The closest I get to silence is a ringing in my ears (particularly the right ear) in an otherwise-silent room. I find I have to block it out using white noise, like this…
I won’t blame you if you don’t listen until the end: it’s 10 hours of white noise and you probably have better things to do.
I was about to get into a long discussion of the different kinds of noise and into areas such as isochronic tones and binaural beats, but I think I’ll hold those for another time. Besides, I’ve talked about this on several occasions.
Seriously, there are all kinds of resources that are available, from websites to recordings to noise generators that you can download to your phone. There are noise machines that will play the sound of the ocean all night. Heck, you can just get a fan and put in the room where you’re sleeping or trying to focus on something.
You know what works well? The sounds of an airport terminal, a crowded restaurant, or appliances running.
I should put together a list of resources when I’m not limited to a minimum of research…
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