Marpac Sound Screen & SleepMate 580A combines American ingenuity and craftsmanship to create a lightweight, yet durable appliance capable of many years of reliable service. Marpac sound conditioners create a consistent, smooth sound of rushing air. The tone and volume of the sound are controlled by simply rotating the "cap" and "collar" of the housing. This "white noise" sound effectively masks unwanted noises and creates a sense of calm, making it easier to concentrate, relax and/or sleep. These sound conditioners are recommended for restless sleepers, shift workers, infants, children, students, apartment dwellers, office workers (for confidentiality) and many others. The single speed 580 is made of durable plastic housing suitable for travel or use in the home or office.
"White noise" sound machine masks unwanted noise for use in the home and office
Recommended for restless sleepers, shift workers, infants, children, students, apartment dwellers, office workers and many others
UL-Listed in USA and Canada
Made in USA
Great for my kid's room This is exactly what I was looking for. I have owned 3 different sound machines over the last 10 years and I needed one for my son that did not run on a loop. I thought this was a little loud when I first started it so I covered the 3 top holes (on the quietest setting). Then it was too quiet. The 3 holes is just enough noise to cover up the noise in our small house. It sounds like a humidifier. Wonderful product. Very happy....more info
A must for two kids sharing a room I have two children that are a year and a half apart. When it was time for my baby to move into the room with his brother, this machine was such a help. They were waking each other up and we had a number of sleepless nights. This sound machine made enough white noise to keep one sleeping when the other was fussing or when I came in to feed the baby. It has been a lifesaver in helping the two sleep in the same room. I highly recommend it....more info
AWESOME!! This product gives me back my much needed sleep every night!! No longer do I have to wake up to the sound of the disgusting sound of the husband gagging himself with the toothbrush. (don't know why he does that) I wake up to my alarm instead!! The white noise drowns out all of the unwanted noise in the house. Let's face it, the little amount of sleep we do get is precious to us! We need it people! How many times have you woken up to some annoying sound on the street or in the house/apt.? Well, with this product, your sleep worries are gone! A good night's sleep is priceless. But you only have to pay a small one. Get this!!...more info
Luving it! I rent my basement out to a friend and he has different hours than I do. I kept waking up to noises from downstairs. I put this in and it has helped me a lot - masks the noises. Took a few nights to adjust to it; also used in hotels when I travel and does great at helping me sleep. Like it a loT!...more info
Wonderful Little Machine We bought this to use with our newborn as we have 3 other children under the age of 5 who make a ton of noise throughout the day. It has really been a sleep saver and beats the empty humidifier we were running before! I can move about the room while baby's sleeping without him hearing me, and it provides just enough background noise for a toddler's shrill shriek on the same floor not to totally rouse him. Since we've had baby rooming in with us, I'm hooked on this machine and will be ordering another one when we move baby in to his own room. We purchased this brand on recommendation from a friend who owns 3 and flies them with her when she vacations/visits relatives. I now know why!...more info
Just what I was looking for. I had been using humidifiers in my childrens rooms for the past couple of years so they have gotten used to the sound. However, the cost of filters and the possibility of mold and mildew in the room had become a big concern for me. This sounds equal to a humidifier or a fan and can be turned up and down slightly. Though I do think that if somebody is looking to block out the noise of a snoring partner or something within the same room - this would not cut it....more info
Excellent service I had a wonder experience in purchasing the SleepMate 580 from Amazon. i had my SleepMate within 3 days of placing my order. The SleepMate has my husband and I sleeping like babies. We were used to an air conditioner hum all summer and this product works great to replace the sound. ...more info
We have one for each bedroom We bought one of these when my daughter was born 2 1/2 years ago, another when my husband started snoring, and a third when my son was born this year. It is not fancy, with only two volume options and some ability to adjust the pitch, but it makes a wonderfully soothing white noise that helps to cover up noises that might interfere with sleep....more info
Great little machine I use it to keep my office private and confidential. Couldn't be happier with the product....more info
The best one available I researched many white noise machines and read many reviews before deciding on the Marpac 580. The 580 is less expensive than the 980 with no speed adjustment, but it performs quite adequately, and truthfully the speed control is unnecessary. The Marpac machines operate mechanically rather than electronically, which in my opinion is a more reliable way to go. Also these machines don't experience sound or volume problems like other brands. The adjustable volume and tone can accomodate a very large room. The average bedroom requires much less than its maximum volume is capable of. The 580 is simple, basic, and sturdy. It performs well not only for children but adults too, drowning out typical city background noises. We like it so much, we have purchased two...and now my mother wants one. Everyone who has used it has remarked on how uninterrupted their sleep is. I highly recommend the Marpac 580 ...more info
Best money spent for baby's sleep! Our baby does great with this sleep machine. I often wish I had it in our room. It drowns out all extraneous noise and lulls our infant to sleep. It also serves as a cue that it is time for bed. Great investment!...more info
Very pleased! My wife purchased one of these white noise generators for a vacation we were going on over a year ago. It is small and very lightweight with an eight foot long cord, which is nice and long. Its small size means that it fits easily into any luggage and takes up very little room on a night stand. The noise it makes is pleasantly "white," which means that it doesn't disturb you while reading in bed and yet it provides enough cover for the little noises that can sound so loud at night. The volume produced can be modulated by turning the top, making it louder or softer.
