It is a fact that some consumer goods quickly become pigeonholed, having multiple functions but becoming widely known for just one of them. As with every gadget and aid that is available on the market, white noise machines have begun to be associated solely with one specific place of use – that is the bedroom – and for one purpose – as a sleep aid. There are many reasons for this, from the way white noise machines have been marketed and advertised to what the medical profession has recommended them for on the back of credible studies.
However, there are plenty of reasons to use a white noise machine and plenty of places in which they can be used. Some examples can be found below:
In the Bedroom – This is the most obvious place to use a white noise machine and the one in which most people choose to take advantage of its benefits as a sleep aid. It can be plugged in and placed on your bedside table to ensure that you get the full benefits of white noise during your sleeping hours, whether they are in the day or at night. A good white noise machine will block out sounds from outside, a snoring partner or noisy neighbours and can help you to relax into an excellent sleeping state. You can also take advantage of different ambient sounds so that you can find the one that best suits you and your quest for the perfect night’s sleep.
In the Lounge – If you just want to relax after a long day at work then there are a million things that could prevent you doing just that when you get home. It may be that you cannot empty your mind and the day’s events go around and around in your head. It may be that you feel so stressed that you just want to cry. It may be that you feel ill but have so much to do that you cannot chill in your favourite chair. Just ten minutes with a white noise machine on in your lounge is often enough to help you to just block out the world, empty your mind and lose the stress that the day has heaped on your shoulders.
In the Classroom – Are you studying for a big exam or trying to write an essay and find it difficult to concentrate? If this applies to you then a white noise machine can help because it can actually enable you to declutter your mind, relax and focus. As such, you will find it easier to concentrate on your task and your overall education will benefit from that as a result. A full size white noise machine may not be an option if you are studying away from home but an application or a portable one may well help you.
In the Office – Did you know that many companies are using white noise machines in their offices? This is a fact that is largely the result of research that proved white noise can actually enhance productivity, reduce stress and thus the amount of time people have off sick, and reduce distractions that cost the company money. If your office does not have such a system in place then you could use your own white noise machine. After all, it can enhance your career prospects if it works to make you more productive, enhance the quality of your work and improve your focus.
In the Train or Airplane – Relaxing on public transport, whether in the air or on the ground, is not easy if you suffer from a phobia or feel claustrophobic. Similarly, you may be anxious about getting to your destination. Either way, a white noise machine could help to reduce your stress and give you the scope to relax. Of course, it can also help you to grab a quick nap if you so wish as well. This will make your journey more bearable and ensure that you feel refreshed and rested when you get there.
In a Hotel – There is nothing worse than booking a fantastic holiday only to find out that your hotel room has thin walls and your neighbours for the week do not know how to be quiet. Similarly, there is nothing worse than booking into a hotel on a business trip to discover that you cannot get any sleep before your big speech because the busiest road in the area runs right underneath your window. No matter which of these problems you face, a white noise machine can block out the noise and give you the peace and quiet you are looking for.
As you can see, white noise machines can be used pretty much anywhere, whether at home, at work or on your travels. Regardless of where you are, you can take full advantage of all of the benefits they have to offer.