Benefits Of Pink And Brown Noise On People With ADHD

Last Update on November 9, 2022 : Published on November 11, 2022

Have you ever noticed white noise videos always trending on YouTube with millions of views? Well, if you have noticed, you might have also wondered, why? To answer in a more simple way, white noise helps us to relax and people watch such videos to soothe and unwind themselves.

White noise videos are highly watched during bedtime because white is the most generally known “color” of noise.

“Color” of noise denotes the mix of frequencies and the distribution of energies across them.

There is new research that shows other colors can also have impacts on the brain such as brown and pink noise.

In this blog, we will be exploring the benefits of pink and brown noise on people with ADHD and other mental health issues explained through studies and research performed by known psychologists.

Understanding the Color of Sound

We don’t want to dig deep into the science but to keep it simple and understandable, have you ever downloaded a relaxation app or an app that helps people focus? Or have you ever bought a white noise machine to calm down your newborn?

You may be aware of the term “white noise”, but do you know what it actually means?

Well, there are a lot of different sound signals created and we refer to those as “noise.”

Noise is characterized by randomness because noise is a mix of unpredictable signals. But, there are different noises and patterns in the haphazardness. In the case of white noise, whenever we get to witness a waterfall, zillions of air molecules start creating sound with a broad range of frequencies.

According to research, brown noise helps in relaxation because it is quite similar to the resting state of the brain. Moreover, brown noise creates low frequencies which is helpful for soothing. In the next section, let us explore what is white, pink, and brown noise.

Do you know that you can also find curated brown noise playlists with babies’ sounds? They are created because it gives the whole feeling of the baby inside a mother’s womb!

Understanding Pink, White, and Brown Noise

Pink Noise

According to the research, pink noise is a constant sound; it helps in filtering out things that distract us. For example, when we sleep, it filters out the noise of people talking or vehicles passing by, so that our sleep won’t be interrupted. We also refer it to as ambient noise.

It takes the help of deeper sound and reduced sound ways so that the process can become more soothing and gentle. Pink noise has a lower pitch as compared to white noise per scientific facts. Pink noise is always a noise with consistent frequency like flat sound, steady raid, or waves on a beach.

White Noise

White noise is the most commonly known color of noise because it comes with all frequencies found in the spectrum. It is also referred to as broadband noise.

White noise is popular and the most soothing choice among all colors of noise because it uses a mix of sound frequencies for creating a static-link sound. According to studies, white noise can help in improving sleep, help babies stop crying, reduce ADHD symptoms, and more.

Brown Noise

Brown noise is also referred to as red noise. It generally creates a sound that is deeper as compared to pink or white noise. Usually, the sound level decreases and frequency increases like it happens when we stand under a shower with great pressure or witness a steady and heavy rainfall.

Studies show that brown noise can help in improving our thinking skills and also helps in reducing some mental health-related symptoms.

Seeking Benefits from Pink, Brown, and White Noise

In order to seek mental health-related benefits from pink, brown, and white noise, psychologists suggest that we should opt to witness more natural resources like ocean waves, heavy rain, water fountains, and other options.

But, if these options are not available, you can opt for other alternatives like creating a playlist consisting of meditation music, soothing sounds, Solfeggio frequencies, and binaural beats.

Moreover, you can also create your own playlist through easily accessible platforms like Apple Music or YouTube. These playlists can help with positive growth with constant upwards. Additionally, you can also try these playlists with or without headphones so that you can determine what’s more effective and comfortable for you.

Research shows that 38% fall asleep instantly after listening to white noise. Meanwhile, pink noise can also be helpful for falling asleep faster, deeper, and longer.

Additionally, it also provides a sense of relaxation after waking up. Moreover, one study shows that brown and pink noise with lower frequencies can also help in promoting better sleep and focus especially in the case of ADHD.

I hope this blog you understand the benefits of pink and brown noise and how it can be used to benefit our brains. Comment down and share your views on the same. For more such content, connect with us on all social media platforms.

Thanks for reading!

About The Author

Aayushi Kapoor
Aayushi Kapoor

Aayushi is a Content Creator at Calm Sage. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Her constant interest in the improvement of mental health, nutrition, and overall wellness embarked upon her career as a “full-time educational writer.” She likes to make an asynchronous connection with her readers. Her mantra for living life is "What you seek is seeking you".

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