According to a survey conducted by the Chinese Society for Sleep Research: In 2020, the incidence of insomnia among Chinese adults is as high as 38.2%, which means that more than 300 million Chinese people have sleep disorders. Among people with insomnia, sleep problems are most prominent among young people born in the 90s and 00s.
Some doctors said that the cause of insomnia, especially in young people, is the high pressure at work now, which can easily cause anxiety. Anxiety affects the state of mind during sleep and makes people unable to calm down.
Another reason is irregular living habits aggravate insomnia. Many young people stay up late because of working overtime, using mobile phones, and surfing the internet. If things go on like this, the body’s biological clock will be confused, and the result of “not wanting to sleep at night and not wanting to get up during the day”.
Sleep anxiety caused by insomnia makes it more and more difficult to fall asleep. Some patients with insomnia choose to listen to music late at night, some memorize words, some use medication, and some use white noise device.
What Is White Noise Device?
White noise device refers to white noise sleep aids machine, white noise sleep aids APP, white noise sleep aid pillows and other sleep aid products on the market that claim to have the function of help fall asleep. Among them, the most popular is the baby white noise aid sleep soother.
Many sleep aid products are promoted with the selling point of making colored noise. Infants and young children use the most sleep aids, as well as white noise pillows and white noise sound machine for adults. The prices are generally common. Not low, the price of a white noise sleep aid is thousands of yuan, and the unit price of a vocal pillow is RMB 400.
What Is White Noise Machine?
The business claims that in the United States, sound generators similar to white noise, red noise and pink noise are called “sound purifiers” and have been widely used. The store also posted a screenshot of 《Broke Girls》，in which heroine Caroline shouting ‘I don’t have my white noise machine’ because she’s not used to noise. The white noise machine is a machine that makes white noise.
A white noise machine is actually a music player that plays white noise. Different companies have produced different forms of white noise players, which are used in different fields, including audio testers, sound masking products, auxiliary sleep devices and nap devices. Sleep and nap-assisted products play comfortable sounds, such as music, raindrops, wind, ocean waves, waterfalls, or mixed with white noise. White noise players are also used to relieve tinnitus.
More White Noise APP Applications Appear
Recently, in the mobile phone application market, more and more applications related to white noise sleep aid have appeared, which shows that the sleep aid effect of white noise is recognized by more people.
Psychotherapists say that many people who have received white noise treatment describe them as sounding like rain, the sound of waves hitting rocks, the sound of wind blowing over leaves, or like high mountain waterfalls and streams. This kind of voice can play a certain role in sound therapy for people of all ages, and it is a “harmonious” healing voice. If the white noise is adjusted to a moderate decibel level, people will hear only a slight sound.
“This app uses some sounds that simulate the natural world, such as rain hitting plantains, summer insects, firewood burning, etc., let me listen to these sounds, I feel that my body is very soft, my head seems not so heavy, even myself I don’t know when I fell asleep. Listening to white noise is like a spiritual spa.”
How To Relieve Insomnia?
For patients with insomnia, playing some white noise, like the sound of nature, plays the most important role in guiding the body and mind into a state of calm and relaxation, and shifting attention to a quiet and peaceful goal, like the sound of boiling water. , Birdsong all play this effect. Thus, let them transfer the anxiety about insomnia and release the pressure with soft white noise.
In fact, there are many factors for insomnia. In order to cope with insomnia, we can start with the following three aspects to relieve insomnia.
- Reduce anxiety and learn to reconcile with yourself. Heavy work content and tight time become the characteristics of young people’s work, which can easily cause too much anxiety. You should slow down appropriately and learn to reconcile yourself. Sometimes you don’t have to be too aggressive and use a more relaxed attitude to deal with anxiety.
- Maintain a healthy and regular lifestyle. Reducing unnecessary staying up late, taking a hot bath, soaking your feet, and drinking a glass of warm milk before going to bed are all ways to relieve insomnia.
- Play with mobile phones properly before going to bed. Do not play with your mobile phone for a long time before going to bed. Playing with your mobile phone for a long time can easily cause brain excitement. If you add some irritating content, it is more likely to cause insomnia.
So when you have insomnia problems, it is recommended that you try to use the white noise machine to improve insomnia problems.