or almond butter. These are delicious and full of proper energy. Keep junk food to a minimum, but dont eliminate it, because well, sometimes cheese its are bomb as hell! You just dont want to be weighed down by garbage. Tip: the acai warrior bowls at the food courts are legit! And, try the poutine for breakfast! You wont regret! Also we found that Mountain house freeze dried packets are a convenient and awesome way to chow down. You'll need hot water for some and regular temp for the cereals and desserts.

    I hope this helps. Unfortunately I can't be at LIB this year, so this post helps me cope with said situation.

    I have many other pro tips if anyone is interested so hit me up

    Love you LIB!

u/drjimmybrungus · 6 pointsr/AskNYC

Keep your windows open and then use a white noise machine to drown out the loud street noises so you can sleep.

u/JoNightshade · 6 pointsr/Parenting

This is the one you want right here! It's fantastic. You can make the white noise low or high pitched and it just goes forever because it's a fan, not a recording. It also has two speeds, so you can make it REALLY loud if you need to drown out some extra noise (or siblings!)

We actually have two of these, one for each kid, and we take one whenever we travel. It's a bit spendier than some others ($50), but totally worth the price tag. We've had the first one for several years now and it shows no sign of quitting.

u/JimmieC123 · 6 pointsr/WaltDisneyWorld

I use this. It's actual white noise because it is generated by fan. Same one that they use in doctors and therapists offices. Travels easy too.

u/pocketchalker · 6 pointsr/sleep

I swear by this: Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine, Black

u/Quorum_Sensing · 6 pointsr/nursing

Congratulations! All units are different, so I'll just say ask questions. Don't let yourself become a jaded judgemental asshole. You get to go home. No matter what they did to themselves, there is a human in that bed having the worst time of their life. That's punishment enough.

As to joining the under world:

Sleep hygine. Do all 3 shifts in a row. Get home before the sunlight gets on top of you and you get the dreaded second wind. Eat, drink, shower and sack out fast. Splurge on a nice bed and linens. Pack lunches and eat clean. You can and will pork out fast on night shift living on pizza and donuts.

Black out window covers
These are better than any shades or curtains. No light gets in. Meth house level coverage. I could never sleep with a mask on, so these were a must.

White noise machine There are tons of options for this. Most are some recorded loop which your brain fixates on the pattern of, and does the opposite of making you sleepy. This is truly white noise from a fan and you can adjust the volume and pitch by twisting it and adjusting the venturi's. They've been made sine the 70's and I also used them in my kids room, have seen them in doctors offices, etc. No need for ear plugs with one of these.

u/lawrnk · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

As far as the closest to a BIFL product, this is the sound machine I love.

u/jdizzle161 · 6 pointsr/AdviceAnimals
u/WeaponH · 6 pointsr/UnethicalLifeProTips

Sometimes, there's nothing that you can do. I've been in your situation and it fucking sucks


However, look into white, brown and pink noise. I bought a noise machine and honestly, it's one of the best purchases I've made. Not sure if this will get buried but heres the link


u/BranWafr · 5 pointsr/Parenting

This is the model we've had for almost 2 decades. Got it when my now High School age daughter was a baby and still use it. Has multiple settings (Rain, ocean, jungle, etc...) and has a simple timer if you don't want it on all night. I highly recommend it.

u/Smile_lifeisgood · 5 pointsr/simpleliving

A tablet + a server running plex.

Replaces a TV, DVD player, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon et al accounts. Provides tons of entertainment when at home and when traveling.

Sleep Stuff

Personally I think there's really no proper way to value a good night's sleep. After years of dealing with poor sleep due to breathing problems in a dry climate and living with obnoxious neighbors whose religion prohibits using headphones figuring out some cheap solutions to my sleep issues has yielded immeasurable quality of life improvements.

Nasal dialaters.

I was having a lot of problems sleeping due to narrow nasal pathways + seasonal changes and my BP was off the charts. The quality of life improvement from quality sleep is hard to quantify as a value.

[Really comfy sleep masks.] (
The inner lining on these ones reliably peels off for me but I still use mine and I think I could put these on 1 mile from the sun and not see light.

Super comfortable noise canceling ear buds
I have a ridiculously loud 300lb stomping upstairs neighbor who enjoys putting together furniture at 3am due to either meth or sleep apnea or both. He also really enjoys his shitty 1990s R&B. I've had several confrontations and he's changed some of it but you can't request someone not walk around their apartment when they want. I think he has knee problems so his steps are really heavy. These things are the best answer I could find. If I put these on + a TV show it drowns him out. It sucks to rely on noise to cancel out other noise but I love these things, they're super comfortable and they do the job I need.

Coffee Stuff

GeneCafe Coffee Roaster

So I'm the sort of person who is willing to spend the right amount of money when there's value. For me roasting my own coffee provides tons of value. For starters you can order green beans online for $3-5 a lb. I order 6+ months worth of coffee at a time for around $100, give or take. This roaster has now paid for itself compared to buying coffee at my favorite roaster and is in line with the stale, burnt tasting shit you can buy in giant vats at the grocery store.

But beyond just that I get the supreme joy of truly fresh roasted coffee roasted to a level I like which is a lot different than the black and greasy shit you'll get at Kroger's or whatever. I also love that I can bring this is going to be useful if/when I'm living on a homestead somewhere.

Stainless Steel French Press

Goes with the above. I used to buy glass ones and break them, but this $40 french press will probably last for a very long time with only the screen to worry about replacing and god only knows how long that will take.

[Rough Bur Grinder] (
I really enjoy replacing electronic equipment with stuff I can power with elbow grease. It's not much of a workout, but it's quieter and still does the same job as the electric one I had purchased and unless other electric ones I'm not sure this one will ever break. My previous ones would break/clog constantly, this one has been trucking without issue for a year and I suspect will last several.

u/Nickilas · 5 pointsr/ADHD

No, it's not like a sound file that loops. It's literally got a real fan inside of it. Here's the one I have on Amazon:

u/SKRules · 5 pointsr/UCSantaBarbara

There is certainly no way they're going to turn off exterior lighting for you. Buy one of these; I never would have been able to sleep without mine.

u/rootb33r · 5 pointsr/gadgets

I have both. Sometimes you don't want moving air, and the noise machine also hits some frequencies that the fan doesn't which helps with some noises.

I live in NYC and experience a lot of environmental noise.

edit: I highly recommend the Dohm sound machine

u/Sunbrewed · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

We have a Dohm white noise machine; it's the sound of air rather than digital sound and I love it. We got it for our twins but I sleep with it on for me at this point. Perhaps white noise would help you.

Here's what we have:

u/baby_monitor1 · 5 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

Yes, it gets better. It might take awhile, but it gets better.

Our twins didn't fully sleep through the night for 11 months. It was not a fun experience; honestly I was a zombie for basically a year and I really don't remember much of it. We were woken up 3-6x per night that entire time. Not fun.

BUT, now, our girls are a month shy of being 2 and they sleep like champs. I honestly can't remember the last time I had to get up in the middle of the night to do something for them. They go down in their cribs between 7:30-8pm, we close the door, they might whine for 5 minutes or less, and then they're asleep until we wake them up in the morning.

Do you have some sort of white noise machine? We have one of these in their room and it works great (in fact we have one in our bedroom too).

u/argella1300 · 5 pointsr/TwoXADHD

Yes, do it. Even if it turns out you don't have ADHD, you'll at least have ruled that out and can focus on getting treated for whatever else you may have.

Also: talk to the department that runs student disability services at your school. It's slightly different everywhere, sometimes they're connected with the tutoring center, sometimes they're part of the general administrative services, it varies from school to school. They can help you out with getting testing and filing paperwork with the school so you can get accommodations. Especially for exams, since going by how you describe how your ADHD affects you, taking your exams in an alternative environment would probably do you a world of good.

Another thing, consider picking up a white noise machine from Amazon. The sound they make doesn't sound all that different from when the air conditioning is blowing through the vents, and they're effective at blocking out annoying noises all around you.

u/evilmonkey2 · 5 pointsr/AskMen

I got one of these. It's not electronic and just like a fan type thing. I just wanted a white noise machine... Not waves or crickets or jungle sounds, etc. This works wonders...I live along a busy road near an airport and this lets me sleep so much better. No looping sounds

Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine, White

u/cvltivar · 5 pointsr/misophonia

Get a white noise maker. Not a white noise app on your phone or computer - it's not the same as a real white noise maker with a fan. I use this one.

I get triggered by car and motorcycle engines revving. I live near a military base with tons of idiots revving their idiotmobiles down the street - the sounds aren't loud, but if I can hear them (usually when I'm trying to sleep at night), I'm very uncomfortable. The white noise maker has made a huge difference in my quality of life.

u/lazyAgnostic · 5 pointsr/santashelpers

For the sweet tooth (like my dad, these are all things he likes):

  • A candy jar or bowl filled with her favorite candy.

  • An artisan ice cream scoop.

  • An ice cream maker. You could get an ice cream recipe book as well.

  • One of my dad's favorite gifts was a sugar dispenser... I think that shows his level of sugar commitment.

  • Some artisan marshmallows.

  • A milk frother that doubles as a hot chocolate maker.

    For the executive (like my mom, these are all things she likes):

  • A high quality thermos for coffee on the way to work.

  • A smart home setup, maybe an echo and some smart outlets or the google home. Really good for turning lights on/off, asking for the weather and news, listening to music, etc.

  • A FitBit to help her keep healthy even working long hours.

  • A popcorn maker that allows you to make non-microwaved popcorn in the microwave.

  • A white noise machine. If she has any trouble sleeping this thing is AMAZING.

  • A Roku or Chromecast that makes it easier to watch Netflix on the TV.

  • Wine tasting or cooking class that you can do together. Really my mom loves doing stuff with her family.
u/Expat123456 · 5 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

If it is for convenience get a headband and have it hold your earbuds in place.

Or buy such a product with it built in.

But I would rather recommend a white noise machine to leave in your room for tinnitus. Though such a machine can't play for you ASMR videos.

u/kdukester · 5 pointsr/CozyPlaces

This is what I use for the same problem - total game changer. Therapists use it to block voices from being heard and it works to block road noise just the same:

u/the-sprawl · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

What about one of those white noise sound generator things like they have in some offices? Might help mask some of the sound.

Edit: These things

Edit 2: There's also the Thundershirt for the doggo.

u/MobiusOneFox2 · 5 pointsr/tinnitus

I use this machine to go to bed. I stopped using the fan because my nose always stuffed up and my eyes ended up really dry in the morning.

u/Mariven · 5 pointsr/GradSchool

Have you tried caffeine pills? They're a lot faster, easier, and cheaper than coffee, and they don't taste like anything. I take a 200mg caffeine pill (about 2 cups of coffee) every day as well as two 200mg L-Theanine pills to prevent jitteriness (this is allegedly the chemical that makes tea calming), and it works perfectly.

u/FrostyFurseal · 5 pointsr/starterpacks

I used to do earplugs but the ear wax part of it is no good. I switched over to white noise machines and haven't looked back.

u/donotswallow · 5 pointsr/Nootropics

I used to hate it (sluggish/brain fog all day after) until I discovered these. I take it a few hours before I want to fall asleep and it knocks me out faster than the higher doses ever did. As long as I get enough sleep (7-8 hours) I have no noticeable side effects.

Don't quote me on this, but I remember reading that the 3mg+ doses were based on a misreading of the original study and companies just ran with it.

u/Gen_McMuster · 5 pointsr/slatestarcodex

High doses reccomendations were based on flawed research on people who weren't producing enough natural melatonin. That dosage will just blow out your natural production of the hormone.

An effective dose is measured in the Micrograms and is best taken about 5 hours before you want to go to sleep instead of right before bed. Scott even wrote a good summary of the state of research on it. Here's the dosage I use

u/TrickyPlover · 5 pointsr/Parenting

I use [this](Marpac Dohm-DS All-Natural White Noise Sound Machine, Tan white noise machine. I was previously using fans, but they always developed ticks or squeaks that annoyed me and they were not as effective. If the iPhone apps don't work, this could be worth a try!

u/Eurynom0s · 5 pointsr/startrek

It's mechanical as opposed to being something playing a recording on a loop, so it definitionally can't result in that issue you're describing of noticing when the loop restarts.

u/phorkor · 5 pointsr/Dogtraining

Chihuahua - VERY vocal dog

Pitbull - another quite vocal dog

Pit/Chihuahua mix = VERY vocal dog.

My girlfriends Pomeranian barks when I fart. Just something we accept. You can try something like a white noise maker for when you're sleeping. It might help drown out the sound. It can also help you sleep.

u/xrawv · 5 pointsr/chicago

swear to God it works.

My shrink uses it too outside their offices when seeing patients so others can't hear therapy sessions outside the door.

u/realityno · 5 pointsr/legaladvice

You do realize it costs way more to pay a lawyer for one hour than it does to move dorms once even twice then? Try buying a white noise machine. This is a popular white noise machine.

u/InterJet · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hey, I have the same problem. Had since I was 19. Dark circles are much more pronounced for me than for other people. I look like I got in a fight recently if I don't take care of myself. I use a humidifier in my room in the winter so I don't dry up. I also use these

I have three I put in a bowl in the freezer and I use them maybe a half hour to an hour a day (I can rotate them if they lose their cold, that's why I have 3 but they still feel ok without being cold) while I listen to a podcast or whatever. I also try to reduce my time in front of screens - computer, tv, cell phone, etc. as that really aggravates my eyes.

I also got a pair of gunnar glasses which helps a ton with my dark circles from using screens. - specifically sheadog prescription yellow tint. Most are yellow tint and non-prescription.

u/wivMIGforrevi · 4 pointsr/LucidDreaming

I wear a sleep mask that doesn't press against my eyes. I am unable to see anything so that way I'm not looking at a corpse laying on my chest or a dark figure at the foot of my bed. Just darkness. The only hallucinations I have are the chirps and beeps. It might just be a personal thing that works for me but give it a shot. They look like this:

u/teatiemz · 4 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I cannot sleep without this mask if it's at all light in the room - I've ordered like 5+ over the years for myself (replacing lost ones, lol) and various family members. I much prefer it to the foam mask type that you linked - I find that the nose guard thingy really helps with light. I used to use that type of mask - I would pick them up at TJ Maxx or wherever - but after having this one for the past few years I can't go back. Plus it comes with ear plugs and a little carrying case! I don't use the ear plugs much at all, but I got one of these for a friend and she swore by the ear plugs in college.

The one thing is, it's machine washable (delicate) but not dryable - it still works if you put it in the dryer, but it starts peeling/separating. Still usable, but kind of annoying. It's definitely not cooling tho :/

u/ewilliam · 4 pointsr/firstworldproblems

I know, it's meant ot be a humorous FWP post, but we have 2 of these noise machines (one for us, one for our toddler) and they are really great.

Failing that, (if we're traveling and don't feel like packing it, etc.), we use the whitenoise app for the iPhone in concert with some little portable speakers.

u/greentintedlenses · 4 pointsr/malelivingspace

If you are this concerned with the looks of a fan In a dorm room, specifically when it's only being used for ambient noise.. I'd suggest a sound conditioner instead. Like this one

u/Oobert · 4 pointsr/CCW
  1. get white noise machine or something like fan.
  2. put in babies room.
  3. turn on.
  4. enjoy sleep again. :)

    these are expensive as fuck but it works wonders. Also kid is less likely to wake up due to loud noises.

    if you know all this than ignore me. just trying to be helpful.
u/jonathonross84 · 4 pointsr/DIY

we have a 2 year old and an 8 month old. For naps we close the door in what ever room they're sleeping in and turn on the white noise maker . They are worth every penny.

u/inexile1234 · 4 pointsr/halifax

I'm going to second the eye mask -- You know how "weighted blankets" are pretty popular right now (I have one and LOVE it), well you can get weighted eye masks. I travel a lot and this thing is a game changer for me. It completely blocks out light (because it's filled with glass beads it contours to your face so no light seeping in), it's super cooling and comfortable. It also reduces puffy eyes from jet lag, etc. You can get them on Amazon, this is the one I have and I use it every night even though I don't have a light problem like you. It may be a good solution for you if you cannot get the lights changed.


u/exces6 · 4 pointsr/financialindependence

I use a basic Homedics white noise machine ($20 on Amazon), and it works great. I grew up on white noise machines, and they definitely help me sleep more rested. My wife feels the same way, and she never used one before meeting me.

If you want to try it for a night or two, check out the app White Noise Free. The brown noise setting is the closest thing to my white noise machine, and the app is great to bring on trips.

u/Snickershine · 4 pointsr/badroommates

I'm having motherfucking flashbacks goddamn.
Sounds just like the room mate I kicked out of MY apt last night because he wanted to stay an extra day because he's tired oh boo hoo.

Oh! And about the light! I too am a very light sleeper! I have all the good suggestions for you, friend!!! So, I have a noise maker.
Best one on the market, changed my gd life. My fiance snores. Even when she is quite loud, I just put it all the way up, right next to my head and I can sleep. Not the most comfortable way to sleep but I can still sleep!

I wear earplugs. Have since I was 11.
AAAND if I need to I wear a sleep mask. Soft thing. Takes a bit to get used to but it's so nice.
I use it every night because my fiance's fan light in her computer is bright green! So bright I can see it a bit through my eyelids! But it's okay because I have my nice mask!

God the more I read the more I nod my head. Mine was the same! Just seeing him made me seethe.
Now I would probably care some if he died. But I've had room mates where I did feel this way about. Bye.

He also chases after my fiance's exes and tries to run her friends off. So fucked.

One time he acted like her being in the hospital was an inconvenience and actually was arguing with me over text while I sat next to her hospital bed. And recently, my dog split her head open on the corner of a wall when she got scared and he SIGHED. Like this long sigh!! I couldn't believe it. Since that happened I have not been able to forgive him. We had to take her to an after hours vet because her poor head was POURING blood. Makes me sick to remember.

Who feels that way about an innocent animal? A bad person that I don't want to associate with anymore, that's who. Toxic, selfish fuck.

u/Mormon_Discoball · 4 pointsr/nursing

Whiskey for when she gets home.

This sleep mask

High quality ear plugs. My fiance and I are both nurses, I can sleep fine with my bulk box of foam ear plugs from Walmart but she likes higher quality softer ones. I've tried them. They are better, but mine work fine.

Side note, for her birthday I paid for custom plugs made at an audiologist. They were more comfortable but don't block enough sound for her to use. So that was $80 well spent.

Maybe a bottle of melatonin? Or just more whiskey.

u/CultofPop · 4 pointsr/sleep

I really like the Alaska Bear one, it's silky smooth and covers more than just your eyes so absolutely no lights get in:

u/OtherKindofMermaid · 4 pointsr/sex

You can buy basically anything on Amazon and it will come in a plain brown cardboard box. Under-the-mattress restraint systems work well and you can tuck them away when not in use. If buying things online isn't possible, you can get rope at the hardware store. If you do get into rope bondage, make sure to read extensively on safety. And someone who is tied up should not be left alone.

For a blindfold, I really like this silk sleep mask. It's very soft and it covers well without putting pressure on your nose bridge.

Check out /r/bdsmcommunity for more help.

u/accountdota2 · 4 pointsr/Cubers

I use this:

It's comfortable and easy to pull down.

For 4bld, 5bld, and mbld I also sometimes use blindfolds customized from artscow, comprising a U.S.A. flag, a U.C. Berkeley bear logo, and a plain white one with signatures of cubers. I don't use these for 3bld because they are slower for me to pull down.

u/Ryanrealestate · 4 pointsr/backpacking

How much luggage does he travel with and how many countries is he going to? That will determine what’s a good choice.

My fave travel gadgets have been

  1. battery charger, a large one that can go multiple days without charging. And also your friends will like to use.

  2. micro towel. (It’s a game changer) I got the one at rei in a large. Just big enough to wrap around your waist.

  3. cabeau travel pillow, eye mask, ear plugs (if he’s flying a lot or going to a lot of places. This is my sleep anywhere kit and essential if traveling multiple countries)

  4. collapsable water bottle(spending money on bottled water adds up and you can get water after you pass through security for the plane when the air gets dry. I get dry throat on planes)

  5. a collapsable travel day back pack (man purse or if you buy things. I keep my water bottle and battery in there. Extra clothes, selfie stick etc and if you’re over your luggage limit you can take stuff out and put it in there. When not in use it fold up into a small bag.

u/alfatitan · 4 pointsr/mexico

Hola, veo que sólo te interesan los tapones, aun así te ofrezco una alternativa: un acondicionador de sonido generador de ruido blanco; sirve tanto para los ronquidos de los miembros del hogar, hasta para los ruidos de las fiestas de los vecinos y el tráfico.


