5 sound machines to help you fall asleep

5 sound machines to help you fall asleep

Get a better night's sleep with one of these sound machines

by Leslie Pedder

As we all get more entranced in our phones and our minds are constantly stimulated – drifting off to sleep is getting harder and harder with each night. Does it take you a while to fall asleep? Are you restless while sleeping? Or do you wake up in the middle of the night?

If you’re at your wit’s end, tired of looking for another alternative to help you achieve a better night’s sleep, try using a sound machine. If they can help a baby drift off to sleep, and stay asleep, then you know these things work.

Here are some sound machines that are worth checking out!


Best Simple Sound Machine

Homedics SoundSleep 



Homedics Sound Machine

The Homedics SoundSleep is the best sound machine for those that are not tech-savvy but are looking for a good night’s sleep. The Homedics SoundSleep is simple and easy to use, with six different sounds and three timer options or continuous play. You can purchase the Homedics Sound Sleep in three color choices – silver, blue, and black. Sit the Homedic SoundSleep on your nightstand, put on your favorite sound and fall asleep faster.

Sounds: 6 digitally recorded white noise and nature sounds – White Noise, Thunder, Ocean, Rain, Summer Night, and Brook
Volume: Adjustable volume knob
Timers: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and 60 minutes, and play continuously
Charge: Requires a wall outlet adapter or batteries
Top Feature: Small but gives off a powerful sound


Best Compact Sound Machine

Magicteam Sound Machine 

Bring the Magicteam Sound Machine with you anywhere! This compact sound machine is the perfect size to take when traveling or to simply move with you throughout the house. If you’re tired of hearing the same noises with your sound machine, then the Magicteam Sound Machine is for you – offering 20 different non-looping sounds covering white, brown, pink, and blue noises. This sound machine has a memory function to make your bedtime routine easier, remembering the previous sound, volume, and time you had the sounds playing. The Magicteam Sound Machine also comes with hour-long timers ranging from one to five hours long. These longer timers are worth the purchase if you’re someone who even with a sound machine takes you a while to fall asleep.

Sounds: 20 different sounds, including non-looping white, brown, pink, and blue noises
Volume: 32 levels of volume
Timers: 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours, 5 hours, and continuous play
Charge: with a USB cord
Top Feature: Memory function automatically restores your previous volume, sound, and time


Best Sound Machine for Travel


Paging all parents! The Dreamegg is a baby’s best friend because it’s a sound machine and nightlight all in one. Lull your baby to sleep while illuminating the room with the Dreamegg. This sound machine is a favorite for babies with numerous calming sounds like fetal tones, a music box, and a vacuum. The Dreamegg comes with a child lock, so parents don’t have to worry about their child pressing any buttons. The sound machine comes with a clip, allowing it to attach to anything from a door knob to a baby’s crib. There are 32 volume levels to drown out any noise pollution or distractions. With its long-lasting rechargeable battery and small size, this is the best sound machine to take with you while traveling. Never worry about your child falling and staying asleep with the Dreamegg sound machine.

Sounds: 9 nature sounds, 1 fan sound, 1 white noise sound
Volume: 32 volume levels
Timers: 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes
Charge: Rechargeable battery with USB cord
Top Feature: Has an adjustable night light, small and lightweight


Best Sound Machine with a Clock

Hatch Restore


Those looking to understand and implement better sleeping habits should purchase the Hatch Restore sound machine. Although this sound machine may be a little pricey, it is well worth it. The Hatch Restore app has a large library of sounds to choose from for a good night’s rest. With this sound machine, you can create a personalized sleep and wake routine to help you fall asleep and then wake up refreshed with the gentle Sunrise Alarm Clock. The Hatch Restore offers tons of in-app features to prepare your mind and body for sleep, but with their monthly subscription, you get access to content like meditations, sleep stories, and soundscapes. The sound machine can be controlled with the app or by the buttons on the device. The Hatch Restore can also be used as a reading light or a light to add some color to your room.

Sounds: Soothing and nature sounds, sound library in the app
Volume: Can be adjusted on the machine or in the app
Timers: No timer, it has a sleep-wake routine to help you fall asleep, stay asleep & wake up refreshed.
Charge: Wall Outlet Adapter
Top Feature: You can create a sound and light mood together


Best Sound Machine for Numerous Sound Options

LectroFan Evo

LectroFan Evo Sound Machine


The LectroFan Evo is best for those that turn the fan on in the winter because the sound of the fan helps you sleep. The LectroFan Evo comes with ten different fan sounds, with ten other white, pink, and brown noises. This sound machine helps block out distracting environmental noises that often keep you up at night. The LectroFan Evo comes with an hourly timer and adjustable volume. If you share a room and your roommate does not want to hear your sound machine, the LectroFan Evo comes with a 3.5mm connector to connect your headphones, so you’re the only one to hear.

Sounds: 10 Fan Sounds, 10 White, Pink, and Brown Noise Variations, and 2 Ocean Sounds – calm and surf.
Volume: Very low to very loud adjustable volume
Timers: by the hour, max 8 hours
Charge: Wall outlet adapter and USB
Top Feature: You can connect headphones if you want to be the only one to hear the noise

Get back to feeling well-rested and use one of these sound machines to help improve your sleep.




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