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For road warriors, having your sleep machine with you while you travel can be critical to get a good night sleep and be recharged for a busy day. The travel-size Tranquil Moments Sound Machine is the most lightweight and one of the most compact sound machines that we reviewed. This product easily fits into any briefcase, luggage or travel bag and even comes with its own travel pouch. Since it fits just about anywhere, you can always have the eight sleep sounds it produces to help you fall asleep at night.
Brookstone made this sound machine to specifically cater to the weary traveler. The sound selection is divided into two categories: sleep programs and relax programs. Both the sleep and relax sound categories were created to slow down your brain activity to relax you and lull you to sleep. The sleep sounds use alpha, delta or theta brain frequencies to ease you into different stages of sleep.
Between the two sleep sound categories, there are eight total sounds. Those within the sleep channel are white noise, rain, summer night and celestial. White noise is ideal for blocking unwanted ambient sounds. The volume that this sleep machine produces is good, especially considering its compact size.
Under the relax category of sounds you will find ocean surf, thunderstorm, unwind and jetlag. Jetlag is tailored to help travel-weary users stay on a normal sleep schedule even after long flights. Changing to a particular sleep sound is easy as pressing the button corresponding to that sound. Once a sound is selected, the sound lights up.
Although the Tranquil Moments Sleep Sounds Machine has eight quality sleep sounds, it has a narrower selection than many machines on our lineup. Sleep sounds such as fireside, everglades and stream, among others, are missing.
Your sleep sounds can be played continuously throughout the night or can be set to stop using the built-in timer. The timer can be set to 30, 60 or 90 minutes. The timer is easily set using the timer button.
The Tranquil Moments Sleep Machine is also an alarm clock. The alarm clock has dual settings so you can set alarms for when you are home or away, or you can set separate alarms for your workweek and weekend. If your alarm goes off and you crave a few extra minutes of sleep, you can hit the snooze button atop the sleep machine.
This noise machine also allows you to record up to a 15-second voice memo on the machine. This can be helpful to record reminders for yourself to complete tasks when the alarm goes off. This machine features one of the most powerful and dynamic alarm clocks that we reviewed.
This sound machine is travel-ready. It is extremely lightweight and small enough to fit into any size travel bag. It weighs less than half a pound and is only 5.4 inches in width. The sleep machine even comes with its own travel pouch, and can be operated on batteries so you don't need to always have the AC adapter.
The LCD screen displays both the time and date. This is one of the few time displays we've seen that also includes the date. The LCD screen is also backlit and can easily be seen in the middle of the night. When you run the sound machine on battery power, the backlighting on the screen dims to automatically conserve battery power.
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Brookstone offers a downloadable manual for this sound machine on the product page. There is also a video tutorial on how to replace the backup coin cell battery if it burns out.
Brookstone offers added protection plans for the sleep machine. You can purchase a one- or two-year plan for a little extra money. With this extra coverage Brookstone will repair or replace your product within the warranty timeframe.
This is a great sleep machine for the light-sleeping, constant traveler. The sound machine boasts eight quality sounds and dual alarm clocks, and is small and lightweight enough to travel where you go.