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Fortunately there is a way keep most noises from disturbing your sleep. It is an electronic device often called a “sound conditioner” and we always save a spot in our luggage for one. Laurie had a therapy practice for many years, and for the privacy of her clients, she has tried out many sound machines. Some had a large variety of fancy sound choices, but did not mask sounds that well. Others were unpleasant to listen to. Some were cheaply made and quickly broke.
The one that stood the test of time is the Marpac Zohne Portable Sound Conditioner. We like that it is small and lightweight and works in both 100 and 240 volt outlets. We bought ours in 2012 for about $70 and we’ve taken it all over the world with us. We consider it money well spent and use it when we return to our apartment near Boston too.
If getting a good night’s sleep is important to you, we recommend you save a spot in your suitcase for a quality sound machine like the Marpac Zohne.
The Marpac Zohne Portable Sound Conditioner has been perfect for us, but it is on the expensive side. Here are some highly rated alternatives: