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  • Dohm-DS - The Official Sound Conditioner of the National Sleep Foundation
  • Voltage - 120V - for use in North America only
  • Provides excellent noise-masking capabilities and a soft comfortable background sound where it might otherwise be too quiet
  • Perfect for baby nurseries - day care centers - college dorms - apartments - or any sleep environment where unwanted disturbing or intrusive noise is a problem
  • Suitable for home - office - or - travel use and ships in frustration-free packaging
  • Assembled in the USA; Made of durable plastic; One year limited warranty; UL listed

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Marpac DOHM-DS, Natural White Noise (actual fan inside) Sound Machine, Tan + Sleep Easy Sound Conditioner, White Noise Machine + mybaby HoMedics SoundSpa On-The-Go
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Simply plug it in and turn it on.  Rotate the cap and collar to adjust tone and volume.

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Marpac Dohm-DS Dual Speed Sound Conditioner, Fog White

This is what serious sleep is all about. The Dohm-DS by Marpac is the Original Sound Conditioner, first introduced in 1962 and beloved by generations.

The Dohm effectively masks unwanted noises and creates a calming sound environment, making it easier to concentrate, relax, or get some serious sleep. Dohm produces the soothing “shushhh” sound of rushing air without the disturbance of actual moving air. It consists of a compact adjustable acoustic housing surrounding a two-speed electric motor with a unique asymmetrical fan, for greater flexibility in tone and volume. This design allows Dohm to produce a completely natural constant yet customizable sound - Marpac Signature Sound - using no digital loops or recordings. This simple, effective sound conditioner is able to block distracting noises across a range of frequencies for deeper sleep, relaxation, and concentration; it also helps protect confidentiality in places where sensitive information is shared. For those who prefer some noise to no noise at all, the Dohm provides a soft, comfortable background sound where it might otherwise be too quiet. Recommended for infants, restless sleepers, shift workers, students, spouses of snorers, apartment dwellers, and many others.

Easy to Use

The UL-listed Marpac Dohm-DS has an 8-foot power cord and runs on a standard US 120-volt household current. It is simple and easy to use, yet customizable. First choose "high" or "low" setting with the flip of a switch, then fine-tune the sound to your preferred tone and volume simply by twisting the cap and collar.

Durable, Lightweight Construction

For quality, durability, and easy care, the Marpac Dohm-DS is assembled in the USA of sturdy plastic. This compact, portable sound machine is just 3-1/4 inches high with a base diameter of 5-3/4 inches, giving it a small footprint on your desk or nightstand. At just 1-1/2 pounds, the Dohm is light enough for easy traveling. The Marpac Dohm-DS is backed by a one-year limited warranty.


Blocks out the loud guy in the apartment upstairs.


Is like a lullaby for babies (and their parents).


"Saves marriages!" say spouses of snorers.

Shift Work

Helps shift workers sleep while the world is awake.


Masks office chatter--keeps conversations confidential.

Dorm Rooms

Creates a sound study zone in dorm rooms.

Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 5.8 x 3.8 inches ; 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Origin: USA
  • UPC: 036005009816
  • Item model number: SleepMate 980A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,218 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #215 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]

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2,190 of 2,244 people found the following review helpful
Size:1 Pack| Color:Tan|Verified Purchase
I've had trouble sleeping because of background noise for years. I finally bought this because I live in a duplex and my neighbors are loud and erratic in behavior, arguing and moving furniture around at 3:00 am. I was afraid to even try to sleep at home after several days with little sleep and my roommate made me buy this because I was ready to move out.

This product is great. It makes a very fan-like sound, but with no mechanical or cycling sounds, or rattling. This is just a constant whoosh. It has two speeds and you can change the sound of the whoosh by changing the postition of the vent holes on the device. It has a switch right on the side of it, not on the cord so it's easy to use. It's even padded on the bottom to make sure it doesn't vibrate.

I used the low setting last night and slept through the night for the first time in the month since the crazy animals downstairs moved in.

I've been relying on ceiling fans and box fans for background noise for years, this is much better. It's a fuller sound, it covers more, and it doesn't make me cold.

As many others have said in previous reviews, this is unlike those pre-recorded white noise sounds. This cannot repeat, because it's actually making the sound as you hear it.

I travel for a living and stay in a lot of hotels. I look forward to taking this thing with me and blocking out the sounds of neighbor's TV's and talking and vehicles, etc. . . It's very small and lightweight, and seems durable.