¿Que si lo he probado? pues no, lo "conozco" porque Tim Ferris lo recomienda en su libro "Armas de titanes"; ese sujeto no te recomienda nada sin antes haberlo probado él.


u/jujubee_1 · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

I bought the white noise machine off Amazon. Love it. Just plugs in. Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine, White

u/omggkittens · 4 pointsr/June2019Bumpers
  1. A Dohm sound machine - seriously, this thing is amazing. My toddler still uses hers and my husband and I actually bought one for our room and we use it every night. It goes with us when we travel and it's essential to good sleep for us.
  2. Gummy bear night light - it must be red! This was recommended to me from a sleep class we took before our toddler was born and it's amazing for middle of the night feedings. You squeeze the belly and it turns on and there's a separate adapter I recommend buying so you don't run out of batteries so quickly. The red light helps your baby (and you!) fall asleep quickly so you don't have sleep that's even more disrupted.
  3. Seamless underwear - I wasn't expecting a c-section and ended up having an emergency one and I had to have my mother-in-law run to Macy's to find some seamless underwear for me because regular underwear hit exactly at my c-section scar and was extremely uncomfortable. She picked up some Calvin Klein ones and I've since purchased several pairs and I really love them, even when not pregnant, but it was something that I wasn't expecting to need. (I would find the link for them but I'm currently at work so I'll edit it later with the link, haha)

    Splurge item: a baby monitor with a camera and app on your phone. We originally used a motorola one because I was convinced I needed a separate little screen and I could still see it on my phone through an app, but we recently bought a Nest camera and I love it. I love being able to see what time she goes to bed if we have a sitter, I can tell when she's gotten up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom - even if she doesn't wake us up and its several hours later... overall, I just really love it.
u/BraveArt · 4 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse
u/mndjhnsn · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

I love my Lectrofan White Noise machine. We’ve been using it for 5 years and bought a second for the nursery.
LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer, FFP

u/vilsor · 4 pointsr/guns

Get a white noise machine. Smaller and way more convenient.

u/NO_TOUCHING__lol · 4 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

LectroFan. It's got white noise settings and fan settings. The fan settings sound so real it's scary. There's like 10 different ones too, like box fan, extractor fan, industrial fan, it's crazy.

u/redldr1 · 4 pointsr/BDSMGW

Luxury Patented Sleep Mask, Nidra® Deep Rest Eye Mask with Contoured Shape and Adjustable Head Strap, Sleep Satisfaction Guaranteed, Sleep Anywhere, Anytime

u/wicksa · 4 pointsr/NightShifters

This is my favorite eye mask. Also, blackout curtains, a white noise machine, caffeinated beverages, ear plugs.

u/DingusLoL · 4 pointsr/Fitness

L-Tyrosine is a prescursor molecule to the neurotransmitter Dopamine which is used throughout the brain to modulate reward and motivation.

Caffeine will also improve your focus and give you the effects you mention. You could also look into l-Theanine, which is considered a nootropic when taken with caffeine. This means that it increases cognition, which sounds like the effect you are looking for.

u/q2553852 · 4 pointsr/videos

Have you tried using a white noise machine like this one? I used to sleep with a similar gadget right next to me and it really helped.

Overall, the best thing you can do is to try not to focus on your tinnitus in an emotional sense. Don't get caught in the loop of "I wish this would stop -> I'm miserable because this won't stop -> It won't stop because I'm focusing on it -> I wish this would stop..."

u/balloffire · 4 pointsr/MaliciousCompliance

Yea I love dogs too and have one myself, so I felt like a horrible person wishing they would die, but I did. Being jarred awake like that everyday wears you down and you start to lose it a bit.

Here is the one we got. I think part of the reason it works for us though is because the neighbor's dogs are hounds and this machine has a low frequency hum that matches perfectly with their particular bark. So a yipper may not blend in as well.

u/thansal · 3 pointsr/AskNYC

I'd really suggest the Lectrofan over anything with moving parts.

Here's The Wirecutter's breakdown on why the suggest it.

u/SoThatHappened · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Are you in to butt stuff? The Aneros is great.

Playing with a woman? Magic is the correct description. There are male attachments, which I just found while getting the link.

Fleshlight, man. Fleshlight.

Again, if you're playing with someone else, a wartenberg wheel is great fun. Especially with a blindfold. The earplugs aren't really necessary, but can be used elsewhise.

u/NewPolkCity · 3 pointsr/insomnia

OP, melatonin recommended dose is 0.3 mg, it is possible you are taking too much. Try a lower dose ( )


I take 0.3 mg melatonin and 200mg L-Theanine. I am sleeping way better now. Like you, would sleep about 4 hours and wake up in the middle of the night.

u/alwayspickingupcrap · 3 pointsr/StackAdvice

I have bipolar 2 and am on meds, but use supplements to support me.

This website has comprehensive information about lifestyle and supplements that make a difference. I highly recommend that you explore it completely. (It looks clunky/unsophisticated, however I have researched the MD who created it and he is respected in the field...although considered a bit of cowboy.)

Fundamentals you may have already addressed: Exercise, bipolar specific cognitive behavioral therapy, establishing a consistent daily routine (an ongoing process for me).

Most effective for depression is light therapy; it can actually trigger mania, so be careful. It has rarely failed me. I use a dawn stimulator and morning lightbox. The combination of light and dark therapy I think is ideal but I haven't added dark therapy (I'm on reddit at night and can't break the habit).

Re: your stack:

  • Make sure you are taking a EPA /DHA combo of at least 60%. And the DHA is important. Don't just take EPA.
  • Assume you're on methylfolate 15mg?
  • Probiotic: I'm not familiar with Symprove. However you need to choose the probiotic strains (name and number) that have research backed evidence of helping with depression. I used the resources of r/HumanMicrobiome and this spreadsheet to choose these strains to take: Lactobacillus casei DN-114001 - mood (NOW probiotic-10). Bifido. Longum/Infantis 35624 - Immune modulation incl. TNF, IL-6, CRP, depression (Align Digestive Support) because there was crossover with my other problem, rheumatoid arthritis. With some work, you can find something specific for you.

    Personally, I would stop all supplements except methyfolate, NAC, fish oil (EPA/DHA >60%) and maybe theanine if it helps you sleep. Add a light box in AM. Make sure you are taking melatonin 300 mcg (not more than that) every night (add a low dose time release melatonin if you still wake at night.) Give it one month of consistent use then re-evaluate.

    Good luck and feel free to DM me!
u/ShinigamiSirius · 3 pointsr/Fitness

>For regulating the sleep cycle, doses of melatonin between 500mcg (0.5mg) and 5mg seem to work. Start with 500mcg, and if it doesn’t work, work up to 3-5mg. The benefits of melatonin are not dose-dependent - taking more will not help you fall asleep faster.

For most people, <1mg doses are enough to regulate and improve sleep. More than that and you risk building dependence on it to sleep.

>According to our research, the physiological dose of melatonin of about 0.3 milligrams restores sleep in adults over the age of 50," said Wurtman, lead investigator in the study. "The adults who would normally wake up during the second and third thirds of the night were able to sleep through the night with the 0.3 milligram dosage."

>The researchers also discovered that the typical health food store dosage of melatonin, which is about three milligrams (or 10 times the dosage in the study), is less effective in treating insomnia. In addition, the higher dosage can cause potentially serious side effects, including hypothermia (low body temperature). The study also showed that the higher dosage elevated plasma melatonin levels during the day, which can cause a "hangover" effect in some of the subjects.

As for brands, I use this brand. It should be available at any local Kroger, CVS, etc.

u/Skyblacker · 3 pointsr/wholesomememes

Whereas a stuffed stomach makes you sluggish within thirty minutes. At least coffee gives you a few hours.

But it honestly, it sounds like you might have an underlying condition. If it's insomnia, here's a ProTip: melatonin can't knock you out. So the proper way to take it is a tiny dose at dinner (try this), which will trigger your body to make its own melatonin at bedtime. Then you'll fall and/or stay asleep. CBT-i is helpful too.

u/FeralFizgig · 3 pointsr/Supplements

> Also, put your phone and screens away 30-40 minutes beforehand. If you need sound, put on an audiobook or sounds.

Try blue blocking glasses. I've been using these for over a year. 1 hour before I want to sleep, I take 1 melatonin, 2 magnesium, and browse reddit on my tablet for an hour wearing my glasses.

This routine works pretty well for me. Half the time I don't even last the hour before I roll over to sleep.

u/micahglasser · 3 pointsr/Supplements

I was off on my recommendation. I actually meant 300 micrograms. This is the one I take. Also they sell gummy melatonin at Walmart they are 1.5 milligrams a piece so if you cut them in to thirds it's about the right dose.

u/nmyunit · 3 pointsr/Nootropics

yeah, I take 300 mcg nightly and it's plenty. even bumping to 600mcg makes for a noticeably more dreary awakening.

u/alaskafound · 3 pointsr/tinnitus

Distraction is key - if you guys don't have a sound machine, get one immediately. Best 50 dollars I've ever spent - worth every penny.

(If interested, here is link to the one I have and love and it's on sale!)

Listen to lots of "nice" music, quietly. You can take the initiative here. When I say "nice" I mean quiet-ish, acoustic.

And most importantly --- talk about it. Ask him about it. He's going to have to learn to live with this (or it will go away!)

Good luck!

u/Chees_a_saurus · 3 pointsr/stepparents

> Next time, try throwing a load of laundry in or start the dishwasher. If possible, consider getting a place together with more separation between the rooms or at least rearrange the furniture for maximum sound insulation.

We have one of these on a nightstand. Very handy for good sleep and for masking sounds.

u/filecabinet · 3 pointsr/Meditation

I have a white noise machine:

What you could do is go to this white noise website and turn up the volume really loud (or with headphones):

u/TheFallenKnight · 3 pointsr/AskMen

You have to determine what is different about your sleep routine when she stays over vs when she doesn't. Then try to adjust it accordingly. If it's just her presence, you will get used to it.

Also, buy a good sound machine. They have always helped me sleep. And every person who has had it in their lives for a while ends up buying one.

u/Spektr44 · 3 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

The white noise machines that play noise through a speaker are supposedly not as good as those that produce noise mechanically. This mechanical white noise machine is very well-regarded, however I own one and it still doesn't beat a box fan. With light there's a concept of getting a full spectrum light. It's similar with noise. You want a rich, wide spectrum of noise.

Barring that, there are phone apps you might try such as White Noise Lite, Relax Melodies, and Chroma Doze. Relax Melodies is pretty neat, as it lets you create custom noise by layering in different sounds. These apps are on Google Play, dunno about iTunes.

u/bitterred · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

We use this one for our room, it's really neutral. We have a baby one that does ocean waves in the nursery. Part of our "sleep routine" with the baby includes turning on his white noise machine.

u/Nylonknot · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Oh yes! We still play ours all night long!

Here's a link to ours. I've never embedded a king in Reddit Mobile so I hope this works.

u/BellaBanella · 3 pointsr/ADHD

Another white noise fan. This is what I use. I like the sound of air moving better electronic white noise.

Melatonin helps me drift off. It doesn't make me sleepy, but if I'm already a little tired, my thoughts become more like dreams than thoughts, and I stop reacting to sounds or ideas. Isn't enough if I'm wired or wound up.

I also take mitrazipine now, which is similar to trazadone. They are antidepressants that are also commonly used to treat anxiety and insomnia, among other things. I take a tiny dose, specifically to help me sleep. Taking it doesn't change the rest of my medication plan, it's just a little bump. Docs commonly give trazadone to old folks who can't sleep due to evening anxiety - it's that harmless (compared to other sleep and anxiety drugs). My 93 year old grandmother who was medically frail was taking it!

I don't do this, but I diaphragmatic breathing is very helpful for bringing down the anxiety and can help get you out of your head. So peaceful. Plenty of tutorials online.

u/Canopyflyer · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

We have two of THESE and they both have been used every night for the past 6 years, plus travelling, with no failures. This unit actually has a small fan that blows through the holes in the case and that is what makes the noise. You can adjust the number of holes for the desired sound volume, and the fan motor has a low and high speed.

u/UrinalMint · 3 pointsr/aggies

Lived in FHK the first two years it was coed (96-98).

  • Bring flip flops to wear in the shared shower.
  • The desks and cabinets do uninstall from the walls if you want to do a creative loft.
  • Train noise reverberates through the quad, but you'll adjust quickly. A white noise machine like this will help immensely.
  • Unless things have changed (I'm sure they have) your closest laundry not in the dorm will be in the study room behind Keathley adjoining Davis-Gary.
  • Heldenfels is a short walk (10 mins), and that's where the majority of life sciences (for fish) should be.
  • If you're in a room at the end, you can install a hammock on the corner of the railing pretty easily.
  • Most important of all, leave your door open when you're there! Jam your music loud enough for passers-by. It's a great way to meet folks.
u/turtl · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Assuming you're not interested in sites like Simply Noise (which I use a lot), I would recommend the Marpac Sleepmate. I bought one for my mom and she loves it. She let me test it when I went home to visit, and it was pretty awesome.

u/RedPillington · 3 pointsr/asktrp

get a white noise machine. this one is baller. then tell them you're sleep deprived and could they put on some music or try to be quieter in the middle of the night. be congenial. this is not some sort of bullshit alpha magic situation. it's common courtesy. i would try to talk to the guy instead.

EDIT: stop posting in TRP right now. lurk moar. lerk moore. lrk. read/lrk more. read some books. books. read them. lurk more. no posting. you seem like a troll because you have not grasped the concepts.

i want to help you, so here is advice: lurk. read. models by mark manson is a good book that covers most of what you ask about on an ongoing basis.

u/mikesanerd · 3 pointsr/Pitt

Instead of blocking the noise, you may want to try covering it up. This is usually much easier. I know a guy who used a Brown Noise Generator in the dorms. You can buy a dedicated one, or just get something like this. A more low tech solution would be to put something noisy like a fan on for background noise. If that's not enough, you could also supplement it with a sound dampening sleep mask. This is a highly regarded one.

Edit: In case you are wondering, brown noise is a low pitched hum that is supposed to make good background noise. Here is an example

u/timacx · 3 pointsr/sleep

This is a classic case of shift work sleep disorder. (

Do what you can to control lighting and temperature in your bedroom.

  1. Get cheap blackout curtains or something to reduce room light. What I bought to help: Also, I have used this sleep mask: I bought a cheaper one once, but it wasn't big enough and hurt my ears.

  2. Keep your bedroom cool if possible.

  3. Avoid computer, TV & cell phone screens (my personal reoccurring issue)

  4. Don't abuse melatonin & when you use it, make sure you're in a dark room with the steps from above.

  5. If you run out of those options, Tylenol PM (Diphenhydramine HCl) is safe in the short term.

  6. Stop caffeine intake by your lunch time (which I would guess is around 6PM).

    (I've worked night shift for nearly 8 years. It's taken me a long time to figure it all out. I feel your pain.)
u/souliisoul · 3 pointsr/CPTSD

I'm going to start using the mat that I bought 2 years ago!

I don't have trouble falling asleep, I have troubling tucking myself in, so to speak.. I've fallen asleep with the lights on, fully clothed, unshowered, and in uncomfortable positions if I give in to negative self-talk. If I make that choice..

I've even fallen asleep needing to pee! But I try to supress the urge. I think this is because I didn't feel safe getting out of bed at night.

Here are things that help me sleep optimally

  1. Eyemask- blocks out the little light my curtains allow. Fits my face well & there is a gap between the mask and my eyes.

  2. No liquids 3 hours before bed. No food 4 hours before bed. Lessens the need for bathroom trips and discomfort from digestion.

  3. 3M Micropore Tape. I tape my mouth to ensure I breathe through my nose & get 18% more oxygen. Numerous benefits. If you ever wake up with dry mouth, look into this.
  4. COLD Shower. Keep my bed relatively clean and free of dust. Also I dust inbetween my toes with a handtowel as I get into bed.
  5. Always have earplugs, just in case.
  6. Lavender oil on my pillow for aromatherapy
u/thatg33kgirl · 3 pointsr/migraine

When I had my first aura I freaked out too- esp since my family has a history of eye issues and brain tumors. (this was after I had migraines for awhile too) In a panic I called my doc who said I should call my neuro, and he said they are pretty normal. I still went to the eye doctor just in case the next week as I kept having them, but it seems they are linked to my chronic migraines.

For me, I take a break from being on the computer/reading/watching tv and relax. If I'm having a full on migraine, I lay down and close my eyes, and I have an eye pillow that you put in the freezer that I put over my eyes, and try to take a nap if possible. If I just have the aura (which does happen) I know that I either have a migraine coming or just need to get somewhere dark, so I just try to relax somewhere not as bright.

Also, sunglasses with the UV filter seem to help me when I go outside, since for me I get the auras mostly with bright light or eye strain. Hope that helps!

u/tinytidyfrogs · 3 pointsr/ADHD

This is the one I have!

You can put it in the fridge or freezer before using it too if you ever have a headache, it's amazing!!!

u/Saucermote · 3 pointsr/migraine

A few of us have found the compression sleep masks are of a much higher quality. Like this one.

If I need to do serious icing, I still use a giant gel pack.

u/ExactPanda · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump
u/gallie_frayed · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

Here's the one we got. We used an old iphone hooked up to a speaker for the first year, that worked well too... until the iphone kicked the bucket.

u/beachie841 · 3 pointsr/acupuncture

A sound machine for white noise. I’ve been using this one for close to 10 years! (I’m partial to using this on “Ocean” in addition to a second music source. It really helps to mask sound from other treatment rooms and helps patients relax.)

White Noise Machine | Sleep Therapy | HoMedics

u/cantsleepwontsleep4A · 3 pointsr/DSPD

Hi there. Have been using melatonin since 1994 so I am the master of it lol.

Right now I use Solgar 3mg nuggets, super tiny pills that will absorb really quickly. I take 9mg, non-timed release, can take a 1-3 hours to fall asleep.

If you need microdosing and/or time release, head on over to Amazon and check out Life Extension. They should have a 300mcg time release dose. Every few weeks, some nights still fail so I'm all night again lol. Doesn't matter the brand just the way I'm personally built. Don't let that discourage you though.

  • Time release
  • Non time release

    Not sure why the time release one is $10 right now so you might be able to find other sources for a better price. You can get the non-time release ones for $4-6.

    I used to swear by Schiff brand, but doesn't look like they sell pure melatonin anymore (they put b6 and theanine in their formulas), and also they don't have a low dose size either (used to have 1mg).

    Finally you can check Labdoor if you want a scientific analysis of how much of the product actually meets the label.

    Also you can put them under your tongue and let them dissolve, the idea is for alot of it to bypass the stomach and go directly into the bloodstream.

    This Reddit forum is surprisingly quiet. If you know of any other forums let me know as I need some help myself locating a new specialist for some testing.
u/nosamiam28 · 3 pointsr/needadvice

Night shifter for almost 4 years here. Lots of good advice here. To emphasize and adding some more:

  1. Ambient white noise is a must. I bought a really good sound machine and it helps tremendously.

    LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer

    It’s pricey but worth it if you’re gonna be on this shift for a while. It uses randomly generated white noise instead of repetitive sound loops. The loops in cheaper machines are actually bad sometimes. I can hear the patterns and start involuntarily listening for them when I should be falling asleep.

  2. Block our as much light as you can. Even blacking out windows isn’t enough if the light creeps in around the edges. If there’s any light at all, wear an eye mask. You need to trick your body into thinking it is actually nighttime because light hitting your eyes makes your body manufacture cortisol, a hormone that wakes you up and keeps you up.

  3. Speaking of hormones, on the opposite end from cortisol is melatonin, the hormone that tells your body it is time to sleep. You’re body manufactures it, but it does so during the night. You need it during the day, so you need to supplement with oral melatonin supplements. You can get them over the counter. I prefer time-release but try some
    different dosages and release schedules till you find one that works.

    DON’T expect melatonin to work like a sleeping pill that knocks you out hard! It’s not that. You want something that isn’t habit-forming and basically makes you sleep like you would at night. Not drug you into a coma.

  4. If you’re really struggling, take Advil PM or ZzzQuil or even a shot of something (be careful with that one; it’s habit-forming and can make you have to pee a couple hrs later). Just use them sparingly to get through a rough patch or if you just feel desperate for some solid sleep. ALSO, don’t do this if you’ve been lying awake all morning and now don’t have time for a full sleep cycle. You don’t wanna be hung over when you wake up!!

