Health & Fitness Why ‘Pink Noise’ Might Be the Key to a Better Night’s Sleep

20:00  21 april  2017
20:00  21 april  2017 Source:   PureWow

Brits Are Missing Out On An Entire Night's Sleep Every Week

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Listen up, insomniacs: pink noise might help you fall asleep and stay asleep more quickly. Head to YouTube before you hit the hay tonight. It’ s a pink noise treasure trove. RELATED: 9 Game-Changing Items To Help You Get A Better Night Sleep .

Why is pink noise better than white noise when it comes to helping you drift off to sleep ? A new study published in Frontiers In Human Neuroscience suggests that so-called ‘ pink ’ noise might be even more conducive to nodding off than white noise .

  Why ‘Pink Noise’ Might Be the Key to a Better Night’s Sleep © Andresr/Getty Images It’s 2:00 a.m. and you’ve tried drinking herbal tea, smothering your face in pillows, listening to Enya and even counting some damn sheep. Yet sleep will not come. Disgruntled insomniacs, science may have found a new prescription for you: pink noise.

“Pink noise” is a sound much like rushing water or wind rustling leaves—it’s basically a balanced, steady mix of high and low frequencies. (FYI, it gets its name because light of the same frequency appears pink in the spectrum.) Essentially, pink noise is a more quiet, natural-sounding static than its more popular cousin, white noise—and hence, more relaxing for the brain.

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Pink noise may help you have a better night ’ s rest, according to a new study. A noise machine may be just the thing to provide that quiet, undisturbed rest you need that's key to healthy sleep Get Better Sleep : Infographic Shows Why You Can’t Make Up For Hours Of Missed Sleep .

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A recent study published in Frontiers in Neuroscience followed the patterns of 13 elderly adults over two nights in a sleep lab and found that “slow wave oscillations” (translation: deep sleep patterns) increased when pink noise was played intermittently throughout the night. Participants also performed substantially better on a memory test the next morning. Pretty darn cool.

Wanna give it a shot? Head to YouTube before you hit the hay tonight. It’s a pink noise treasure trove.

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