The strangest sounds to fall asleep to
Some sounds are incredibly effective in lulling our brains into a deep and satisfying sleep. For many people the gentle sloshing of waves on a rocky shore, or the whispering of wind in trees is the perfect way to aid dropping off.
For others, these gentle offerings simply don’t cut it. Fortunately, there are a slew of fantastic sleep sound apps that can cater for everyone – even those that need something a little more unorthodox to get their zzz on.
As well as its carefully crafted soundscapes, Sleepiest’s fantastic composer mode lets you put your own soundscape together, which gives you a range of options from the familiar rains to crackling fires. And there is no shortage of out-there options as well. Including bagpipes.
Now, just to be clear, we’ve got absolutely nothing against this most traditional of Scottish musical instruments; we’re just flabbergasted that this is a sound that works for lulling people into sleep. Perhaps you’re one of the lucky ones for whom this will do the trick!
If a piper isn’t going to lure you into a snooze you could consider Sleepiest’s ready-made Scottish Highlands soundscape which offers babbling brooks, birdsong and some gentle melodic noise in the background.
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Shih Tzu snoring
Rain Rain Sleep Sounds brings a huge selection of sounds for you, including thunderstorms and good old standard white noise. But if you're looking for something a little left-field, how about the snoring of a small dog?
Yep, that’s right – for the dog lovers out there, this authentic recording captures the distinctive, if not necessarily peaceful, sleep snortings of a cute little Shih Tzu.
If a noisy snoring dog isn’t your bag, you could check out the gentle Crickets chirruping their night-time call, or the sloshing of waves in Ocean Pier.
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When you’re wearing headphones, Sleep Orbit virtually moves the sounds around your head — allowing you to build up a soundscape to suit your tastes from a library of over 100 samples.
Indeed, if you ever find yourself nodding off when you’re at the hairdresser or barber’s then perhaps you should check out the haircutting options – including the snipping of scissors. We’re going to suggest this might be suitable for a fringe audience.
If you don’t find the sound of someone scraping blades together around your head relaxing, how about a more traditional rolling thunder, which really takes advantage of the headphones as it orbits your head.