  5. Take steps to prevent you from waking up in the middle of the day!!

    -Put your phone on silent. Do whatever you have to do so that the screen doesn’t light up when you get a text or whatever. Even through your eyelids, that light can trigger a cortisol rush and boom — you’re awake. Remember, you already have some cortisol on board. That light makes your body think the sun just came up and you don’t have enough melatonin to drag you back to sleep like you would at night.

    -Drink plenty of fluids during your shift, but cut off all fluid intake early enough that you won’t wake up having to pee in the middle of the day. Same thing as above. Often, once you’re up you’re up and you don’t have enough mela to get you back to sleep.

    -If you have a problem with waking up hungry, have a little snack before going to sleep. But not fruit or soup or anything with a lot of liquid in it if you have the above problem.

    -If you have people in your life, insist that they respect your need to sleep and how difficult it is for you. To put it in perspective, when they wake you up at 12:00 to go shopping with them or ask you where the remote is, ask them how they think it would feel if you woke them up at 2:00am to do the same. And then turned on the light and left it on. Because that’s what is happening to your body when they do it.

  6. Keep a regular schedule if at all possible. Sometimes it isn’t but until your body develops some sleep flexibility it should be a priority.

  7. Nap if you can, have time, and feel the need. For a night-sleeper, a nap can make it hard to fall asleep at bedtime. But if you’re like me — always tired — a nap won’t hurt your ability to sleep later and may be what helps you make it through your shift and home without crashing your car.

    You’re gonna struggle sometimes. It comes and goes for me, even with taking most of the precautions above. Just be patient and don’t get anxious because anxiety kills sleep quality (anxiety also makes us manufacture cortisol).

    Best of luck! I hope you’re able to crack the code!
u/e67 · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

Time to put on your Sherlock hat... is the dog barking in response to something? Like they hear a noise? Cars, other barks, creaks?

If so, try this or this. Additionally, you can try to train a quiet command

You can also get these white noise generators when you aren't home, which help drown out both the barking sound and any sound trigger that would set your dog off.

If the dog is barking due to boredom, then there are a bunch of toys and stuff that might help, like the frozen peanut butter kongs, etc. The more exercise the dog gets, the better too - so there's the option of getting a dog walker to come in during the day if no one is home.

u/StrategicCarry · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

I think you need to spend $50 to get a good dedicated white noise machine. The LectroFan here is very highly recommended, has lots of options (different fan noises as well as different white noises), and is pretty compact.

If you want to keep using the YouTube videos, YouTube Premium is actually a decent service. For $15 a month you get the ability to download videos, but also no ads and YouTube Music (basically like Spotify). So if you watch a lot of YouTube, your kid is getting to the age where they might get some more screen time, and you're already paying for a music streaming service, it can be very worth it.

u/mrdobalinaa · 3 pointsr/sleep

Try a white noise machine instead of headphones maybe? I can't hear conversations or the tv in the next room with this one.

u/Forty44Four · 3 pointsr/OkCupid

They get loud, and I generally sleep through shit all the time when it's on. I'd just check Amazon sales they usually go on sale pretty often.

LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer

Is the one we got, I think we paid like $35.

u/altoids1989 · 3 pointsr/WhitePeopleTwitter

I personally use the Lectrofan . I had a Dohm sound machine before, but since it's mechanical, it eventually became too quiet. The Lectrofan is smaller, has a better variety of noises, and can get much louder if necessary. It's easier to travel with too.

u/lafinass · 3 pointsr/polyamory

To drown out the noise in your room, the noise machine(s) would need to be in the room(s) where other people are, so it's going to depend a lot on what they like. Some people like cyclical fan noises, others like non-repeating white noise, others like deep humming or reverberation, but lots of people find such noises to be annoying or worse.

I personally love this thing:

I used it for years to drown out the sound of my cats meowing and scratching at the door. I found one of the settings on that machine blocked out most noise from outside the room and after an adjustment period I stopped really listening to the noise itself, it sorta dropped into the background.

The sound of it bothers my current NP so badly that she had to rush from the room after less than ten seconds. So be prepared for the possibility that no noisemaker is going to be a good option.

You may try instead to do some basic sound proofing. Soundproofing a room is expensive and labor intensive, but you can do a lot on the cheap to soundproof your bed itself to eliminate or reduce the squeaking/creaking/thumping. I bought a pack of rubber door jams and set them at strategic contact points between the base of our bed and the bed frame, which quiets all but the most violent of rocking motions. What works for you is going to depend a lot on your situation- both in how you have sex and what you're having sex on.

u/lovedoesnotdelight · 3 pointsr/BravoRealHousewives

So I just moved to a new apartment yesterday in the same apartment complex. The building is brand new and the apartment is enormous. I knew it was too good to be true! I can hear literally everything. I can tell you exactly what my neighbors are watching and listen along with them. I can hear every time someone goes up and down the stairs. I had to call the leasing office to complain about the noise coming from above. Turns out they were cheerleaders practicing tumbling!

I need noise maker and reduction recommendations to drown this all out. My dog and I stressed and tired!!. I found this noise maker on amazon and thinking of buying two. Then I read tapestries or cloth on the wall really helps. I’m also going to get fans to go with the noise makers

Any other ideas??? I’m regretting my huge brand new apartment now and want my 30 year old 600 sq ft closet back!!:( I guess they don’t make them like they used to.

u/Gloster_Thrush · 3 pointsr/BadNeighbors

No. Jesus that’s even more expensive.

I have these:

I bought a bunch, five and returned four when we broke our lease and moved. It was easy.

I hope it gives you some peace. I feel your pain.

u/BearBong · 3 pointsr/theXeffect

OP, if you haven't bought an eye mask yet, I highly recco this one. I got one for travel and sleeping at music festivals / camping. My gf immediately wanted one. So much better than the $6 ones that sit on your eye lids. You'll love it

u/HeroYoojin · 3 pointsr/college
u/freckled_porcelain · 3 pointsr/lifehacks

Have your bedroom be only for sleeping. Don't watch movies/eat/play with your phone/or do anything else in there. Create a bedtime routine for yourself that involves doing several things. Turning off all the lights in the house, checking locks, brushing teeth, setting the alarm for tomorrow. Always do those things in the same order, and always do all of them. By the time you finish your list, you'll be getting pretty sleepy.

Finally, and for me, most importantly. Make sure your room has a white noise machine, is pitch black, and is scented. I cut open my eye mask and filled it with dried lavender flowers. When I smell those, I pass out almost instantly.

It's all about putting yourself in the right state of mind to fall asleep, and sleep deeply.

u/jstracy · 3 pointsr/Portland
u/SonOfSite · 3 pointsr/gadgets

Sounds like you need a white noise machine

u/drtonmeister · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I've dealt with that in shared households -- one bit of laughter, and I feel like I'm missing out on something fun and find it hard to get my "flow" back.

Many people dismiss the effectiveness of typical bedroom hollow-core doors because they underestimate the impact of the space around the edges of the door on transmission of voices into the room. A bean-bag draft-stopper at the bottom of the door and simple weatherstripping correctly applied at the edges of the doorframe will help considerably in isolating you from what is going on in the rest of the house.

In "open plan" offices where many people are working in the same room and cannot always be quiet because of phone-calls and necessary in-person communication, several techniques have been developed to help people keep attention on their work:

• The typical office cubicle carrel acts like "blinders" for a horse -- what should have your attention is within the cubicle, distractions are out-of-sight

• since sound is ineffectively blocked by the cubicle partitions, "sound masking" is used - this consists of audio speakers playing a steady "white noise" background noise that is not dissimilar to air noise from a ventilation/air-conditioning/heating system. The idea is that if speech has to be that much louder or closer for us to understand it because of the interfering noise, our brains won't attempt to parse distant speech not directed at us. There are many "sleep machine" type boxes available that do the same thing, but one can also have a noise file playing from a phone, computer, or media player through a speaker in the room. It is best early on in using this technique to start the noise at what will be an effective volume just before leaving the room for some task outside the room, then when you return the noise itself won't be so much of a distracting stimulus. Perhaps if you are in a forced-air home you could start it while the heat is running and match the noise-level of the heating system, then the background masking level would stay fairly constant as the heat cycles on and off. If you have a calibrated dB meter app, 40 to 45 dBA is the typical target sound level.

Sometimes office cubicle walls are available cheap or free on Craigslist or the equivalent, but one can also make a carrel on a desktop by using panels of any sort, such as tri-fold presentation display boards. If you can back your chair against the wall/pull out the desk so that the very little of your room is visible past the carrel, even better.

If you find that you must use a computer for study purposes, download a browser other than the one you use for social-media and recreational use, and set the parental controls of that browser to either blacklist known distracting sites or allow only whitelisted appropriate sites for your work. Then make a rule for yourself that during designated study time you may only use that browser.

u/OniiChanStopNotThere · 3 pointsr/AskMen

You very gently move her arms. You have to be slow. You put a soft blindfold over her, not a low quality one. You have to do a good job, obviously not anyone can pull this off.

u/GoAskAlice · 3 pointsr/badroommates

Sleep mask.

You can buy these things at Walmart for five bucks.

Also, I think you should become a Trekkie. It will then be super important for you to watch every single episode of all five shows, and all the movies.

u/jellyrollo · 3 pointsr/Maine

My solution from the land of the midnight sun: the Alaska Bear Sleep Mask.

u/kylecorry31 · 3 pointsr/Sleepparalysis

Same, I discovered it last year when my roommate would want to work late at night.

I since discovered I could turn sleep paralysis into lucid dreaming, so I no longer use a sleep mask, but it definitely did help.

I used this mask for the most help:

u/four_toed_dragon · 3 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

These are right from my order history and I'm happy with them all:


Wartenberg wheel - I bought two, one for each hand.

I have a pair of clover clamps, but I rarely use them. They're very tight and painful, most people I've played with can't keep them on long, if at all. I tend to use plain old wooden clothespins most often.

u/GhostOfBostonJourno · 3 pointsr/boston
u/crystalkleen99 · 3 pointsr/SexWorkersOnly

Uh I'm so sorry to hear this. You definitely have a nuisance neighbor and that's so anxiety inducing on top of a chronic illness. I also have a chronic illness and work incall from home.

Have you thought about ways you can limit or muffle the noise? Do you have a carpet or can you put down an area rug? If you don't want a rug, maybe you can wear flip flops or slippers at home to help dull the noise? Do you ask clients to take their shoes off at the door?

I have a white noise sound machine that I use for sleep but a lot of psychologists use them to muffle noise in their office so people can't hear their patients. I have the professional one they use:

It's pricer then the others but it's worth the $$.

I had a problem with my headboard & bed frame after 6 months of working. It was banging on the wall and creaking loudly during activity, it's a freakin miracle my neighbor next to me didn't' complain! It was a single guy so maybe he was happy to listen 😂. I ended up investing in a new bed frame when their was a memorial day sale and I'm pretty happy with my purchase. It's pretty and super quiet now.

u/Ljohnson108 · 3 pointsr/ottawa

Faced a similar situation in a new place - bought a Marpac White Noise Machine and sounds are now muted enough that it is no longer an issue.

u/iliikepie · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

I used to have two chihuahua-mixes. One was high-anxiety.

When we also had two cats, the dogs couldn't relax unless they were in a room with the door closed where the cats could not go. The dogs would stay vigilant the entire time the cats were around. The high-anxiety dog would follow the cats around and try to herd them. We had to re-home the cats (due to allergies we weren't aware of before) and the dogs were so much calmer after that. I know you said you tried closing the door, but, maybe he won't feel relaxed unless the cats no longer live there.

Exercise also really helps with their anxiety. I understand this isn't your dog and you are doing your best. Maybe someone else will have a great idea to help in this area.

You could try a thundershirt? It didn't work for my anxious dog but there are lots of success stories.

If noises set him off, you could try a white noise machine. You can even download a white noise machine app on your phone to test it out. The dog could go in a room without cats, and have the white noise turned on.

To me it seems like you may have done everything you can. It sounds as though the dog would need a lot of training and effort to get him to be happier and more well-adjusted, and your roommate isn't willing to do that :(

u/breim2000 · 3 pointsr/homedefense

You have all ready gotten some excellent security suggestions in the thread. My tip is that instead of the big fan for your tinnitus you can try a white sound machine. If it works for you, then you might be able wake up if someone breaks a window.

If you search for “tinnitus” in the customer reviews you will get an idea of how it works for others. I don’t know if this is the best white noise machine but it had over 11,000 reviews so its a good start.

u/Pun_run · 3 pointsr/Advice

This white noise machine has been life saving for me. It will at least help drown out the noise at night so you can sleep.

u/Alllegra · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

Gorgeous room!! If you haven't gotten one already, might I recommend a sound machine? I mention it because of the doors leading to possibly lively general living spaces. We have one right inside the bedroom door and it deadens most noise so we don't have to creep around the house like shitty ninjas. We also have a second, portable one which might be overkill but whatever gets us sleep gets a 👍 from me!!

In case anyone is interested we have Marpac Dohm and Marpac Hushh which also is great for clipping to her carseat!

u/JAdderley · 3 pointsr/psychotherapy

We use this one in the office:

I also have one at home for my kiddo. It can get loud enough that you can't hear the shower running from the bathroom adjacent to his room.

u/xndlYuca · 3 pointsr/Adulting

Re: white noise — I bought one of these about 10 years ago and I swear by it:

Marpac Dohm Classic (White) | The Original White Noise Machine | Soothing Natural Sound from a Real Fan | Noise Cancelling | Sleep Therapy, Office Privacy, Travel | For Adults & Baby | 101 Night Trial

u/GuardianZX9 · 3 pointsr/SmartThings

These are the best mechanical white Noise machines imo, I have had this model running nightly on a smart outlet for 6 years. It runs for at least 8 hours every day.

Marpac Dohm Classic (White) | The Original White Noise Machine

u/Bobthekillercow · 3 pointsr/Supplements

White nose machines are awesome. I prefer an analogue mechanical one vs digital, the digital ones I've tried bother me.

I've had this one for about 6 years now, it's fantastic.

u/pinknolegirl · 3 pointsr/misophoniasupport

My husband and I have had this one for close to a year. It's surprisingly tiny, but gets really loud. We don't usually have the volume all the way up. It's nice because you can easily adjust the tone and type of sound. It also (unlike many sound machines) doesn't run on a loop, so I've never experienced the weird thing with some sound machines where you start repeating noises, which drives me bananas.

u/RTCJA30 · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Deploy white noise. It is lifesaving.

LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer, FFP

We also sleep with brown noise in our room so we don’t hear baby crying from her room during our cry it out periods. We started CIO at 7 mos.

Honestly I would be really careful in the early weeks to not use them unless you are not handling baby. I would be scared about falling asleep in an unsafe position.

My baby had severe reflux (had to be medicated) and had insane “colic”....likely later known to be missed sleeping cues....and I never felt the need to muffle the crying.

u/sawmillionaire · 3 pointsr/nashville

Kinda off-topic but have you tried using a white noise machine? A really good one should drown out ambient sounds and have non-repeating white noise patterns that won't distract you. I've used the LectroFan over the past year and I sleep a lot better with it on.

u/StillNotMyName · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump
u/kk6590 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We have this one and it does the trick. You can do batteries or plug-in

u/lmvz91 · 2 pointsr/DIY

I have this one HoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ Sound Spa Relaxation Machine with 6 Nature Sounds, Silver and really like it. Really hope it works out for you.

u/Sheilasheshe · 2 pointsr/Mommit
I have used this machine for 2 years. Taken it on every vacation and bought one for grandma and grandpas house. We alternate the sounds every night and it works like a charm. OUr kitchen is located right outside the baby's room and she has never peeped, even when doing dishes. It is located on the shelf of her changing table across the room from the crib. I can not say enough good things about it. AND ITS CHEAP!

u/bderenzi · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I like to listen to white noise or soothing sounds when I relax, which is why I have a white noise machine on my wishlist. It has ocean noises! Without the sea gulls! So niiiicceeee.

P.S. I like talking. =)

u/rootbeeryum · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

if white noise helps and you want a sound machine in the future--this one's affordable and great. I esp like it bc according to precious little sleep you need to keep the sleep environment consistent so you'd need the white noise on all night. HoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ Sound Spa Relaxation Machine with 6 Nature Sounds, Silver

u/Pixaritdidnthappen · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

I also have sleep issues, the time release melatonin has been amazing, this is what I've been using. I was getting symptoms of anhedonia from larger doses.

u/Roi1989 · 2 pointsr/Supplements

I think 300mcg is enough for extended release. I purchased this one before

For me, it is too strong. I wake up groggier than normal. but it has good reviews. I still have to experiment with a lot of supplements including melatonin. I have bought more than I can test without confounding factors. For now, I prefer normal melatonin and I take less than 100mcg (I have it in powder form).

Two more supplements worth trying- Magnolia extract from Liftmode. Baicalin (ingredient from Skullcap) from Powder City or where you can get it.

Maybe add zinc before bed, I think it can help a little.

The best one is Phenibut, but it has addiction potential so it's not a smart idea to take it every day (I take it every 2-3 days around 500mg).

Edit: Now that I think about it, maybe there is a supplement that disrupts your sleep and you are unaware of it. For me Ashwagandha really disrupts my sleep, although it helps with sleep for so many people.

u/StormSpirit92 · 2 pointsr/Petioles

Have you tried time release melatonin? I use this brand. I use to have a lot of trouble with insomnia (no more than 5 hours a night for months on end), but if I take one or two of these pills I sleep fantastically. Regular melatonin isn't helpful for me since my problem was waking up in the middle of the night (not falling asleep). The time release helps with that specific problem.

u/GetHimABodyBagYeahhh · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

1mg of melatonin is still too much. 300mcg is what you want, in a timed-release formula.

u/yupislyr · 2 pointsr/windsorontario

Missed it myself as we were over there for a show already, but we have no problem hearing a lot of their events all the way in South Walkerville. I'm glad you have such a great attitude about noise pollution though, I guess. Hah

Anyway, if you ever want a white noise machine instead of having to run actual fans, this is the best one I know of

It's kind of pricey for what it is, but the best part is it can get LOUD, so it really masks noise. Maybe not fireworks so much, but the vast majority of other stuff depending on how close you sleep to it. It has one setting that basically sounds like a regular box fan.

u/NeutronStarPasta · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We bought and really like this one. Has a USB plug so you can use AC with a wall adapter or an external battery. Doesn't have an internal battery though. It's truly continuous and doesn't loop. Lots of different white (brown, etc...) And fan types.

u/enh98 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump
u/OverTheCandleStick · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

If you don't have this white noise machine, buy it. Move on. The others are toys compared to this.

LectroFan - White Noise Machine with 10 Fan and 10 White Noise Sounds, White

u/SleepResearchCenter · 2 pointsr/sleep

Def recommend the LectroFan. Although now I have to travel with it because the silence in hotel rooms is deafening. I've heard you can detect the "loop noise" on the one you posted.

u/Turdworm · 2 pointsr/insomnia

They make sound pillows.

They also make pillow speakers.

Of several styles.

They make sleep headbands with speakers.

Then there's noise machines.

I use a fan. lol

If you go for one of those other things, I'd shop around a bit. Those were just the first I found as an example. Not sure of quality.

u/spiralstaircase · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

White noise, my friend. (There's also pink noise and brown noise, which is my favorite)

You could buy a noise machine:

u/twiggyful · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We have been using this sound machine and it gets really loud for us!

u/Doctor_Lizardo · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

If it's the mask's pressure on your eyelids that bothers you, as is the case with me, have you tried a contoured mask? I have the Bedtime Bliss mask and really like it. Otherwise, I throw a dark shirt over my head. Sorry, I can't think of a better way to make a tent dark that is ultralight.

u/runtheplacered · 2 pointsr/pics

Ever try something like this? Irrelevant side note, try ear plugs some time too, you will become weirdly addicted after a few nights.

u/kirday · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

This Amazon purchase saved my neighbors life.

