Monotone noise & calming sounds to fall asleep to
Many infants become calm when they hear the hum of a vacuum cleaner or washing machine. This is because these sounds are monotonous and can drown out other noise. Sounds that calm babies and children will often also be found by adults to be relaxing: noises such as rain, wind, the sound of the sea or technically composed white noise can also be calming for us and help us to fall asleep. White noise is a frequency consisting of all perceptible audio layers – from 20 to 20,000 Hz. Anyone who hears white noise receives constant impulses to the ear, but it is not strained with particularly high or low frequencies. As a result, the brain can increasingly relax and relieve stress.
You can find music to help you fall asleep, sounds of nature or white noise in audio sleep aids, apps (such as White Noise Generator or Noisli) and specific Spotify and YouTube playlists.