Experimenting with Efficiency | Side Effects of White Noise

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  1. elavmunretea

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    May 14, 2016
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    Over the past month or so, I've been experimenting with a bunch of things to be more productive and get a lot more done in the relatively short time I have.

    One of the things that I've been trying is listening to white noise.

    Basically, the idea is that by listening to constant white noise (Sounds like the inside of a plane cabin) your brain is less likely to become distracted by small sounds like passing cars, footsteps, and typing.

    Anyway, depending on the day, I listen to this stuff like 6-8 hours a day, and recently I've been noticing some pretty weird side effects. For example, after finishing up work for the day, powering down and sitting on the edge of my bed reading the news or whatever, I can hear a weird ringing sound in my right ear.

    It's not the white noise I'm hearing, it's more like the "have I just become deaf" tone you hear after a concert.

    I was wondering if any of you guys have ever experienced it, or have even listened to white noise?

    (This is the one I listen to)

    I was actually surprised to find that I've been able to focus more when listening to it, which I really didn't expect.

    Another thing that I have been trying is leaving my phone on silent & under my desk, which has given me maybe 30 minutes extra per day (I know it's obvious, but I never really considered that I was spending much time on it at all).

    I've tried some nootropics too and, although I'm still looking at other options, I've seen some pretty good improvements in wakefulness after 4-5 hours sleep (I've also seen some side-effects like headaches and sneezing)

    Working from my laptop instead of a desktop has helped a lot. For some reason, I type a lot faster when looking at a smaller screen, and it's only when doing things that require a lot of alt-tabbing (Like creating sites, video editing, etc) that I use another monitor(s). I've pretty much cut out all desktop use and only use it for playing games/relaxing.

    Anyway, this thread was supposed to be about white noise, I kind of when off on a tangent haha.

    Have any of you ever tried listening to white noise and, if so, what did you think of it?
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  2. nikchaing

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    Apr 24, 2013
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    Maybe not white noise, but I will listen to some 10 hour loop of beach sounds or like rain drops on a tent
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  3. Neon

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    Nov 3, 2013
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    Traveling the world
    Or like spending a nice rainy night in your Porsche.

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  4. TheMasterOfMoney

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    I really recommend you to check brain.fm man, it does pretty much that and more. It uses AI sounds to help you with productivity and sleep
  5. whiteblackseo

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    Apr 11, 2015
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    I remember my ear ringing one time, I got it checked out by the doctor and they said it was ear wax...they were right