I feel your pain, I was full of rage at my swing shift upstairs neighbor. Literally felt homicidal one night (he stopped so loud my dishes were actually rattling) I waited WAY too long to buy this. Once I did my sleep was so much better, it changed everything. Dude still stomped like a rino rampage, but at least I got sleep.

u/flurbinator · 2 pointsr/Parenting

We've gone through a number of white noise machines, and didn't really like the cheap electronic ones. The speakers sound scratchy, and proper white noise is kind of hissy to begin with. There's a mechanical kind that sounds great, but that particular one we chose started to get weird on the high setting (clicking, frictiony noise). By far our favorite is a $5 ipod docking station from goodwill, with an ancient ipod nano that we loaded with an 8 hour, custom white noise mp3 (chopped all the high end out). An old smart phone would be way easier, maybe with an external speaker, we just didn't have one laying around.

u/Litcritter10 · 2 pointsr/xxketo

Woman, get a white noise machine. It helps me so much! I have this one and I've used in every night since March 2015 (according to Amazon who just told me when I purchased it). I am a light sleeper and it really makes a difference. Anyway, just cringing over here as I read about your repeated nights of crappy sleep because I know how awful it is. Wishing you a wonderful day my friend!

u/dtlm · 2 pointsr/AskNYC

Two of these:

This one is also really good:

I have each one situated on a bedside table on either side of the head of the bed. The head of the bed is even against the wall closest to the subway noise, white noise machines work great.

u/camerasandcats · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

I have [this one] ( and love it. The other ones I've tried have been really uncomfortable. This works great for both me (normal sized girl) and my SO (6'7 giant with a head the size of a lion). Won't help with light escaping, but should keep you from waking up early.

u/mochana · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I really like my silk sleep mask from Alaska Bear. It's big, thin and soft, so it's comfortable in any position. I find it blocks out light very well.

u/Happy_or_Hangry · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Also, these earplugs work wonders and come individually wrapped. Blocking out any noises can help a ton. I also use a mask these days (such a diva).

Howard Leight by Honeywell Laser Lite High Visibility Disposable Foam Earplugs, 200-Pairs (LL-1)

Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask, Blindfold, Super Smooth Eye Mask (One Strap)

u/i_have_a_gub · 2 pointsr/AskSF

Your best bet might be a white noise machine. When I first moved to SF, I lived in the Tendernob close to both a fire station and hospital. I was on the the second floor of a building with the original windows where my bedroom faced the street. This was the only thing that helped me get any sleep.

u/grumpykels · 2 pointsr/misophonia

Marpac Dohm-DS All-Natural White Noise Sound Machine, Black

This is the one I have. It's lasted me over two years and still going strong.

u/l72 · 2 pointsr/Birmingham

Get a Dohm White noise machine:

u/Kacidillaa · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I know it doesn't do all that crazy stuff haha but a lot of people here suggested I get this one and I love it! It uses an actual fan instead of digital sound and it's been working great for us.

u/stevewilsony · 2 pointsr/misophonia

I use this one, love it. I spend a lot of time in hotels. I think sound-wise you couldn't tell the difference from your mac playing white noise though.

u/mechaspock · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

I've been living in apartments for about 5 years now. One thing that bothers me that I still haven't been able to get over is when people stomp around late at night. My current apartment is 10 stories, and has it really bad. I swear, there's one person somewhere who's like a 400 pound vampire who doesn't believe in chairs.

I'm probably going to continue to live in apartments for the foreseeable future, because I already have enough student loan debt for a mortgage. So I wish I could get over this stomping issue.

I did buy a this white noise machine, but it doesn't really work at blocking out the bassy thuds that stomping produces. I feel like I need to buy a white noise machine with a subwoofer or something.

u/andreatjej · 2 pointsr/GetOutOfBed

I use this one. It's a little pricy, but totally worth it. I've used a fan, white noise apps, etc. and nothing compares to these "analog" sounds machines. I don't know what it is about them, maybe conditioning is a part of it. Read the reviews. The only "side effect" I can think of is that if I forget it when traveling or sleep over at a dude's house I can't sleep for the life of me and I just lay there in existential dread. Like I said, it's my best friend.

u/ahandsomecat · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

This is how psychiatrists prevent people in the waiting room from hearing conversations in their (the dr.'s) offices; place a white noise machine in the room where you want external noise to be eliminated (i.e. the sound wavelengths cancelled)(e.g. if you want silence in your room then put the white noise machine in your room, with you; if you want prevent guests from hearing bathroom noises while they're in the living room, then put the white noise machine in the living room (i.e. where you want to create a closed environment free from external sounds)

u/mjlp716 · 2 pointsr/puppy101

I live in an urban area on a loud street so I hear all sorts of noises when trying to sleep. A few months ago I got THIS prior to my current puppy and I sleep so much better and I've noticed (his cage is in my room) none of the noises wake him up either. So it might work for your pup as well without the radio sounds.

u/sharkamino · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Not earbuds, but have you tried mechanical white noise machines? The Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine has an actual fan inside with adjustable vents so it makes a better full and low range sound than smartphone apps or electronic white noise machines with tiny speakers.

u/CutieGrrlXOXO_69 · 2 pointsr/Portland

Install double-paned windows and get

You shouldn't hear shit after that.

u/paxmomma · 2 pointsr/TMJ

Turn of the AC and use this for white noise -

Very effective - I have recommended it to many people who all have said it was a lifesaver! Apps on phones just aren't the same as this is a physical noise like an AC or fan would be.

u/202-713 · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

This is the one you get:

It seems absurdly expensive for what it is, but it works wonders, and this particular one is the gold standard that's been around for years. Can't recommend it enough.

u/andreas-nyc · 2 pointsr/AskNYC

An alternative idea: white noise machine. I've had one of these for over 10 years, and a second one for nearly 8. Works well and other than taking the cover off and vacuuming it out, no maintenance required.

u/PaulRuddsDick · 2 pointsr/kansascity

For you thin walled folks, a white noise machine can do wonders. The one in the link is a little expensive but it works. You can also try a fan, or a white noise app on your phone. Maybe start with the app and see if it helps...

u/noobalicious · 2 pointsr/WidowmakerMains
u/derprondo · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

We use these Dohm sound machines at home and travel with them everywhere.

u/Koy-Boy · 2 pointsr/sleep

I’d highly recommend a “white noise sound machine” such as the Marpac Adjustable model.


I’ve tried fans, apps, looping sound clips and YouTube videos but nothing has worked as well as my Marpac. Read though some of the 11k reviews and you’ll come to understand why it’s helped allot of folks.

In my case; I’m a light sleeper and it does a great job of masking outside noises which otherwise would have woken me up easily. I like being able to adjust the air vent ports to suit the tone I’m comfortable with and given that’s it’s an actual small fan spinning within a container, it sounds much more natural and soothing than some app.

Use a heavy blanket, make sure your room is a bit chilly and use a physical white noise machine to help you fall sleep and stay asleep.

I hope this helps

u/m0ro_ · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

I don't know why nobody has actually linked you to anything but I am here to the rescue!

This bad boy is what you need to get. Unlike just about every single other white noise machine, this one is basically just a spinning internal "fan" with adjustable cutouts that let you adjust tone. The white noise it makes is real and not output through a speaker. I've found it to do wonders.

There are reviews of issues but as far as I can see, most of them just have to do with the internals gettings dust and particles inside and eventually not working right. At that point, you can pop the sucker open and clean it out or just realize how much a good night's sleep is worth and buy a new one.

We bought one for inlaws and we've had ours for a little over a year with using it almost every night. I 100% notice a difference in my sleep when I forget to turn it on. There was a time when we used alexa for rain sounds or other noise and while it helped to fall asleep, there wasn't really a noticeable difference in rest and we eventually stopped using it.

I was honestly very skeptical when I bought it, but I'm glad I got one just to see.

If it broke today, I would instantly order a new one without hesitation.

u/Siltyn · 2 pointsr/homeowners

Contact your local Animal Control and ask about barking/noise laws in your area. I've filed several barking complaints over the years, usually when folks get a letter from the city they straighten their dog out. Also, if your neighbors are being loud, check local noise laws for that too and file complaints with the police. That generally takes care of loud asshole neighbors too.

Also look into getting a white noise machine. I sleep like a rock with mine:

u/TheNonCompliant · 2 pointsr/childfree

Also a dedicated sound machine (this one is amazing), not your phone. Honestly, optimally two, even if only one has adjustable white noise and volume with the other being a box fan. The sound machine by your head, the other on the opposite side of the bed and possibly even nearer to your feet (depends on the room).

Using a phone is cool and it worked for me for awhile but it usually takes away from being able to have white noise and optional music and an alarm without either draining the battery or overcharging it all night.

u/aorolecall · 2 pointsr/relationship_advice

i have noisy neighbors coming and going all the time between 10pm and 1am... my girlfriend and I improved our sleep quality with a white noise machine, this one: - it really helps drown out things like snoring too. you might try getting one of these, it would help both of you sleep better I bet

u/Hai_kitteh_mow · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

OKAY so I went through this and was deemed the "mother shusher" lol. A few things that helped me:

-Make being quiet a GAME for older kid. I did this by "playing" ninjas. Who can be the quietest and sneakiest? I always win! You have to get better! (spoiler alert! He got better and is the best ninja in the house).

-INVEST IN A WHITE NOISE MACHINE IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE. I spent $$$ on this one because it has various types of sounds and can be played LOUD. You have to have it louder than you think. It drowns out ALL NOISE I SWEAR IT. LO sleeps like a dream and even sort of pavlov'd him because I turn it on and he knows its sleep time.

-If possible keep older son on opposite ends of the house. The baby is upstairs with his white noise machine and older son is downstairs while baby is napping.

u/alwaysnoone · 2 pointsr/lifehacks

Can be found easily here:

You might also find good info searching on /r/nootropics

u/rasputin1 · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

Love L-theanine.

Is there any reason why you use that brand as opposed to this one?

it's less than half the price.

u/software_guy123 · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

Thanks for all this info.

I drank the 2 cups faster than I normally do. However, in a given week I do end up drinking 1.5 cups one after the another if it is a drip coffee. And this one was a drip coffee..

I took one capsule of this . It did not have caffeine added.

My guess is that it was probably due to taking ltheanine for the first time. I am a programmer and have started on ltheanine to focus better while doing interview prep.

u/PM_Steam_Codes_TY · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding
u/thefragile7393 · 2 pointsr/PanicAttack

Amazon. Nootropics depot is really good but not sure about how much shipping is for outside of the US. Overall this one from amazon was the one the doc at work recommended amazon

Learning about it seems to explain why I have little issues with caffeine in green tea or matcha vs coffee or an energy drink.

u/lunalove11 · 2 pointsr/UCI

There are a couple different options in my opinion... A more confrontational approach would be to next time you hear the moaning, casually say something along the lines of, "Hey man.. I'm trying to sleep right now. Can you be quiet?" Any normal person would feel totally embarrassed and be careful to not moan. He probably thinks you are asleep and can't hear him.

OR a less confrontational approach would be to get one of those privacy tents which look a little dumb, but could offer you some nice privacy and a white noise machine to muffle out the noise. Here is a link to buy a a privacy tent and to buy a white noise machine here or just hook your phone up to a speaker and play white noise from youtube. That could also double as a confrontational approach because he might get the hint that you can hear his late night rub down sessions lol. Or just buy some cheap earplugs! The silicone ear plugs legit block out all noise.

u/septicidal · 2 pointsr/DIY

Invest in a good eye mask, a nice quality one will be comfortable and much more effective at giving you total darkness. This is the one I use and it's great:

u/RicDaSneak · 2 pointsr/nursing
u/RadicaLee · 2 pointsr/Vive

Another benefit I got from this was absolutely NO LIGHT LEAK around my nose! I have a narrow nose, and it wasn't bad before, and I could only see it if the room was bright, so it's nice not to have to turn out the lights for full immersion.

Increased sweet spot and FOV are the main winners of course.

EDIT: I used this mask from Amazon, looks to be very similar to OP link:

u/GreySoulx · 2 pointsr/Albuquerque

This thing is GREAT, best white noise machine I've found so far.

u/Purplish86 · 2 pointsr/February2018Bumpers

This one from Amazon there is a baby specific version too. I originally bought this for me, but I'm deciding to save it for the nursery.

u/SHOWTIME316 · 2 pointsr/rareinsults

Slightly more expensive but I can’t recommend this white noise machine highly enough. We bought it for our baby but 10 minutes in the room with it on and I start nodding off.

u/georgiamax · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I want an early present! I just started working overnights,so this eye mask would really really make my life easier.

That's really all I need. :) It's $10 so you can give 2 people or get you a little sumthin sumthin too :)

u/nigelregal · 2 pointsr/Fitness

This is the one I use or something almost like it.

I don't have issues but it doesn't fit everyone perfect. It can let some light in through bottom. But I can get to sleep if my light is fully on in my room.

u/andero · 2 pointsr/Meditation

Don't over think this. If there is noise, get ear plugs. If there is light, get a sleeping mask. I love this one and it even comes with a set of great ear-plugs.

Anger, as an emotion, is not inherently "bad". Anger is a call to action. Anger gives you the energy to change your situation. Do not ignore your situation in an attempt to combat anger. You need sleep to live and function as a human being. Sleep is vital; the single most vital activity you need is probably sleep. Without sleep, everything else deteriorates, including the obvious like your capacity for thought and calm self-control, but also other biological capacities, like your digestion efficiency, memory, and learning capacity.

u/blunted1 · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

I have the dab on nick relief myself and I too am amazed how it stops the blood from flowing. Pretty amazing stuff. This is the version I'm referring to: Clubman - Dab on Relief

u/rgb003 · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

I employed the efforts of Mr. A. Block, Mr. S. Pencil, and Mr. N. Relief. These fine gentleman did wonders even with the weepers. Splashed some After Shave on and started screaming like a banshee.

u/ripread · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

I've used styptic brushes, and they don't really do anything for me. I did buy some liquid styptic though and it works like a charm.

u/endababe · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

They are great! I have a sampler on the way. Amazon screwed my order so I had to re-order; only got the razor so far but should get the blades in today. I am also expecting this cream , this brush, and this nick relief. I am moving to another country so I wanted to have a complete set lasts me for a while.

I am looking forward to getting better at this whole thing!

u/datagram · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice
u/LaoTzuBuiltMyHotrod · 2 pointsr/stopdrinking

Additional tip: Melatonin's effectiveness does NOT scale with dosage. In fact its often the opposite: for a stronger effect take a smaller amount. For a while I was using melatonin to help get to sleep, and would take 300 mcg (that's micrograms, not milligrams) tablets, which can be kind of hard to find. Amazon has them, non-affiliate link:

Most of the melatonin you'll find in a drug store is somewhere around 3 to 10 mg (milligrams), which is way too much.

Also: take it more like 2 - 3 hours before your desired bedtime.

u/herman_gill · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

Ideas about your current stack:

Maybe drop the oxiracetam for a while, I've read a few anecdotes on the racetams (and also bacopa, interestingly enough) about them "dulling" your emotions, while not always a bad thing, it can be to a degree in some people.

Consider going half alpha-gpc and half cdp-choline (300mg alpha-gpc, 250mg cdp-choline) here or here, some people notice more benefit with CDP-choline for mood

Switch out your multivitamin, ashwagandha, b-complex, zinc, next time in favour of Legion Triumph. It's got a few adaptogens in it (lavender, rhodiola, garlic might be one too, a small amount of acetylcysteine)

Drop the caffeine for a while and just try the theanine on it's own. A lot of people don't realize that caffeine can have a negative impact on your mood when used regularly, and not intermittently (a few times a week)

10,000IU of Vitamin D long term might be excessive, try tapering down to 5000IU (and Triumph also has 2000IU in it right now, so maybe even just 1000-3000IU or from an independent supplement)

Definitely drop the yohimbe/yohimbine. Maca can be good, tribulus I've read reports of it negatively effecting mood in people as well (agitation/irritability).

For the zinc/magnesium, they're both good, but if you're already getting enough zinc in your multi, you might be overdoing it. Magnesium is fine in large doses (as long as you don't get diarrhea! Then split up your doses more).


Obviously the light box will help. I'd also advise some quick HIIT in the morning time (4 sets of 10-20 squats as fast as possible, depending on your level of activity, with minimal rests in between) to get you up and about for the day. You can even do squats, push ups, glute bridges, and burpees, or something (one or two sets of each). This will take the absolute piss out of you for 5-10 minutes after, but that's a perfect opportunity to stand in the shower and pant like a dying dog.


Improve your sleep too! It's not just about getting up and doing crap, make sure you're sleeping at least 7 hours a day, or try for the next two weeks getting at least one hour more of sleep every single day, and see how that makes you feel. Get flux/twilight all that crap, turn off all the brightness on your laptops/phones after it gets dark outside, turn off the lights in your room 1-2 hours before bed, all that jazz.

If you're drinking heavily (14+ standard drinks a week in men, or 9+ in women) or even drinking to help you get to sleep some nights, definitely stop doing that. Even if it isn't to improve your sleep, it's got a shit load of negative health effects. Same thing goes with smoking, but it can be hard to quit/reduce both of these things. Try to avoid smoking/drinking less than 3 hours before bed, at least. Also avoid doing the same 3 hours after waking up.

Definitely avoid caffeine within 8 hours of bed time. Honestly I think cutting this out for a couple of weeks might help a decent amount (cutting out yohimbine more)


Next comes potential supplements:

Taurine, 1-3g/day (I prefer to take 1g pre-workout and 1g at night before bed) here or here (or much much much cheaper in bulk from powder city)

Inositol 0.5-2g/day (some people notice it actually reduces the drive to do things in higher doses. here or here <--- you can also just eat more citrus fruits instead (oranges or cantaloupes are good sources), some grains are also good sources. <--- consider taking the same time as taurine

Acetylcysteine (0.6-2.4g/day), I take 0.6g in the morning and 0.6 around dinner time, I've noticed it's help a shit ton with my cravings for cigarettes too. It's a decent mood stabilizer in general, and glutamate excitoxicity = bad news bears for a lot of things. here or here. Also much cheaper in bulk, but whereas taurine/inositol have a pleasant taste, acetylcysteine smells and tastes a little bit like rotting eggs (sulfur smell, although it's funny taurine doesn't have that)...

Melatonin, 300mcg at night here or here (try this even if you feel like you sleep fine, seriously)

You could also consider switching out your oxiracetam for some ALCAR/Carnitine (at 0.5-2g/day, avoiding it later in the evening) and Carnitine also might have some mild mood boosting effects in addition to it's cognitive benefits, and exercise benefits.


Oh if you'd like, you can use my coupon code from iherb for some $5 off your first order, it's JIT328... but a decent amount of this crap is actually cheaper on amazon if you buy it from there (or in bulk from other places like powdercity), so just do whatever is cheapest for you.

u/groundhogcakeday · 2 pointsr/Parenting

3 mg is a bit high, according to most clinical studies (most studies use a range of 0.3 to 3mg or 0.5 to 5mg, though there are a few that go higher). Since melatonin has a flat dose response curve there is no added benefit once you get above the active threshold, so the recommendation is to use the smallest effective dose, which varies from person to person. When I started taking it (under the guidance of a sleep therapist) 3 mg was the highest dose on the shelves, but now I see 5 and even 10 mg tablets, a sad outcome of the intersection of the unregulated supplements industry and the "more must be better" consumer mindset.

I use 0.3 mg when I take it (rare, since even that dose interferes with my quality of sleep). My son doesn't respond at 0.3 but does well with 0.6 mg. FWIW I use this brand:

u/absynthinwonderland · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Sleep Mask


Surprise me. It's better that way! :)

u/effeduphealer · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Darkness can be my best friend when I don't feel well. This mask would be amazing to keep the light out.
  2. My favorite colors are girly, purple and pink mostly. Animals are cute. I'm pretty flexible.
u/AncientPC · 2 pointsr/funny

Just use a sleep mask.

I actually use these sleep headphones that doubles as headphones and a sleep mask listening to Chapelle/Colbert/Stewart while falling asleep.

u/procrastinationrs · 2 pointsr/tall

I'm not tall, but I've used these for more than a decade now:

Ignore the crunchy iconography.

They have two stretchy straps that fasten with velcro at the back, and the pad is significantly larger than the length between the outer edges of my eyes.

The straps eventually just stretch out. If your head is big enough that might not be a problem (you could just adjust the velcro position a little tighter. I just cut the ends off and staple them together at the right length.

u/hiddensimplicity · 2 pointsr/AugustBumpers2017
u/tracynate · 2 pointsr/GetOutOfBed

[Dohm Sound Machine](Marpac Dohm-DS All-Natural White Noise Sound Machine, Tan

I have always had similar issues with being a light sleeper. The Dohm Sleep Machine really is a must have if you have this problem. It's got incredible reviews because it really is perfect.

u/JoelinVan · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I would suggest a white noise machine like this instead. Better than sleeping with earplugs all the time. I live in a condo and it works perfectly.

u/Misslaceylove · 2 pointsr/sexover30

We have a white noise machine in our rooms and our kids. It helps and is a cheaper alternative. I'm loud, so it doesn't completely silence things, but it's good

u/ozzaron · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I really love stand alone white noise generators. I used to live in the middle of the bar district in downtown Austin, and picked this up. Also available as a cheaper single speed here - the single speed is the higher speed on the dual according to reviews.

