At The Fine Bedding Company, we are always searching for innovative and new ways to help give you a peaceful and restorative night's sleep. Is brown noise the new answer to your sleep disturbances? In this article, we will be looking at what brown noise is and how it compares to other soundscapes when it comes to helping you fall asleep faster.

What Is Brown Noise?

Brown noise is simply the sounds that result from simultaneously combining all of the distinct perceptible frequencies of sound. Brown noise is more powerful at lower frequencies and gentler at higher frequencies. It is well recognised that certain frequencies have a positive impact on things like relaxation and better sleep.

It can help people who suffer from tinnitus as it blocks out any other external noises, and soothes the ringing in their ears. Brown noise also helps people with ADHD as  it stimulates the part of their brain that is hypo-aroused and allows them to calm the activity and noise in their brains, aiding them in finding a state of relaxation.

Here are some different brown noise sounds:

  • A waterfall
  • Thunder rolling in the background
  • The gentle crashing of waves and rumble of the ocean
  • Heavy rainfall

Brown Noise VS White Noise

White noise is what most people think of when it comes to the most popular sounds to help you fall asleep. Its purpose is to mask any other sounds that may disturb your sleep and is a manufactured sound rather than the natural sounds which are emitted from boren noise.

White noise is common monotonous sounds like the static from a TV or radio, or a fan or hoover.  Whereas brown noise recreates natural sounds, which have a soothing and relaxing effect on the mind, which is why it helps you to fall asleep quicker.  

How Can Brown Noise Help You To Sleep

Brown noise have been said to help you to not only fall asleep quicker but to also help you stay in a deep and restorative nights sleep. But how does brown noise do this?

It does this by reducing distractions and any other noise which could disturb your sleep. We have all been there when we have slipped into a lovely night's sleep and a car alarm or door slamming suddenly wakes us up. Then you are tossing and turning for the rest of the night, brown noise creates a consistent sleeping environment with only one sound, which helps to drown out any other distractions. Listening to the natural sounds of brown noise can also help you fall asleep faster, because it aids in soothing and relaxing you, which can help to slow down your thoughts. So, wrap yourself in your duvet, put a brown noise playlist on and have a lovely night's sleep!

How Does Your Sleep Environment Affect Your Sleep?

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Before you even think about using brown noise, you need to make sure your bedroom is a peaceful sanctuary that promotes a relaxing and soothing energy to help you to fall asleep.

This starts with creating an environment of comfort, your bed should feel like sleeping on a supportive, breathable cloud that soothes aches and pains and makes you excited to jump into bed.

Our Smart Temperature Duvet  is perfect for creating a cool and comfortable sleep environment because it helps to regulate your temperature throughout the night. Powered by HeiQ Cool technology, the intelligent thermoregulation systems dynamically responds to body heat, adapting to temperature changes and cools before the first sign of sweat. Now that the comfort of your bedroom has been sorted, it is time to move on to helping you relax and switch your brain off, making your bedroom a distraction zone.

February 01, 2023 — Sleep Expert