While millions of (now) well-rested people have been surprised by how much their sleep improved thanks to natural white noise, sound machines are also helpful for privacy, relaxation, and concentration. They're especially useful for:
There is no shame in snoring. It happens. But if your snoring keeps your spouse awake, try one of our devices. It's cheap and noninvasive, nothing to wear on your face or ingest. Thousands of people swear it has saved their marriages.
"This muffles his snoring enough that I can sleep through the night without wanting to shove a sock in his mouth." -7.6.12 M Jones
Sleep will not come easily amidst noises from the street, construction sounds, crying kids, music-loving neighbors, or the late-night television watcher next to you. If you don't live in a serene country cottage, and sometimes, even if you do, you may want to consider getting a sound conditioner. It's not just a sleep aid, it's a tool for restoring order to your personal universe.
"I have this by my bed to block out street noise such as honking and sirens, as I live in downtown Chicago." - 7.10.12 Michael Q.
Infants and children
Our white noise helps children sleep like babies (only better!) at nighttime or naptime. Using a sound conditioner helps to establish a sleepy-time ritual that can travel with you to grandma's house or on vacation. Our machines mask dishwashers, telephone calls, and all of the other not-so-silent things you need to get done without waking the kids, and also provide a consistent sound environment that is especially soothing to infants. We have many “Marpac families” with sound conditioners in every bedroom, and nothing makes us happier than to know that our products are beloved by generations!
"Just place baby asleep in his crib, turn on the white noise machine, and viola! We had our lives back!" -11.4.11 Momagon
Get more "A"s from more ZZZZZs... and better studying. Is the person next door is too noisy? Is your room is too quiet? Does your roommate snore like a gorilla. Our machines help students focus by providing a consistent audio backdrop even on loud campuses. Stressed students need sleep. We bring it. You can even skin your Dohm with personalized pictures of your school mascot, your dog, college colors or whatever else strikes your fancy.
'"I bought this so I could study and sleep in peace, and it has achieved both ends" -10.15.06 A Alman
It’s not easy sleeping when you're out of town. Take along the Zohne, our petite travel sound conditioner, and create a sleepy home away from home. No more hearing people in the hotel hallway or listening to the elevators all night. No tossing and turning in an unfamiliar bed. Many of our customers never leave home without it. A good night's sleep is worth the space in your suitcase.
"This is small/compact enough to pack for trips. Great for sleeping in motels/hotels." -6.1.09 Lonna
If you work in an office, especially in a cubicle, you know how distracting office chatter can be. It's hard to keep your personal telephone conversations private. No more. Our sound conditioners turn cubes into individual sanctuaries with one click. They also keep private offices more “private,” and have the added benefit of enhancing concentration, too!
"Dampens voice recognition between rooms without being noisy. I am pleased with the simple, small size." -7.25.13 Dr Kelly B.
Marpac sound conditioners are ideal for use in settings where you don't want conversations overheard such as in doctors and therapists offices. This not only makes patients feel more comfortable, but also keeps you aligned with the requirements of HIPAA for patient confidentiality.
"It's exactly what we needed in a doctor's office reception area. Masks all conversations from other rooms, ensuring privacy. I like the 2-volume choice, which we use depending upon how crowded it gets. Highly recommend."amazon.com, 11.8.10
Even if you work from 5pm-9am, you can sleep soundly when you get home. Now you can control your sleep schedule, your sound environment, your job stress and your sanity.
"I have been working 2nd shift since the mid '80s and this is a must-have for sleeping while the rest of the world is up and making noise." -2.6.08 J. Nichols
If you suffer from tinnitus, our sound conditioners may offer some relief. The ability to manipulate the tone of the sound emitted by the sound machine to match the tone in your ringing ears is part of what makes our devices so effective. Many sound machines are not up to the tinnitus task. Ours gets a ringing endorsement.”
"I am now sleeping through teh night and feeling alot better about life. This is a must have for tinnitus suffers." -2.10.10 Janice P.
Our soothing sound is not just for humans! Many devoted pet owners report that their animals experience less anxiety (especially during loud events like fireworks or thunderstorms) thanks to our sound machines. Furthermore, barking spells tend to be minimized, because the pet doesn’t hear every-single-little-tiny-noise-out-there. White noise for the woof!
"I got this to help screen out sounds from my neighborhood which my dogs has begun barking at. The sound machine combined with blocking the view out windows to the street has reduced recreational barking by 90% the UPS truck still elicits barking. They still see the squirrels in the back yard but that is manageable."amazon.com, 1.5.14