If you’re having trouble sleeping, make sure to notice the little details that can disturb your sleep. For example, recently our neighbors brought home a new barking dog. His barking was really disturbing us, so much that it frequently woke my husband and me up. As soon as I would fall back asleep, that dog would bark again. We invested in a white noise machine. We love our Marpac 980 Sleepmate. It has two settings, and we use it on the higher setting. It completely masks the noise from our neighbor’s dog. Our other neighbor was complaining about the same thing, and I think I might get her one for Christmas. They make great Christmas or birthday gifts.