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What is White Noise?

Whether you’re studying or trying to relax, it’s likely you’ve come across white noise at some point. With many claiming it has relaxing and soothing properties, what exactly is white noise and how can you use it to optimize your rest?


White noise refers to a sound containing all frequencies across the sound spectrum at an equal measure. TV static is a commonly cited example for what white noise can sound like. In research of the effects of white noise on people, researchers have found that it improves work performance and reduces infant crying. When it comes to sleep, research is still fairly new but so far scientists have found that adults fall asleep 38% faster when listening to white noise.


Generally speaking, loud disruptive noises can interrupt sleep. Sounds such as cars and planes can do this quite often, in fact a survey conducted in New York City found that 64% of people reported that at least once a week their sleep was disturbed by noise. White noise can help eliminate that issue by “drowning” other noises with its equal measure across the sound spectrum.



We hope you found this information on white noise and how it works helpful and maybe allowed you to try it out yourself! At Fox Mattress, we craft all our mattresses right here in the USA, so you know you have a premium mattress to sleep on. Give us a call or visit our Holly Hills location to learn more about our premium offerings today!

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