You know those sleepless nights when it seems like every noise—or lack thereof—is taunting you? It happens to the best of us. But it doesn’t have to. Invest in a trusty little sound machine to drown out those random noises that keep you up at night and you’ll wake up a new woman. We credit these three devices with all of our blissful nights of sleep.
The 3 Best Sound Machines on Amazon
Editors’ Pick: Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine
- Two speeds create the soothing sound of rushing air
- Fully adjustable tone and volume control
- Compact design easily blends into the background
Some people need a little sound to lull them to asleep. And one PureWow editor swears by this sound machine for that very reason. She says, "I'm one of those people who can't fall asleep in dead silence. I used to have an app on my phone that mimicked an oscillating fan but it wasn't really working, so I got this sound machine and never looked back. It's pretty basic and has no frills but it's absolute perfection. I love it so much I even bought the travel version for when I'm not sleeping in my own bedroom."
Best Value: Aurola Sleep Sound Machine
- Non-looping playback of seven nature sounds
- Auto-off timer can be set for 30, 60 or 90 minutes
- Built-in headphone jack and USB port for phone charging
Another PureWow editor favorite, this sound machine comes with all the bells and whistles. Think: seven nature sounds and a built-in USB port for phone charging. Our lifestyle director says, “The first thing I do every morning? Whine for a few seconds and pull the covers over my head. Then I jump out of bed and across the room to turn off my alarm, which is connected to this white noise machine. I bought it for my husband a few years ago, and we both love it—it's so soothing, it remains one of our most-used items in the house.”
Splurge-worthy: Snooz White Noise Sound Machine
- Non-looping white noise from a real fan
- App-based remote control
- Travel-friendly, portable design
Already cozy in bed? You can control this device with your phone from under the covers. It uses a real fan to create a non-looping white noise that’s more natural sounding than a digital version. You’ll be so obsessed with it that you won’t be able to sleep without it—good thing it’s portable, so you’ll never have to.