It's some of the best money I've ever spent on sleep.

u/BunsTown · 2 pointsr/Meditation

A white noise machine is a great idea. I have had tinnitus for 10 years (car accident/head injury). It is constant. Never a break for a minute... except when I turn on my white noise machine. I have this machine... I just turn it on, and take a break from tinnitus for a while. I have slept with it for the past 5 years.

u/MCem · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

something that makes noise

I actually bought that thing a year before going to college. Its weird at first to explain what it is to your roommate, but turning that and a fan on should drown out noise and help you both sleep

u/redditorfor16days · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

i also got one of these noise machines. it works extremely well, and also makes me feel like an old man. you can also try taking GABA before you go to sleep, which is a chemical naturally secreted by the brain that calms your nervous system.

also, check these or these out. for as bi4l as you can get, i would go with these sensaphonic soft plugs

u/quietviolence · 2 pointsr/nursing

I work 2 weeks of day shifts and 2 weeks of night shifts alternating. My trick on my 2 weeks of nights is to get to the gym at 0100 on my nights off for a long and hard workout. I find that I sleep better during the day and have no problems maintaining a totally flipped schedule. I have black out curtains, a portable air conditioner to maintain cooler room temps, and a Dohm sound conditioner to block out daytime sounds.

It took me about 8 months of flipping around to figure that this works for me. I was the most exhausted when I stayed at home bored out of my mind, fighting myself to stay awake all night. Once I started incorporating working out into my routine, my mental and physical fatigue pretty much disappeared.

u/jobie285 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

White noise machine. And if it's truly screwing up your days this much, then it's well worth the money to buy. We have this one. You want to put the white noise machine where the noise is coming from. E.g. Ours is by the door and the wall to the hallway, because the noise we're trying to drown out is people walking by the room or up the stairs. If we were trying to drown out outside noise, we would put it by the window. Hope that all makes sense.

u/FLOCKA · 2 pointsr/japan

buy a white noise generator:

I've seen these used at doctor's offices and they work fabulously. I doubt it would block out the low, rumbling sounds, but it will help you get used to the background level of ambient noise.

u/peanutbutterpretzels · 2 pointsr/offmychest

Earplugs and a white noise machine ( this one changed my life ). Also, roommates can suck :(

u/jonomw · 2 pointsr/insomnia

I know it is pricey, but I find that a mechanic white noise machine does wonders. A cheaper, digital one might work too, but I find that I am sensitive to the shitty speakers they normally come with and that the mechanical one has much better sound.

u/DoreenGreen · 2 pointsr/aspergers

I always have and probably always will have problems with sleep. I've taken many measures over the years in an attempt to make the process as painless as possible, with varying degrees of success. I can divide my methods into three categories: room preparation, personal equipment, and a sleep stack.

Room preparation is the most straightforward and the easiest to accomplish, because you generally just need to do it once and then not worry about it. In my case, I place thick blackout curtains over the windows and affix velcro to the walls so that I can secure them firmly to prevent light from leaking around the edges. Stopping it from bleeding through the top is more difficult and depends entirely on the curtain rod, though you can stick any old fabric up there to block most of it. Any blue LEDs should be blocked with either tape or a cloth. If a nightlight is needed, it should be red or orange.

Having taken care of most of the visual obstructions, the next step is to eliminate auditory distractions. Actually blocking sound is almost impossible, but measures can still be taken. Ambient noise generation can do a good job of blocking disturbances by generating a consistent level of sound that will ideally make any sudden noises less jarring. Most people go right to white noise, but other noise patterns exist, most notable pink and brown noise - you'll want to use whichever is the closest match to the intrusive noises you're most likely to experience. A good preview of the different types can be found here, and you can customize and purchase your own variant on the site if the standard varieties are inadequate. If you're annoyed by any looping in the track, you can buy a Marpac machine instead, which is entirely analog and thus has no loop.

The next piece of the puzzle is simpler but must be done consistently, personal equipment. I personally utilize a sleep mask and earplugs every night. The sleep mask should be black or some other dark color - they make white ones, but I have no idea why because they are ineffective. You might need to try a few variants before you stumble onto a tolerable one because they can feel odd. There are a nearly uncountable number of earplugs available, so you'll need to experiment there as well - fortunately they're cheap. You'll want a high DBR (decibel reduction) value, so be on the lookout for that. Particularly bad environments will necessitate drastic measures, in which case ear protection might be required. Note that only people who can sleep on their back will be able to sleep in ear protection.

Finally, we come to the sleep stack. THE FOLLOWING IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE TREATED AS SUCH. There are numerous supplements that are useful in improving some piece of the sleep process. The cornerstone is obviously melatonin, but what's less commonly known is that less is generally better. An idea dose is .5-1mg, and higher doses experience at best a flat response and at worst a paradoxical effect. Other supplements that are generally thought to be useful are: ZMA, glycine, valerian root, and L-theanine. When beginning a new regimen, it's important to add only one supplement at a time to check for any odd effects while titrating the dosage.

Ultimately, there is only so much that can be done to counteract pervasive sensory dysfunction and enable sleep. However, these steps can at least help enough for most people to get by even if conditions are not ideal.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that blue-blocking glasses should be worn for about an hour before going to bed. These have the same effect as the flux computer program only applied to your eyes rather than just one screen.

u/vawksel · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

These two things combined:

  1. Marpac Dohm-DS Dual Speed Sound Conditioner
  2. Hearos Xtreme Protection

    Put the noise-maker near you, and pop in the super-soft amazing ear plugs.
u/wintremute · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Yep. I tried them, hated them, didn't realize there was anything better, gigged with nothing, and damaged my ears. The mid 90's weren't exactly quiet times on stage either, as you can imagine.

The old Bob Seger line of "lie awake in bed with the echoes of the amplifiers ringing in your head" is true. I still lose sleep from tinnitus. White noise generators are awesome.

u/danddel · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

to have a ceiling fan running 24 hours a day would cost you approx 21 cents. to have that running 365 days would be $77. A white noise machine will cost you $55.

u/Moms_Basement_420 · 2 pointsr/Denver

Get yourself one of these:

For me it's a magical sleeping device.

u/DeusoftheWired · 2 pointsr/asmr

> Intentional binaural sounds, nature sounds, etc, with the single purpose of triggering sensations in people have existed much longer than 10 years.

None of your examples exist with the single purpose of triggering ASMR in people.

Binaural beats: click. Or I-Doser for the garbage that claimed it could make people high through listening to music.

Meditation sounds: they help you get in trance.

Water and nature sounds: nothing ASMR-specific. Some people like nature sounds for non-ASMR relaxation. Similar to white noise generators.

They exist for triggering other sensations in people than ASMR. Now a small percentage of listeners might have gotten ASMR from these but they were not produced for them as a target group and not for this one specific feeling. This is what sets them apart from OP’s videos.

u/in_your_shoes2002 · 2 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

Have you considered investing in a white noise machine? I lived once in a neighborhood where every night around 3:00 in the morning loud train horns would blast making it quite difficult to stay asleep. This really helped:

u/LastImmortalMan · 2 pointsr/formula1

If anybody wants to invest in a white noise machine and change their lives this is the one to go for:

I could never listen to white noise or stuff over speakers when trying to sleep, no matter the type of noise. This one is different, after the first 2-3 nights I could never go back to sleeping in silence or with make-shift solutions.

2-3 of these things can take over a floor of a house and dampen a lot of sound, if you are into white noise machines don't hesitate to pick one up.

Edit: For professional sleepers Marpac has some pretty nice stuff:

u/ercay · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

I have a 9-5 and I lift from 7 AM - 8:30 AM. Not every workout is 1.5 hours but that's my window.

For me, the trick has been and always will be caffeine. Namely getting it into my bloodstream as fast as possible.

Here are some tactics to get out of bed:

  • Drink preworkout in bed. Have a large glass of water on the nightstand, a plastic spoon, a scoop or 2 of preworkout, pre-measured waiting to go. When the alarm goes off, dump the preworkout into the water, mix, chug, and lay back down. In 15 minutes or so the caffeine will begin to go to work. You won't be able to sleep, so get up! The plastic spoon is to save your spouse from having to listen to you mix.

  • Caffeine pill. Same as the tactic above. Wake up, slam, and lay back down. You won't be snoozing for long.

  • If you can actually get out of bed and get caffeine into you quickly, it's a lot easier to get your day started. I crankily wake up, drink preworkout in the kitchen, and then force myself to pack my gym bag and clothes for the day. After 5-10 minutes, I feel fine.

    It's never going to feel great waking up super early to lift, but after a while, it just becomes a part of your schedule.

    Lastly, try to wake up at the same time every day regardless if it's a training or rest day. Having the same schedule helps your body adjust and wake/sleep more easily. On rest days, I still wake up at 6 AM, but I play Xbox, do laundry, or even grocery shop. As a 30-year-old dude with a fiancee and 2 dogs, any time to myself is much appreciated!

    Oh yeah, I'm a light sleeper too. White noise has helped immensely in masking noises from outside my condo. I prefer physical white noise, as opposed to a digital sound, so I bought this: I love it.
u/lmbb20 · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

If you have trouble sleeping from the noise, you can buy a noise machine that makes a wind type of noise. I use it since I live in the city and it helps me sleep.

Edit: In the city I constantly hear search helicopters, life-flight helicopters, ambulance and police sirens all night.

u/angrydroid · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

Look into a white noise generator of some kind. They work wonders on masking out the sound especially at night when trying to sleep which is when I find it is the worst. Something like this which uses actual moving air to make the noise is often better than something electronic in my opinion.

u/mollificent · 2 pointsr/sleep

The Marpac Dohm original white noise machine is the one I’m referring to. Here’s a link:Marpac is the best thing for sleep if you are sensitive to noise or live in a noisy place. I used to live above a night club and it was so helpful.

A lot of people use these apps that have digital loops of soothing sounds but for one thing the loop itself can be distracting. And the other thing is it functions in a different way.

The white noise of the Marpac tricks your brain into masking the obtrusive sounds, that’s why it can take a couple weeks to get the full effects- your brain needs to get used to it.

The sound is similar to a fan, but a much smaller device, more effective and you might not always want a fan blowing air around.

You might need quite a bit of sound paneling but you could start small and see how it goes. It’s amazing to me what even a small amount can do to dampen sound.

Good luck and I’m sorry about your noisy roommate situation!

u/zorinlynx · 2 pointsr/Miami

I'm going to recommend that you get a white noise machine.

This is the one I have:

It actually creates the white noise mechanically so it sounds "better" than electronic ones. When I have this thing turned on, I could sleep through pretty much anything. I live next to a road so there's often a lot traffic noise in the morning; ever since I got this thing I'm no longer woken by rush hour.

You won't hear neighbors, you won't hear traffic, and you won't hear Ultra.

u/pf_mf · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I second the white noise maker suggestion. You can find these at Bed Bath and Beyond (or perhaps cheaper on Amazon). They're not much more than a little fan that you can plug in and you can control the frequency/loudness. They sound loud at first but both my wife and I love it. I recommend them highly.

This is what I use.

u/beanmosheen · 2 pointsr/videos
u/cltphotogal · 2 pointsr/Charlotte

Aside from filing a noise complaint like some others suggested, have you considered getting a noise machine? I can't sleep without one anymore. Definitely helps to drown out outside noises. I've got this one:

u/agreywood · 2 pointsr/legaladvice

Since it looks like breaking the lease is not feasible, you may want to try a combination of ear plugs and a white noise machine. I work nights and my husband needs to be up at 6am, and this is how we manage the situation.

u/LobbingLawBombs · 2 pointsr/daddit

This is the one I have. It's nice because it's moving actual air, so it doesn't have that "fake" sound to it.

u/beard-second · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

If you need white noise to sleep, you should try an analog noise machine (something with a fan) instead of something with a speaker like the Sleep Sheep. The difference it makes is incredible. I have trouble sleeping in a quiet room, so I use a Dohm, which works extremely well. It's expensive, but it's well-engineered and should last a long time.

u/greenchipmunk · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

We got one of these a few weeks ago. Amazon had them on sale. I like that it's very adjustable so you can customize the noise level.

u/masi_is_master · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

What you need is to get one of These.

I was in your situation until a few months ago when I invested on this little beauty. The way it works is to create the most sleep-inducing sound known to man. You would be surprised how much ambient sound factors in getting to sleep. Seriously, try it.

u/hahadontknowbutt · 2 pointsr/hearing

I was having the same problem as you. I use these, but the life hack that really got them to work for me, is I cut the bottom off (like a cm) and just use that.

I have short ear canals I guess so I couldn't get any ear plugs deep enough to stay? And using the thicker end makes a better seal. I did tend to wake up without them in my ears any more, but I think I was pulling them out in my sleep. Once I got to sleep I didn't need them as much though, and my noise maker helps to muffle the noises and not distract me from sleeping.

u/costellofolds · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Once when I worked for a soulless corporation, I cashed out my gifted stocks. In hindsight, I wish I'd kept them, particularly since they skyrocketed about four months after I cashed them out. That'd come in reeeeeeeeeal handy now. But still, I don't regret what I got with them:

  • a Giant city-cruisin' bike
  • actual luggage
  • a new pair of Birkenstocks
  • a metric crap ton of Just Coffee
  • a Sleepmate noise machine
  • donated to a couple charities near and dear to me
  • paid off part of my student loans
u/NullXorVoid · 2 pointsr/IAmA

White noise machines are a blessing for anyone with tinnitus. I have this one. It makes a sort of whooshing sound, but you can modify the tone and volume to your liking. It's not exactly cheap, but for me it was totally worth it.

u/jessicamshannon · 2 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

This blindfold from Mr S is pricey, but I've tried on similar ones and they work. Also, mr s sells really quality stuff. An effective alternative that we've been meaning to try is spray painting some goggles black and using those. Here's another if you like the sound of something more comfortable.

u/sunlife8 · 2 pointsr/sleep

Sleep Master

A bit different as it covers the ears too. I enjoy this one.

u/doomddo · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Summertime Sadness

well for working every day for a month I guess you got a FAT paycheck. and I dont thing you spent it all on your vacation so get your self something like make this day a treat day. do a bunch of little things that you like that lead up to one big thing! like when you get of work get a coffee/tea then get a movie think of what you would love to have for dinner tonight and get it! and don't forget a sweet dessert. something you dont have a lot. and on your way home maybe get a new pillow! (nothing is better than sleeping on a new pillow) then when you get home get this contest out of the way or hell wait till tomorrow there is no rush. and when you do get to finishing this contest get your self something nice! like this to help you get good sleep. and to give you something to look forward to when you are working. idk just my thought. and if you dont have money from that fat check..... just do something that you have not done in a long time that makes you feel good. like sleep lol :P

u/peanuts_abc · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have had this for a few years. Comfortable. Pretty durable, once in a while i will wash in sink and hang dry. In retrospec, it would be easier to just get dark or blackout curtains. But it is nice to take a nap in the middle of day and not worry about light.


u/OG_Ace · 2 pointsr/pics

My first nights with these I was having these crazy wicked dreams because I have never dreamed so dreamy dreamilicious before. I cannot sleep without them. I regret nothing.

u/caturdaynauplz · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

May i make a suggestion? I mean aside from drink something heavily caffinated... Go buy this

u/DaPinkKnight · 2 pointsr/simpleliving

I live in a small apartment and can relate. Baby's room is our closet.

Diapers I choose cloth because it saves over 1,000 dollars a year. They have cloth diaper services that clean and drop off, you can buy used or just do disposible.

Toy library allows you to rent toys versus storing them and honestly my kid could care a less about toys till she was 5/6months

Library for books they just outgrow them and you can trade out frequently.

Bouncer is usefull for soothing and sitting upright for 20 mins after feedings which helps with spitup.

Muchkins bath was a lifesaver went through 3 before i found it. It can hang on the back of a door.

Pack and play with a diaper changer station and some even have built in drawers which makes life easy.

Doona carseat expensive but stroller and carseat in one. Is amazing for airport, road trips. And grocery trips. Doona Infant Car Seat & Latch Base - Night (Black) - US Version

This sitting saucer and also a carseat and turns into a booster seat

Jumper the graco one with the bumpers is the best packs up for travel.

Pacifiers and bottles as every kid has a diffrent prefrence dont go ham until you see if you kid likes it. I had massive success for dr.brown bottles and pacifiers. Only had gas 3 times.

Bibs 2 silicone for when on real food (just wash with soap and water in sink). I recomment cloth bibs for formula or milk and drool as it adsorbs better. Get one with buttons all velcroa die within 2 or 3 washes.

I use ikea diah drying rack for all diahes no need to buy a bottle specific one.

I reccomend a rack for bottles mine is an under the counter and holds bottles, bibs and paper towel.

Swaddles 1 halo and 1 swaddle me one with the arms. Every baby is diffrent and some wake up if they get the arms out of the halo. Once you find on just get 2 so if spit up gets on it you have a back up.

Clothes. Skip pjs no need for them when they are in a swaddle.

Portable noise machine: White Noise Sound Machine | Portable Sleep Therapy for Home, Office, Baby & Travel | 6 Relaxing & Soothing Nature Sounds, Battery or Adapter Charging Options, Auto-Off Timer | HoMedics Sound Spa

Oh and baby meds and a humidifer i reccomend the babyfrida one it is easy to clean and helps a ton when she had a cold.

Baby swing will save your sanity for those hard nights. i reccomend the fisher price it swings both left/right and front to back.

Eddie bauer diaper bag. It holds everything.

If you have a very needy baby the infantio baby carrier is amazing and when they get big you use it as a backpack carrier for them.

Skip everything else they grow out of it or just dont use it.

u/GherkinJerkin · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Tried it, hated it. I'm very petite and skinny and I tried a juice fast for less than 2 whole days and had to stop. I was dizzy, couldn't function, was crazy tired, and more than once afraid I may pass out. My bosses wife just tried one and lost 14 pounds.... because whatever was in the drink made her vomit for two days straight. They are dangerous! And honestly, drinking THAT few calories for an extended period of time may lead to weight loss in the short-term but as soon as you go back to eating regularly you gain it all back quickly because your metabolism is all jacked from not eating enough.
This noise machine rocks has a white noise setting that roooocks

u/Ducky312 · 2 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

This is the one I have I got it at Bed Bath and Beyond with one of their millions of coupons. I really like the rain and the white noise options.

u/kittenmommy · 2 pointsr/raisedbyborderlines

> Thank you so much! And yeah, my fiancé says I don't know how to do anything in moderation 😂

Yeah, my husband is the same way. He has only one setting: Eleven! 😹

> I will definitely report back after all is said and done!

Please do!

> Ooooh, sounds like I should really look into one!

Definitely do! I have this one.

u/MuchoGustav · 1 pointr/mildlyinfuriating
u/TheRambleMammal · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

In 2004, I set a goal to move to Los Angeles by the end of 2009. And I am happy to report that Los Angeles is where I currently live!

^been ^here ^since ^2012. ^:P


My WL item... because I can't afford curtains! LOL

Also, I really like your goal!!!

♪ ♫ Oh when you're smilin'

♫ ♪ keep on smilin'

♪ ♫ The whole world smiles with you

u/EdenSB · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You're a big girl now!

These are very useful for someone who needs to sleep during the day. They're also good for keeping the heat in/out of your apartment which can help on heating bills. If you get them, make sure to choose the right size and style.

A cheaper option would be a sleep mask set, but that doesn't seem to fit in the 'for my apartment' theme and some people aren't comfortable with them.

u/chubsteppin · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I don't know about the Aquaphor "sealing in" the sunscreen, but could you wear a really large sleeping mask, and put sunscreen on the parts it doesn't cover?

Something like this?

u/bunnylebowski1 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This sleep mask and earplug set because I can't get my room dark enough to sleep in. And I hear trains going by every night. With a dark room and earplugs, my sleep should be much more refreshing!

