We have a Pug. He snores. Not loud, more like heavy breathing, but if you lock onto it, you have a hard time sleeping. At times, it can wake us up, and when it does, you are up for an extended period of time. He cannot help it, and it is because of their recessed snouts.
So we decided to try something new. A White Noise Machine. Amazon to the rescue.
I order a nice one. Not a cheap one as life experience has taught me there is a reason they are cheap. We did not order the Super Deluxe Billionaire model either. Just somewhere in between. It is small, natural wood finish, and very light weight.
The coke bottle is for size comparison.
Anyway, it is really simple to use, has great volume control, and comes with 16 preprogrammed noises. You can have it on all night, or set for 1, 2, or 3 hour auto shut off.
Some of the 16 noises make little sense (birds chirping, for example), but we found two we really like: The thunderstorm with rain, and the surf crashing. Last night we set it to the storm, and know what? It damn worked. It masked his snoring noise, and was very, very soothing to listen to. Both Cupcake and I enjoyed a better than usual nights sleep.
Well worth the investment. If you have a hard time sleeping or wake in the middle of the night (like everyone over 50) it is worth trying this as a remedy. Beats Melatonin or ZZZZ pills.
Tonight we will fall asleep to the surf crashing on the beach.