This is the exact machine I use to help me fall asleep each and every night, and it’s an absolute game changer. When I first moved to my current house, I quickly realized I’d been ~blessed~ with neighbors who think it’s perfectly acceptable to throw outdoor parties at midnight on a Tuesday, and I knew I’d need something to drown out their literal shrieking in order to get any sleep. Enter: my beloved ‘LectroFan, which I’ll be the first to admit is nothing fancy, but 100% gets the job done. It comes with 20 nonlooping sounds, and you can let it go all night or set it for an hour (I’m of the “all night” persuasion and it usually has me conking out like a baby). I’m not the most savvy when it comes to tech and gadgets so I appreciate the minimalist interface, and it’s proven to be incredibly user-friendly, even for me. Plus, since it weighs just over a pound, it would be a great thing to pack on a trip juuust in case your hotel room neighbors like to rage at 3 a.m. so you’re not laying in bed like 😳.
Promising review: “I live on an extremely busy city street and I have sensitivity to constant, random noises. This little slice of heaven got delivered less than an hour ago, is set at brown noise volume 3, and I’m at peace. I truly am so glad I stumbled upon this device. Extremely easy to use, nice to look at, tiny but plenty of volume. Cheers to finally sleeping again!” —Cat
Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in black or white, as well as a few other models, and with two packaging options).