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How Noise Can Affect Your Sleep Satisfaction

Noise has a major impact on sleep. Exposure to too much noise during sleep has immediate effects while we are sleeping, which leads to short-term issues the next day, and over time may result in long-term mental and physical consequences.

Effects of Noise During Sleep

Noises at night might wake you up, and a fragmented night’s sleep is less refreshing. Even noises that don’t wake you up have subconscious effects on sleep by changing the time we spend in certain sleep stages. Sleep stages are the different types of sleep we cycle through each night, ranging from lighter stages (1 and 2) to deep (slow wave) sleep and rapid eye movement (REM). Environmental noise, such as air and vehicle traffic, has been shown to increase stage 1 sleep and decrease slow wave and REM sleep.

Nighttime noise may also cause extra production of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol as well as elevated heart rate and blood pressure.

A study of circadian rhythms in mice showed an increased sensitivity to noise trauma at night compared to during the day, and the researchers hypothesize this sensitivity may apply to human circadian rhythm as well.

Short-Term Effects of Noise

Getting sufficient undisturbed sleep is critical for feeling good and performing well. Although you are unlikely to notice subtle changes to your sleep structure and biochemical experience of sleep, these changes can manifest the next day in ways that are more pronounced. Sleepiness, irritability, and poorer mental health are associated with exposure to nighttime noise the night before.

Long-Term Effects of Noise

Poor quality sleep over a long period of time is linked with high blood pressure, heart disease, weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. The relationship between noise during sleep and long-term health effects is less clear, but studies indicate a possible association with high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, increased use of sleep medications, and decreased overall health.

How To Avoid Noises When Trying to Sleep

In a city, it’s common to deal with the sounds of traffic, sirens, airplanes, or people gathering outside. Even in suburban or rural settings you are unlikely to be completely isolated from noisy appliances, cars, neighbors, and animals during the night. Additionally, other people or pets in your home may make noise that disrupts your sleep. Think about the specific sounds that affect your living space as you review the following ideas for avoiding noise at night.

Adjust Your Bedroom Environment

Creating a bedroom space that’s as supportive of a quiet night’s sleep as possible is a critical part of good sleep hygiene.

  • Add soft surfaces: Sound reverberates off of hard surfaces and is absorbed by soft ones. Adding rugs, cushioned furniture, or thick curtains to your bedroom might help block or lessen noise both coming in from the street and from within your house.
  • Insulate windows: If loud noises are infiltrating your bedroom from the outside, options include installing soundproof windows as well as sealing any air gaps in the windows you have.
  • Reduce appliance noise: If your refrigerator or air conditioner is emitting abnormal sounds, have it repaired. When the time comes to replace an appliance, shop for one that is quiet.
  • Turn off alerts: Make sure you have your electronic devices on silent mode so that notifications don’t wake you up at night.

Plug Your Ears

Depending on your living situation, you may not be able to physically soundproof your bedroom. Ear plugs are an effective tool as long as they don’t interfere with your ability to sleep. A research study found that hospital patients who wore earplugs and an eye mask woke up less often and experienced more deep sleep compared to a group of patients who did not.

An alternative to earplugs is to find small, comfortable noise-cancelling headphones, which are designed to block out noise and also allow you to introduce relaxing sounds that could help you sleep.

Negotiate With Others

If your primary source of noise at night is coming from other people in your home, communicate with them about how they can help you get the sleep you need and how you can return the favor. When operating on different sleep schedules, some noise at night is inevitable, but you could try agreeing upon rules for quiet hours. For example, it might help to request that your partner or roommate use headphones to listen to TV or music and refrain from talking on the phone inside while you are sleeping. Planning ahead by cooking meals and laying out the next day’s clothes during waking hours can also cut down on disruption.

If your partner’s snoring is keeping you up, talk with them about it. Lifestyle changes or anti-snoring mouthpieces might help. Very loud snoring and choking or gasping sounds at night could be signs of obstructive sleep apnea. Seek a doctor’s help if you notice these symptoms in your partner.

Is It Better to Sleep in Silence or With Noise?

In a perfect world, we would all have the option to retreat to a completely soundproof bedroom. However, noise exposure is a nightly reality for most.

You might be able to limit sound exposure in your bedroom at night by following the steps outlined above, but if that’s not enough, adding an “acoustic perfume” to your bedroom environment might help. A consistent background noise may mask or drown out the sounds you can’t control and could help to counteract the harmful effects of noise exposure during sleep. Also, some people find that background noise helps to distract them from anxious or intrusive thoughts and prepares the mind for sleep.

Research studies have produced conflicting data about whether adding a stream of background noise improves sleep quality. One study of the effects of adding sound from an air conditioner in the home found no positive impact on sleep. In another experiment, researchers investigated the effect of broadcasting white noise into the rooms of hospitalized patients and found that white noise improved sleep quality over the course of three nights compared to a control group. A third study of patients who were having trouble sleeping showed that white noise helped them fall asleep 38% more quickly. Given the inconsistent data, the utility of adding background noise may come down to personal preference.

What Are the Best Sounds to Sleep To?

