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Sleep Disorders in Children with Dr. Chris Winters

We got the chance to chat with Dr. Chris Winters, a Virginia-based, board-certified, and internationally recognized sleep medicine specialist and neurologist. An expert in the field of sleep patterns in kids, Dr. Winters shares some tips for what to do if you think that your child might have issues with sleeping.  

35 Ways to Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep

If you've found this article, you’re probably having trouble sleeping. Whether you’re worried about the upcoming morning, or doing some quick research to improve your sleep this evening, here are 35 ways to fall asleep and stay that way — all backed by science.

What is WASO, Carryover Effect, and Sleep Latency?

In a study conducted by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, white noise was shown to significantly improve sleep based on both subjective and objective measurements. Sleep studies like this often use a variety of confusing terms, like WASO, Sleep Latency, and Carryover Effect. But don’t lose sleep over what they mean — we’re here to help you understand these terms and how they...

What Your Sleep Routine Says About You

You can learn a lot about by digging into your sleep habits. Whether you sleep on your side, constantly hit the snooze button, or lie in bed awake at night desperately trying to sleep, there are always ways find a better sleep routine.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking into your personal...

The Top 3 Pet-Related Perks of Sound Machines

In honor of the dog days of summer, it seemed only appropriate to focus on our furry friends and all of the ways pet parents use our white noise machines. 

Why You REALLY Need a White Noise Machine for Office Privacy

How can you limit office distractions and promote privacy? These problems don’t just annoy employees, they cost your company real money in terms of your ROI on employees and in terms of potential eavesdropping on confidential information leading to lawsuits. See how many companies have found a solution in white...

Going to Bed Mad

You’ve heard it over and over again… the famous saying “don’t go to bed mad.” It makes sense, right? Life is too short to leave things unsaid. Why wait until the morning to resolve your issues, when you can resolve it before bed and have a peaceful slumber? Well, research...

Why Sleep Doesn't Really Matter

I spend a lot of time thinking about sleep. It's my job. And beyond that, I'm a true believer: I went from not sleeping very well and dismissing it with an "I guess it's just the way I am, and I'm not really interested in taking sleeping pills" to appreciating...

Sleeping Your Way To The Top? Don’t Knock It

This April marks the release of Arianna Huffington’s “The Sleep Revolution.” In it, the Huffington Post editor in chief dishes some hard-won wisdom on the importance of sleep in the master plan for your self-actualization, health and happiness.

The Ultimate Amenity for Houseguests? White Noise.

The holidays (aka Houseguest Season) can be a stressful time for anyone.  It doesn’t matter how much you love your mother-in-law or how absolutely adorable your cousin’s little munchkins are – sharing space is hard, especially when it’s yours.  Our suggestion: when it comes to being the host or hostess...

What’s the “Best” White Noise?

The best white noise is similar to the best diet or the best kind of exercise – basically, it’s whatever works best for you.  That being said, we’ve learned a thing or two in over fifty years of listening to sound machines (and listening to our customers!), so here are...

The Top Four Reasons Parents Love White Noise

Our Dohm sound machine has long been a “must have” for moms.  People generally understand that white noise is soothing for babies, and ANYthing that could help promote sleep is worth its weight in gold – but there’s a lot more to it than that.  Here are the less-obvious reasons...

the Marpac Manifesto

The outstanding quality of Marpac white noise machines is no accident. We don't often toot our own horns - (it's just not very becoming, and we ARE Southerners, after all...) - but we believe that it's important to share what makes our sound machines so special, because it says a...

The Marpac LOVE Story

At Marpac, we’re all about love.  We want to help you love how you sleep, love how you feel, and love how you live.  We love that our customers love us.  We especially love the reviews that say things like “Love, love, love!” (yes, really).  We love our jobs.  We...

Marpac Customers Say It Best

We like to say that “our customers say it best.”  What we mean by this: our marketing department is pretty lazy, and they just put user reviews all over the place instead of coming up with new things to say.  (Kidding, of course... J)  Here’s what we REALLY mean by...

What exactly IS white noise, and why should I care about it?

White noise is not just the sound of static on a TV, or a euphemism for something that bores you to the point of zoning out.  White noise has a purpose in life – and probably even in YOUR life!  In fact, it could be the answer to problems you...