Summer is probably my favorite time of year! Not only does it mean fun in the sun, but also family vacations! I love taking trips, but it's not always easy to travel with little ones overnight. My youngest is an especially light sleeper and wakes up to the smallest of sounds. Anyone who has ever stayed in a motel before, knows that there are usually lots of sounds. Not a good combination for a family of five who needs sleep! Thankfully, has come to my rescue once again!

For those who read here often, you may remember my review of the Sound+Sleep Machine Sleep Therapy System. It offers so many wonderful features that aid in restful sleep at home that I thought it would be a great thing to have with us while traveling this summer as well. Turns out Sound+Sleep has thought of that with their latest model, the nomad! This is a travel version of the original Sound+Sleep unit and I couldn't have been more excited to learn we were going to have the opportunity to review one!

  • Ideal for travel with measurements of 5.4" x 4.6" x 2.5"
  • Fits in purse, briefcase or carry-on
  • Listen to your music, movies, etc.
  • Travel friendly power management
  • Upward facing speaker 
  • Adaptive Sound technology 
  • Relaxing ocean, rain, waterfall, brook and meadow sound stories plus white, pink, brown and fan noises
  • Three operating modes - adaptive (for variable noise environments), manual for steady noise environments, external (for listening to music, movies, etc)
  • Four levels of richness for the ultimate control over sound story complexity
  • Gradual shut-off or continuous play for all night use
  • Optional sleep timer – 30, 60, or 90 minutes
As I read to learn more about this new model, I was impressed with the many features that make it the same as well as unique from the original Sound+Sleep Machine Sleep Therapy System. With as much as we love the original unit, I had a feeling we would love this travel sleep machine one just as much. I was right!
When the Sound+Sleep nomad Travel Sleep Therapy System arrived, I was not only happy to find the same sleek, modern design..but was also instantly impressed with its size. I have always considered the original Sound+Sleep Machine to be pretty small, so see the travel size measuring just 5.4" x 4.6" x 2.5" was a pleasant surprise. 

Its small size makes it perfect for travel! It can easily fit in a purse, briefcase or carry-on bag which makes it super convenient and easy to take along wherever we're going! 

Last month we had a wedding out of state and were gone for 5 days. That means 4 nights with the kids staying in beds other than their own. Needless to say, I was a little worried we would not get much sleep. That would have been the case, had it not been for the Sound+Sleep nomad! Thankfully, it helped us all get the sleep we needed due to its many wonderful features. 

First, I was happy to find that it is just as easy to use. I was able to easily turn it on and find a sound that was pleasing to us all. It features real-time compositions utilizing high-definition, mostly natural sound recordings, producing high quality SoundStories with no noticeable repetition (I love that part!). Having non-repeating sound profiles means that there isn't a noticeable break in the sound that might wake one of us up at night (or at nap time!). 

On the front of the machine is the SoundStory Selector. There are six sound profiles to choose from - relaxing ocean, rain, waterfall, brook and meadow SoundStories PLUS white, Pink, Brown and Fan noises! There's also a richness button which adds depth and character to the SoundStories when used. 

I wasn't sure what to expect as far as sound quality goes since it's such a small machine, but I have been very impressed!! The sound is amazing, just as it is with the original unit! They are clear, real and relaxing! It really does aid in great sleep and relaxation, especially with the top-facing speaker which helps with sound quality.

One of my favorite features is the Adaptive Sound technology! It uniquely listens and responds to your environment thereby neutralizing unwanted background noises by adapting to noise in the room your in. This is especially useful in a motel where there are a lot of noises, but also at home as well. It has a microphone that listens to disruptive noises and raises the volume or adds enhancing sounds to the SoundStory. I absolutely LOVE it! It was great when we were traveling!

Something that we found really sets the Sound+Sleep nomad apart, is the new power management system. It can be powered by battery only, AC operation with battery back-up and by plugging the power adapter into a powered USB connector on another device such as a personal computer, laptop, etc. When away from home the battery only option is handy, but at home we like to plug it in. 

It also comes with a cord so you can plug in your phone, laptop, etc and listen to music, movies, etc. I love this option. It's just one more reason why I think this sound machine is a step above the rest! It's amazing!

We have had the opportunity to use the Sound+Sleep nomad Travel Sleep Therapy System while traveling and have been very happy with how well it blocks out unwanted sounds and allows for restful sleep for the whole family. It's incredibly convenient and easy to take with us which is wonderful as well! When we're not on the go, we have been using it in my 2 year olds room and he loves it! In fact, I don't think he has ever slept better than he is now. The size is perfect for his small nightstand and we love that we can either choose the sleep timer option (30, 60 or 90 minutes), or have it continuously play all night long.

