Top 5 Best White Noise Sleep Sound Machines
VOICE OVER: Ryan Wild
WRITTEN BY: Robert Flis
Getting a good night's sleep is important. And if you're someone who wakes up frequently or has a hard time falling asleep at night, maybe it's time to look into a white noise machine. These machines produce soothing background noise to help you drift off to sleep so you can feel more rested and be more productive during the day.
Script written by Robert Flis
Top 5 White Noise and Sleep Sound Machines (2020)
Welcome to GetMojo. We do the research so you don’t have to. In this video we’re offering our picks for the 5 best white noise and sleep sound machines on the market in 2020.
Getting a good night’s sleep is important. And if you’re someone who wakes up frequently or has a hard time falling asleep at night, maybe it’s time to look into a white noise machine. These machines produce soothing background noise to help you drift off to sleep so you can feel more rested and be more productive during the day.
To aid you in your search, we’ve sifted through numerous website and consumer reviews to present our 5 recommended products. So, first up.
The Front Runner
Lectrofan Noise and Fan Sound Machine
The LectroFan is pretty much the consensus number one pick for white noise machines. It was Wirecutter’s top pick for best white noise machine because of its compact design and ability to mask outside noises better than the competition. The LectroFan features 10 fan sounds and 10 noise variations including white, pink and brown noise. Its simple, easy-to-use design and precise volume controls allow you to create the perfect sleeping conditions, and at $40 you’ll sleep well knowing that you didn’t spend a fortune for better rest.
Sound+Sleep High Fidelity Sleep Sound Machine
The original Sound+Sleep model features 30 unique non-repeating sound environments, from waterfalls to meadows, city sounds to classic white noise. This unit also has an optional sleep timer to reduce the volume after 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. The front panel lighting automatically dims, and the volume automatically adjusts according to your environment. At $80, this is one of the best white noise machines for your money.
MARPAC Dohm-DS All Natural Sound Machine
The Dohm-DS is an old-school machine that creates a more organic and natural sounding noise, using an asymmetrical fan instead of speakers. This produces the sound of real rushing air, without disturbing the air in the room. Dohm is the granddaddy of white noise machines, and its technology has remained virtually unchanged since it was created in 1962. Many prefer its simplicity, and at $45 it’s reasonably priced. Sleep Advisor listed the Dohm-DS as one of its top picks for Highest Rated White Noise Machines of 2020.
The Value Pick
HoMedics SoundSpa Sleep Sound Machine
The $25 HoMedics Sound Spa is a hit with customers on Amazon and it’s easy to see why. It’s a small and easy- to-use device that features 6 digitally recorded sounds: White Noise, Thunder, Ocean, Rain, Summer Night and Brook. The Sound Spa features a 15, 30 or 60-minute auto-off timer and can operate on 4 AA batteries or an AC adapter. This was CNET’s pick for best overall white noise machine due to its high quality for the price, and great portability.
Big Red Rooster Sound Machine
At only around $25, the Big Red Rooster is the most affordable white noise machine on our list, and it shares a lot in common with the HomeMedics Sound Spa. It has 6 to 8 sleep sounds, (depending on the model), an auto on-off timer, can be battery-powered, and is compact enough to take on trips. The one drawback is that according to sleepadvisor.org it has a light that is not dimmable, so buyers who are sensitive to light may want to place it on the floor.
So which of these machines has what it takes to give you the perfect night’s sleep? It depends whether you want to mix it up with different sounds and environments, or keep it simple with classic white noise. Whichever you choose, stay tuned to GetMojo for the most complete video product reviews.