Day: November 2, 2018
You have brushed your teeth, gotten into your sleep attire, and then crawled into bed. However, before you fall asleep, your neighbors newborn baby starts crying, or a car alarm is triggered by a clumsy drunkard outside. Does such a scenario sound familiar? Well, if it does, then you need to learn some natural soundproofing ideas. Nothing beats natural quietness in your home when trying to relax and rest after a long day.
Remember that sleep is an integral part of your life, nothing should mess it up. To assist you, we have put together some natural noise reduction methods. Some of them might even shock you! But, they do work and you can enjoy incredible tranquillity within your home.
1. High-powered Ear Plugs
Good quality pairs of earplugs will go a long way in blocking the noise from outside as you sleep. Tim Ferris, a professional life coach, stated in a podcast that the best plugs are those which are industrial-strength worthy, and affordable. They also need to be disposable so that they don’t pose a health or environmental concern once they get lost.
2. Put up a Curtain above Your Door
Interestingly, this method came from one apartment therapy reader. All you have to do is install a sturdy curtain rod right above your bedroom door then hand a thick curtain to absorb sound. You’ll notice that it’s quite helpful since much of the sound comes through cracks on the door and not necessarily through walls.
3. Get a White Noise Machine
Here’s a simple method of reducing the ambient noise that’s disturbing you. This device produces a beautiful sound like rushing water or wind blowing trees on a beautiful day. It’s quite useful especially if your apartment can’t entirely control the noise coming from your neighbor’s or roommate’s ‘late night’ habits. If you often go through this, this machine could be just what you need, and you bid goodbye the noises that keep you awake all night
4. Use a Fan
Now, if you don’t want to buy a white noise machine, how about getting a fan? This is a somewhat free solution to all your noise problems. Switch on the fan at as you go to sleep in all seasons even in cold winter months and you’ll sleep like a baby beneath a calm and quiet cloud.
5. Lay Down a Cut-Pile Carpet
Another method to reduce noise is using rugs or carpets in your home. You should get a thick carpet or rug for your tiled, linoleum or concrete floor. You can also go for a rug with a fuzzy top that helps it absorb sound better as compared to the loop pile.
A serene and quiet sleeping space should no longer be a pipe dream. As you can see, their tons of simple noise reduction methods you could try out. Although you may not get the chance of trying out all of them, go for the one that you’re most comfortable with, and you’ll be sleeping like a well-fed cat in no time.