A Mother Nature Network article examines pink, white, and brown noise, and how each may help improve sleep.
Want to get a better night’s sleep? You may just need more noise. While that may sound counterintuitive, it’s scientifically proven that certain types of noise can help you catch some zzz’s.
Think of it this way: When you’re lying in bed, every single noise — from the creak of the bed to a whistle in your partner’s nose — may keep your brain on high alert. But some types of noise, specifically white, pink and Brown noise, can muffle and mask these sounds, creating a more consistent ambient background.
You’ve probably heard of white noise and seen related products that are intended to help people sleep. And although white noise is the popular choice for sleep, pink and Brown noise may help you sleep better.
To understand why, you need to know a bit more about the differences between these types of noise.