A week or so before Christmas, I bought myself a present.
This handy-dandy little machine is a “Sound-Spa” alarm clock and I am a BIG fan of it.
You see, my mother (inadvertently?) trained all of her children to sleep to the sound of a fan, in part due to the fact that we didn’t have central air conditioning back in the day. Regardless of the reason, I have long found it difficult to sleep without some kind of “white noise” in the background. I had another alarm clock with a “nature sounds” feature, but the sounds were tinny and irritating. When I saw this machine on sale at Macy’s, I decided to take a chance on it – and I am happy to report immediate success.
Turns out the “waterfall” setting is just what I need to drop off into dream-land each night. It works like a (pardon the pun) dream!
For those of you who suffer from insomnia, I highly recommend giving one of these gadgets a shot. (You can also get “Aromatherapy” models that will diffuse the scents of lavender or vanilla throughout the room..)