Whether you’re stressed, exhausted or sleepless, you could find relief in white noise. It’s quite a simple concept really—a medley of broad-spectrum sound waves that produce a steady series of sound. These frequencies help the listener block out the rest of the world, as they only hear the same generic sound. Eventually, the brain blocks the external frequencies (such as chattering, or blaring horns), leaving you with a much calmer mind.

White noise helps millions of Americans sleep, by drowning outside noise and allowing them to recede into a personal state of relaxation. It can also help concentrate on the task at hand, enhancing productivity. Several meditation practitioners also recommend it. Useful for people suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, white noise provides an alternative to potentially addictive prescription drugs like Adderall and Ritalin. Even tinnitus, which is a perceived ringing in the ears (affecting one in five Americans), can be treated with white noise.

There are several machines available in the market, which create this ‘noise’. You could also listen to it online, or get in on your smartphone.

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Simona is a journalist who has worked with several leading publications in India over the last 17 years, writing on lifestyle topics and the arts, besides interviewing celebrities. She made the switch to public relations and headed the division as PR Manager at ITC Hotels’ flagship property, the ITC Grand Chola, but has since returned to her first love, journalism. Now she writes on food, which she is sincerely passionate about and wellness, which she finds fascinating and full of surprises. When she isn’t writing, she is busy playing the role of co-founder and communications director of The Bicycle Project, a six-year-old charity initiative that empowers tribal children in rural areas, while addressing the issue of urban waste.