I know some people who can sleep through any sort of noise. I am not one of them. I have tinnitus which is generally called “ringing in the ears” but the sound that I hear is much more like a steady high pitched buzz that never lets up and it’s extremely annoying.
To add to this I have a neighbor who puts her dog out every night around 9.
She doesn’t walk the dog. She just lets the animal out to do it’s business and roam a bit. The problem is that the dog wants to go back in and it will bark constantly for the next hour until that happens. (I’ve often wondered if the owner has a favorite hour long TV program at that time and she just ignores his barking !)
And, to top it all, I live on a main thoroughfare that never lacks for traffic. This includes 18 wheelers, motorcycles, hopped up cars and just about anything else on wheels. Even though my bedroom is at the back of the house and away from the street it is still near impossible to block out the noise.
So, guess what I’ve done? I’ve added more noise to my bedroom ! That may sound counter intuitive but it comes in the form of a wonderful little machine called the Marpac Dohm-DS.
The whirring sound that is generated by the internal fan actually masks the sounds that are bothering me. The Marpac Dohm-DS is a variant of a design that has been around for over 50 years. There are no fancy electronics, the noise is generated by a fan and you can change the tone by adjusting the air vents on the side.
So now when I go to bed I simply turn on my Dohm-DS and the soothing sound of rushing air blocks out those annoying other sounds. I sleep deeply and wake up relaxed and ready to face the day. I highly recommend it.