We probably don’t need to tell you that many Americans are scraping by on far too little sleep. Survey after survey shows that most adults are either staying up too late — cutting into their valuable sleep time — or unable to fall asleep and stay asleep.
The end result, of course, is a nation of people who feel tired, groggy and just not up to their full potential; not to mention, lack of sleep is linked to serious diseases like diabetes, cancer, depression, immune system trouble and even weight gain and obesity. You may be interested to know, then, that there’s a simple solution that might make the sleep you do get far more restful, and better sleep quality translates into a more energized you.
Even more interesting, this solution is a noise, one that actually improves sleep, rather than interferes with it. (And no, it’s not white noise … )
Move Over White Noise: Pink Noise is the New Sleep Solution
White noise, or the combination of different sound frequencies, is widely known. Far less talked about is pink noise, which is “steady” noise that has a consistent frequency, like rain hitting pavement or the sound of wind rustling tree branches.[i] It appears that the steady, soothing sound of pink noise helps slow down and regulate your brainwaves so you get more restful sleep, and a new study recently revealed this to be the case.
When 50 people were exposed to either pink noise or no noise during naps and nighttime sleep, 75 percent said they had a more restful night’s sleep when they listened to pink noise. Further, “stable sleep,” which is the kind that makes you feel the most rested, increased 23 percent when nighttime sleepers were exposed to pink noise and more than 45 percent among nappers.[ii] Researchers concluded:[iii]
“This study demonstrates that steady pink noise has significant effect on reducing brain wave complexity and inducing more stable sleep time to improve sleep quality of individuals.”
Research conducted over a decade ago also found that people exposed to steady pink noise tended to fall asleep faster and easier.[iv]
How Can You Get Pink Noise in Your Bedroom?
It’s simple, really. Turn on a fan, or purchase a noisemaker that produces a steady stream of sound, either artificially produced or mimicking falling rain, surf on a beach or wind. You can also find pink noise CDs and downloads available for your computer or cell phone, which you can play at bedtime. To get an idea of what pink noise sounds like, whereas white noise sounds more like static from a TV set, pink noise has a mellower sound, like a waterfall.
Adding pink noise to your bedroom is one of the easiest ways to block out background distractions while at the same time encouraging your brainwaves to slow down for restful sleep. If you still need extra help getting the rest you need, try adding in Sleepzyme®, which is a natural sleep formula, “mother-nature approved,” with seven of the most powerful natural ingredients to promote healthful sleep:
Melatonin – a natural hormonal substance that regulates the body’s circadian rhythms, which regulate our sleep cycles. It can help “re-set” your out of whack sleep patterns.
- Hops Flower – historically used as a digestive aid, infection fighter, sedative, and menstrual promoter. Studies have shown that hops help to support normal sleep patterns.
- Passionflower – has been consumed since the time of the Incas as a soothing tea and to treat bruises. Europeans adopted the herb as a sleep aid and digestive aid. Evidence suggests that passionflower may be a useful supplement to promote healthy sleep patterns.
- Valerian – is a root powder that has been traditional used as a sleep and relaxation aid. Scientific evidence suggests that valerian may improve the quality of sleep and help to reduce the time needed to fall asleep when taken nightly.
- Lemon Balm – used since the Middle Ages, lemon balm has been used as a tranquilizer, sleep aid and to treat inflammation, headache and assorted infections. Studies have shown that when consumed with other calming herbs like Hops and Passionflower, individuals reported significant sleep improvements as compared to the placebo group.
- Inositol – plays an essential role in phospholipids. Recent scientific research suggests that inositol helps establish healthy cell membranes, which facilitate nerve impulses and help support normal sleep patterns.
- “e-d-s” Enzyme Blend – a special blend of enzymes called “e-d-s,” which stands for enzyme delivery system. They let your body break down the ingredients faster so more is absorbed and utilized. This blend is a key to achieving far better results than other natural sleep aids and delivers them faster.
It’s not addictive, and it doesn’t have any negative side effects. It is simply the most powerful natural sleep aid available. So try pink noise in your bedroom for sure, but while you’re at it, try Sleepzyme® too (see today’s special introductory offer!), and prepare to experience what could be the best sleep you’ve had in years.
Written By: Updated: August 10,2012