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post #1 of 26
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*I* really need a loud white noise machine to help with my husband's snoring. I'm losing lots of sleep and he's getting aggravated that I keep waking him to roll over. It's causing problems in a big way.

My dd has a humidifier that is awesome for white noise.... but for many reasons that's not an option for me. What products do you all have/use?

ps: A fan is no where near loud enough for this.

tia
post #2 of 26
We havea humidifier that has a fake fish tank in the front with fake fish. You can fill and run that without running the humidifier part. It is LOUD. I could never find a white noise machine that was loud enough but this does the job.
post #3 of 26
I run a fan much cheaper than a white noise machine with the same effect.
post #4 of 26
When my son was small he would get easily distracted when nursing at night by noises from others in the house. I would put the TV on a static channel up good and loud enough to hear.... don't know how much the extra electricity might run you but maybe you could set the tv to "sleep" and maybe you'll be long out when it kicks off!
post #5 of 26
Our air purifier - a Homewell one from Target - is pretty loud, especially at the medium or high setting. Kill two birds with one stone, drown noise and have cleaner air!
post #6 of 26
We have one from Homedics that goes pretty loud. DH snores a bit at night, but I have taken to sleeping with DD. So it doesn't bother me anymore.
post #7 of 26
I have a small fish tank in our bedroom with a filter that runs when I need some white noise -- it doesn't have any fish or plants, it's only there for the noise. To make it louder, you just take out some water, and to make it quieter, you add water.

We've also used our baby monitor to create a static noise which works well.
post #8 of 26
I have a homedics sound machine, we run it on waterfall on full volume, it was $20 at Bed Bathy & Beyond.
post #9 of 26
I have to agree with the homedics noise machine- it can be turned up very loud , there are different noise settings and you can put it on an automatic timer or leave it running all night. We have one that just broke its 12 or 13 years old its even traveled with us.
post #10 of 26
I downloaded a repetitive noise clip and burned it to a CD that repeats all night.
post #11 of 26
We like the Honeywell large fans .. they are seriously louder than any white noise machine I've heard. I can't hear my husband snore through it, and he can get pretty loud! We have one in our room, and Alex has one in his, when we travel, they come along.

We've tried other fans, but they Honeywell large floor fan is unbeatable!
post #12 of 26
We just use a cheap box fan. They're the loudest. It was $5-10 at Wal-Mart. Beware though: it's hard to find a replacement in the winter. So make sure you have an extra one on hand because the cheap ones die after a while.
post #13 of 26
just chiming in that earplugs might help too! You might need both though..
post #14 of 26
I use a Marpac SoundScreen for both myself and DS2 - it has different settings and can be made quite loud if need be (and sounds a lot like a fan - a feature I love personally as I don't do well with nature sounds, lol).
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by the2amigos View Post
Our air purifier - a Homewell one from Target - is pretty loud, especially at the medium or high setting. Kill two birds with one stone, drown noise and have cleaner air!
i agree. we don't have snoring...we've got two sleeptalkers. the honeywell we just got is perfect!
post #16 of 26
I went through several fans, white noise machines, and settled on what is supposed to be a air conditioning window unit, I just turn the fan on it, very loud. That worked for a while, but then I found something even better.... kicking DH out of the room.....I sleep very well now.
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by mistymama View Post
We've tried other fans, but they Honeywell large floor fan is unbeatable!
I agree!!!! That is what I use as well as a noise machine (I like the sound of the wind). It made a HUGE difference for me when I was working nights. Between the noise machine and loud fan it blocked out EVERYTHING (except the light lol)
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by Meg_s View Post
just chiming in that earplugs might help too! You might need both though..
I used to have the most wonderful tiny little "soothing sounds" machine with ear buds. It had a white noise setting.

Anyway, it worked sort of like ear plugs AND white noise all in one! It was a gift, but I think it may have come from either Brookstone or Radio Shack.

Also, I've used an iPod to drown out sounds when trying to sleep. That may work, if you can fall asleep to music. I suppose you could find a white noise track to put into an iPod or mp3 player, too.
post #19 of 26
Slightly off topic, but . . . .

My DH was a terrible snorer. White noise didn't do enough. So finally we got him into a sleep center for an overnight study, and they found (as I had suspected) that he had moderate sleep apnea. They got him a CPAP (thank you insurance company!) and voila! We both sleep much better. He makes nary a peep at night now. If you think he might have apnea, I highly recommend having a sleep study done.

I can't imagine how baby in utero and I would be able to sleep without DH's CPAP.
post #20 of 26
we use a cd on the highway hum track and turn it up cause our babe is a seriously light sleeper. she wakes up when we brush our teeth next door anyway.
http://www.amazon.com/Soothing-Sound...9700029&sr=8-1
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