Lots of people find it very difficult to sleep without noise in the background. For those people, there is a solution, background noise machines.

A background noise machine is a device which makes a constant or intermittent noise in the background while you’re trying to sleep. Lots of people find this makes it much easier to fall asleep, and helps them relax and get to dreamland.

People will fall into one of two camps here:

1: People who have to have absolute silence to sleep and lucid dream

2: People who NEED some sort of background noise to sleep and lucid dream

And the second group of people are who this post is really for. The people who need something in the background in order to be able to relax and fall asleep. The people who need to leave the TV ON in the background, or have the radio on as you nap.

Best noise machines for lucid dreaming (list)

Here is out list of the best sound machines for lucid dreamers in 2017. This list isn’t in any particular order, so pick the one that you like the look of the most!

1:  S-5000 Sound Oasis Deluxe

The S-5000 sound device seems to fill the room with sound quite well, and it great for bigger rooms. The Sound oasis comes with over 20 sounds and also 6 additional sounds that you can mix in with the other sounds. This means you can combine background noises and create your own blend!

S-5000 review

2: HoMedics SS-2000G

The Homedics sound sleep machine is more suitable for babies as it’s very quiet and soothing.

It also has a timer for 15 minutes and 30 minutes, more than enough time to send a baby to sleep! It comes with 6 pre-recorded background sounds including: White Noise, Thunder, Ocean, Rain, Summer Night and Brook.

3: AVANTEK White Noise Generator

The Avantek can produce over 20 different background sounds, has a built in timer, and can wake you up peacefully. It also has a 7 hour timer setting!

4: Wave Premium Sleep Therapy Device

The wave premium device can actually do more than just give you background noise. You can charge your phone from the device, it’s great for babies and adults alike, and you can loop up to 6 sounds for as long as you need to fall asleep! It’s also very lightweight, so probably the best choice for traveling!

5: Marpac Dohm-DS Sound Machine

The Dohm-DS is the best reviewed item on Amazon, with over 10K reviews. Although it looks a bit like a fire alarm/smoke detector, it’s a great choice for background noise.

Rather than produce a distinct background noise, it sort of masks and overrides existing background noise. It’s a unique sound that really helps lots of people sleep!

The best background noise machine

In our opinion the best background noise machine is the Marpac, simply because it’s the best value for money. They’re all pretty good in terms of generating background noise, but this seems to be the best quality and best value for money.

You might also want to check out the best mind meditation machines or the best lucid dreaming devices as well. Sleep technology is a fast growing industry and there are always new products to look out for and get on board with!