Deep sleep sounds can help you fall asleep and sleep better. If you’re having trouble sleeping, you’re not alone. As adults, the National Sleep Foundation tells us we need at least seven hours of sleep per night. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three Americans regularly sleep less than seven hours per night. So one third of Americans don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis. Distracting sounds might be one major sleep inhibitor. And even if you do manage to fall asleep, disturbing noises can still prevent you from achieving deep rest while sleeping. Luckily, there are scientifically-proven deep sleep sounds that can help us minimize distracting noises and maximize restfulness during sleep.
White noise can help us sleep
Scientific studies tell us that our brains register and are affected by environmental sound during sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation: “While you sleep, your brain continues to register and process sounds on a basic level. Noise can jostle your slumber—causing you to wake, move, shift between stages of sleep, or experience a change in heart rate and blood pressure—so briefly that you don’t remember the next morning.” Research also shows that constant exposure to disturbing sounds — such as traffic — can increase our risk of diseases such as hypertension.
But there is a solution to help offset the sleep-inhibiting, health threatening effects of disturbing noise. Science reveals certain sleep sounds — such as white noise — can help us fall asleep and sleep better by masking “peak” noises (like a car honking or a door slamming) that prevent or interrupt our slumber.
“White Noise can be helpful for some individuals who live in noisy environments because an abrupt change in sound level can interfere with sleep,” explains Nathanial Watson, M.D., president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Full album: Deep sleep sounds expertly crafted for comforting sleep
The recently-released Sleep: Cloudy Night sleep sounds playlist integrates the power of sound masking in its dreamily soothing tracks. Intentionally and scientifically crafted to enhance sleep, Sleep: Cloudy Night consists of 23 songs and a total of 57 minutes of sleep sounds that can help induce the effect of a pillowy soft, utterly peaceful night. Its ambient sounds will wrap you into the drowsy comfort of a cloudy night’s sleep.
Click the “play” button below to preview the Sleep: Cloudy Night playlist (then click “listen” if you wish to view the album on Apple Music or Spotify).
The Sleep: Cloudy Night playlist contains the following tracks:
“Snug As A Bug”
“Hidden From View”
“Slumped In Rest”
The creators of Sleep: Cloudy Night
A Berlin-based team of artists, developers, and scientists called Endel created the Sleep: Cloudy Night playlist. The Endel team specializes in creating relaxing, sleep-inducing, and focus-enhancing ambient soundscapes founded on sleep science. The core algorithm of Endel is founded on the principles of circadian rhythms, pentatonic scale (the musical scale with five notes per octave), and sound masking. Endel is now available as an app on iOS — download the app here — as well as its five sleep sounds playlists available on Apple Music and Spotify.
Through sound masking techniques, Endel’s sound engine integrates specially-tuned noises that cancel out peak noises. Listening to the sleep sounds of Cloudy Night can help prevent your sleeping brain from registering noises that might increase your heart rate, shift you into a lighter phase of sleep, or wake you up. Its calming mix of sounds found in nature, pentatonic notes, and sound masking methods will increase your likelihood of remaining in deeper, more restful sleep for longer.
Immerse yourself in the cloudy ambient comfort of this deep sleep sounds playlist, and experience the soothing effectiveness of science informing soundtracks.