We have been on the road for a week.
Sleeping is always a worry on the road. It's not your bed, it doesn't have the same sounds, or your pets aren't in the same place.
Well, I give you the next best thing.
And this worked even on my mothers hardest bed of the universe. ( I woke up in pain but I did sleep).
First is the double USB plug from Costco- although I know they are at Kmart, meijers and probably Walmart. I have an iPhone 5 so it uses the bottom plug- to the white cord.
The second item is the speaker. Mine is a rechargeable USB powered speaker. There are two kinds of these. Mine is the kind you can daisy chain a few together to maximize sound. The Dinosaur has one that changes color while it plays.
I use this for sleeping so the lights don't help me.
With the 2 USB plug both items have power and are close enough to each other to work just fine. I like it on a bedside table.
WHY?? You ask.
Well I found an app called Sleep Machine lite.
It plays different white noise sounds. Like wind, waves and stuff like that. You can take a few sounds and mix them to get your blend.
It also has a timer and you can add an alarm at the end or not.
These items have made it so that I can get at least 5-7 good hours of sleep even in the worst situations. Plus- I only have to carry ONE small bag with me. Not my whole computer. Or blow out the tiny speakers on the phone.
(Which I did last summer to my old phone after 2 weeks on the road.)
Hey - it also works great for a instant hotel room party. Or sharing music with a small group.
The speaker does work with its rechargeable battery, but I have not tested out its battery life yet. I'll probably do that later this month.
Well- sweet dreams. Off to plug in and pass out.