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Positive and Negative Effects of White Noise on the Brain

Effects of White Noise on the Brain

We are, by and large, very complicated. It comes part and parcel with being human.

There are so few things we know for certain when it comes to ourselves, especially our most complicated areas like the brain. It’s easy to see why, since the brain is such a jumbled mess of conflicting and confusing data.

What is true for some people can largely be ignored when it comes to others. That is why it’s difficult to classify, with absolute certainty, what sort of effects white noise has and even should have on people.

Whether you’re discussing the general background noise of life all the way to specially designed noise made by machines there is little certainty. Something as simple as whether or not you enjoy being social can have a major impact on how you respond to white noise.

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Is Sleeping with White Noise Harmful?

Is Sleeping with White Noise Harmful?

Sleep is the single most vital thing about keeping yourself healthy. No matter how well you eat, exercise and avoid stress, without being well rested you cannot be at your best.

Having experienced sleep deprivation due to having newborn babies to look after, I can assure you that it feels like a blessing to be able to sleep through the night now. However, often times, you don’t get to have that luxury.

Here, let’s list some of the many other potential problems that might prevent you from having a good night’s rest:

-Loud neighbors
-Loud family members
-Loud cars or motorcycles passing by your home

Notice how I easily listed at least 3 things that were a disruption because they were loud? From crying babies to airplanes, noise is what causes the issue.

That is why we will be discussing the potential consequences of using white noise to combat this. Keep in mind that if you’re a sound sleeper that falls asleep easily you don’t need to fret but most of us aren’t, so we need to look at other options.

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What are the Effects of White Noise in the Workplace?

Effects of White Noise in the Workplace

Let me tell you, it feels kind of bad, being old enough to remember a time where white noise was something you associated with a broken TV. Or, at the very least, with signal problems.

That static-y and annoying sound, accompanied by what my mother used to call the “Very poorly made snow show” was never a welcome sight. Especially on those few rare occasions when it happened during my favorite shows or Monday night football.

Nowadays, white noise has been relegated to the meaning of background noise, whether it’s good or bad. Because, let’s be honest, depending on what kind of person you are, it can be very good or bad.

Some people, me not included, can work quite well with background noise. The sounds of people bustling about around you and generally being active is comforting and even helps you focus.

On the other hand, I can tell you from personal experience that it can be a major detriment, too. I’ve written about this exact thing and gone into more detail there.

Suffice to say, work flows better when I’m not drowning in noise. Why is that?

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White Noise for Snoring: Does It Actually Work?

white noise for snoring

Snoring is yet another example of the gravity not helping us. However funny this may sound, there is a reasonable explanation.

Ever since we get through the puberty and our bodies develop fully, there is a chance that we are going to start snoring. That is mostly because our bodies grow and gain more weight. That is when sleeping on your backs gets ‘’heavier’’ for our chests and throats.

The thing is, snoring can be a very loud and unpleasant sound. Sometimes it could be even funny or adorable when we’re talking about our babies or children. But for us adults, snoring can be not only irritating, but it can be a sign of some serious health issue.

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When to Stop Using White Noise for Baby

White Noise Machines

I know that motherhood can be really hard. Sometimes, you just wish to run away! Jokes aside, there are moments when you can’t really help your baby falling asleep.

Have you tried a white noise machine? They are effective even with older ones, but on the other hand, can they do any harm to your baby’s health and hearing? Well, it depends on what you consider for a health problem.

If you are thinking about baby’s hearing, it may cause some unwanted problems, but only if you are not cautious with the white noise machine volume. In other cases, it can cause an addiction.

So once this time comes, you will definitely need a white noise machine. The question is, when should you stop using that machine?

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Best White Noise Fans 2018: Reviews and Buying Guide

best white noise fans

If you are a light sleeper like me, then you probably understand how annoying even the smallest sound can be when you are trying to get some sleep.

This only gets worse if you have noisy neighbors who do not understand how much sleep is important.

I first came across a white noise machine when I was shopping for my baby’s nursery. The walls of the house that I was living in at the time were so thin and even the smallest sounds got to the nursery and woke him up.

When I got a white noise machine, I had a solution for a couple of weeks before the thing broke down and stopped working altogether. I was frustrated because I had spent quite a considerable amount of money on the machine.

I was not too quick to replace the white noise machine. However, after a few frustrated weeks of having to wake up in the middle of the night to the baby’s wailing, it was clear that I needed a solution.

When a friend suggested a white noise fan, I was a bit skeptical. I was not sure how the fans would work in the same way as the machine. I gave it a try though, seeing as it was a bit cheaper than the white noise machines.

I absolutely loved it! I ended up using white noise fans for quite some time and still do, even to date. If you are not sure whether or not a white noise fan will work for you, this article should help you make an informed decision.

Here’s what I have learned about white noise fans over the years.

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Best Baby White Noise Machines 2018: Review and Buying Guide

White Noise Machines

For the few lucky parents, getting their babies to sleep is an easy task. But for most parents, their babies take hours to get to sleep, and even when they do, they hardly go for a few minutes before they are up and wailing once more. This can be frustrating, especially if your baby keeps you awake most of the night.

Since you and your little munchkin need the sleep so as to rest, a white noise machine could be just what the doctor ordered for you! The white noise from the machine is incredibly soothing and will have your baby sleeping in a couple of minutes.

What’s more, white noise machines ensure your baby has a long uninterrupted sleep. This means uninterrupted sleep for you too.

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