One of the best inventions ever - seriously

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    May 17, 2010 1:09 AM GMT
    I was a bit skeptical when my partner bought a Tranquil Moments sound therapy machine from Brookstone. I had been having trouble sleeping over the last few weeks but, seriously, after I started using this machine, I was able to get to sleep much more quickly and seemed to sleep better. If you are having trouble sleeping it is worth a try.


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    May 17, 2010 2:04 AM GMT
    I don't know this particular Brookstone machine, but I've had a sound generator for 6 years that does help me to sleep. The reason I need one in my case is very bad tinnitus (aka ringing in the ears, which is actually a tone), caused by repeated head trauma.

    The sound generator helps to mask the tinnitus with a louder and more soothing sound. It has over 20 different sounds, but the one I almost always use is called Night Woods, which simulates the summer camping I love.

    Nearly half the other sounds involved some kind of water, like waves at the shore, mountain brook, waterfall, rain, and oddly, thunderstorm. I use none of them because I fear they'll make me wet the bed in my sleep, or at least want to keep waking up to use the bathroom all night.

    Another strange one is City Streets, that mimics traffic sounds like car horns and passing vehicles. I suppose it's for big city folks who might go insane in a quieter environment if they should move away.

    Another funny one is Locomotive, which has the relentless and rather fast CHUG-chug-chug-chug, CHUG-chug-chug-chug, etc, of a steam engine. I can't imagine who that would appeal to, and how that could help anyone to sleep. My partner and I tried it once at high volume while making love, sorta like using a metronome, and nearly broke the bed frame. icon_redface.gif
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    May 17, 2010 11:11 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidBOLD TEXT GOES HERE Another funny one is Locomotive, which has the relentless and rather fast CHUG-chug-chug-chug, CHUG-chug-chug-chug, etc, of a steam engine. I can't imagine who that would appeal to, and how that could help anyone to sleep. My partner and I tried it once at high volume while making love, sorta like using a metronome, and nearly broke the bed frame. icon_redface.gif

    LOL - yeah I can't imagine that sound helping with sleep but it might help you keep your rhythm!
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    May 17, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
    I teach a statistics class at a university. I've given this CD to my graduate students to evaluate over a one week period (yes, we even used a survey to analyze the ratings of their sleep quality). When we discussed it in class, it was given mixed reviews. Some loved it. Some said it neither helped nor hurt. Some said the sounds annoyed them and they couldn't sleep.

    I've used a CD similar to this (found it at a yard sale one day), but it uses the same principles that this advertisement discusses...sounds can influence the activity in the brain, so if you play sounds that are at "delta" frequency (the waves associated with the least brain activity), then your brain will synchronize with it and go into a deep sleep

    I actually like this CD alot. I swear that I sleep about 45 minutes less when I use it and I sleep more deeply. I honestly do feel like I get a better sleep. However, I'm also an "excellent" sleeper. I usually just lay my head down on a pillow and I can drift away peacefully in a few minutes, and then don't wake up until my alarm goes off. But, when I use this CD (I have it on my ipod now), I feel like I get a better sleep. I'm about to give it to another class of students, so I will let you know the results.
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    May 17, 2010 11:46 PM GMT
    Before I got a sound generator, I used to rely on the TV to mask my tinnitus so I could sleep. More recent TVs have their own timers, so I'd set that for an hour or two, then let the TV drone softly in the background while I tried to sleep, the TV turning itself off not too long after I fell asleep. Actually I still do that, and then I don't bother with the sound generator.

    Back in the early '70s we didn't have digitally controlled TVs with built-in timers, so I bought an alarm clock that had a controlled power outlet on it's back. I plugged my bedroom TV into that, and turned the TV on and off with the clock's on/off switch on top. Before bed, I'd hit the sleep switch, which gave me over an hour before it shut the TV off. I've been doing this trick for a very long time...
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    May 30, 2010 5:34 AM GMT
    sashaman saidI was a bit skeptical when my partner bought a Tranquil Moments sound therapy machine from Brookstone. I had been having trouble sleeping over the last few weeks but, seriously, after I started using this machine, I was able to get to sleep much more quickly and seemed to sleep better. If you are having trouble sleeping it is worth a try.


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    umm....i dunno.....seems like a lame ass as seen on tv device....

    ceerruslay...why dont u be all sashafierce on yo man and have a good fuck before bedtime...after ur done dat'll put both of yall right to sleep....icon_twisted.gif

    and if nuffin works...well just go bobby brown and maybe do some of this.....lolz
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    May 30, 2010 1:57 PM GMT
    You can try this tech out just by going to youtube and searching for sleep sounds. Here is one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgG4vDfcJek but there are lots of others. Only problem is it only runs for 10mins. But if you know how you can download and set it for infinite loop. I have used them alot and they seem to work for me.
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    May 30, 2010 2:29 PM GMT
    Yeah, my friend bought me a super one for my birthday from Homedics; the Isound Spa Max, I can even dock my Iphone and listen to Ipod songs. Also has a remote, which is nice.

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    I love falling to sleep on the Ocean setting now, and feel rested when I get up. I think there is more to these devices than meets the eye, for sure.