If you live near downtown, near a hospital and ambulances or by any other epicentre for noise, it's not always easy to get to sleep. And even when you're asleep, your brain may be tuning in, listening for sounds of danger. When noises in your environment change, your brain jars awake, ruining your ability to get a solid eight hours.
If you find yourself rising in the night with no explanation or struggling to fall asleep and stay that way, too much noise may be the culprit. By using a white noise machine, a fan or even a white noise YouTube video, you can drone out the honks, sirens or the comings and goings at the bar down the street, cutting down on disturbances throughout the night.