The Top 3 Best White Noise Machines of the Year for Ultimate Relaxation

Sleeping Through The Storm

When we hear the words “white noise”, many of us will think of the annoying, static sound, that emanates from our electronic devices when the signal is disturbed. Thankfully, that’s not what white noise machines have to offer! In fact, the truth is the opposite – these white noise machines are designed for increased concentration and relaxation, and can even be used for meditation.

Some people are lucky enough to be able to fall asleep anywhere, anytime, despite background noises. Others are not so fortunate. If you are a light sleeper you may find that even the smallest sound will wake you up and disrupt your rest. This can affect both physical and mental health, making life miserable for you and those you love.

Exactly what is white noise?

There is a whole science built up around white noise – which is actually the combination of all the different frequencies of sound that can be heard by the human ear. The sound of white noise we hear as humans is a hissing, buzzing confusion of around 20,000 different tonal sounds at the same time. These frequencies are between 20 and 20,000 Hz.

Nature sounds, such as rain, wind or the ocean include so many different tones, that they become natural white noise, and that’s why many white noise machines include natural sounds. This white noise can help to block out and mask noise disturbance when you’re asleep, or when a baby is resting, allowing the mind to calm and switch off. Interestingly, white noise is said to sound like the noises a baby would hear from inside the uterus – the mother’s heart, lungs, blood and so on.

Really looking forward to some awesome sleep now so let’s get testing!

1) Adaptive Sound Technologies White Noise Machine

Overview

This neat, good looking little machine will fit nicely onto any nightstand. Deceptively unobtrusive, its unusual hexagonal design produces ten fan sounds and ten ambient noise variations, including white noise. Available in a range of colors, this promises to provide a restful night’s sleep.

What We Like

This compact stylish machine can really pack a punch when it comes to the variety of sounds it can throw out. We found that not only did the majority of us sleep better, but we were able to concentrate and generally felt calmer. With an easy to use interface – even when semi conscious, and ergonomically designed buttons, this is a great aid to a decent night’s sleep, and what’s more, you can take it on holiday!

What Needs Improving

The cable is a couple of inches too short, but with the addition of an extension cable, problem sorted!

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Perfect for a restful sleep, creating a calm mind and allowing babies to settle through the night. An easy recommend!

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2) Big Red Rooster White Noise Machine

Overview

With a multitude of audio option, this space efficient cube can transform your room into a rainforest, a distant thunderstorm, white noise and more, on a seamless loop . Easily portable, this 4’’ cube can fit in anywhere.

What We Like

Having several timer settings, it can be set to play all night all the way down to 15 minutes. Great to soothe fretful babies – it was fully tested for this ability (as were we), it also appeared to calm pets. The sound itself is high quality, with an easily controllable volume range. This an easy white noise machine to like.

What Needs Improving

The buttons are a little bit ‘clicky’ if you’re working hard at getting junior to sleep, however, a teeny, tiny drop of silicon lubricant kept things nice and silent.

9.1Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This little cube has a lot of tricks for a good night’s sleep, and coupled with a budget friendly price - what’s not to love!

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3) Marpac White Noise Machine

Overview

With the addition of a gentle, soothing fan, this comfortingly rounded white noise machine has easily customizable soundplay, allowing you to select the sounds that are more likely to send you to sleep. Available in several colors, this would suit any bedroom, nursery or wherever you wish to put it.

What We Like

Thank to the fan, we found it so easy to fall into a deep sleep. It provided a gentle cooling breeze that kept the temperature comfortable. Setting the machine to play all night worked well, and allowed us to wake gradually, feeling refreshed and ready to go.

What Needs Improving

On initially switching this on, there was a dusty smell as the fan got going; however, it faded rapidly and soon disappeared.

9.3Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Impressively effective through a nice variety of customizable options, this would make a perfect gift to new parents everywhere.

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4) Homedics White Noise Sound Machine

Overview

Sitting, like a resting spaceship, on the nightstand, this white noise sound machine, in silver and white, is style personified. It works well, too, and is jam packed with useful features – timers, sound customizations, and 6 soothing natural sounds. It’s robust and lightweight for hassle free travel, too – just pop it in your bag!

What We Like

We found this little machine not only helped with sleeping, but also made concerted concentration possible. Our working days became more productive and rewarding with heightened levels of alertness. The sounds recorded on here are all soothingly rounded, with nothing to pull you out of the zone.

What Needs Improving

The LED power light can be a little bright in a soothingly darkened room. We used a tiny piece of tape over it – perfect.

9.0Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you’re a light sleeper, have a young bouncy child, or need to remain alert for work, this machine is perfect, and at a real budget friendly price too.

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5) SonWave – White Noise Sound Machine

Overview

This saucer shaped white noise machine has the ability to play 10 different sounds on seamless loops. The interface is easy to follow and use, allowing this machine to help reduce tinnitus, block out snoring, increase concentration for study or work, and enable babies and parents to sleep. Perfect!

What We Like

It has to be said that we love this flying saucer shape – it appeals to our inner (and outer) nerd. Easily controllable with a load of customizable options, and 10 whole soundscapes to choose from, we slept well, and felt great upon waking.

What Needs Improving

Although very well made and exceptionally durable, it feels lightweight, and was easy to knock of the nightstand if placed too close to the edge. However, a tiny piece of tape soon sorted that – awesome.

9.5Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Great value for money with a library of 10 natural sounds to pick from, this would make a fabulous gift for a loved one.

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