Overall, we are very pleased with our purchase of this item. We have experienced nothing but trouble free service from it, and we have even purchased a second one for the baby's room. We love this item and give it our highest recommendations!
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Excellent Sound Machine This is wonderful. I bought it for my toddler son's room and it has helped him to sleep much better not hearing his older sister during naps and bedtime. Also helps with the noise from the street (we live on the same street as a school and pick-up time is quite busy and right during his nap.) The volume and intensity of the white noise sound can be adjusted by simple turns of the machine and is not too loud to block out a CD or radio playing. I would highly recommend this product....more info
Good product, maybe a little loud I like the noise the product makes-a constant stream of air is what it sounds like. However, it is maybe a little too loud, although you can adjust the volume slightly. It is not a mechanical sound, as with many sound machines, which is nice....more info
Works great! My 17 year old son has to share a room with his older brother who snores. My son has unusually acute hearing so noise tends to bother him. Finally, he is sleeping with his brother in the room without getting up and whining in the middle of the night because he can't sleep. We're very happy....more info
Soothing white noise See no need for the dual buttons..this louder setting is perfect for sleeping. The constant white noise drowns out most noises... but as I am a VERY light sleeper I will still hear the occassional loud truck or motorcycle from a semi-busy road. But all in all I highly recommend this machine - it lulls me to sleep and usually keeps me asleep. A must for any light sleeper. ...more info
As good as reviews indicate I mainly got this for my girlfriend who insisted on sleeping with the ceiling fan on, even when it was freezing in the house. I was skeptical with this unit at first and I'll admit the first night I don't think I got any sleep at all. But after that its worked wonders for both my girlfriend and I. I actually am disappointed when we are away and we have to sleep without it. It sounds like a combination between water running through pipes, a fan, and that high pitched sound you hear when you are on a jet airplane. It is very soothing and helps drown out unwanted noise. ...more info
Works as Advertised Unfortunately, my lovely bride, Mrs. Gorilla, is at times prone to snoring, gurgling, and other odd sounds in the night whilst in slumber. In years past, this would generally occur while she was laying on her back, and a gentle prod to her thigh would be enough to get her to roll to her side and quiet the veritable symphony of sounds. Lately, the noise has been occurring regardless of her position in bed, leaving me with two options - to lay awake until the racket subsides or move to another location. Neither seemed desirable.
At this point, I began to research the situation and came across this gizmo: the Marpac 580 Sound Screen and SleepMate Sound Conditioner. Try saying THAT three times fast. It's just a fancy name for a small fan inside a plastic housing. The reviews seemed mostly positive and the price seemed right, so I was convinced to order one with all due speed.
I am happy to report that it has solved all issues and restored marital bliss. It has a "low" and a "high" setting on the switch - but these seem rather pointless. The real options for increasing or decreasing the noise it makes come from rotating the disk on top of the device as well as rotating the exterior plastic housing that constitutes the "sides" of the thing - basically - the larger the holes on the side and the more holes you "open" on top the louder it gets. I have mine set at full throttle, and to my ear it is QUITE loud, more than enough to mask any sounds coming from Mrs. Gorilla on the other side of the bed. It does not completely drown out all noise, but as I explain below, it masks it in a way that, at least for me, solves the problem.
I have it sitting atop the high dresser located about six feet or so from my side of the bed, versus on the night stand right beside me, and even from that distance it really is enough to mask any noise I might otherwise hear. I struggle to choose the right verb here: it "masks" or "blends" the noises I may or may not hear - it does not always "obliterate" them. Thus, I have woken up a couple of times while Mrs. Gorilla was snoring, realized I could still hear her, but found that I could focus on the steady whooshing sound of the device rather than her intermittent sawing of wood, and fall back to sleep. Apparently, for me anyway, such noises only become distressing when contrasted with absolute silence. When blended with a background white noise like this device makes, the sound of snoring is not a problem in the least. And for most of the other nighttime noises that might occur - those ARE genuinely covered up. This includes any odd noises the dog might make in the night, the sound of my teenage son galumphing up the stairs at midnight when I'm already in bed, and so on - and I definitely have been sleeping more soundly and comfortably.
