White Noise Machine
Credit: Courtesy Marpac
White noise machines block random sounds like slamming doors and barking dogs along with drowning out noise like traffic. These are all sounds that can wake you up at night. White noise sound like rushing water or intense wind and the machines can help you sleep more soundly. The Marpac Dohm DS sound machine pictured above is the official sounds machine of the National Sleep Foundation. A simple fan has the same effect and offers a more budget friendly white noise option.