Though it’s not going to win any awards for its looks, the Dohm sound machine is a Strategist (and therapist office) favorite and has been editor Alexis Swerdloff’s constant bedside companion since she first sung its praises back in 2017. As she wrote: “I first got it when I was living in an apartment with extremely thin walls — so thin you could hear the neighbors’ phones vibrate. So thin that I knew their Thai takeout order. After getting the Dohm, I heard absolutely nothing, and my sleep immediately became deeper and sounder. Unlike newfangled noise machines, with their rain forest chirps and crackling fires, there are only two fan settings and a volume control, both of which can be operated while you’re basically still asleep. My husband and I are now fully addicted to the lull (we truly cannot fall asleep without it), and so is our baby son, who has one in his room, sitting on a bookshelf directly next to the crib. The womblike whoosh is clearly comforting for him, and it masks any noise we make in the apartment, whether we’re screaming at the TV during a tense basketball game or if I realize I’ve accidentally left my phone in his room and have to tiptoe in there to get it.”
So it was a real treat to wake up in our post-Cyber Monday stupor to find it on sale. (And, yes, it doesn’t take all that much to delight a Strategist editor.) The portable version is on sale too, which is ideal for traveling. Oh, and Judd Apatow’s a fan.
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