While sleeping in a new place can be super frustrating, the best portable white noise machines will help you catch some Zs on the go. But before you buy, it's important to consider how best to tackle your sleep woes.
For example, if you have a hard time falling asleep but tend to stay asleep once you're there, consider a white noise machine with auto-shut off to conserve energy. If you share your sleep space with a partner who tends to snore, you'll want to look into a machine that can block out background noise all night long. And if you tend to wake up multiple times at night, an option with a soft-glow nightlight may be your best bet (for those nighttime trips to the bathroom).
It's also important to take into account how often you travel and if you plan on using your white noise machine at home, too. While a lightweight, battery-operated machine is great for travel, it may not be the best choice for everyday use in case you run the batteries down. If you plan on using your device both when traveling and when home, consider investing in a solid model that's portable, but that also comes with tons of sounds and can double as a Bluetooth speaker.