One of our travel tips for sleeping in new places is to get a noise app. When we first arrived in Vienna, Austria our apartment was SO quiet. Too quiet! It was actually hard for us to sleep because it was so quiet. We had the Dohm White Noise Sound Machine when we lived in DC. I liked the Dohm because it was a natural and unpredictable white noise. Some white noise apps have distinguishable loops and I start to hear the patterns!
Since we couldn’t bring our Dohm with us (we could buy a new one with EU plug I suppose), we decided to look at what apps I had on my iPad. I knew I had one app I really enjoyed and it is called Relax Meditation: Mindfulness, Sleep Sounds, Noise. I had the basic free version and I could mix and match different sounds and save favorites. There are sounds such as birds, rain, campfire, thunder, waterfall, wind chimes, white noise, underwater and much more. You can pick a bunch of sounds to play at once with different volumes for each sound. You can save these mixes to your favorites, too. The free version is more than enough but since I really enjoyed the app I decided to upgrade and get the $19.99 full version. You can also get a monthly subscription.