[Windows] Help your concentration and sleep better with White Noise Sleep System

Extraneous noise can be very distracting–it’s our brains trying to pick patterns out of the background. White noise can help. Random frequencies that combined create the sound from an old CRT TV on the wrong channel, white noise contains no patterns, and thus is impossible for our brains to use. If someone is being loud while you’re trying to sleep or relax, play some white noise with White Noise Sleep System.

What is it and what does it do

White Noise Sleep System is a free program that lets you automatically start a certain media file, including built-in rain and white noise media files, in order to help you relax and sleep.

Pros

  • Built-in media files, including white noise and rain
  • Can set volume
  • event-based
  • Can shut down or log off computer
  • Allows for multiple events per time and per day

Cons

  • Not the best graphic design
  • Day based, meaning no weekly basis/weekend settings

White Noise Sleep System is designed for you to feel in control. The developer recommends using a system of rolling volume changes and audio tracks to help get you to sleep, and it works very nicely. You can add multiple alarms per time, and since they’re allowed to set the master volume, can slowly fade over time while adding sounds like pure white noise and beautiful rain.

Aside from the included rain, fan, and white noise sounds, you can also choose any sound file you want. This can be a favorite song, some other kind of lulling sound, or someone smashing pots on a metal sheet–it’s up to you. You can even control the volume of each track individually, meaning you can put white noise in the background of the beautiful rainy forest.

White Noise Sleep System is quite customizable. There are tons of options under each event, and with a combination of them and clever event timings, can create a great way to help you get to sleep.

Conclusion and download link

If you’re having trouble getting to sleep, White Noise Sleep System might be able to help you. It’s a great way to block out extraneous noises and sounds and help put you to sleep, and lets you gradually lower your system volume over the night. Unfortunately, there’s no built-in fan control, meaning you’re left up to the whim of whatever your computer decides to run its fans at. Still, if you’re not too worried by the sound of your computer’s fans, White Noise Sleep System can come in handy.

Price: Free!

Version reviewed: v1.03

Supported OS: Windows 

Download size: 9.7MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/41

Portability: Requires installation

White Noise Sleep System homepage

[via Ghacks]

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2 comments

  1. Mr.Dave

    “White Noise” is (in theory at least) a mix of every frequency. Not just those in the human voice range. Pink Floyd used to play it through their PA system, after the crowd arrived, and measure the sound coming back from the speakers. Then they could tune their PA for accurate sound given the acoustics of the packed venue. It was all done very quickly, and was fun to hear as the sound bounced and swirled around their 5 sets of speakers.

    Anyway, this program looks great, especially if lets me play back music at ever-decreasing volumes while I drift away. Thanks, Locutus, for another interesting find.

  2. Becky

    I once convinced a boss that white noise for the new, open cubicled office he thought so wonderful, could be a source of lawsuits if he couldn’t answer some questions.

    Why on earth would you want to bombard your ears repeatedly with, in the case of the office, noise deliberately designed in the wavelengths that the human voice most often is found?

    Notwithstanding, I do use a fan and window air conditioner not only for the chill but for the noise. But it’s not specifically designed to dull my hearing of the human voice.

    Wonder if Audacity of such can alter what’s produced by this software or if there’s something built in to do the same.