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3:00 AM 25th July 2022
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The Best Colours To Fall Asleep To

The older we get, the more we struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep. Why? Well, there's endless reasons for sleep becoming fragmented - randomly waking up in the middle of the night, crying children, insomnia, and that’s just to name a few. Whatever the case, we’re left feeling rough the following morning. According to Fenetic Wellbeing 24% of those aged 65 and over say their tiredness has ‘great’ or ‘moderate impact’ on their personal lives!

Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay
Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay
What is it about the sound of heavy rainfall, loud humming and a soft roar that makes people want to drift off into a deep sleep?

There are a number of reasons why our sleep becomes fragmented - randomly waking up in the middle of the night, crying children, insomnia, and that’s just to name a few. Whatever the case, we’re left feeling rough the following morning. In fact, 024% of those aged 65 and over say their tiredness has ‘great’ or ‘moderate impact’ on their personal lives!

One of the biggest reasons we struggle with memory loss is sleep deprivation – sleep deprivation impacts our memory by trapping thoughts and feelings in the hippocampus instead of allowing them to travel towards the prefrontal cortex.

If you struggle with sleep (who doesn’t), we think we have the solution for you - turn up the volume! At first, it may seem counterintuitive to incorporate even more noise in your room at night but, trust us.

Facts that won’t send you to sleep

136% of UK adults (18+) struggle to fall asleep on a weekly basis
Nearly half of the UK have trouble falling asleep at least each month
Almost 1 in 5 have trouble falling asleep every single night

What’s your favourite colour?

White noise – often likened to TV static and untuned radios. White noise works by masking environmental and external, disruptive sounds so you can sleep peacefully. In a recent study, adults fell asleep 38% faster when listening to white noise compared to not. However, similar studies suggest otherwise reporting that due to the high pitch, white noise can be detrimental to hearing.

Pink noise – often likened to the soft roar and rumble of a rainstorm. Studies have shown that listening to pink noise overnight improves our memory and recall the following day.

Brown noise – often likened to the deep roar of faraway thunder, or the sound of water falling at Niagara Falls. The popularity and awareness of brown noise has surged, thanks to TikTok, and people with ADHD are revealing how brown noise helps them improve their thoughts and focus. Although, this is yet to be confirmed by professionals.

ASMR – also known as 'brain massage', it’s a relaxing, sedative sensation that begins on the scalp and moves down the body. It's triggered by placid sights and sounds such as whispers, accents, and crackles. ASMR is a phenomenon that took the world by storm, and has been proven to improve sleep by activating regions of the brain associated with calming, sleep-inducing hormones, dopamine and oxytocin.

What’s the long term benefit?

Whether you listen to these sounds to transcend into dreamland, or to block out noise pollution, they can help to vastly improve your quality of sleep. Continuous listening to these sounds will not only help improve your sleep, but over time your body will associate them with feeling relaxed – great if you want to use them to reduce day to day stresses and anxieties.

So, the question is, can listening to colours help you to sleep better? Let us know what you think by messaging us at @FeneticTrading on Twitter and @feneticwellbeing on Facebook!