We've been very happy with this high quality travel sound machine and think it's perfect for travel and home use! I love the many features that set it above and beyond the rest and would definitely recommend it other families looking to help with relaxation and/or getting better sleep.

Buy It: You can purchase the Sound+Sleep nomad Travel Sleep Therapy System at and has a SRP of $179.95.

Win It: One very lucky reader is going to win a Sound+Sleep nomad Travel Sleep Therapy System of their own. Simply enter my Rafflecopter giveaway below. If you don't see the form, click here.
This giveaway will end August 17th and is open to US Only.

**The products for this review and giveaway were provided for free. All opinions are my own.**

  1. Katherine r August 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM  

    Doctor recommended for a natural drugg free sleep

  2. Linda Kish August 2, 2012 at 6:19 PM  

    It "listens" to your environment and adjusts sound level accordingly.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  3. BethElderton August 2, 2012 at 7:25 PM  

    "The ONLY sleep therapy system that "listens" to your environment and automatically adjusts sound levels." Wow! That's amazing!
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  4. Rusthawk August 2, 2012 at 7:26 PM  

    I learned that Reader’s Digest picks SOUND+SLEEP as one of the options for “The Well-Chosen Gift: 50+ Ways to Give the Perfect Present.”

  5. Kim August 2, 2012 at 7:35 PM  

    I learned they were on THE TALK!

  6. mamabunny13 August 2, 2012 at 7:36 PM  

    It is a tinnitus sound conditioner which acts as a white noise generator, pink noise generator or brown noise generator for enhanced sleep.

  7. Natalie August 2, 2012 at 7:49 PM  

    Love that it has adaptive sound technology!

  8. aperry August 2, 2012 at 8:13 PM  

    has 10 soothing high quality SoundStories

  9. RebeccaWM August 2, 2012 at 8:24 PM  

    I learned that it has a sleep timer but you can also use it all night!

  10. Cserafini August 2, 2012 at 8:24 PM  

    It has scientifically engineered features that allow you to relax and replenish your mind

  11. CindyWindy2003 August 2, 2012 at 8:35 PM  

    i learned the system automatically adjusts sound levels.

  12. NwHome steader August 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM  

    love the richness function!

  13. B. Wilson August 2, 2012 at 9:04 PM  

    Doctor recommended for drug free sleep

  14. stefanie gladden August 2, 2012 at 9:15 PM  

    i learned it has 10 soothing high quality SoundStories

    fb ann lyfe

  15. ginette4 August 2, 2012 at 9:50 PM  

    I learnt that SOUND+SLEEP helps you achieve a rich, natural drug-free sleep, that can replenish your body & mind.
    anger_family @yahoo dot com

  16. mommy2luke2008 August 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM  

    I learned that it listens to your environment and adjusts sound levels!

  17. leanne_mac August 2, 2012 at 10:56 PM  

    it listens and automatically adjusts sound levels.

  18. Patty schuler August 2, 2012 at 11:30 PM  

    The nomad is good for travel

  19. mrsshukra August 3, 2012 at 12:29 AM  

    SOUND+SLEEP Adaptive Sound™ Therapy System is proven to be a safe and effective solution for your sleeping disorder.

  20. Colleen M August 3, 2012 at 1:10 AM  

    I learned that it is the ONLY sleep therapy system that "listens" to your environment and automatically adjusts sound levels.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  21. Carrie Phelps August 3, 2012 at 5:19 AM  

    I learned that this is the ONLY sleep therapy system that "listens" to your environment and automatically adjusts sound levels.

  22. Charlotte Varner August 3, 2012 at 6:29 AM  

    I learned that the natural sound profiles include waterfall, fireplace, ocean, meadow, train, city, rainfall, and brook sounds! Also that you can turn the display button on for nighttiime use.

  23. Sandy VanHoey August 3, 2012 at 6:45 AM  

    Fits in purse, briefcase or carry-on

  24. skyrobinson August 3, 2012 at 7:19 AM  

    I like the 10 soothing high quality SoundStories

  25. Carly August 3, 2012 at 8:04 AM  

    Pretty amazing that it adjusts to the surroundings, and that it's doctor recommended. I love that their site gave so much information about baby sleep as well. This would be great for my kiddos!

