Step Aside White Noise, Pink Noise is Taking Over

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Sound plays a huge role in brain activity (think about how happy hearing your favorite song can make you no matter what else is going on). The steady sounds from pink noise regulate and slow your brainwaves, which is a stamp of deep, restful sleep.

In fact, pink noise is often used in business settings. Pink noise covers up low frequency background noise, such as traffic, and can potentially help increase concentration and productivity among workers.

It’s well-known that at least 30 percent of the American population does not get enough sleep, or does not get quality sleep, which leads to sleep deprivation. When you don’t get enough sleep, or quality sleep, it has a negative impact on the connective tissue within the brain, which often leads to a loss of brain tissue.

Although you might not be able to get by on four hours of sleep, like our elephant friends, but if you are looking for ways to sleep better, pink noise might just be your answer.  You can buy electronic devices that give off pink noise or try some of the online apps that are available. (Just don’t use your headphones in bed!) Other things you might want to consider are dimming the light settings on cell phones and laptops two hours before bed, and then shutting them off entirely 30 minutes before you go to sleep. You should also limit caffeinated drinks several hours before bedtime. Read more how to improve your sleep.


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