EasyJet has announced the release of Jet Sounds, a charity album comprised entirely of engine sounds.
Sleep Council research has revealed that 22% of Brits sleep poorly most nights but experts believe that listening to white noise could remedy this. Recent reports show that white noise allows the brain to block out sleep interruptions by displacing background noise and loud interruptive peaking sounds.
The single and extended cut album was recorded at 39,000ft en-route from London Gatwick to Nice and features a pair of CFM56, twin spool, high bypass and turbo fan engines. The album and single will be released on Friday, August 11.
Dr Sandra L Wheatley, who has consulted on the album’s production said: “The soft, repetitive, ambient drone of white noise can drown out sounds, gently settle the brain and aid the on-set of sleep. There is also strong evidence that it can dampen out disruptive noises that can disturb our slumber. The low throb of a powerful jet engine is ideal for this. easyJet have captured the perfect tones for the release.”
Jet Sounds by EasyJet is available to download as a single for 0.79p and an album for £7.99 with all proceeds donated to The Children’s Sleep Charity.
Vicki Dawson,founder and CEO of The Children’s Sleep Charity added: “We’re delighted that EasyJet are donating the proceeds from the sale of the single and album to our charity, these funds will help us to further support children and families with sleep issues and provide accredited training for professionals.”
By Zoë MacLellan