  26. BeckyM August 3, 2012 at 8:29 AM  

    I learned that it automatically adjusts sound levels!

  27. wigget August 3, 2012 at 9:06 AM  

    i learned the machine is doctor recommended

  28. Bonnye August 3, 2012 at 1:25 PM  

    good to know there is a timer! although- I like noise all night long. this would be a great replacement for the fan i normally run for white noise!

  29. Nikki August 3, 2012 at 6:25 PM  

    It has been given the Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA™) seal of approval. ngiraldi at gmail dot com

  30. missreneer August 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM  

    I learned that a leading consumer magazine found “Sound machines … worked almost as well as (prescription) drugs. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  31. Bethany C. August 3, 2012 at 7:48 PM  

    I learned it is ptpa approved.

  32. Jessica B. August 3, 2012 at 9:14 PM  

    It has 10 soothing high quality SoundStories.

  33. Suzanne August 3, 2012 at 10:30 PM  

    Oooo cool, it "listens" to your environment and automatically adjusts sound levels.

    moosgoos99 at aol dot com

  34. Kimberly August 3, 2012 at 10:40 PM  

    Doctor Recommended!

  35. Daisy August 3, 2012 at 11:22 PM  

    learned that 10 naturally recorded high-definition SoundStories

  36. evilredcaboose August 4, 2012 at 1:05 AM  

    I like the fact that it takes disruptive noise and turns it into something useful

  37. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres August 4, 2012 at 7:28 AM  

    I learned it weighs 17.1 ounces.

  38. Laura Jacobson August 4, 2012 at 12:19 PM  

    I learned that it can take AC or batteries which for me is great when power goes out in storms...I could use the battery to keep it going. I just hate listening to thunderstorms! Would sure help drown that out! Also, I love that it can play all night too! I normally use a fan at night, but during the gets chilly. This would be perfect!
    landfjacobson @

  39. debijackson August 5, 2012 at 2:37 PM  

    learned it adjusts sound levels automatically debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  40. Connie Gruning August 5, 2012 at 11:03 PM  

    I learned that it's The ONLY sleep therapy system that "listens" to your environment and automatically adjusts sound levels.
    Connie Gruning
    CGruning at aol(dot)com

  41. Connie Gruning August 5, 2012 at 11:03 PM  

    I learned that it's The ONLY sleep therapy system that "listens" to your environment and automatically adjusts sound levels.
    Connie Gruning
    CGruning at aol(dot)com

  42. Nebraska Fillemans August 6, 2012 at 3:25 PM  

    I was showcased on "The Talk"! I love that show!

  43. Paul T / Pauline T August 6, 2012 at 7:50 PM  

    I learned that there are 3 SLEEP TIMER settings: 30, 60 or 90 minutes- - - Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  44. Paul T / Pauline T August 6, 2012 at 8:05 PM  

    Followed on GFC …as Paul T / Pauline T(Paul Tran…pls use emscout9 at hotmail dot com instead of gmail to contact me)

  45. rj7777 August 6, 2012 at 8:22 PM  

    I like that it automatically adjusts to your surroundings the sounds. Rita Spratlen

  46. Rachel August 6, 2012 at 11:07 PM  

    I learned that it's small enough to fit in your purse
    rachel_demille at yahoo dot com

  47. Tabathia August 8, 2012 at 3:53 PM  

    I learned that millions of dollars are spent each year to fix people sleeping problems and the sound and sleep is engineered to relax

  48. jakiesmom August 8, 2012 at 9:36 PM  

    i learned it's dr recommended for a drug free sleep

  49. joeybenavides August 9, 2012 at 3:03 AM  

    awesome and thanks for the awesome giveaways

  50. Christine Jessamine August 9, 2012 at 12:31 PM  

    i learned there is an estimated half a billion people in the world that suffer from occasional or chronic sleep disorders. this can help with that

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

  51. Jennifer Rogers August 10, 2012 at 1:35 AM  

    I learned that SOUND+SLEEP recordings are longer than any competing sound machine and have hundreds of enhancing sounds that are randomly and algorithmically mixed into the base sound story in real time!

  52. Breanne August 11, 2012 at 6:27 PM  

    It has a headphone jack

  53. Spencer August 16, 2012 at 1:01 PM  

    It has many sound features

  54. tarter95 August 16, 2012 at 9:27 PM  

    I learned that they have sound samples on their site.
    tarter95 at hotmail dot com

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