Thanks for the contest on this study Sunday!

u/subtledoubt · 1 pointr/insomnia

I use Rohto brand eye drops, and a special eye mask that keeps pressure off my eyes, while still blocking light. The eye mask looks like a padded bra on my face, but doesn't matter: sleep.

u/ericmonett3 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Having had worked many moons on mid-shift, and seeing as you're a big girl now! I highly recommend This! Cheers!

u/Mikenikenike · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

Thanks for the comment, I will have to check those out.
I am still fairly new to wet shaving with my DE safety razor and this styptic pencil was the first and only one I had available at the time without shopping online.
From what I read online about the Clubman - Dab on Relief that /u/ blunted1 uses and the Clubman - Pinaud Styptic Pencil that I am using, the only difference is the addition of witch hazel and Panthenol for moisturizers and some items for fragrance. It still uses aluminum sulfate to stop the bleeding.

Clubman - Dab on Relief
Active Ingredient: Aluminum Sulfate 46%
Inactive Ingredients Witch Hazel Distillate; Water (Aqua); Propylene Glycol; Panthenol; Horsetail (Equisetum Arvense) Extract; Passionflower (Passiflora Incarnata) Fruit Extract; Diazolidinyl Urea; Methylparaben; Propylparaben

Clubman - Pinaud Styptic Pencil
Active Ingredients: Aluminum Sulfate 56%. InActive Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide

The MNIS and Pacific Shaving's Nick Stick do have a noticeable difference in the ingredients from the Clubman brands. I would assume that the use of Aloe and Vitamin E would make them much more comfortable for use after shaving then what I am using now.

edit: ingredients for both items.

u/ACMEanvils · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

Your kit looks good! I can only see two further suggestions:

You would do well to pick up an alum block. Here and here are some examples. Personally I like the second type. It's well-protected when it's in its case, and it's convenient for storage and travel. This is applied all over your wet face following your post-shave face wash. Let it stay on your face for a few minutes, then rinse with water, dry with a fresh facecloth, and apply aftershave.

You will also need a styptic pencil or gel. This stops bleeding from the inevitable nicks.

u/dance_ninja · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

Thanks for the advice! I was looking at samplers, but the price of those Personas are appealing, so I had to ask.

This is what I was looking at for a kit:

  • Razor
  • Brush
  • Shaving soap
  • Blade Sampler
  • Nick Relief

    I know this stuff probably isn't the best (I was only looking at the under $50 section for this stuff), but I wanted to try things out before I spent more money. Are there any big issues with this potential kit?

    As for the aftershave, do I have to use it, or can it just be a lotion, like Aveeno? It's what I currently apply after shaving right now.

    Also, I noticed some people get bowls and stands. Are they necessary? Can I just use a small glass that I wash now and then instead?
u/quietly_bi_guy · 1 pointr/logophilia

As in a styptic pencil, which is used to stop bleeding when one cuts oneself while shaving. They sting a bit, but are pretty much necessary if using an old-fashioned straight or double-edged razor.

u/kuubii · 1 pointr/Stims

Melatonin seems to make me fall asleep faster and improve sleep quality, it depends a lot on the dose/person i guess. People with adhd produce more melatonin on stims, because the brain doesn't produce enough melatonin without adequate dopamine levels. I'm not sure how stims affect melatonin in neurotypicals or high dosages.

I use the 300mcg pills, I would recommend trying these first since you can pretty much only find overdosed pills at the store (its probably cheaper to put 10mg in a pill than 0.3mg i guess, and they're not required to put overdose risk label on supplements).

u/zzwerling · 1 pointr/Nootropics

I don't think more is necessarily better. I'm 6'1"/185lbs and I take 600mcg a night and that works nicely for me.


It's hard if not impossible to find the small dosage ones in stores, so I ordered 300mcg tablets on amazon and take 2.


heres the ones I have:

u/huyouare · 1 pointr/Nootropics

FYI, there are convenient 0.3 mg pills available on Amazon:
I take the same dosage myself, and find these to be very effective.

u/3000Flurbos · 1 pointr/bjj

If you're struggling to get 8 hours a night, you can focus on deepening the sleep you do get instead of sleeping longer.

  • Black out your room at night. This is the biggest one for me. I have cheap blackout shades and I use electrical tape to cover internet routers, smoke alarms - anything that flashes. Get your room dark enough that you can't see your hand in front of your face. Even a little light will fuck with your melatonin production and compromise your sleep quality.

  • If you use electronics at night, download f.lux. It's a free program that removes blue light from your monitor after the sun sets. Your phone should have night mode under settings; turn that on as well. Light in the blue spectrum is the biggest melatonin disruptor.

  • Take 400 mg of magnesium citrate or magnesium glycinate before bed. It eases stress and causes a dramatic increase in sleep quality. Plus, a good percentage of the population is deficient in magnesium, so you could probably use a little extra anyway. If you go for magnesium citrate, start at 200 mg and move up to 400 mg over the course of a couple days. Too much at once will make you shit your pants. Glycinate doesn't have that issue, but isn't quite as bioavailable.

  • Take 300 mcg of melatonin right before bed. Melatonin is a hormone your body uses to encourage deep sleep, and taking it in pill form will knock you right out. It's prescription in the UK, over-the-counter in the US. Most doses are far too high (2-10 mg), and can impair your natural melatonin production if you take them regularly without a break. Stick with 300mcg (linked above); it's the minimum effective dose and won't mess with your hormones long-term.

  • I also drink kava tea on nights when I really can't sleep. It's more for stress relief/anxiety than for sleep, but if you find you have trouble winding down at night it can be a big help. Don't drink alcohol alongside kava; the active compounds, kavalactones, bind to the same brain receptors that alcohol does, meaning the effects of the two stack.

  • Don't take sleeping pills if you can avoid them. I'm not a doctor, and I'm not saying you should ignore your doctor, but sleeping pills don't actually put you into stage 3 and stage 4 sleep (the deep, restorative sleep your brain needs). They can also cause a lot of neurological side effects.

    Source: neuroscientist who focused on psychopharmacology and sleep when I was getting my degree.
u/asshole_driver · 1 pointr/Narcolepsy

Up until earlier this year, I had been taking 3mg of meletonin for about 6months and it didn't really seem to be doing much. My sleep specialist then told me to drop down to 300mcg (0.3mg) as new research has shown that less can be more. I did a bit more research and it seemed to back her up, though I didn't look into it too much.

Supposedly, 0.3mg is the amount that the body naturally produces to signal sleep. That does was restricted to a specific prescription brand due to patenting, and people tend to believe that "more is better" with supplements, thus the really high doses you can get. After switching to the lower dose, my mood improved a bit during the day and it feels as if my sleep is a bit more regulated (I also have non-24, so nothing really helps everything). Doses greater than 1mg are reported to increase daytime drowsiness and depression, though they will often knock some people right out.

Do your research, and it's a supplement so regulation isn't the greatest. I take this

u/CoolGuy54 · 1 pointr/ADHD is what I got after I got tired of gnawing bits off tablets.

u/MartianMonstar · 1 pointr/Fitness

I think I remember reading something about how MIT had patented that dosage and that's just the way they get around it. But - you can actually buy it at the proper dosage, here's what I went with:

Super cheap, and if you find 1 doesn't do the trick, no harm in taking 2 every now and then

u/atgabara · 1 pointr/slatestarcodex

Got it, I'm assuming you're not in the US (otherwise:

One other thing you can try in the meantime is splitting the pills in half (or into four). Assuming they're not extended-release/time-release, splitting them physically in half should safely give you roughly half the dose (even if you split into four and the doses end up being 0.5mg/1mg/1.5mg/2mg due to inconsistent distribution, all doses should be safe/better than 5mg. But more likely it will be more like 1mg/1.3mg/1.3mg/1.4mg).

u/JM91Six · 1 pointr/benzorecovery

I actually have used melatonin in many forms and doses. There was some sort of research about the effective dose of melatonin being far lass than what is normally sold..

I take this Sundown Melatonin 300 mcg, 120 Tablets (Packaging May Vary)

Not sure other people’s experiences but this has worked just as good if not more than any quick dissolve, gummy, liquid melatonin fat higher doses

I also have used unisom that works awesome as wlel

u/fcd18 · 1 pointr/offbeat

These work well for me. Although apparently only available from 3rd party sellers right now.

u/dcicourelh · 1 pointr/AskReddit

definitely get a soft little eye-mask thing, so you can sleep at any time. something like this:

u/yoshi314 · 1 pointr/sleep find one of these, made of plain material. should be much much cheaper than this.

there is also a more expensive version with a gel inside, that cools your eyes. good if you have a severe allergy and itching/reddened eyes.

u/beaniebugg · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi :D

I am in desperate need of this! My room SUCKS in the summer and even with the blinds closed and all of that, it gets super bright. Thanks for the contest!

Chuck Finley

u/essentially_a_repost · 1 pointr/relationships

Hey so, some wireless headphones will fix the noise issue, as for the brightness, remember these? they work. Maybe you tried one before and it didn't, me too. Until someone got me a good one, that exact one in particular. You are in total darkness and it is wonderful and I've slept like a baby since period. I hope you'll try it! As for the alarm, maybe once the noise and brightness stop keeping you up an extra hour you'll be able to wake up the hour earlier?? Hope it all works out!

u/mayruna · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I work nightshifts and have developed my own routine. First: I take a shower. Doesn't have to be a fast one and you don't have to wet your hair. I can't remember the science behind why this works, but it really does.

Then I make some tea with valerian root. Chamomile and lavender are lovely and sweet at calming you down, like a mom tucking you into bed. Valerian root is more like getting hit with a sleep bat, hard. Also, because it's an herbal tea, you want it to steep for longer. 10-15min about. I let it steep while I shower. It might smell weird, but it doesn't taste weird.

I live next to a train, so I have to wear earbuds and play straight white noise drone. I also put on a *good* eyemask (look for one that doesn't fall off and does not let eye in from under the mask... I use this thing from amazon). I use it all the time now; the sun sucks and wakes me up. Then, to complete my look, I throw on a snug hat so nothing falls off my dang face and for just a little extra 'fuck off, train' cushion over my ears. Sometimes, if even that isn't putting me out, I play some asmr from youtube. This weirdo has been conking me out as of late.

The biggest piece of advice I have though... is to avoid anything interesting or engaging.

And seriously, screw the sun. Make sure your phone/computer/ect switches from blue light to orange light around bedtime. The blue light is too much like the sun and the sun sucks.

u/CutthroatTeaser · 1 pointr/financialindependence

I've used one of these for years: (You can usually get it at Bed, Bath Beyond for less, esp if you have one of their 25% off coupons.)

I've since then tried a couple of white noise apps which work just fine and are much cheaper/portable. Currently, I have "Sleepy Fan", "Windy" and "White Noise" apps, and all work great for me.

u/scllymldr · 1 pointr/legaladvice

Gotcha. She seriously sounds stubborn and likely doesn’t hear well. She probably thinks it’s ridiculous you’ve complained because she doesn’t see an issue with her behavior. When I lived in an apartment, I eventually had to get a white noise machine. It was a game changer because my neighbors were all miserably loud.

Get you one of these. The price is worth it, and if should greatly mask any outside noises:

u/marley0609 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I'm not giving a label to what we did/do. But I'll tell you about it. If we know that our little guy is tired but he is fussing/crying when being put down, we let him cry for a set amount of time. So right now that means about 10 minutes of general sporadic fussing/crying (the kind where you can tell they're so close to going to sleep but just haven't quite settled down enough) or 5 minutes of escalating crying. If he needs to be picked up it is always because he's hungry or just wants to eat.

We also make sure he gets a little bit jostled before being set back down. Just to ensure that he's continually keeping his self-soothing skills sharp. For us, that means unvelcroing and revelcroing the wings on his swaddler.

Also key: swaddled, dark, white noise (this is the shit)

u/SaoilsinnSuz · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I seem to be the odd one out on this subreddit - but my boy was in his own crib in his own room the day we brought him home from the hospital. I was really nervous about it at first - but it was as simple as just doing it.

Our routine for any sleep is new diaper, put in sleep sack, cuddle/rock/bounce with mommy while mommy sings lullabye (The Lion Sleeps Tonight), and then down for bed. When he was really little, replace the sleep sack with swaddling, and occasionally I'd boob him to sleep (but I stopped doing that by 3 months old).

What we did to get a stretch at night was my husband did a dream feed at around 10-11 with a bottle (pumped milk). This bought me an extra hour or two. If I went to sleep at 9, I could get until 12 or 1 without issue most nights from the time he was 6 or 7 weeks old or so, and then it just got longer and longer. The hubs was staying up until then anyway.

Edit: white noise machine!!! This one is pricey, but it is SO WORTH IT. Get it.

u/meredith_ks · 1 pointr/misophonia

Okay, this is expensive but it seriously SAVED MY LIFE when living in an apartment with roommates (also a college student). It seems loud at first but you don't notice it after a few minutes. I've actually accidently left mine running for days sometimes, it's just that good of white noise. If your main problem is studying, I highly recommend it. I know they sell a similar model at Walmart and Bed Bath and Beyond too, and if it doesn't work, return it!

u/BBHoss · 1 pointr/shutupandtakemymoney

Have you tried one of these? It works great for me and you can't hear any noise really, no earplugs required. It actually has moving parts instead of just a speaker, which I think makes it better.

u/bobimpact · 1 pointr/IAmA

I have tinnitus as well and white noise is the only thing I've found that helps, although I found earbuds too uncomfortable and just filled my house and office with these

u/benefit_of_mrkite · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I live in a college neighborhood - I'm surrounded by Fraternity houses and rental properties that can have one or more parties on any given night. This is the best thing I've ever purchased. I've had it for years and sleep with it on every night. Electronic white noise generators are OK, but nothing beats one with an actual motor in it.

u/McFlys_Nikes · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Sounds (heh) like you need some white noise in your life. Try a fan, or eventually a specialized machine. This one is retarded expensive but there are substitutes.

u/dieter_the_dino · 1 pointr/AskReddit

This is the one we got. As far as I know, I'm a grinder for life. I don't think it is treatable. If you find a cure, let me know! I would love to stop as it is giving me jaw problems.

u/buscoamigos · 1 pointr/rant

I bought one of these white noise machines. It really helps me sleep at night.

u/eriklb · 1 pointr/tinnitus

I have this and it works well. If you can take white noise, this helps to drown out all outside noises and leaves you with a soothing white noise sound instead:*Version*=1&*entries*=0

u/roorings · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I would say a fan that is loud enough, usually the square floor fans (you can point it toward a wall so it doesn't hit you, otherwise you may get chilly). I usually keep mine on the lowest setting, but sometimes have to bump it up to medium if neighbors are playing music. I really find that the cheaper, square, medium'ish sized ones work the best. The more expensive ones try to actually be quiet, which is not what I want.

Also, i would get one of these bad boys:

I have found that other noise machines (rain noises, etc) just have a loop back that I can pick up on and it actually keeps me up even more because I am following the loop back. The white noise machine above has no such thing, I love them.

I have their travel one because I am on the road for work 3 weeks out of a month. Works great. If I was you, I'd use both. Put the fan by the window, on the right setting. Put the white noise machine on your dresser, next to you.

The secondary glazing sounds great, and if I asked my landlord to do this he would laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh, then hang up on me. I feel your pain, man. I hate noise while i'm trying to sleep. But what I have said above has worked in some pretty shitty situations before.

u/Ernge · 1 pointr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu
u/OtisTheZombie · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I also cannot sleep without a fan or some sort of white noise. What about a white noise machine for next to his bed?

u/ParklandBob · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Does he "need" the fan for the air flow or noise? If it's for noise have you considered getting one of these?
They don't move the air and you can adjust how much white noise they generate.

u/william_sillypants · 1 pointr/assholedesign

Get some refrigerator boxes. Cut custom panels for each window. Apply self stick Velcro to window and panel. Also, buy one of these...

/day sleeper for 20+ years

u/napjerks · 1 pointr/Anger

Sorry that doesn't work!

Have you tried a white noise machine? Some people swear by them. I've noticed I fall asleep better when the air conditioner is making noise. When it turns off it's eerily silent and my mind starts going a little.

Light reading something before turning the light off?

Can you ban the cats from the bedroom at night?

I've personally tried earplugs but they hurt my ears and I become overly conscious of them.

I hope you can find a way to get to sleep without having to wear yourself out. :(

u/feeley · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I bought one of these years ago:

Marpac Sleepmate

If you've ever considered buying a white noise machine I HIGHLY recommend it. It's a mechanical generated noise versus an electronic one. My girlfriend and I can't fall asleep without it.

u/Gizank · 1 pointr/DoesAnybodyElse

I need that even buffer of noise to sleep. In the summer, the AC in the window does the trick, but in the winter, all I can hear are my upstairs neighbor's footsteps and the delivery trucks at the convenience store next door. I got me an Electro-Mechanical Sound Conditioner. It's the best thing ever. It's like a fan, without the moving air.

u/mojobytes · 1 pointr/depression

I bought one of these a few weeks age and its been helping me get to sleep. I've been struggling with depression for a while and it has always interfered with my sleep, which in turn makes me more depressed.

u/motomachina · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts

White noise machines are pretty darn amazing. I used one at my desk almost the entire time while two neighbors were renovating their homes. I work from home.... I first tried using my phone and even a set of speakers but it wasn't the same... Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the Bose sound reducing technology is White Noise as well.?

u/fastergrace · 1 pointr/AskNYC

For white noise I was using the Marpac Dohm for a while and really liked it. I finally just received my Kickstater award for the SNOOZ and have been using it for the last couple of nights, and I like it even more. It's lighter and smaller and the sound is a bit fuller, not to mention the fact that it can be controlled with a phone app.

u/PENISystem · 1 pointr/Parenting

The neighbors need more ambient noise in their apartment. A white-noise machine operating at a surprisingly low volume will mask a ton of noise. this one's great. I have really loud neighbors, and my white-noise machine is a complete sanity saver!

u/tippitoe · 1 pointr/alameda

Marpac Dohm-DS All-Natural White Noise Sound Machine, Tan

Do you have one of these? Or a normal fan? Try an actual white nose machine if your don't have one.

Also, if another unit where you live opens up you could possibly move to it without breaking your lease.

u/tyroneclove · 1 pointr/videos

I have an actual white noise machine in my living room and one near my bed. I run them almost constantly. I see what you mean about not being quite the same but after a while I actually like them more than fans. They have a smoother whirl sound and I dont usually like to have fans on as much as I enjoy having them always on. My girlfriend used to say she felt like she was sleeping in a wind tunnel and I was like "exactly, world's best sleep!" [specifically this one] ( I like it because it doesnt feel like an artificial speaker noise or phone app would

u/SolarBurrito · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Yeah I second this. We have a Dohm white noise machine that has saved our sleep for months -- turn it on in the baby's room and she starts getting drowsy like clockwork. It's great for sleep associations! I'm thinking about getting one for our room!

u/dzogmudra · 1 pointr/Meditation

If you need to block out noise, I recommend using good ear muffs such as the 3M Peltor X-Series. If that is insufficient, use earplugs underneath. I've also combined those with a good white noise generator like the Marpac Dohm. Noise-defense, in-depth.

Alternatively, if you have a lot of money to spend, you could get the Bose QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphones; however, they probably won't prove more effective than ear muffs over earplugs, just more comfortable.

If you can acclimatize yourself to ambient sound through meditation, even better. However, if noise countermeasures make the difference between meditating and not meditating, better to use them. This is just a more modern version of traditional Buddhist advice to find a quiet, secluded place to meditate - at least at the start.

u/tuba_man · 1 pointr/misophonia

If you're in the US, it may be worth calling my audiologist. They've got a lot of connections with other misophonia practitioners and therapists. They might be able to direct you to someone local.

I'd also recommend a white noise machine for quiet areas, meal times, wherever the situation's worst. (That and make sure she knows she can leave triggering situations)

Based on my own experience and what my audiologist has found, please don't have your daughter cover up sounds entirely (like ear plugs or super loud white noise), just cover up only enough to take the edge off. As much as it sucks and as much as you want to retreat from it in the moment, covering up entirely tends to make misophonia worse over time as the brain re-trains itself to hear through the noise)

u/se7entythree · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Marpac sound machines FTW. I have three. They last for forever too. My dad has had his for 8 years now.

u/jatznic · 1 pointr/videos

I used to use a fan. I finally spent the money on a white noise machine and I have to say I find it much better than the fan ever was. Give one a try if you haven't already!

This is the one I have:

u/GeminiCroquette · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

A white noise generator works really well to drown out noises.

u/meat_bag · 1 pointr/nursing
u/akerzee2 · 1 pointr/cycling

The fans aren’t really an issue. We use a noise maker for the kids that’s a little fan that just makes noise. It’s pretty amazing I added the link below and can’t recommend it enough. After our 1st kid we had to buy one for our bedroom because we couldn’t sleep without it!

Also we have a dyson fan and it’s worth the money.

