What is noise ?
Noise is that sound or sounds that cause an unpleasant feeling upon hearing. In simple words, noise can be regarded as an unwanted sound. Random sounds create noise but not always. For instance, one loud sound can make it hard for listener to listen to the wanted sounds. There are lots of examples of noise in our daily life such as barking of dogs, conversation between people while listener is not involved in the chat, vehicle horns, loud music, aircrafts, and factory machinery sounds etc.
Why noise should be blocked ?
Since noise are unwanted sounds and create restlessness, these must be blocked or removed by some way. Noise can cause sleeplessness, a condition in which a person fails to fall or stay asleep.
Without proper sleep, one cannot play active role in the daily life. That’s why noise must be minimized.
How it can be reduced ?
It’s obvious that you cannot ask dog to not to bark, or the traffic to stop because you are taking rest or trying to sleep. There must be some way out.
One way is to mask the unwanted sounds with a pleasant one. So to help with this issue, researchers have found that white noise can be used to block the unwanted sounds. It can be understood as a mixture of all frequencies of sounds just as white light contains all the bands of visible light. White noise has a characteristic behavior that it cuts off any other sounds in its vicinity. Natural white noise include sound of rain, waterfall, wind, river etc.
How to get white noise to your bed room ?
Thanks to science and research, human has succeeded in artificial production of white noise. Special devices are now available in the market know as white noise machines. These devices are easy to use and are very portable. By turning these machines ON, you can get white noise of your choice in your bedroom. You can select from the different natural noises such as rain, thunderstorm, water fall etc. It will block all the unwanted sounds and noise from the room and help you relax.
What are the benefits of white noise ?
White noise is an extremely effective for encouraging totally relaxed states of mind and it also have some therapeutic advantages. For example:
- It induces deep sleep and thus helps to cure insomnia.
- It helps meditation enhancement. (For best results use with binaural beats).
- Tinnitus can be reduced using white noise.
- Doctors recommend using white noise for the infant babies to help them to get restful sleep. During the sleep of a baby, there are several cycles of sleep in and out, where a slightest disturbances are significant. Using a these machines in the room of the baby can be a healthy step.
A Swedish research carried out in 2007 that white noise facilitated the child patients of ADHD to pay attention and concentrate when learning.
You can see that there are various benefits and that all of them are related to help improve the clarity of mind and relaxation.
How far white noise machines are effective ?
White noise machines work in background, which means that most of the people cannot feel the presence of a white noise maker. These machines continuously block the unwanted noises out of the room and are very effective during travelling because there’s always a risk of transient insomnia during travelling. They create an effect of a background noise, which cannot be distinguished in many cases. In this way, this white noise absorbs all the other unnecessary sounds and noise from the room.