Arch Dis Child 65:135-137 doi:10.1136/adc.65.1.135
  • Research Article

White noise and sleep induction.

  1. J A Spencer,
  2. D J Moran,
  3. A Lee,
  4. D Talbert
  1. 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.