Marpac Dohm Classic (Tan) | The Original White Noise Machine | Soothing Natural Sound from a Real Fan | Noise Cancelling | Sleep Therapy, Office Privacy, Travel | For Adults & Baby | 101 Night Trial

u/sparton · 1 pointr/burnaby

Use this white noise machine to block out the noise:

u/SpeedycatUSAF · 1 pointr/AirForce

Buy a red light bulb for the bathroom if you can. This will be easier on your eyes if you need to turn it on in the middle of your sleep and won't wake you up. I also highly recommend these.

u/ryanx27 · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/amkingdom · 1 pointr/ADHD

I use this to condition instant relaxation and slowed thoughts followed by sleep 5 minutes later. Concentrate on slow relaxed breathing as well helps. I'm a pretty bad insomniac so spending the couple bucks on the noise conditioner was worth it.

u/a8vision · 1 pointr/Frugal

Speakers are likely to use less power than a small fan, however if you really need white noise you should buy one of these. A good nights rest is priceless.

u/TimeTomorrow · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I agree that if you are used to the air handler, that may be a different story, but for people not used to forced air heat (like guests) the on off of the air handler is not subltle at all.

Just say you like to sleep with a fan on and use a desk fan. Box fans actually move air more quietly than a smaller fan, so for this purpose a smallish desk fan is probably best.

you aren't the only one who thinks natural noise is better noise, but thats an option too:

I really don't care if you think I'm a dick, but your lpt sucks.

u/RoboRay · 1 pointr/AskEngineers

These work better than either. Sounds like a fan... doesn't have to waste power moving a lot of excess air like real fan.

u/AdmiralBallsack · 1 pointr/offbeat

You could get a sound screen. I use mine for sleeping in, but I'm sure that it could be re-purposed to hide bathroom noises:

u/mr_yuk · 1 pointr/DoesAnybodyElse

It started with fans. Big fans, little fans. Some were good and got me really hooked but none were perfect. I switched to sound machines later but found that the variations in the sounds (waves, bubbly brook, birds chirping) were too distracting. I finally found the perfect device. It is small, I can take it with me on trips and adjustable both in volume and tone.

u/yoweigh · 1 pointr/DoesAnybodyElse

try one of these things. i got one when i moved to NYC and it changed my sleepy times forever. it replicates the fan noise with a motor instead of a speaker.

u/Hyppy · 1 pointr/buildapc

Just get one of these. Believe me, it makes a world of difference.

u/Bosco_is_a_prick · 1 pointr/videos

It works for me. I play it using an app from my phone if I am sleeping somewhere noisy like a plane. It help drown out other noises after a few min you stop noticing it. You can buy special white noise generators

u/Corricon · 1 pointr/sleep

it can dehydrate the room and yourself. Not a problem if you live in a humid area really, but it will absolutely affect you otherwise. Some people have both a fan and a humidifier going at the same time 🤷🏻‍♀️ there are also sound machines built in a way similar to fans - not just recorded noise - that won't circulate the room

u/charros · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals
u/eliazar · 1 pointr/childfree

toomuchnoiseabove, I so feel your pain, very similar situation here. Noisy families are a socially sanctioned source of noise (a sanction which the childfree movement is only in its early stages of overturning) so there's probably little you can do directly about it other than moving.

What has worked for me is indirect measures: tech, a minor architectural change (closing the window out to the common area with soundproofing), and mental training. The tech has been some really kick ass headphones (a great investment anyway just for the awesome music quality), putting HD white noise videos like this fountain on my TV, this sound conditioner (it's an adjustable white noise like that of an electric fan that gives you something to focus on and ignore the rest), and finally good quality ear plugs as a last resort (I've only used them once or twice, but just knowing that I have them available eases me).

Anyway, you don't have to feel powerless, you can tweak your environment and gear up! Feeling yourself in control is half the battle. The other half is about making mental peace with noise you just can't control, letting yourself get naturally used to it, distracting yourself when it comes, letting go of anger, calming yourself with putting things in perspective... I know, it's difficult and you may not want to hear this when what you want to do is vent and act, but it has been the other half of the answer for me :) Good luck!

u/mlloyd67 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I found myself easily awoken by any little sound. A white-noise generator or machine helps drown them out. There are devices you can buy or applications you can download (I use "White Noise" on my iPhone when I travel).

u/ChronicUnderAchiever · 1 pointr/vaporents

>but the sound drives the wife nuts

Invest in one of these best sleep of my life and acts as a sound barrier for privacy as well.

u/sneeden · 1 pointr/funny

I plan to buy one of these for our bathroom for just such occasions.

u/4-string · 1 pointr/audioengineering

A solid-core door makes a big difference. Sound travels through air. You need mass (less air) in-between. I bet sealing the crack under the door with something would help.

Also, as mentioned a white noise generator near those you don't want to disturb will really help. One like this is $50.

u/alrighthamilton · 1 pointr/DoesAnybodyElse

You should look into one of these:

The adjustments allow you to choose the exact type of fan noise/tone that you want and it's been pretty easy to travel with for me.

u/meatywood · 1 pointr/DoesAnybodyElse

For many years, I have used a Marpac Sleepmate for white noise. They generate the white noise by using a fan inside the housing. You can adjust the housing on the top and sides to adjust volume and pitch. It's a little miracle machine. If you need white noise in the room, I highly recommend getting one. They travel well, too. I take it with me whenever I am away.

u/CandidAuD · 1 pointr/tinnitus

Of course. In terms of tinnitus treatment, without a comprehensive hearing test and counseling, I would not recommend any of the following methods. In most cases, tinnitus is frequently associated with hearing loss. When you treat your hearing loss, the residual benefit is that the tinnitus is mitigated. So, without knowing whether you have a hearing loss or not, I cannot say with a high level of confidence that the following methods will have optimal results.


Explore tinnitus relief apps for android and apple products. For example, Starkey Relax app (a lot of fine-tuning capabilities), Resound Relief app (a lot of soundscapes to choose from), etc.

Explore The Original White Noise Machine. Here is the link: .

Explore - This is the most patient-centered approach, starting with a hearing test completed by your audiologist. There are a variety of products that are tailored to your level of tinnitus perception.


You can also visit and watch Dr. Cliff Olson's videos on tinnitus and treatment options. Here is the link:


You are not alone with tinnitus. No matter how old you are, start with a comprehensive hearing test by your audiologist and go from there.


Audiologist in Arizona. :]

u/doubleplusepic · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I find this one to be the best. A little pricey, but its adjustible and super durable.

u/cozyrain · 1 pointr/sleep
u/canadian227 · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

Try the Marpac sound machine is awesome. Doesn't have a timer so it WON'T stop in the middle of the night.

u/blt88 · 1 pointr/needadvice

How do you feel about a white noise machine? Like this one? . I have one and it works well.

u/Compeau · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/Typhoidnick · 1 pointr/churning

amazing ear plugs super comfy and block sound so well.

outstanding sleep mask super comfy, doesnt rely on elastic to stay on your head so its comfy. also blocks sound decently if you dont have earplugs

u/aplusbistoaasaistob · 1 pointr/pics

I recently bought this one and I am in freaking love with it. It came with earplugs too. I was really surprised how well the combination works. Super comfy indispensability for daytime slumber.

u/thedrunkdingo · 1 pointr/AskDocs

Not a doctor but I am someone who gets frequent migraines. My doctor strongly suggested I get my eyesight tested as I may be inadvertently squinting a lot and causing eye strain. He also checked my blood pressure.

I got this sleep mask and it helps too

u/LeftMySoulAtHome · 1 pointr/badroommates

I have a sleep disorder and am sensitive to light. The way my bedroom is set up puts me under a skylight as well. (Great at night for stars, terrible past dawn. haha.)

This is the eyemask I have. It is comfortable and molds to my face, but it is thick as hell and no light gets through. You can't change the inconsiderate roomie, but at least something like that might help. :)

u/browneyedgirl79 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Living in that kind of neighborhood has to be hard, especially for sleep. Have you ever thought about getting one of these to try and drown out the sounds of the kids if your ear plugs don't work? My husband and I used one before we had our kids. We are thinking about getting another one. They are pretty cool.

u/Ophelia42 · 1 pointr/Parenting

For my big kids, we only did it for naps when they were younger - we actually started it at night for them when #3 came along (I didn't want them waking up to her crying).

...somewhere along the line WE got addicted to the white noise, now we all have white noise machines in use for nighttime and naps. I love them, I know I sleep much better with it.

(We have two of these (It's almost identical to the one posted by /u/smittypants below, just slightly different sounds). We will eventually get a 3rd. When the big kids were little, and now for the baby, we have a super old 13" TV that plays static which works well enough.

u/bedlamunicorn · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We did our first trip when my son was 8 months old. Full disclosure: it was super stressful. I vented online that I was on vacation but it did not feel like a vacation at all. It took an older mom friend to tell me “That’s because you are on a family trip, not a vacation.” That stuck with me a lot and helped shift my perspective. In hindsight, he probably did really well given the circumstances, but it was much harder for me (more night wake-ups, I’d nurse him to get him to go back to sleep, which meant another night feeding I had to work to eliminate once we got home. However, right now we’re on a trip with our now 20-month-old and it’s going amazingly.

Tips: we bought a portable sound machine this one I think, and some travel blackout curtains, these ones. That’s helped mimic the sleeping conditions he has at home, which has helped a ton. For us, that also means bringing a sheet from home and books and keeping the bedtime routine as close to home as possible. We’ve been pretty rigid with our routines at home for so long that I honestly think that’s why this trip is going well and it’s allowed us some flexibility in a weird way.

Make a couple stops on the drive. Aside from sitting in the backseat, there is not much you can do to keep him from falling asleep. Maybe plan the stops for when his normal “wake” times would be and hopefully that can help have the sleep be during his normal “nap” times. I know they aren’t always recommended, but I like having a backseat mirror to have a rough idea of awake/sleep time. You can also bring some small, soft toys to introduce and periodic points during the drive (with the disclaimer that, like the mirror and anything else loose in your car, there is the risk of them being projectiles in the event of a crash).

u/The_Advocating_Nanny · 1 pointr/sleeptrain

I’m a sleep consultant and always have my clients use real white noise for their baby’s to help them stay asleep.

It’s also a positive sleep cue. This is the one I use.

HoMedics, White Noise Machine, Sleep Sound Machine with 6 Nature Sounds and Timer, Spa Relaxation, Sleep Therapy for Home, Office and Travel, SS-2000G/F-AMZ Silver

u/ckiros · 1 pointr/LawSchool

I've used that youtube video before. Sometimes I use earplugs or listen to repetitive music on headphones.

I have this at home -

It has a white noise option.

u/Faptastic88 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think you'll like this and if not you can always use this to keep you warm. perpetually angst-ridden ass fucks xx

u/sooziesunshine · 1 pointr/infj

I used to have a lot of trouble sleeping and going about one night a week without any sleep wasn't unusual, especially when I was stressed. The four things that helped me the most were:

  1. This wonderful device
  2. Writing or reading before bed
  3. Getting into a normal routine with school and work
  4. Sleeping with a SO
u/danieljay691 · 1 pointr/NewParents

This is the one we use now, it's been great. We use the white noise for over night and the rain sound for nap times. It works wonders for us.

We got one as a gift, it was munchkin brand and had a little projector. We thought it was great. After 6 months it capped out so we bought another at Walmart, that one died that same night. So we exchanged it for another of the same kind and the new one died 3 days later.. so we gave up on that one

u/Trevmiester · 1 pointr/Music

This is the one I use. Comes with the original white noise, but also has others such as ocean, rain, thunderstorm, brook, and night time (crickets and such sounds).

It works really well if you live with roomates/family for sleep too. My mom got me hooked. Not only do i seem to sleep better, it blocks out noises from other parts of the house such as roomates cooking/listening to music/talking. Definitely worth the 20 bucks

u/Kokkoooo · 1 pointr/Nootropics

Hello! great to hear that melatonin has worked for you. As far as 300mcg and time release, please look here! I found one yesterday! :D

As far as the dreams go, i havent taken anything over 300mcg yet, so I may never experience them- they sound cool though :)

u/Otadiz · 1 pointr/misophonia

I couldn't wait and ordered one too. So it looks like we will both be saying what we think of them.

Is this the one you got? This is mine.

u/snapshotsally · 1 pointr/January2018Bumpers

Here are mine:

  • Secure Beginnings Crib Mattress - a totally breathable crib mattress. You can take the "sleep surface" off and throw it in the washing machine when needed. I surprisingly don't do it that often. The mesh fabric and space under it helps in temperature regulation and air exchange. Basically, helped me as a new mom not worry about suffocation. I ended up going wild and getting two sleep surfaces per mattress. I got one set in the regular size and a mini crib for our room.
  • LED Touch Light - these suckers are rechargeable and hold their charge a long time. They're super portable. What I like best is that you can turn them suuuuper dim, which is great for middle of the night wake ups and diaper changes. We have one hanging from our headboard and one hanging above the changing table. And then another around the house. There are tons of sellers of this type of product and they're quite inexpensive.
  • Wet Bag - a reusable and washable bag to stash wet/dirty stuff. An essential for cloth diaperers, but also great for pooped on clothes, bathing suits, etc.
  • Fischer-Price Ultra-Lite Day and Night Play Yard - this is a smaller and less expensive version of a traditional pack and play. We kept it in the living room and baby spent a lot of time there as a newborn.
  • Gripe Water Lots of gripe water. Good for gas, sometimes hiccups, and gentle relief for stomach upset. Also helps some newborns poop.
  • Grovia Magic Stick Diaper Balm - made for cloth diapers, but would work for sposies. A barrier "cream" on a stick, so you don't have to get your fingers gross. Smells amazing - I literally sniff the stick every time we use it.
  • Freemies - great for hands-free pumping, especially in the car or at work. Fits inside the shirt. Can be hit or miss on if it works for individuals, but it works GREAT for my boobs. Regular flanges hurt me and didn't yield good output, but Freemies agreed with my body wonderfully.
  • Spectra Pump I have nothing but good things to say about the Spectra pump. I have the S1 (battery operated), S2 (plugs in), and the S9 (battery operated, but not as fancy as S1). I haven't had any issues with my pumps, but others have had great customer service experiences. It's a "closed" system, which means it's impossible for milk to get into the pump on accident. This is a good thing.
  • Kiinde Storage Bags - these breastmilk storage bags are more expensive, but highly durable. I love the twist top - much easier to use then a zipper top. We used the whole bottle system from 0-6 months. At six months, he realized he could take the nipple off the bottle and we switched to Como Tomo bottles. But for those months, it was SO NICE to just send the bags to daycare and wash only the nipples (the shells stayed at daycare).
  • Lillebaby Complete Airflow Baby Carrier - while baby carrier preferences will vary widely by body type and personal preferences, I love my Lillebaby most. It doesn't require any special insert for newborns and the lumbar support was awesome. The airflow version was great, as I live in a very hot state.
  • Lectrofan Sound Machine - you may be wondering why this is $45 and other sound machines are $20. Because it is amazing, that is why. Seriously 100% amazing.

    Hope this helps somebody!

    Edit: added a few more after the Spectra.
u/AspieRebel · 1 pointr/Advice

Buy this, it works well.White Noise

u/benjamingolub · 1 pointr/daddit

Adaptive Sound Technologies LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Sound Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer

u/raistlin65 · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

Get one of these for your room

They produce a white noise that can help you sleep. I have tinnitus and use them. Better than trying to sleep with earphones on. I can't imagine dealing with wires connected to my head for the rest of my life while I sleep. Understand what I mean?

u/GrahamQuacker · 1 pointr/AskNYC

So, I just heard this white noise machine in an office waiting room and honestly it was amazing.

If you want one that helps for sleep, you actually probably want Brown Noise. It has lower frequencies than white noise, and I think there are studies that those lower frequencies genuinely help with sleep.

The link I posted has a great, deep, brown noise setting that makes you feel like you're on a private jet over a tropical ocean and have just taken your first Valium.

Important: do no confuse with the brown note.

u/vggeek · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I got this one:

Like the flexibility with many different white noises (the names are funny, I'm personally looking forward to cinnamon noise), and fan noises.

The same brand has one specifically for infants, which can be controlled with an app and has a night-light. It's an extra $20, which doesn't seem worth it to me, but letting you know.

There are several options in the $20 range instead (the one I linked to is $50), if you don't care about the different sound options. You're on your own however in picking between them haha

u/ManowarVin · 1 pointr/Fitness

this thing----> LectroFan
why would your bf be opposed to good white noise?
oh, and don't go with the half price cheaper alternative... I did and then had to buy this because it's not loud.

u/Slapbox · 1 pointr/Nootropics

I've actually read (though not sure if true) that more melatonin will actually worsen the situation.

The ideal dose is 0.5 to 1.0mg as I understand it.

MUCH more important though, darkness. It should be BLACK where he sleeps.

For 2-3 hours before trying to go to bed he should avoid all lights unless they're a very warm color. Blue light will affect his circadian rhythm. This is the case even in many blind people.

Key points:

  • Black room
  • Background noise. (Fan or Lectrofan)
  • Cool temperature
  • No white or blue light within several hours of sleep (To make screens redder, check out Lux for Android and Flux for PC)
  • Philips Hue light bulbs (These are mighty pricey, but for sleep, oh god. Controlling the color of the lights you surround yourself with will do a tremendous amount for keeping your circadian rhythm in check. I have gotten so much use out of these it's unbelievable.)
u/fatpat · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I just got this noise machine a few weeks ago and love it.

I absolutely cannot sleep when it's quiet because a)I can hear myself breath and b) tinnitus.

u/DCSkarsgard · 1 pointr/fixit

Perhaps counterintuitive, but a whitenoise device may be helpful if you can’t block it. I have several and have walked out of rooms where one was on only to discover the neighbor is outside with their chainsaw or a car with it’s bass thumping is parked out front. I highly recommend the LectroFan, they make an even smaller version that is $20 cheaper.

u/Mug_of_coffee · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement
u/Bdiddy14 · 1 pointr/Advice

As someone with two dogs and a cat in a small place, I understand where you're coming from. I am sensitive to noise, especially at night.

I purchased a LectroFan noise machine to use at night, but you could also use it during the day. There are multiple sounds to choose from and the volume is adjustable.

Purchase a few rugs for the floors to help minimize the noise from the nails. You could also look into the placement of her water dish. When my pets noisily clean themselves next to me, I make a "tsh-tsh" sound and they'll either stop or move to another area to continue.

You should really look at your own health situation and speak to a doctor/therapist about this. I know when I'm experiencing strong emotions or anxiety, the sound sensitivity is more present and frustrating. It seems like you have been struggling lately and it's okay to experience frustration, but you have to remind yourself that your pet isn't doing this on purpose and you can't take out your frustration on her.

I hope things get better for you.

u/tattiebird · 1 pointr/travel

I highly recommend spending a little extra to get a really good sleeping mask like this one.

u/aaoch1 · 1 pointr/loseit

I use a sleep mask when I'm trying to sleep while it's still light out... this one is great. And I find my fitbit super helpful with sleep, and also in general. The calorie out counter is pretty accurate for me, and I find it motivating. Worth every penny, in my opinion. Good luck!

u/Josheur · 1 pointr/DSPD

You can try a sleeping mask, it is a lot cheaper than curtains and works probably better, it is less comfortable, but not very uncomfortable in my opinion. If you buy a sleeping maks, make sure you get a 3d model, and not a flat one, so there is room for your eyes and your eyelids don't touch the fabric, these will be much more comfortable. Something like this:

I don't have these myself, so I don't know if this one is comfortable.

u/jtchicago · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I actually really like this sleep mask on Amazon. It is contoured for your eyes and nose and it's lightweight and comfortable. The earplugs are a nice plus too. (I've been an insomniac for many years.)

u/leondavinci32 · 1 pointr/onebag

I think I know what you're looking for--I struggle with this, too. My eyes are really sensitive to being touched. This is the one I use on my trans-atlantic flights--works great.

u/rolling-rage · 1 pointr/PSVR

I put together a belt clip from a sleeping mask box and a metal coat hanger.

I used the box from this sleeping mask:

I'm sure you can make a holder out of any cardboard box by cutting it into shape. That box was the perfect size so I used it. Cereal box would probably be a good material to cut down to size.

I bent a piece of a metal coat hanger and glued it to the box. This stops the wires from pulling down on my head.

u/Godzilla_in_PA · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Maybe use a white noise machine to mask/block the sounds from the fridge.

u/chrisjm · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

The Sleep Easy Sound Conditioner, though I'm sure there are better options out there.

