Serious Sleep with Dohm White Noise Machine (Giveaway)

If you read my Sleepless in Houston post yesterday, you know I’m trying to tame the beast and fight insomnia. It’s not easy, but I’ve had success with some tools I want to share with you.

Dohm

Through the National Sleep Foundation, I learned about the Dohm, a sound conditioner/white noise machine that is all about serious sleep. This little machine packs a mighty punch and has helped me tremendously over the last couple of weeks.

According to my new friends at Marpac (the makers of the Dohm) white noise works sort of like the light spectrum. The color white is the presence of all colors. In sound, white noise means it has all frequencies of sound. So to have effective sound masking, you need to have a machine, such as the Dohm, that creates white noise blocking sound at all levels of the sound spectrum.

I’ve had sound machines in the past but they never really worked for me. I found out that white noise is more effective than rain showers and nature sounds because of it’s purity. Other sound machines on the market use circuit board technology (digital recordings that have a short MP3 recording on a circuit chip). This recording plays continuously in a digital loop which the human brain can pick up on, so you don’t rest as deeply as with a machine like The Dohm – which is actually the only electromechanical sound conditioner on the market.

 my dohm

What Did I Think?

I turned The Dohm on the first night I had it, anxious to see what difference it would make. My husband asked what it was and then commented about how it was loud and he would never be able to fall asleep with it on. Four minutes later (not five, FOUR) he was snoring. Sound asleep.

What made my heart happy was that I wasn’t far behind him! The Dohm works by blocking out all the extraneous noises that can keep us awake (snoring spouses anyone?) For me, what I found is it also helps block out the “quiet”. Annoying noises keep me awake but I can’t sleep with total silence either (when Ed falls asleep watching TV on the couch).

Crazy, right?

The steadiness stream of white noise (it’s not on a timer, so it works all night) really helped lull and keep me asleep. I’m not sleeping the entire night, but when I wake up now I stay in bed (fighting the urge to go work or hot glue something to the wall) and The Dohm helps mask the noises in the house until I drift off again. While this isn’t the only item that is making my bedroom more sleep friendly lately, it’s definitely one of my favorites and I’m packing this bad boy up and taking it with me when I travel next month!

I’ve talked a lot about diet and exercise on my journey to good health, but it’s time for me to take a stand and get some sleep…which I’m finding out is just as important  – even for weight loss.

The Dohm retails for $59.99 but Still Living The Dream readers can get 10% off any purchase with the code BLISSDOM at www.Marpac.com. (Valid through 4/16/2014. One per customer.)

 

A Giveaway!

So what do think? Are you ready to take a stand and go to sleep? How about a FREE Dohm to help you ? Just leave a comment below with the night time noise that drives you bonkers (snoring spouse? partying neighbors?) to enter. Marpac will be awarding TWO lucky, Still Living The Dream readers a Dohm sound conditioner/white noise machine for their very own! Winners will be selected at random on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 11:59 CST.

Are you REALLY tired and want more chances? Then leave another separate comment for each that you do below.

  1. Follow Still Living The Dream on Pinterest
  2. Follow Still Living The Dream on Twitter
  3. Like Still Living The Dream on Facebook
  4. Like Marpac/Dohm on Facebook
  5. Tweet this: “I’m SO TIRED and want to win a @mOHMents Dohm white noise machine  for a better night’s sleep! http://goo.gl/mTcMY @jpatrickcomm “

 

For more information about how sleep effects health, visit the National Sleep Foundation. I received a Dohm white noise machine to review but was not compensated for this post. All thoughts, opinions and weird night time sounds are my own. 

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  1. 1
    tess says:

    The noise that keeps me away at night is either, my hubby snoring or our peanut (dog) barking outside. I usually try and turn up the tv to block those noises out but then im afriad i wont hear the baby cry- so i turn it down low. Would love to give this machine a try. Thanks for the chance

    tcogbill at live dot com

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    tess says:

    i follow you on pinterest- tess kaase
    tcogbill at live dot com

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    Shannon Haubrich says:

    The DOVES!! They sit outside my bedroom window and coo all night. Plus I have that insomnia thing going on more often than not.sleep is a pre ions commodity I just don’t get enough of.

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    Shannon Haubrich says:

    I follow you on Pinterest. Msshanadair.

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    Shannon Haubrich says:

    I follow you on twitter. Shannon Haubrich @Msshanadair

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    Shannon Haubrich says:

    I follow you on FB. Shannon Campbell Haubrich

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    Shannon Haubrich says:

    Liked Marpac/Dohm on FB.

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    Shannon Haubrich says:

    Tweeted about you and the noise machine. 😉

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    Karen Murray says:

    I have used this exact air machine with both my kids since they were born. Kaitlyn is 12 and still uses hers every night and we take it with us when we travel. Good luck; I think its the best invention ever!

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    I like StillLivingtheDream on Facebook! 🙂

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    I follow Marpac/Dohm on Facebook.

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    I’m following StillLivingTheDream on Pinterest 🙂

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    I follow you on Twitter 🙂

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    tess says:

    i like you on fb- tess c
    tcogbill at live do tcom

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    tess says:

    i like marpac on fb- tess c
    tcogbill at live dot com

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    It would be amazing to have constant white noise going to help me stay asleep.

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    annmarie says:

    could really use this in my sons room!

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    Jessica says:

    Liked on Facebook!

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    Jessica says:

    Tweeted! =)

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    Jessica says:

    The noise that keeps me awake at night are the cars outside my house! We live on a busy road and it’s constant cars. UGH!!

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    Shin says:

    The noise that wakes me up at night is my neighbors obnoxiously Loud engine noise from his car. He leaves it warming up for 30 min and wakes up the family!

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    Shin says:

    “Liked” on FB

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    Shin says:

    Sent a tweet @sxboxer

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    Sharon says:

    snoring wakes me up for sure

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    Sharon says:

    i follow Still Living the Dream on FB

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    Sharon says:

    and I liked Marpac on FB too

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    Darlene Sullins says:

    Hubby snoring, cats RACING thru the house like maniacs and the bunny moving stuff around in his cage keeps me up at night. “O.O”

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    Darlene Sullins says:

    I 2.Follow Still Living The Dream on Twitter

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    Darlene Sullins says:

    I Like Still Living The Dream on Facebook

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    Darlene Sullins says:

    I Like Marpac/Dohm on Facebook

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    Darlene Sullins says:
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    Alaine says:

    Neighbors that play the drums in the middle of the night!

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    Alaine says:

    I like you on fb (Alaine elise)

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    Alaine says:

    I follow you via twitter @family74014

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    Alaine says:

    I like marpac/dohm on fb as alaine elise

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    Barking dogs … UGH! My neighbors leave their dogs out and they bark/yap all night long.

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    I follow you on Pinterest – SensiblySara

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    I follow you on twitter – SensiblySara

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    I like you on facebook – Sara P.

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    I Like Marpac/Dohm on Facebook – Sara P.

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    Beth says:

    My dog and cats licking at night drives me bonkers! I would love to block that out!

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    Tiffany says:

    Barking Dog! Oh that dog in house behind me started around 4:00 am this morning! Ugh!

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