OK…So we have been traveling since 2008 and we learned early on that campgrounds and rv parks can sometimes be noisy. You could find yourself parked right next to the highway, train tracks or even noisy neighbors…you know who you are :) White noise can help you fall asleep anywhere you are because you will always have the same noise, night after night.
First off, what is white noise? In simple terms, white noise is a special type of sound signal which is used to mask background sounds. You can get these sounds from an app on your phone, like us using a bluetooth speaker, or using a machine made for it. (There are a lot of them and not all created equal.) Some people just run a fan all night, which in it’s own way, is white noise. You just need a consistent, steady noise that will drown out all other noises around you. Note…Once you do get used to sleeping with one…Not sleeping with one becomes an issue. But nothing a quick downloaded app won’t fix and using your phone.
We’ve been wanting to bring this quick tip to you for a while and Brenda just kind of just “did it!”. So here is our video on why a white noise machine (or in our case an app and speaker) is a good idea.
A nice machine on Amazon —> https://amzn.to/2LXQ7jl
Have been using a Fan for years in my home and on travels and yes it does put you to sleep.
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Loved the white noise video. And yes it does work. You two are a hoot.
The fan sounds work the opposite for me. I often end up turning on the TV. Nothing like an old rerun to put me to sleep and unless the place is really noisy I usually stay that way
I am half deaf so sounds don’t bother me much. The train going by however does with their loud blasts on their horns. Why is it that a lot of Campgrounds are set close to railroad tracks? I never could figure that out.
Sleep tight my friend sleep tight.
We always traveled with a machine. It broke while we were in Yellowstone. While looking to replace it a clerk in the Radio Shack store pointed us to the smart phone apps. Works beautifully.
I just leave my radio on at night
We use a small water filled air cleaner. Works well for noises and gathers a little dust as well.
Thank you for the suggestion on amazon. I have been using a sound machine for over 20 years and need a new one. I keep one at home and one in the camper. Can’t sleep without it. Thanks for the advice!!!