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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)

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

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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.


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