Sleep Central: The benefits of sleep therapy systems
White noise, by the technical definition, is a consistent noise that comes out evenly across all hearable frequencies. White noise is just an equal amount at every frequency, from low to high, that a human being can hear. When a noise wakes you up in the night, it's not the noise itself that wakes you up, per se, but the sudden change or inconsistencies in noise that jar you. White noise creates a masking effect, blocking out those sudden changes that frustrate light sleepers, or people trying to fall asleep. "The simple version is that hearing still works while you're asleep," says Seth S. Horowitz, a neuroscientist and author of The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind.
The Sound+Sleep products have non-repeating, sound stories (Sounds taken from natural surroundings like ocean, waterfall, train, city, etc.), white noise and fan sounds, and are dynamically generated using an algorithm that creates a truly random sound. Other white noise machines and phone apps use looping sound clips that wake your brain, while others use actual fans that can't get loud enough to block out anything. The Sound+Sleep products feature patented adaptive sound technology that automatically adjusts the volume of your sound setting to the noise levels in your environment, helping you sleep soundly and undisturbed.
Whether you're away on business or traveling for the family vacation, the Sound+Sleep MINI is compactly designed for travel or small spaces. The MINI is able to help create a consistent sleeping environment that is essential for getting a good night's rest. Hotels, motels, B&Bs, friends apartments, relative's houses, no matter where you go, it's not home. External noises that you're not accustomed to can disturb your night, and when you're traveling, you can't afford to lose any sleep. Just crawl in bed, pick your sound story or white noise, close your eyes and relax.
The Sound+Sleep MINI can plug into any wall outlet or be powered by a USB source, including laptops, TVs, and even battery packs (sold separately). The machine can operate on dual voltage (100 to 240 VAC), making it perfect for international travel. Its low weight (about two pounds), small size, and its sleek and sturdy travel case (sold separately) make it ideal for travel use.
Ever moved into a new house or apartment and the neighbors were just so loud you lost sleep and never got any peace and quiet when you got home?
Are your walls so thin that you can hear the guy two houses down blasting "Never Gonna Give You Up"?
Ever had to sleep with ear plugs in or listening to your headphones?
Can you identify specific dogs in your neighborhood based on their bark?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you know that the solutions suggested by every blog, website, and know-it-all friend, are all impractical, expensive, and ineffective. You probably don't have the time turn your apartment into a sound proof recording studio with acoustic insulation. And everyone who has ever confronted a noisy neighbor knows, they know they are noisy and they just don't care. Sound+Sleep products feature a patented adaptive sound technology that adjusts the sound preference that you are listening to, to the noise level in your environment. It automatically raises in volume to compensate for the disturbance so that you sleep soundly, uninterrupted.
The concept that an external sound could suppress perception of an internal one was first realized clinically in the mid 1970s by Dr Jack Vernon, when he reported that white noise was effective in alleviating tinnitus. Tinnitus maskers are commonly used by tinnitus sufferers when trying to sleep or relax, as it is within these quiet environments that the tinnitus is at its most noticeable.
It is widely believed that continued use of tinnitus masking can inhibit a neurological process known as habituation. This is a physical process which involves neuronal remapping in the auditory cortex of the brain leading to desensitization of tinnitus. Generally it is ill advised to fully mask the tinnitus instead the masker or noise generating device should be set just below the level of the tinnitus to promote habituation.
The promotion of habituation is the key clinical outcome of tinnitus retraining therapy which uses a combination of sound therapy and counseling. The use of sound in a clinical setting using specialist equipment can be used to completely mask tinnitus in 95% of tinnitus patients. Sound+Sleep products provide welcomed comfort for many suffering from tinnitus. Whether you are listening to the amazon rainforest setting or select white noise or a fan sound, your sleep is uninterrupted with Sound+Sleep sound machines.
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