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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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White Noise (Overview)

Some crying children are calmed by white noise or shushing noise from parents (perhaps reminiscent of sounds the babies heard in the womb). Such noise can be very helpful for children with colic, especially in combination with other comfort measures.


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How does a white noise app work?

How does a white noise app work?

White noise: It produces white noise, which is noise just below the threshold of what we usually hear. It can be used to help muffle noise, so you can sleep. It also can help people who have ringing in their ears. ...Read more

Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
39 doctors shared insights

White Noise (Overview)

Some crying children are calmed by white noise or shushing noise from parents (perhaps reminiscent of sounds the babies heard in the womb). Such noise can be very helpful for children with colic, especially in combination with other comfort measures.


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What can I use to make white noise in my room?

What can I use to make white noise in my room?

Cheap: You can try simply tuning a clock radio between stations, at a very low volume. There are other options, but this one is free. ...Read more

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Does this white noise work better than the humming of my fan?

Does this white noise work better than the humming of my fan?

Sleeping tight: Ambient background noise preferences can vary from person to person. There is no right or wrong choice, only a choice that is best for you! give it a try and see if it helps better than your existing fan. ...Read more

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Why does white noise make some people sleep?

Why does white noise make some people sleep?

Blocks out stuff: White noise is helpful for some people because it floods the senses with a signal that doesn't require any thinking to sort out - it's not the same as music or tv so the brain can 'tune it out' meanwhile other stimulus are not allowed in. Doesn't work for everyone. ...Read more

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Why do I like the sound of staticy white noise?

Why do I like the sound of staticy white noise?

Blocks out stuff: White noise is helpful for some people because it floods the senses with a signal that doesn't require any thinking to sort out - it's not the same as music or tv so the brain can 'tune it out' meanwhile other stimulus are not allowed in. Doesn't work for everyone. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a white noise machine be bad for you?

Please tell me, could a white noise machine be bad for you?

I hope not: because we use multiple white noise machines at our Behavioral Health Clinic to block out noise from various therapy sessions. ...Read more

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Hearing white noise after sex?

Hearing white noise after sex?

??????: I am not sure what your question is. Can you pplease explain it a little more thoroughly? What is white noise, when after sex, immediately, minutes later? How long does it last? Any other medical problems? Any meds? Viagra/cialis? ...Read more

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Can white noise be disruptive to my deep sleep?

White noise effects: Most people buy white-noise machines or recordings to block out occasional/intermittent sounds like honking horns, barking dogs, etc. While some work better than others, many people find they help them fall and/or remain asleep. Their effectiveness can vary with level of fatigue and depth of sleep cycle. Anyone caring for a baby or child should avoid anything that will make it hard to hear crying. ...Read more

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