In the battle to get your baby to slip into the land of nod, you’ve probably tried a number of natural sleep aid options – such as white noise. There’s no doubt that white noise can help mellow the mood and set the soundtrack for a good night. But when you’re downloading white noise apps at 2am, or sacrificing your home music system to the nursery, you might wonder if your choice of background noise for your sleep struggle will ever become a victorious anthem. But have you ever considered that choosing a new colour might hold the key to a good night’s sleep for you and your baby? Introducing…PINK noise. You read correct – switching from white noise to pink noise is a more effective colour combination to induce sleep.
White Noise V Pink NoiseIn a nutshell, white noise is a manufactured sound. It’s only purpose is to drown out the background buzz. It might seem peaceful (and we hate to break it to you…), but using white noise to send your baby to sleep might actually be undoing all your hard work. Here’s why:
- White noise isn’t a natural sound, so while it’s playing your baby’s brain is actually stimulated as it tries to decipher what it’s hearing
- White noise doesn’t help your baby to drift into Slow Wave sleep (Hint: Pink noise does).