Because it's essentially an enclosed fan, it took a while for my dog to get comfortable with it (he was afraid of the central air and other fan noises for some reason, but has gotten much better). I leave it on most of the day to try and avoid associated it with the anxiety of the crate. Now that he's used to it, it works really well.

u/crazboy84 · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts

Its already a thing, they are called white noise machines. I have one in my bedroom to help me sleep. My office also has a couple on the sales floor to help drown out all the background noise of other people on the phone. There are also apps you can download for white noise that does the same thing. It generally just sounds like a fan running.

u/Ikniow · 1 pointr/pics

I bought 3 of these things because my wife hates running the fan in the winter for noise. They're the best things ever.

u/Fauxpas360 · 1 pointr/needadvice

I started using a white noise machine in college and never looked back. You would think that dead-silent would be best, but white noise is SO much better and blocks out almost anything! My wife now works nights and she's able to sleep even with our two kids screaming in the next room. They have them at amazon for less than $20.

u/scarlettbutlerO · 1 pointr/AskNYC
u/arist0t13 · 1 pointr/sleep

I have done this before but it was a long time ago. Should I use an actual fan, or should I get one of those sleep sound machines:

u/flamingpython · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Sorry! We bought two of these and run them on high when we are home.

Sleep Easy

u/AnatasiaBeaverhausen · 1 pointr/migraine

Gets mixed reviews. Again willing to try any of them. I have the dream master from this list (so comfy but slides off), Bucky mask (cheap and good). My favorite right now is a bear silk a+ one (let me see if I can find it.)

Edit: this black silk one is good and big and $10 for anyone looking. Alaska bear natural sleep mask

u/mjxl47 · 1 pointr/Reformed

I work 2am - 10 or 11ish and the biggest thing that has helped me sleep is a silk sleep mask. Blackout shades were never black enough but the mask has changed my life; the quality of sleep has been so much better.

u/ashleywithani · 1 pointr/stopdrinking

This is the exact one I use Alaska Bear - Natural silk sleep mask & blindfold, super-smooth eye mask

I wrap a t shirt around my head in a pinch but feel like the mask works much better. It completely blocks the light for me and the tightness is adjustable. I've tried a lot of eye masks. For me it's big enough to block light and stay on. I like it better than others I've use because it's not padded, itchy or oddly contoured. It's simple and smooth on the face.

u/wwabc · 1 pointr/Purdue

are they being intentionally loud? or just normal levels? can you wear ear plugs and a sleep mask?



u/suburbiafeels · 1 pointr/nursing


ALASKA BEAR® Natural silk sleep mask & blindfold, super-smooth eye mask (Lifetime Warranty)

u/lasagnaman · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I use this one, it works great and only $10. The back band is adjustable, which is important because the elastic won't wear out as much if it's the right size.

ALASKA BEAR® Natural silk sleep mask & blindfold, super-smooth eye mask (One Strap)

u/Yugeulb · 1 pointr/askgaybros

Get a sleeping mask such as this one. It works wonders if you live in the city.

u/saulgold · 1 pointr/ADHD

Buy these two things and you'll be able to sleep through anything:

Marpac Dohm-DS All-Natural White Noise Sound Machine, Black

Mack's Pillow Soft Silicone Earplugs - 6 Pair, Value Pack - Comfortable, Moldable Putty Ear Plugs for Sleeping, Snoring, Swimming, Travel, Concerts and Motorcycles

u/gravityraster · 1 pointr/sleep

I recommend a combination of white noise and foam ear plugs. You will have to experiment with a combination that will work best for you. Sometimes, ear plugs alone will block out high pitched noise, but allow through the thumps and bumps. You'll then get thumps and bumps in isolation, which could be more stressful.

For white noise, I really like mechanical noise makers. They run continuously, won't drain your phone battery, and can be made to vary by fine gradations till you get the sound frequency spectrum that best handles the noise you're trying to cover up.

u/sandepants · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I love sleeping to a fan but it's too cold in the winter to do so. I bought a DOHM and love it though its more like the sound of being inside an airplane but you adjust.

u/jesmor3 · 1 pointr/headphones

If you haven't already, read up on misophonia. Also try a white noise machine like this one:

[Marpac Dohm-DS All Natural Sound Machine, White]

u/LarryBills · 1 pointr/Buddhism

I have tinnitus. Eventually you get used to it BUT you don't want to either obsess over it and have it impede meditation.

I would just turn on a fan or get one of those white noise machines and use whenever you feel like it.

FWIW This is the one I use

u/fancyantler · 1 pointr/Nightshift

I take Trazodone. I sleep solidly and don't wake up groggy. I also sleep with a white noise machine called a Marpac Dohm sleep machine. I sleep like a baby. Good luck to you!

u/catcrackers · 1 pointr/ptsd

I use this one Marpac Dohm Classic (White) | The Original White Noise Machine | Soothing Natural Sound from a Real Fan | Noise Cancelling | Sleep Therapy, Office Privacy, Travel | For Adults & Baby | 101 Night Trial

u/latetothetable · 1 pointr/boardgames

I've been looking into this for myself recently because I tend to play loud games at my FLGS and I'd like to fix it so that I don't bother the euro gamers nearby.

I have no experience doing this myself but I'm seriously considering buying a white noise machine to muffle alot of the sounds just like I've seen it done in many offices I've worked in in the past. While I have no experience with this device in particular it has great ratings and I remember the awkward moments when these machines did not work in offices and you can suddenly hear everything that was going on.

u/zeppelinfromled2 · 1 pointr/misophonia

My wife and I have two of these in our bedroom, and they seem good. We also don't want an actual fan that blows air because it gets cold in the winter here.

u/DarkwingDuc · 1 pointr/Atlanta

White noise machine and a box fan can work wonders for cancelling noise. But I would talk to a lawyer too, just on principle.

u/moistgulch · 1 pointr/AskDocs

I highly recommend a white noise machine. In particular this one:

I sleep with it every night and it does a wonderful job drowning out all the ambient noises that would otherwise disturb me from my sleep.

u/whitechalklatte · 1 pointr/BostonU

I use one of these. Works great for blocking out noise.

u/ezranilla · 1 pointr/tinnitus

I like this one because you twist the top and the sides to adjust the frequency. It also has a louder vs quieter option. It fills the room really nicely, whereas an app is very concentrated noise. I'm with you on the nature sounds. This one is just straight noise, no options for nature or rain or anything. Idk about dryer noises, but I wonder if there is a way you can record that and play it as an ambient noise. Sometimes I just turn on my window unit air conditioning for the noise. I wonder if there is something that naturally makes a noise that would help you.

I know the one I linked is a lil expensive, but imho worth it. You could always try it out and return it if you don't like it. Best of luck!

u/s_slayer · 1 pointr/RoverPetSitting

I use a white noise machine I bought on amazon. Marpac Dohm Classic (White) | White noise machine | 101 Night Trial & 1 Year Warranty | Soothing sounds from a real fan helps cancel noise while you sleep | For adults & children It just produces a soothing noise sort of like being on an airplane, and helps drown out doggy noises in the night and any other noises. I never travel without mine.

u/questionsnanswers · 1 pointr/dbtselfhelp

You use DEARMAN to get something you want (you have an objective) DEAR is what you say (describe, Express using I statements, Assert, Reinforce (give to get) MAN is how you say it (stay Mindful, Appear Confident, Negotiate (if possible)

You use GIVE when preserving/keeping the relationship. (the relationship is important to you and you don't want to fudge it up)

FAST is about your self-respect OR ending the relationship. In this case, the relationship is not the priority, YOU are. For example, if someone is taking advantage of you and using you, you might use FAST.

You can also search the sidebar for Interpersonal Effectiveness Activities that deal with conflict, How to be assertive, etc.


That all being said, you have a few options to deal with your neighbor. Hopefully, some of these might give you some ideas you can use that will be helpful.

First, before speaking to them directly, What noise is the dog making exactly? Is it barking? Or is it just moving around (paws on the floor type noise)? If it's not barking and it's just motion noise, I think you might just have to deal with it, or ask the neighbor to get some carpet if they have bare floors. You could also try recording the noise in your apartment to play for both the neighbor and the landlord to prove your point. (ie: here's how loud your dog is at 2am)

What does your lease say about animals? Are they allowed or does your neighbor have a dog that they shouldn't have? Does the lease mention anything about complaints regarding animals and how to address them? If the lease says nothing about animals, you might want to speak to your landlord and see if you can file a complaint through your management company regarding any kind of barking. If this is a long-term rental (condo) you could ask the management company about putting in some kind of sound dampening/insulation between the walls of your units. This is where you could play your recording for them to prove to them how loud it sounds in your apartment. If the dog is barking late at night chances are you are not the only person who is pissed off by it.

If the management company is 'hands off' you could try approaching the neighbor, or writing a letter to the neighbor (if you don't want to speak with them directly) It is possible they don't realize how loud the dog is being. They are just 'used' to it.

If they don't resolve the noise regarding the dog, you should then start filing complaints with city bylaw. If the dog is barking for hours at a time and it's not stopping, and you've attempted to speak to the landlord, and your neighbor and nothing is changing, call your city bylaw department. Here's an example from LA Animal Service regarding Nuisance Barking. Some places want you to contact your local animal shelter and some want you to contact bylaw. Call your city to find out who to report this to. Keep in mind though, if you do this after all the other steps, your neighbor will know that it was you that called to file a noise complaint and may make things difficult for you. (I had it happen with my neighbor who would get pissed drunk and sit out on his porch blaring music and screaming along for hours at a time)

Your other nonconfrontational options include, getting a white noise machine or using a regular fan (works exactly the same but isn't as compact.) You can also try noise-cancelling headphones or earplugs at night when you sleep.

Your last resort would be to wait until the lease is up or break your lease (again, check your lease agreement for penalties). You could also ask the management company to move you to a different apartment within the complex away from the dog person (but that wouldn't necessarily guarantee you peace from other neighbors.)

Best of luck in resolving your situation!

u/Colon_Labe · 1 pointr/AskMen

There are 2 types of white noise machines: Digital and analog.

YouTube or a white noise app on your phone would provide digital sounds, but are highly customizable to give you the sound you want (rain, train tracks, forest, etc.)

Analog devices like this one are basically just fans in a box. You can control the volume and pitch of the sound, but that's about it. They're simpler, but many people prefer them to digital sounds.

u/WaterLily66 · 1 pointr/autism

White noise and nature sounds are my go to. I bought this machine to sleep with:
Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine, White

u/ThePalePeach · 1 pointr/thebachelor

I've never had trouble with insomnia, but the Dohm white noise machine is magical. I really hope you can get some sleep!

u/Monco123 · 1 pointr/AirForce

Buy this thing. I did two and a half years of 12 hour mids (Panama schedule). That thing is loud, adjustable and is still working after 5+ years. Get your blackout curtains and say goodbye to your social life.

u/redditRW · 1 pointr/legaladvice

You might consider getting a white noise machine, like this one...

We have neighbors who live only a few feet away. They aren't there most of the year, but when they are, their parties go well into the night. The white noise machine works wonders.

I wonder also if your neighbor has some sort of new surround sound that is touching the wall, thus causing the reverberations?

Hope you get it sorted.

u/PwnyboyYman · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

finally something I can comment on from experience!

I used a standard box fan for ten years before my SiL gifted us one of these lil beauties and we'll never go back. The fact is, it creates a noise more soothing than your standard box fan without air circulation...which if you're a person who doesn't dust every week (like me) it's a nice change to not have the contents of your home swirling around all night long... highly recommend it!

u/beadmaze · 1 pointr/VelcroBabies

Ok well I can possibly be of some help here. All of my bedrooms are in a very small hallway and sounds go through. But I got this (fairly) magic sound machine and it was great - it blocks most noise and definitely softens the rest of it. I actually have three now: one for baby's room, one for toddlers room and one for my room because the toddler alternates between his own room and my room. I've included the link.

u/TheRobotSpy · 1 pointr/Parenting

We use these. We have one in every bedroom in the house.

u/HorseRadishTomato · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole

I'm already using a white noise generator -- specifically the Lectrofan.

Honestly, I love the thing, and usually it tunes most things out. But the creaking is so incredibly loud at night that I'd have to blast the white noise generator to drown out the creaking, and then people would issue noise complaints about me.

u/onedisection · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Get this
LectroFan - Fan Sound and White Noise Machine, 10 Fan Sounds and 10 White Noise Sounds, White (FFP)

Do not buy any other white noise machine. This is THE best. I've tried them all.

You will not hear her over this. I guarantee it. My wife can be next to be in bed and I can't understand her words. It is amazing for my sleep.

u/holmezy · 1 pointr/Epilepsy
u/bobtheplanet · 1 pointr/synthesizers

Try this. Or, use a VST like Wierd Noise Machine.

u/mateito_ · 1 pointr/videos

Sound machine crew checking in. I have three of these. One for daughter's room, one for our room, and one for daughter's daycare. They are small and the noise is electronically generated, so there's no looping. You always hear the loop!

u/ohhwerd · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Ahhh welcome to tinnitus, meet my favorite bedtime friend

u/melancolor · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Lectrofan! Kind of pricey but I have never been more at peace.

u/Chorazin · 1 pointr/amazonecho

Grab one of these, I have one for travel and it’s awesome!

LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer, FFP

u/xjoytotheworldx · 1 pointr/hsp

My roommate tosses and turns pretty much all night and the noise of her bed frame creaking would pull me out of even the deepest sleep. (Dont even get me started on when she would have her boyfriend over!!!)

Fortunately this thing has cured it all. Good luck to you!

u/itsashoreline · 1 pointr/jerseycity
u/ElephantElmer · 1 pointr/onebag

I've heard this one recommended before

Luxury Patented Sleep Mask, Nidra® Deep Rest Eye Mask with Contoured Shape and Adjustable Head Strap, Sleep Satisfaction Guaranteed, Sleep Anywhere, Anytime

u/gabek333 · 1 pointr/onebag

I'm heading out to SEA in a few days, and now I am ready to go. Thoughts always appreciated. I included links to all my gear.


u/uuntiedshoelace · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I have this one and it’s amazing. It’s $10 more than the one you posted but I recommend it highly. The regular “white noise” setting scares the crap out of my kid, so thankfully there are multiple options. Ocean sound works well for us.

u/mckzlve · 1 pointr/DAE

Only a few options showed up when I searched "non screen rain(/noise) maker". But I like how this one looks. I hope it works well.

Although I've never been a fan guy. Makes me feel like I left something running.

u/moondruidmum · 1 pointr/Mommit

We have used this one from Amazon for 15mo now. We use it plugged in, but it can be run on batteries which has been helpful a handful of times while traveling/camping. It has different sound settings, adjustable volume (so you can make it quieter over time to wean babe off of needing it) and it was less than $20!

Big Red Rooster BRRC107 Sound Machine, 6 Sounds

u/ebfthrowaway31318 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Big Red Rooster BRRC107 Sound Machine, 6 Sounds

We bought this a couple weeks ago and it definitely helps. Helps me too since he’s in our room

u/Guepardita · 1 pointr/GiftIdeas

An overnight bag, for weekend trips.

This coffee table book, to inspire future travels.

A luxurious sleep mask, for restful nights.

This shower oil, which is great for dry winter skin.

This relaxing and ambrosial aromatherapy diffuser.

I'd be happy to provide more suggestions if these seem a little off :)

u/DontTakeMyNoise · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole

NTA. This dude lives in an apartment building. It'd be one thing if you were throwing midnight parties or having extremely loud sex at 4 in the morning, but if you're just going about your business? What does he expect when he lives in an apartment building?

If it's worth it to you to stop the stress of him harassing you, you could offer to buy him a cheap white noise machine or something to block out the sound of... your existence. I'm not saying you owe him this, you absolutely don't. But $20 might make this problem go away. It'd mean letting him "get his way", but at the end of the day, worry about yourself. If $20 lets you stay in the apartment, not get harassed, and go about your life as normal? Might be worth it.

u/5un5p0t · 1 pointr/sleeptrain

Yess, this is excellent advice!! We share a bedroom with our son and have invested in these black out curtains

we also have this white noise machine which is inexpensive and works wonders (our alexa echo dot kept fading in and out after an hour and waking him, it was so annoying).

the blackout curtains hide any light from electronics that might distract him and add to the dark, nighttime effect. sleep training while room sharing is definitely possible!

we didnt sleep train until he was 5 months old though, id give your little one more time.

u/cihmapoutlisce · 1 pointr/Fitness

On the darkened room: I love my eyemask; I have trouble sleeping with ambient lighting, but living fairly far north in the summers you get about four hours of "night", plus my wife has a nightlight for when we get up to let the dogs out. Try a cheap one like this with the molded eye bumps so it won't tickle your eyelashes. Or, get a super fuzzy one for giggles. :)

u/illegalmonkey · 1 pointr/tinnitus

You can try a sound machine, like a LectroFan. It helped me quite a bit and I haven't needed it for awhile now and have just been using my fan on the lowest setting. Hopefully that's good news for me, but I try not to get my hopes up too high.... :P

u/FardelsBear · 1 pointr/SPD

I have one of these thingies for when I sleep:


Best purchase I've ever made. It helps block out so many relatively quiet sounds, including breathing when I sleep in the same room as someone. Though more often, it helps to block out the sound of cars going by. If you can afford it, I recommend it. Or like others have said, you can try an actual fan or play fan noise on your laptop. Rainymood is also great, if rain/waves/etc works as white noise for you.

u/dansor · 1 pointr/sleep

I use one of these to help drown out my tinnitus.


I suppose it's probably an MP3 player on the inside, but it sounds good to me and has many different variations you can try.

u/Purplekaem · 1 pointr/askwomenadvice

I find music too distracting during sex. My husband and I turn this on pointed toward the doorway if we want a sound barrier between us and our nosy kids.

You can’t kick the roommate out of the common space. He may be listening to you two get it on, but that’s something that falls to you to prevent if he’s just chilling on the couch in a shared area.

u/ivanasleep · 1 pointr/tinnitus

I feel your pain. Been suffering for nearly two months now after an ear infection and have gotten no helpful feedback from ENT. I do like this sound machine.
Adaptive Sound Technologies LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Sound Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer

u/willwar63 · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

I find the NAC sort of similar to the L-Theanine. It is a marked but subtle effect. It does seem to help me deal with stressful situations. The NAC also has some added health (not mental) benefits such as liver detox. They are both non essential amino acids so kind of in the same family? These are the brands I take.



Reviews are somewhat helpful. Oh and one more thing, try them on an empty stomach to see how you feel.

u/AlcoholicToddler · 1 pointr/researchchemicals

im comparing vegetarian vs more expensive version

why is the vegetarian one way cheaper. and will that be good enough??

u/lifestop · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity


L-Theanine is a green tea extract that helps to promote a sense of wakeful calm. For me, it's a game changer. It helps with my essential tremor and nerves/adrenaline.

It's cheap. Just try it, you will thank me later.

u/Code3LI · 1 pointr/Nootropics

Last time it was Suntheanine. I think it is just my mind that makes me anxious about taking anything new, because it happens with other supplements for mental health in the past, as well as pharmaceuticals.

This is the one that I got:

L-Theanine 200mg by Nature's Trove - 120 Vegetarian Capsules

u/UnfazedParrot · 1 pointr/Drugs

This is what I take. Some people will recommend Suntheanine but I find this works just fine for me.

u/00101011 · 0 pointsr/books

Thats an awesome website. It could work for most of the time, but the stupid apartment above me has a really loud stereo with lots of bass that even a deaf person could feel.

I looked at getting one of these, though like your solution it wouldn't cover up the subwoofer upstairs.

u/Majalisk · 0 pointsr/Supplements

Try this if you want to stay asleep and not wake up throughout the night:

Might help with that.

u/l8blmr · 0 pointsr/transcendental

I had a type of tinnitus that was two tones alternating irregularly. Very distracting. i used to crank up the stereo when I was commuting. Not sure if that was the cause but it calmed down when I got more responsible with the volume. I did use a white noise machine and it helped when the problem was severe. I used the sound of rushing air very softly and it was enough to mask the tinnitus. This is the one I used. I see there are cheaper ones but I know this one works well:

u/m104 · -2 pointsr/RoomPorn

Why not just wear a sleep mask?

u/1n1billionAZNsay · -6 pointsr/self

I know it's obnoxious but I also don't think that just because something is obnoxious people shouldn't be allowed to have them if they enjoy it. Try sleeping next to one of these. It helped both my babies with sleeping through annoying neighbors.