Airplane white noise and other ‘colors’ of sound can be used to mask unwanted travel noises to achieve a more relaxing flight. Preparing to take a long international flight or just hoping to make air travel less taxing? To put your mind and body at ease, consider tapping into the power of white noise to block out unwanted disruptions. You may even find yourself enjoying a refreshing nap or getting some work done instead of focusing on the chatty character a few rows away.
As outlined in Popular Science, when a noise wakes you or disturbs you, it’s the sudden change or inconsistencies in the noise that jolts you. White noise blocks out those sudden changes and is a consistent noise that comes out evenly across all audible frequencies.
In fact, scientific studies show calming sounds as well as music can help reduce stress and aid those struggling to truly rest. One study in particular indicated that listening to music impacted the psychobiological stress system and affected the autonomic nervous system. The subjects’ endocrine and psychological stress responses were also influenced.
Airplane White Noise Mix via a Mobile App
While a cramped airline seat is much different than your own bed or office, you can still use white noise to your advantage while travelling. Thanks to the recently released iOS mobile app Endel, created by a Berlin-based team of artists, developers, and scientists, you can throw on your headphones or earbuds to escape the noise of the cabin without sacrificing valuable space in your luggage.
This globally available tool generates real-time personalized sound environments to enhance sleep, focus, and relaxation. Endel empowers its user to ease the mind, minimize distractions, and help capture some valuable shuteye or concentration in a more relaxed environment. The app’s sound engine incorporates specially tuned noises to make distracting sounds and harsh interruptions less audible.
Using Endel gives you all the benefits of a standard white noise machine, but is easily portable and allows its users to select from four different sound modes based on their personal needs— Sleep, Relax, Focus, and On-the-Go. The app then automatically generates a distinct natural soundscape, which also adapts real-time to a number of personal inputs like location, time zone, weather, and heart rate. Endel’s core algorithm is based on circadian rhythms, sound masking, and pentatonic scale.
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Once you reach your destination, you can also choose to plug your smartphone directly into external speakers for additional volume control options. Perfect for achieving the best sleep possible in your lodgings. Chances are you have your smartphone close at hand any given moment, so this tool can help you create a relaxing environment no matter where you are in the world.
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