You’ve no doubt heard of white noise – and perhaps you’ve even used it for yourself or your baby when it comes to trying to get a good night’s sleep. However, are you familiar with pink noise?
Pink noise can be a real game changer for parents with little ones, because we know that when you have a baby, sleep – and how to get more of it – becomes something you just cannot stop thinking about. Well, that and how freaking adorable your little one is!
That’s where a product such as Glow Dreaming’s Glow Sleep Easy comes in. It cleverly incorporates pink noise along with a red LED light, and an ultrasonic humidifier to all work in harmony to reduce night wakings, early wakings and congestion.
If you’re thinking, “that’s great, but what exactly is pink noise?” – read on.
How is pink noise different from white noise?
Allow us to put our science cap on for a moment as we explain the difference between these two types of sound.
The main difference between pink noise and white noise is in their frequency distribution. White noise has an equal amount of energy per frequency, while pink noise has an equal amount of energy per octave.
So, while white noise contains all frequencies within the audible range (20 Hz to 20,000 Hz) at equal intensity, pink noise has more energy in the lower frequencies and less in the higher frequencies. White noise could be described as static on a TV while pink noise is more akin to, say, a waterfall.
To translate all of that simply, pink noise is a softer version of white noise – and it is also considered safe decibel for developing ears.
How does pink noise help you sleep?
Pink noise can help to mask background noises like traffic or someone watching tv in the next room. By providing a consistent and soothing sound environment, pink noise can reduce the number of night wakings a person experiences.
It has also been shown to synchronise brain activity and promote slow wave sleep, which is the deep, restorative stage of sleep. It’s during this stage of sleep that your body can repair and regenerate tissues and boost immune function.
Additionally, pink noise can help reduce the effects of insomnia and other sleep disorders by calming the mind and reducing stress. By providing a steady and relaxing sound environment, pink noise can help quiet the mind and promote relaxation, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
What are the benefits of pink noise for babies?
Pink noise, like the frequency featured on the Glow Sleep Easy has been found to be safe and beneficial for babies in providing an optimal sleep environment. It does this in the following ways:
- Mimics the sounds of the womb
- Masks background noises
- Helps regulate breathing and heart rate
- Promotes longer periods of deep sleep
- Reduces stress and anxiety
How can I get my hands on some pink noise, now?!
The Glow Sleep Easy is the perfect way to add pink noise into your baby’s bedtime routine. In addition to the pink noise function, it also features a RED LED light to boost your child’s natural melatonin levels, making it easier for them to fall asleep. Its humidifier promotes deeper breathing and eases congestion( can be used with plain water or essential oils) and the Green to Rise light teaches older children the best times to be awake and asleep.
Even better, the device can be controlled from any room in the house through the Smart Sleep Assist App, which also gives you access to Sleep Memberships and one-on-one support from the Glow Dreaming team.
Another really nice feature of the Glow Sleep Easy is that they are also compatible with different designer sleeves (sold separately) so that you can customise the unit’s appearance based on the preferences of your child.
So, now you know all there is to know about pink noise and its benefits, we hope you have many good nights of sleep ahead!
This is a paid partnership between Kiindred and Glow Dreaming.