I transformed my sleep with a speaker that costs less than a deli sandwich

You know the feeling – you really need a good night’s sleep after a busy day, but your mind keeps racing and for some reason you just can’t calm down and tune out. This is something that has happened to me often over the past few months, and I’m not the only one; Sleep problems have been common during the pandemic, even among people who don’t have the virus.

One thing that often helps me drift is ambient ocean noise from the Rainy Mood app on my phone (with seagull effects turned off), but playing it on my phone’s speaker might be disturbing my husband, and sleeping with headphones is just uncomfortable. .