There are two types of people: those who can sleep through anything, and those of us who hate those people. My husband falls asleep before his head even touches the pillow. Sometimes when I look over at him sleeping peacefully, I want to smother him. For us light sleepers, everything is a problem. City noises: loud neighbors, car horns, subway rumbling, and 4 a.m. garbage truck squeals if you live in New York like I do. Even if you live in the sticks, you’ve got to contend with crickets and frogs and the deafening sound of your most embarrassing memory replaying itself over and over in your mind while you stare at the ceiling. Oh, and screens: they’re bad, too. If you’re not borderline narcoleptic, you’re probably sitting awake awake longer than you intended. Fix your night; buy the Marpac Dohm Sound Machine.
And a portable version for you: