Noise is a problem for many, and it’s getting worse. Unless you live well outside the city, and have a long road to your home, you probably get more human generated noise than you would like. Noise can distract, cause stress, and generally interferer with life. Noise can also be a problem for sex, either because outside noise distracts, or the fear of “being heard”. Both of these are more commonly a problem for women, so don’t assume it’s not an issue just because it’s not an issue for you.
Music or a fan can help, but a better solution is white noise – random sound that block other sounds. You can buy a white noise machine, or get almost the same thing with a SimplyNoise a web site that has a white noise generator complete with a sleep timer to turn it off. You can also get phone apps, some free, some $1. Even if you drop a few dollars, it is a small price to pay for better sleep, less stress, and maybe more/better sex!