In our modern times, there has been a reduced average time spent in sleep as life has become more hectic and demanding. Sounds of nature or white sounds can be used to relax and block out unfavorable and distracting noise. Meditation combined with nature sounds can be an effective vehicle for managing stress and tension, improve memory and communication, and promote overall good health. Dr. R. H. Carmona, at the March 2004 National Health Medicine conference in Bethesda, M.D. stated "Sleep science is some of the most important work in medicine today; however, it is some of the least understood and least appreciated." Further to this, he stated that "seventy million Americans may be affected at an annual cost of $15 billion in healthcare expenses and $50 billion in lost work productivity." Sound Machines or White Noise Devices by Sound Oasis and/or Marpac may help you relax, get to sleep and stay asleep better.
Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet, comfortable and cool. Design your sleep environment to be comfortable and free of interruptions. Also make your bedroom reflective of the value you place on sleep by having pastel colors, quality fabrics and a good, supportive bed. Take steps to remove or mitigate distractions, such as neighbor generated noise or your bed partner's sleeping problems such as snoring. Too much light or a dry or hot environment can also make sleep difficult. Consider using a sleep blindfold, ear plugs, white noise machines, humidifiers, fans and other white noise devices to make your sleep environment more conducive to relaxation. Check out our White Noise Machines for sale here.
The Mindfold provides comfortable and total darkness even with you eyes open. This Mindfold sleep mask nicely compliments a sound masking device like the SleepMate 980A White Noise Machine. For more information on Mindfold Sleep Mask and Sleep Ideas check out out white noise and sleep page above.