White noise and sleep induction.
- Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London.
We studied two groups of 20 neonates, between 2 and 7 days old, in a randomised trial. Sixteen (80%) fell asleep within five minutes in response to white noise compared with only five (25%) who fell asleep spontaneously in the control group. White noise may help mothers settle difficult babies.