The best night sounds for sleeping can vary from one person to the next, but consider utilizing sounds that are loud enough to cover other noises and that maintain an even tone and volume; sudden sound changes could cause you to wake up. It might help to experiment with a few and see what works for you. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • White noise: White noise is produced by layering multiple sound frequencies at the same time. One option is to invest in a white noise machine; you could also look into downloading a white noise app or sound file to your smartphone or tablet.
  • Turn on a fan or air conditioner: These devices produce consistent ambient noise that may help to drown out intrusive environmental sounds.
  • Music: The songs that are soothing and sleep-inducing depend on one’s own musical taste and personal experience with music. You might try creating a playlist of songs that are relaxing to you or searching for curated sleep playlists provided by streaming services.
  • Sounds from nature: Hearing rain, ocean waves, wind, and other natural sounds helps some people fall asleep. Certain sleep sound machines come programmed with a selection of sounds to choose from, or you can search for apps or sound files to download onto your device.
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Before The update:

I like this app I've had others that were pretty terrible this one is very nice! Unlike the others this one does not have the sound of the loop. you don't hear the ends of sound loop. It had a constant flow as if it is never ending.
I also like that you can mix multiple sounds and that you can set favorites these all make it the best app that I found for helping me fall to sleep each night.

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All files are available in both Wav and MP3 formats.

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Zombie In Pain

Zombie in Pain sound. For zombie death, or impact. Great for a game. Zombie sounds requested by jordangiese.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 512804     4/5

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Heart Rate Monitor Flatline

Sound of a heart rate monitor flatline, or death. Sound requested by chris.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 459723     4/5

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Zombie Back From Dead

Sound of a zombie coming back from the dead. This and other similar zombie sounds requested by jordangiese.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 390625     4/5

Public Domain

Car Driving

Perfect car driving sound effect. Nice car ambiance from inside the cabin of a mid size car.


 151715     4/5

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Baby Music Box

Baby music box or a musical box being wound or cranked and then released to play a comforting baby lullaby.

Daniel SimionDaniel Simion

 131331     4/5

Attribution 3.0


Gentle sleeping snore sound. Sound of someone sleeping and snoring a nice simple snore.

Popup PixelsPopup Pixels

 117335     4/5

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45min April Rainstorm

45 minutes of a relaxing spring rainstorm recorded April 1st 2016. This sort of audio is great to relax to or sleep to on a loop. The wav file is 400mb and the 45 minute mp3 would not render in the player so its been chopped down to 3 minutes. If you want the full 45 minutes download the wave. If you want to listen to the entire 45min on YouTube click here.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 94884     4/5

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decapitation sound effect from a sword,scythe, sickle, or guillotine cutting off a head. This was an anonymous request.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 90568     4/5

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Zombie Moan

Zombie moaning sound effect. Zombie sounds requested by jordangiese.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 88842     4/5

Personal Use Only

Snoring Male

A male snoring while sleeping on his back

 73387     4/5

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Decapitation Head Blood

Decapitation and head falling off and blood squirting sound effect from a sword,scythe, sickle, or guillotine cutting off a head. This was an anonymous request.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 72892     4/5

Attribution 3.0

Slow Breathing

Slow Breathing sound effect. Great for sleeping sound effects or meditation.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 68850     4/5

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Zombie Attack Walk

Zombie Attack Walking sound. Hes going to want to eat some human flesh soon. Zombie sounds requested by jordangiese.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 68777     4/5

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Car Door Close Outside

The sound of a car, van, or truck door closing from outside of the vehicle.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 68355     4/5

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Zombie Long Death

Zombie long death is a sound of a zombie dying. Well redying technically since he was already dead once. Zombie sounds requested by jordangiese.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 65328     4/5

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Car Spinning Out

1 more great Car Spinning Out of control sound effect. Recorded this in an abandoned parking lot late at night.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 58098     4/5

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Zombie On The Loose

Sound of a Zombie on the Loose! Zombie sounds requested by jordangiese.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 57304     4/5

Attribution 3.0

Zombie Demon Spawn

A zombie and a demon had a spawn this is what it sounds like. Hes going to want to eat some human flesh soon. Zombie sounds requested by jordangiese.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 54549     4/5

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The sound of a sheep call. This is great for a farm, or for a sleepy commercial or scene. Counting sheep. Thanks Caroline for this sound.

Caroline FordCaroline Ford

 52190     4/5

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Zombie Gets Attacked

The sound of a zombie being attacked by a human. Great for a game. Zombie sounds requested by jordangiese.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 51157     4/5

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Decapitation Head Fall Off

Decapitation and head falling off sound effect from a sword,scythe, sickle, or guillotine cutting off a head. This was an anonymous request.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 49680     4/5

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Zombie Kill You

A Zombie Says Kill You! Zombie sounds requested by jordangiese.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 49001     4/5

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Zombie Come Here

Zombie says Come Here Hes going to want to eat some human flesh soon. Zombie sounds requested by jordangiese.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 47752     4/5

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Demon Zombie Ambiance

Awesome Demon and Zombie Ambiance sound effects. zombie sounds requested by jordangiese.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 45708     4/5

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Zombie Gibberish

Zombie Gibberish talking sounds. Great for a game. Zombie sounds requested by jordangiese.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 42157     4/5

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Car Loosing Control

A car spining out of control or loosing control sound. Great for an auto scene or car game.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 42156     4/5

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Mindless Zombie Awakening

The sound of a mindless zombie awakening from the dead. Hes going to want to eat some human flesh soon. Zombie sounds requested by jordangiese.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 40630     4/5

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I Want Brains

Zombies have an unquenchable thirst for brains. Comon you know your not using them, so share with the zombie. Zombie sounds requested by jordangiese.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 39525     4/5

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Car Cornering Fast

The sound of a car cornering very fast. A few skid and break sounds can be heard.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 37464     4/5

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Zombies Eat Brains

The sound of a zombie wanting to eat your brains. Comon you know your not using them, so share with the zombie. Zombie sounds requested by jordangiese.

Mike KoenigMike Koenig

 37072     4/5


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