But Also Embrace White Noise
Dr. Dore-Stites explains, “Our bodies are primed to alert if there are noises that occur at night. If it is a constant drone of traffic or the rustle of the wind through trees, it typically is not a problem. However, if you live in an urban environment where noises are more random (e.g. sirens; horns honking) or live in an apartment with noisy neighbors, having a machine that blocks noise can be helpful.” White noise (similar to the sound of a fan) is best since it does not engage you like music or TV. Keeping it on all night can help make sure that you don’t wake up when it stops.