By Andrew Liszewski
It’s only by falling asleep in front of the TV every night that I’ve come to rely on its white noise when I’m actually trying to drift off to dreamland. So I can understand why other people might rely on those sound generating devices to help them catch some shut eye. The Sound Oasis for example produces 18 “high-performance” digital sounds but the device is designed for use by travelers who might have trouble falling asleep in a hotel room or even on a plane. In fact it includes a patent-pending sound specifically designed to combat jet lag using “non-linear music and slowed nature sounds that encourage relaxation and can reset the body’s internal clock…”
The sound generator can be set to run continuously or be limited to 30, 60 or 90 minute intervals and can also be set to slowly decrease the volume before turning itself off. It also has a clock with world time functions and can even record voice memos to be used as a custom alarm sound for waking up to. Often times when I wake up in a hotel room I’m not 100% sure where I am for the first few minutes so hearing my voice shout “You’re in Denver!” could be quite useful.
The Sound Oasis sleep sound generator is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $89.95.