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For light sleepers, silence isn’t golden

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The White Noise iPhone application has 40 ambient sounds for users to choose from. (Photo courtesy of TMSOFT)


It can be hard for some light sleepers to find the perfect fan. (Photo by Leslie Barrie/CNS)


For some light sleepers, oscillating fans provide the perfect night's sleep. (Photo by Leslie Barrie/CNS)

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Many light sleepers can’t drift off without some kind of white noise. New iPhone applications and Facebook groups offer them a broad—and quirky—selection of ambient sounds and a way to share stories of their affliction. If you need white noise to fall asleep, silence isn’t golden.