The Best Sound Machines for a Blissful Night’s Sleep

One interesting side effect of the Covid-19 pandemic? Some of us are getting a bit more sleep, thanks to nonexistent commutes. But you probably still don’t get enough, and for many people, it’s not for lack of trying. Luckily, there’s help available. A good sound machine (also called a white-noise machine or sleep machine) is just one tool in an arsenal of gadgets that can help you get your recommended number of z’s.

Here at WIRED, our Gear reviewers have filled their homes with sound machines for everything from muffling Witcher battles in the living room while the kids snooze, to keeping us asleep while night-owl partners sneak into bed. These are our favorite machines for getting some shut-eye.

Be sure to check out our many other buying guides for getting a good night’s rest, such as the Best Mattresses and the Best Sunrise Alarm Clocks.

Updated September 2021: We’ve added more information and new picks, and have updated prices throughout.

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