I am the type of person who has to have some kind of noise at night when sleeping. I have usually preferred a fan because it makes a constant and consistent noise. When we are at the beach we keep a door open for the soothing sounds from the ocean waves and when camping its nice to enjoy creek sounds.
I get woken up by abnormal and awkward noises such as bumps throughout the night. First sign of my kids being awake, I am there. Having babies has put me on alert and with a 1 year old that alert is still high.
Kristin got a Buddha on Shell Tabletop Fountain from the soothingcompany.com. It is about 11 inches wide and almost 10 inches tall. It has a small led that comes through the fountain port giving off a slight light. It plugs in the wall for easy operation.
It makes a little trickle noise that is somewhat soothing and very calming for some people and added a lighted ambiance at night.
The soothing company has many options of comfort items from massage chairs to wall & LED water fountains and more.