There can be nothing more distracting than complete and utter silence, you know the kind broken only by gurgling pipes and falling pencils. Most will probably turn on some music or get some sort of background noise going. But at what level does ambient noise become no longer ambient? Well according to a study published in the University of Chicago Press, 70 decibels is Goldie Locks (just right). Not 50 decibels that’s too cold and not 85 decibels that’s too hot… And all this time we thought 3 was the magic number. Well now you know the best levels, but what is the best noise? Something classical? Or maybe a late 90’s/early 00’s Spotify playlist? Or maybe it’s the background noise of your local coffee shop? Ah the coffee shop, what is it about the sound of baristas, people chattering and that instrumental ambient house music that gets you writing, thinking and creating? If you’re currently sitting there nodding at the screen thinking “I know right, what’s with that?” you should check out Coffitivity. At last you can experience those inspirational sounds anywhere and anytime. Maybe all that talking is a bit too much for you, maybe you’re one of those people that actually think they prefer an eerie silence or maybe you’re just a bit hungover. Well I have something for you too – SimplyRain. You can control the intensity, add a bit of thunder, whatever you’re in to. Just make sure you aim for 70dB. It can be really useful for getting your brain relaxed and thinking.