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5 Best Travel Sound Machines For Sleeping: Know Before You Buy

Getting a good night of sleep when you're traveling isn't always easy.

This is exactly why on this page, we've broken down the best travel sound machines for sleeping that we've personally tested, the pros and cons of each one, and each machine's best feature.

1. Hatch Rest Sound Machine

Best Overall - Score: 10/10

hatch rest box

The Hatch Sound machine (2nd Gen) is by far our favorite choice.

It features an app, a rechargeable station, sound options that include traditional sleeping sounds, soothing music, and even the ability to set schedules.

Although it's designed for kids and babies, make no mistake about it, this is perfect for adults as well.

hatch on with white light

High-Quality Sound Fills the Room

The sound quality is amazing, as every sound option (and music option) can fill the room.

The Hatch does a great job of providing high-quality sound, while eliminating outside noises, allowing the user to quickly fall asleep, and continue to sleep without interruption.

App Makes it Easy to Use

Our favorite feature of this machine is the easy-to-use app that it comes with.

hatch volume and sound adjust

We can set the Hatch to a specific sound and color and adjust it to be louder/quieter or brighter/dimmer directly from the app.

Although the Hatch also comes with buttons that you can physically press to do the same thing, we prefer the app as this flexibility allows us to place it across the room, and not need to get up in the middle of the night to adjust it.

hatch buttons on the back

The icing on the cake is the ability to set a schedule.

The Hatch makes it difficult to get out of bed, but luckily you can set a schedule to turn off the sound at a certain time, or simply lower the sound, and turn up the brightness to help you wake up.

Comes With a Rechargeable Station

The 2nd Gen Hatch comes with a rechargeable base, while the 1st Gen does not.

hatch rechargeable base

The rechargeable base is not necessary, but more of a nice-to-have feature.

It gives you the peace of mind to be able to grab the Hatch and place it anywhere, and know its 8-hour battery life will work for a long time.

hatch without rechargeable base


  • App makes it easy to use and constantly adjust
  • High-quality sound
  • Great volume
  • Offers sounds and music
  • Rechargeable base
  • The Hatch can last 8 hours without the base


  • Pricing is on the higher side

2. Homemedics SoundSleep White Noise Machine

Best Value - Score: 8/10 

homemedics white noise machine in package

When we travel, Homemedics is our go-to machine to ensure that we'll get high-quality sleep.

It has enough sound options to give variety, and it is listed at an extremely affordable price, while still providing a high quality of sound to easily fall asleep in minutes.

homemedics white noise machine for sleeping

This Homemedics machine comes with 6 different sound options including:

  1. Rain
  2. Ocean
  3. Thunder
  4. Brook
  5. Summer Night
  6. White Noise

In our opinion, the rain and ocean sounds are by far the best sounds on this machine, as they are very soothing, quickly distracting your mind.

This machine is very easy to use, as the options can be selected by a single button, whereas on other machines you'll have to hit the same button multiple times to get to your desired sound.

homemedics sleep machine

One of our favorite features of this machine is the timer option, as you can select:

  • 15 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • 60 minutes

Some people prefer the sound machine to be on all night, while others just need it to be on until they fall asleep.

This machine allows you the option to choose your preference,



  • Affordable pricing
  • Easy to use
  • 6 sleep sounds
  • Long power cord
  • Timer options
  • Our preferred choice for travel


  • Although the sound is high quality, it's not as good as the more expensive options

3. White Noise Sleep Sound Machines For Adults

Easiest to Use - Score: 7.8/10

white noise machine for adults packaged in box

The White Noise Machine Sound Machine is by far one of our favorite machines that we've tried.

The sound is very clear and loud, and the buttons all on the same surface make it extremely easy to use.

white noise machine for adults buttons

At first glance, my wife and I believed that the rain, thunder, or ocean options would be our favorites (as we love being around water).

However, the Brook option proved to be our favorite, as the trickling water was very calming and soothing, allowing us to quickly relax and fall asleep.

This machine has a timer option of:

  • 15 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • 60 minutes

The most underrated perk of this machine is that the buttons are relatively near each other, making it very easy to adjust, change the sound, or even turn it off in the middle of the night.


  • Affordable pricing
  • Easy to use
  • 6 sleep sounds
  • Long power cord
  • Timer options


  • The sound quality is great for what you pay for, but there are other much more expensive options with better sound

4. Yogasleep Travel Cube

Best For Travel - Score: 8/10

yogasleep travel cube

The Yogasleep Travel Cube is our go-to option for when we travel due to its small size, simplicity, and affordable pricing. 

The weight and size of this cube make it extremely easy to carry around when flying to another destination.

yogasleep travel cube box

Although it's small, the Travel Cube still provides solid sound quality, 6 sound options, and a rechargeable cord.

yogasleep travel cube button options

The USB cord allows you to simply recharge the cube with any standard charger, and not have to worry about bringing batteries on your trip

If for some reason, we lose this machine while traveling, it wasn't some extremely expensive machine that will cost a lot to replace.


  • Small size
  • Affordable pricing
  • Small size makes it easy to travel with, without sacrificing sound volume
  • Timer options
  • Cons


  • Limited amount of buttons to do many actions with, meaning you'll have to click the same button several times to change sounds

5. Magicteam Sound Machine

Great Starter Machine- Score: 7/10

magicteam white noise machine for sleeping

The Magicteam sound machine is another great affordable option and smaller than the traditional options.

Although it is a smaller machine than others on the list, the sound is still loud enough to project throughout the entire room.

magicteam sound machine

There are only 5 buttons on the machine, which some users like, while others do not.

magicteam sound machine buttons

Some users like the simplicity as after a few uses they can memorize the button combination to their preferred sound and set the preferred sound.

However, we found these limited options to be a challenge, as it almost works like a shuffle machine, where you have to select the same button many times until you get to your desired sound.

For example, other machines on this list provide a separate button for the rain sound option.


  • Solid sound quality
  • Small size
  • Affordable pricing
  • Small size makes it easy to travel with, without sacrificing sound volume
  • Timer options
  • 20 different sounds


  • Limited amount of buttons (5 buttons) to do many actions with, meaning you'll have to click the same button several times
  • Short power cord

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