Does white noise help sleep?
Providing white noise with something like a white noise machine or a fan can help little ones fall asleep more quickly and wake less frequently. If you have a machine that you can change the volume, aim for about 75 decibels. Using white noise may be particularly helpful in a noisy neighborhood or household. Know, though, that if your child learns to fall asleep with a white noise machine, she may become quite used to it over time. That said, after a few weeks of providing the white noise, slowly fade the noise by turning down the volume of the machine or speed of the fan a little bit every few nights so that your child learns to fall asleep in her natural environment.About Dr. Graham Reid