Great for sleep, work, meditation, or any activity where you'd benefit from some extra focus: here are some Kala staff picks for best white noise apps.
If you read our last post on white noise and how it can help you sleep, you may be ready to give white noise a try. White noise can be great for sleep, work, meditation, or any activity where you'd benefit from some extra focus. Here are some Kala staff picks for best white noise apps - no matter what you're looking for.
Best App for Nature Sounds
The sounds of nature have been clinically proven more relaxing than built-environment sounds, especially if you're particularly stressed. Naturespace provides a variety of natural soundscapes in stunning 3D high-res sound.
Cost: Free for Android & iOS with 6 tracks, additional tracks at $0.99 each
The sounds of nature have been clinically proven more relaxing than built-environment sounds, especially if you're particularly stressed.
Best Apps for Sound Mixing
Love a mix of background noises? Relaxio is one of the overall highest-rated white noise apps out there. With a simple user-friendly interface and thoughtful additions (including a timer for falling asleep), this app lets you mix sounds from the city to the mountains.
Cost: Free for Android, additional tracks at $0.99 each
With a similarly simple user interface, Noisli for iOS & Android allows you to choose and mix a variety of nature & human sounds for maximum relaxation.
Cost: $1.99 for iOS & Android
Best Apps to Help Babies (& Adults) Sleep
A new baby is one of life's greatest miracles - especially, as any parent will tell you, when they finally fall asleep. Did you know low-volume, low-intensity white noise can help calm babies and help them fall asleep? Not only do soothing background sounds help them fall asleep, but they can also help them stay asleep by drowning out other sudden ambient noises. White Noise Baby Sleep Sounds offers all kinds of background sounds, which can be adjusted in both volume and tone. Works for you and your baby, too!
Cost: Free for Android
A similar app, Sleepy Sounds (Baby + Adults) for both iOS & Android, contains not only white noise and nature sounds but also lullabies; it will even play selections of your own music to lull your baby to sleep.
Cost: Free for iOS & Android