|This is what happens when I start listening to the|
music playing through my headphones... it's not pretty
With some music playing through the headphones, it's much easier to drown everything out, but then I'm stuck listening to the music, which itself gets distracting since I start listening to the lyrics (I was never one of those people who could fall asleep with the TV on). I then start tapping my fingers/feet to the music, and pretty soon I'm completely distracted.
|Hanson actually created|
what is widely considered
to be the first 'White Noise.'
However, listening to YouTube requires internet, and sometimes you won't have access to it (like when you're on a plane with your laptop). If you're somewhat technologically savvy, you can use a special program (or if you're not, use this website) to capture that white noise YouTube video as a (very, very long) .mp3 sound file. Then you can cut it down to ~5 minutes using any sound editing program, and set it to loop on your desktop, laptop, or portable music player. Voila! A small, non-internet-based white noise audio file on an infinite loop.
Enjoy! (And remember to turn off the noise cancelling option when you're done with it! On a related note, the dollar store is great for finding cheap packs of AAA batteries that you will no doubt burn through fairly quickly with the headphones.)
Picture Credits: Headphones Hanson Jay_and_Silent_Bob