8.07.2008

Things I Love Thursday--Awesome Sleep

I must confess. I am a little of a sound spa addict. I guess it must've started back in college when we had fans and/or AC running non stop in the sleeping dorm of my sorority. The constant noise and energy consumption was necessary to maintain the appropriate air temp for a number reasons it also created the perfect sleeping environment. It was cold so three or four blankets were critical and it was quiet in a white noise sort of way. Whatever. I'm sure that doesn't make any sense but it is true. And to this day, I must have some sort of white noise by which to sleep.

Enter the sound spa. I am on my second one now. Both have been Homedics. The first one I had was small and designed to be a travel alarm. It worked really well but there were two features that I did not like. First, the sound was on a timer of an hour and I would find myself waking up when the sound shut off. I suppose it was because of whatever level of sleep I was in at the time. Secondly, the clock/alarm was hard to set. Not an issue if you don't care what time it is or what time you need to get up. If that's your life--awesome. Unfortunately, not mine. Nor was it even before kids. But I digress.

So, DH gave me a new one for Christmas. The best part of it and the KEY feature to me is that you can choose to have the sound run all night long. Perfect for me. It has six different "sounds" and an am/fm radio. It also, of course, has an alarm. Which I rarely use. It has the projection feature as well--so you can have the time up on the ceiling or the wall. This brings me to the one thing that I dislike about it. The light for the clock is ridiculously bright on dim. You could read by the glow of "bright". Seriously, I considered tanning goggles a serious option the first couple of nights. I also would ask you to use caution if you live near an airport. Pilots might be distracted. But I sleep awesome with it running. It goes with me on weekend trips and vacations. I would forgo a pair of shoes to make room for it in my luggage. We are talking serious addiction. I may need an intervention. Possibly.

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5 comments:

thediaperdiaries said...

I like my room in the summer to be so cold that I am forced to use a thick comforter so I don't think that is weird at all.

We tend to use the fan for white noise, but this has peaked my interest...

ames said...

Definitely like the cold room/comforter combo for sleeping. We also use a fan for white noise, I'm so used to it now that I get agitated and can't sleep if I don't have one. You might try covering the readout with electrical tape to block the glare (of course, then you couldn't read it...)

Brooke said...

Mr. Right sleeps with the tv on at night - I like it cold and quiet. One of the bigger dilemias is what our room will be like once we're married. You just might have given me the solution!

Rachel said...

I cannot sleep without white noise. We had some air filters in our old house for my allergies & sinus problems. Now I cannot sleep without them running. We like to cold too; I think my hubby would sleep with the thermostat on 60 if I'd let him!

Mommin' It Up! said...

I am also a white noise junkie! this sounds great!