Ambient noises — like the sound of your AC kicking on or your cat catching a case of the zoomies in the living room — can be an annoying sleep-disruptor. Whether you tend to hear every bump in the night or snooze next to a snoring partner, a sound machine can help you get better rest. Our best overall pick, the LectroFan EVO, lets you choose from 22 non-looping sound variations to drown out the environmental ruckus around you, with ten white-, brown-, and pink-noise options, ten fan sounds, and two relaxing ocean sounds. It’s a digital sound machine with no moving parts, it’s compact and unobtrusive, and it has a timer so you can set it to shut off automatically once you’ve arrived in dreamland. (It’s also an even more souped-up version of the LectroFan that comedian Samantha Irby can’t live without.) The LectroFan EVO is currently on sale for $32 — in line with its recent Amazon Prime Day deal, and just about the cheapest we’ve ever seen it, for a total discount of almost 50 percent off.
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