Tired dad invents nap-app

All new parents understand the trials of sleepless nights, and Matthew Nifield is no different: the inventive father invented a phone app to help get his twin to sleep after he discovered certain sounds helped them relax.

According to the Daily Mail, the computer whizz created the White Noise Ambience app for iPads and iPhones and it is has been downloaded by exhausted parents all over the world. It has proved so popular he's now making £60,000 a year!

The 33-year-old was having sleepless nights because one-year-old daughters Madeleine and Gwyneth would rarely fall asleep together.
But he noticed that some relaxing sounds would start them yawning and they would soon doze off. Matthew started recording the gentle sounds of waves crashing, rain falling onto a car roof and even a cat purring.

Whenever the twins were wide awake he would play one of the sounds to send them off.

He said: 'The girls’ favourite is waves crashing, there is something very peaceful about that.

'But personally I like rain on a car - I normally drop off myself within about 10 minutes of that.'

Other sounds on the app are, a steam train, frogs croaking in a rainforest, and even the sounds of a sprinkler, tumble drier and lawnmower.

The app is so popular in America that Matthew is now living in California where he is designing other internet products.
He said: 'It is earning me around £5,000-a-month.

What would you do to help your baby sleep?
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