You can’t fall asleep. And it’s not because you aren’t
tired. It’s not even because your brain is too busy to allow you to relax
enough to drift off. No, it’s because your partner is lying right next to you,
Of course there are plenty of other things that could
be keeping you awake at night. If you live on a busy street, it could be the
sounds of traffic passing right by your bedroom window. Or maybe you can’t fall
asleep because the neighbors in the apartment next door seem to have their
television turned up to the highest volume setting possible.
If you’re traveling on a plane or train, the noise the
other passengers are making could be keeping you from getting some shuteye.
Noise is one of the top causes of sleepless nights.
And the thing about certain sounds is that there’s often not much you can do about
them. For example, you can’t magically stop your partner from snoring. You also
can’t stop cars from driving by your house at night.
So does that mean that you just have to just accept
the fact that you’re going to be kept awake at night by loud and disruptive
Nope. That’s especially true if you use sleep
What are Sleep
Sleep headphones are designed to both block out and
cover up any noises in your environment that could be keeping you from falling
asleep. And they tend to do their job in two ways.
First, sleep headphones try to block out as much noise
as possible by creating a seal or barrier in or around your ears. Secondly, the
sleep headphones play relaxing sounds or soothing music that helps cover up or
mask the disruptive noises that might be invading your room. Some sleep
headphones have the sounds or music built in. With others, you provide the
music or ambient sounds by plugging the headphones into a device, like a CD
player, an MP3 player, or a white noise generator.
Maybe you’ve heard of noise cancelling headphones. The
trouble with these is that …