Ever since scientists uncovered the psychological and therapeutic benefits of listening to white noise, the tech world has endeavored to bring it to the user in the form of an app.
Not surprising then, white noise apps have really picked up and garnered considerable attention amongst people.
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If you have trouble falling asleep, staying calm in a stress-inducing situation, or have a strenuous time remaining focused to the task at hand, listening to white noise may help. So, here are what we think the best white noise apps in the Android market right now.
White Noise Generator
White Noise Generator has been awarded a Google’s Editors’ Choice Award for its impeccable performance. It has a near-perfect rating of 4.8/5.0 on Google Play, which speaks volumes about its range and quality of features.
On its homepage, it places icons of its base white noise from various sources, such as rain, car, thunder, wind, forest, leaves, creeks etc. A user can simply click on multiple icons to generate a suitable mixture for himself. These customized combinations can then be saved, named and curated into a playlist.
Download: White Noise Generator
Baby Sleep – White Noise
It is a well-researched fact that having spent 9 months of their mother’s gestation period in a noisy womb, babies instinctively take to and rest easier in the presence of white noise. This app then is the perfect choice for parents that find it hard to get their babies to rest easy and sleep soundly. In addition to white noises, this app also has soothing lullabies, as well as the sound of “shh” to quieten down a sobbing toddler.
Download: Baby Sleep – White Noise
White Noise Baby
White Noise Baby is a well-received app (Google Editors’ Choice). Not only does it curate a variety of baby-suited white noises, but also complements them with a variety of unique and handy features.
For instance, this app has a baby mode to reduce interruptions, a baby rattle with touch and shake controls to quieten a petulant baby, a sound shutoff timer that fades volume to silence very organically and a baby monitor that reactivates timer and replays previously played sounds in case crying is detected.
Lastly, this app maintains a log of noise detection occurrences that helps the user understand his baby’s sleep cycle.
Download: White Noise Baby
White Noise Baby Sleep Sounds
The White Noise Baby sleep sounds make use of some classic monotonous sounds to make you and your baby fall asleep. The app allows you to choose from a range of some desirable sounds while also allowing you to create your own mix.
It is a suitable choice for adults suffering from sleeping disorders and insomnia. You can play what you like from its infinite playlist. or simply go with the simple lullabies for your little one. You can even set a timer for how long you want it to be played.
Download: White Noise
White Noise is a beautifully conceived app. It focuses solely on (you guessed it) white noise and incorporates sounds suitable for babies as well as adults. As of now, it has a collection of 40 sounds, though each of the sound clips is a gem in that it has been carefully recorded and added only after deliberate discussion.
Another plus point is that there is no need to stream a sound for playback, they are fully available for any time listening, once the app is downloaded.
Download: White Noise
White Noise Lite
Looking for ambient surroundings where you to feel relaxed during the day and sleep peacefully during the night? The white noise lite is an app that does just that. The app gives you options to mix sounds and pick anything that puts you to sleep without distractions that can be played in the background while you use your phone.
You can use this app while traveling and use your earphones to cut the distracting sounds and create a peaceful atmosphere where you can sleep with your favourite sound ringing in your ears.
Download: White Noise Lite
Relax Melodies: Sleep Sounds
Relax Melodies specifically targets the problem of insomnia and helps the user overcome it by listening to white noise, nature sounds, sweet melodies, and their customized mixtures. It also has a guided meditation feature that can be superimposed on any other sound clip to help build a unique meditation audio clip.
Download: Relax Melodies: Sleep Sounds
Baby Sleep: White noise lullabies for newborns
Baby Sleep has a collection of white noise audio clips specifically suited to babies and their parents. These low-frequency white noise sounds resemble the natural sounds from within a womb that help manifest a calming environment that the babies are used to, making them fall asleep immediately.
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Bed Time Fan Noise – White Noise Fan Sleep Sounds
This app has a very specific job to do, and it does it well. Many people get accustomed to the sound of a whirling fan over their heads as they fall asleep, from years of doing just that. Bed Time Noise Fan puts that sound right into an uneasy user’s ears as he sleeps, if a fan isn’t available, or the temperature isn’t suited for using one.
What is your experience with white noise? How many of the above-mentioned apps have you tried? Do tell us in the comment section below.