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.
Sign Up for Our Newsletter