My computer sound gave out on my old Dell laptop and it was a blessing n disguise! I bought a set of headphones that reduce the outside noise but dont' completely block it. They are my best friend! I sit in my bed with them on, plugged in the computer but am not listening to anything but the reduced noise in my house! WE have two noisy boys, two barking dogs, and I just can't handle the noise. I also find that the pressure on my head feels good. I don't know why.... I look like a freak sitting here not listening to anything but man, they feel good! I also got a sleep mask so I could sleep during the day. I also wanted to see if it would help me sleep because I discovered when I can't sleep, if I put my arm over my eyes, the pressure puts me to sleep. My daughter told me that it helped her so I tried it and it works.... also, putting a pillow over my head when I sleep on my side helps do both things...block sound and light and puts some pressure on my head... i am a freak. yes, but maybe it will help others.