I'll leave it to a psychologist or an MD to explain why I no longer find the snoring noise so distressing when blended with a white noise generator - and thus conclude with a hearty recommendation: five stars, and four enthusiastic thumbs up (counting the two on my feet...)...more info
works well I bought this as a sound screen for a professional office. It works quite well at creating white noise so that speaking is masked. It has two settings. It would be nice to have a variable control as opposed to only two choices; however, it is priced well for what I got. I would buy it again....more info
Works as advertised to help sleep Yes, this little machine has definitely improved my sleep almost from day one. I read another review that stated that you can hear a motor hum in addition to the "white noise" sound - it is true. So, I use the machine on full sound loudness, which drowns out the motor hum. Someone who wants a quieter white noise might have to put up with the motor hum, but some might not find that sound objectionable ... All in all, I am pleased with the product....more info
Not quite "white" noise My wife wanted a white noise generator to drown out the early-rising birds outside our bedroom window. So I bought a SleepMate 580A about a month ago. It does cover-up the bird sounds. But as other reviewers have noted, it's quite loud - if I don't use earplugs, I wake in the morning with ringing in my ears. But my real dissatisfaction is that within the nice whooshing white noise, you can distinctly hear the hum of the fan motor (60-cycle hum). Maybe my unit is defective, or maybe I'm more sensitive to motor hum than most people. I'm going to try the Marsona 1288A....more info
Worth every penny I absolutely love this item. I bought my first one 10 years ago, and spilled soda on it (sadly) and didn't waste a second replacing it.
Yes, a fan or a humidifier helps too, but really, I like that this can be used in all kinds of weather- and it travels so well!
The biggest thing I can say about it is that I love that it has a real motor- it's not a "loop" of prerecorded sounds. I can ALWAYS hear that little glitch when the loop starts over again- so annoying. The marpac product is so terrific- the real motor helps make natural white noise, and being able to turn it helps customize the sound.
Much better than a box fan My husband liked to sleep with a box fan, but I didn't like how it blew cold air and took up a lot of space. This sound machine has been a great replacement. Being able to adjust the sound tones is a real plus. The only down-side is that it is a bit bulky and not particularly attractive. For travel, we purchased Sharper Image Travel Sound Soother 20 Travel Alarm Clock (SI601TNM), which is pricey, but does the job away from home....more info
Great product Great sound conditioner. We have had ours for a little over 2 weeks now, and it helps our newborn baby go to sleep at night....more info
Love it! This is our second marpec... I like that it is small so it can travel easily. I was looking for a white noise machine with a fan sound. Our first one overheated as it was sitting on top of material... so make sure there is plenty of air flow underneath.
Great in counseling office I bought five of these for a busy counseling office because we used to be able to hear each other through the walls. The Marpac machines alleviated the problem by drowning out the noise without sounding "noisy."...more info
Great Product If you work a shift, have noisy neighbors ....and need to sleep this will help. It masks the noise with a soothing sound ....makes shift work bearable! My hubby has ALWAYS worked a shift...without this product there would be no way to get a goodnight's sleep!...more info
Sleep Better I'm a light sleeper and my wife is a hospital nurse who works a lot of nights and often has to sleep during the day. This fine device drowns out a lot of the irritating little noises (cars driving by, for example)with a pleasant white noise. This device really does help her get to sleep faster and me to stay asleep....more info
Perfect white noise This is exactly what my husband and I needed. We normally leave a fan running to provide white noise but it's getting too cold to have a fan blowing around the room. This did the trick. It's also perfect for traveling....more info
Great! The product came within 3 or 4 days and is exactly as advertised. Not to mention - it works great as a sleep aid!...more info
Restful Sleep My partner now sleeps soundly despite my snoring. There may be concern for alleged RF emissions. Ours whirs seven feet from the foot of the bed....more info
Sleepmate Item works well, but is not quite loud enough. If you sleep with a snorer, it will not drown out the noise!...more info
Great for sleep We use this for our baby daughter to sleep every night. She sleeps great, and we don't have to worry about having the TV on etc......more info
Great product! We have used these sleep machine's for over 5 years and purchased these for a vacation home. I highly recommend! They drown out outside noises and make for a good night's sleep!...more info
Just as good as the 2 speed model!!! I own both models of this machine, and love them equally. No need to spend more on the one with 2 settings. I actually own 3 of these. Perfect for babies room to sleep at night and take naps through the day. Perfect for me and hubby to sleep better, and for the other kids room!!! Trust me when I say your sleep will be BETTER!!!...more info
works great This is a great help with sleeping. i have it across the room because of outlet space, but it still works pretty well. My husband snores and i have noticed a real difference. May be helpful to move it closer to your ear if you can....more info
Great product if you live on a noisy street We live on a major bus line, and it gets noisy at various times throughout the night and early morning hours. This machine has helped us sleep *so* much better. We sleep more soundly and wake up less during the night. It's great!...more info