Monday, May 28, 2012

Stuff I Love: Sleep Mate

All my life I've struggled with insomnia.  As a kid I'd lie awake until the very last person in my house had gone to bed.  I wouldn't open my windows, even on the balmiest of nights, because the crickets were too loud.  I nearly lost my mind in college when my upstairs neighbors had wild weekend parties.

Little did I know that one tiny device could have made my life so much easier. I had an inkling that white noise was the key, as I noticed I slept much better in the summer when I had a noisy fan blowing.  But not until our first child was born did I discover they actually made machines just for the purpose of making white noise.  We bought the Sleep Mate white noise machine to help our son sleep while he was rooming with us, and I've been hooked ever since.

Not only does the Sleep Mate have very flexible volume settings, it produces a subtle "whooshing" sound that I find much more pleasant than radio static or bathroom fans or any of the other methods of white noise I'd attempted before.  It's small size makes it super portable, fitting easily in a suitcase (or even large purse) for use at a hotel or on vacation.  The Sleep Mate is also extremely durable.  I've run mine almost continuously for nearly 4 years now and it's still going strong.

If you or your loved ones struggle with sleeplessness or have very sensitive hearing, consider giving the Sleep Mate white noise machine a try.  I am a much happier, better rested momma because of this little machine. 

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