I don't know why I didn't buy this sooner. Shooting my neighbors is the only thing that would help me sleep better, but this is legal so perhaps a better choice.
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799 of 874 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No miracle worker, but a useful tool September 23, 2004
By dltstl
Size:1 Pack|Color:Tan
The first thing to note is that this manufacturer sells the identical product under two names, SleepMate and SoundScreen. The only difference is the name--having "SleepMate" on the label was deemed a bit awkward for office use. They're both exactly the same otherwise.

I bought this based on wildly favorable reviews online. I found no one who rated it anything less than "incredible." I am extremely sensitive to noise. If a bit of the neighbor's stereo noise bleeds into my home, I'm completely unable to tune it out. I can't read, and sometimes can't even watch TV comfortably. Unfortunately, I live in an area of dense apartments--where the weather is such that the windows have to stay open--and my husband snores. I sleep with earplugs, but the noise can still keep me awake.

In the past I have tried other noise machines that didn't work for me--things like "rainfall" cds or electronic noise machines with similar nature sounds. The problem was that they play a loop of sound, and you can hear a pattern as the loop replays. Once there's a pattern, there's something to pay attention to, and your mind does not tune it out well. This machine generates pure "white noise," which I hoped would be more helpful.

The product is the size and shape of a fat smoke detector. Two things surprised me when I first received it. First, it was quieter than I thought it would be--even the loudest setting seems quieter than a window air conditioner. Even still, my husband complained he wouldn't be able to sleep with "all that noise." (He got used to it within a day or two). It sounds something like a fan--a rush of air. Although you can adjust the volume and tone somewhat, the highest volume is also the highest pitch. Personally I wish it had a deeper tone.
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805 of 889 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars KEEP THE LOVIN' ALIVE! September 22, 2008
Size:1 Pack| Color:Tan|Verified Purchase
This is a relationship saver. Let's say your lover snores. Let's say, for the sake of this story, that he's a forty-something handsome guy with a morning beard growth that feels like bee-stingers on your face. Let's say you love him in the daylight, but when you go to bed, fall asleep and then wake up at four in the morning to what sounds like a LEAF BLOWER IN YOUR BED you pretty much want to divorce him. You lie awake (while he's happily running power tools through the power of his nose/throat magic) thinking about a nice condo downtown with glass walls, a clean bathroom that no one but you uses, and NO ONE MAKING A RUCKUS IN YOUR BED!

At this point you have two choices: Leave the nice guy who makes seriously disturbing electric garden-tool noises in his sleep. Or figure out how to block out the noise. (Don't move into another bedroom or onto the couch. You need that pheromone bonding while you sleep in order to keep the magic alive!)

I tried earplugs. Didn't work. I tried pillows over my head. Didn't work. I tried kicking him in his beautiful, beefy, hairy thighs. Worked for about ten seconds.
And then I tried the Marpac SleepMate. It has kept me out of the condo market. Seriously.

(I should disclose, however, that on nights when he seems to be running the leaf blower WITH the power saw WHILE WHISTLING, I combine the Marpac with earplugs--Amazing!)
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81 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect white noise machine December 30, 2007
Size:1 Pack|Color:Tan
This sound screen is exactly what I was looking for. I have trouble sleeping at night and in order to block out those night sounds I have been using a Honeywell HEPA filter on high all night long for the last 3-4 years. The problem is the HEPA filter is moving a lot of air and draws roughly 250 Watts of electricity, which is a lot to be running 12+ hours a day, ever day of the year. Also its not very feasible for me to take it with me traveling, which makes it hard to sleep on the road. Electronic white noise equivilents all sound very electronic to me and I can usually hear the point of repetition, which bothers me and keeps me awake.

So I asked for and received the Marpac 980 A for christmas - it is the perfect solution. It draws a lot less electricity, which was something I was looking for. It creates the same sort of sound the air filter or a fan creates - the dial allows you to adjust how loud it is and the type of noise - one way is a mostly rushing air noise, the other is more of a pleasant mechanical hum. It also has two settings on the on/off switch, low and high.

The sound screen is a lot softer volume wise than something like my air filter, when I first turned it on my husband remarked 'Is that as loud as it gets?', however, while my air filter sits on the other side of the room, far away, I put the marpac next to me on my nightstand and it actually seems about the same volume at that proximity. It's small size (about 4.5" diameter) means I can take it with me when travelling. I also liked that it has foam padding on the bottom so it will not scratch nice furniture it is set on.

It does let off a very very slight airflow out the holes, if I put my hand right over them I can feel it, but not enough to reach my face sleeping next to it and bother me.
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