Do you use a noise maker to sleep? ‘PINK NOISE’ MIGHT HELP OLDER PEOPLE GET BETTER SLEEP: Older people tend to get less deep sleep, and because deep sleep is important to having a good memory, it contributes to their memory declining as well. But a small new study has found that listening to a soothing sound called “pink noise” while they sleep could help them have deeper sleep, and therefore a better memory. Pink noise is a mix of high and low frequencies that sounds more balanced and natural than white noise. Senior study author Dr. Phyllis Zee, professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, described pink noise as, “fairly pleasant; it kind of resembles a rush of water.” She said the sound is just noticeable enough that the brain realizes it’s there, but not enough to disturb sleep.
What have YOU used as a sound to help you fall asleep?