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I post this at every opportunity. We have 4 of these. Worth every goddamn penny.
Adaptive Sound Technologies LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E6D6LQY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_iPIzBb73109C4
I have a family history of sleep struggle, including a father who has a CPAP machine. This is what I do for sleep:
"Brown" noise machines will be better for your ears and sanity. The depth of the sound muffles low frequencies (stomps) better than white noise machines.
They get loud, and I generally sleep through shit all the time when it's on. I'd just check Amazon sales they usually go on sale pretty often.
LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E6D6LQY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_DGdOAbQZAJ8DW
Is the one we got, I think we paid like $35.
try grabbing a cheap white noise machine from amazon:
Also get you one of these:
Adaptive Sound Technologies LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Sound Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E6D6LQY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_78352T2JXWK2A2YA3XVB
It saved my sleep when I was living next to neighbors who couldn’t give a shit about their arguments/TV/dog being heard
So it’s not an improvement to the window but I work overnights and I sleep with a noise machine. It’s fantastic. You can find it at multiple retailers it’s called lectrofan. I used to rent and we had sh*t neighbors and it really drowns out all outside noise. My fiancé laughs cause he can mow and weed whack under the bedroom window and I don’t wake up. Good luck!
Adaptive Sound Technologies LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Sound Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E6D6LQY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4hbhFb4FEQVHC
It'd be a tough fight to deal with this via the Landlord Tenant Board.
You might be able to make the case that they are interfering with your right to use/enjoy your place...but they are probably not doing anything in particular to generate the noise, just living their lives.
...that being said, I'm a VERY light sleeper, and have had the same problems with extraneous noise waking me up and keeping me up.
This changed my life:
You'll be amazed at how effective fan/white noise can be.
(i actually find the fan noise more effective than white noise)
Amazon has a generous return policy if you wanted to give it a try for a few nights.
I see a lot of people recommending just using an iPad or iPhone. For me that absolutely does not work. Those devices can’t provide true white noise. The sound is too concentrated, doesn’t actually fill up the room, and some of it loops. I have something called the LectroFan. It is still very portable so you can take it with you when traveling to have consistent white noise wherever you go. It has a few different options so you can find what suites you and of course you can adjust volume. It might be considered a little pricy but i totally recommend.
here’s the link
I've been on and off medication for a good 15+ years of my life, I get what you mean. I don't like it either. Definitely discuss it with a doctor!
Having a white noise machine is also a wonderful, wonderful thing.
This is the one I've had for a little over a decade now and it really does help muffle a lot of outdoor noises. I live right across from a bus stop right outside of the city so there's lots of traffic/car/people noises.
Try the white noise machine! If it doesn’t work, return it.
LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E6D6LQY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_P0XN9NRFBKXSSXR4P68Q
I have a friend who SWEARS by this machine and we have something similar and it is awesome
White noise machine.
I have this one and it works really well.
LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E6D6LQY/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_JMA4T77P1N72MPZC9KV0
We have the hatch and love it for the light settings with our 4yo singleton. We turn it green in the morning to tell him it's ok to get up. We liked it so much we got another for our twins. But if you want just a plain old sound machine, this one is where it's at. Great for travel too.
LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E6D6LQY/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_YZ1BJY5DRC71QY8Y6M3T
If it is sleeping that you have an issue with most, I HIGHLY recommend this! It legit changed my life because I am very aware of noise when trying to sleep.
In my experience, it doesn't work all that well. You're probably better off buying a dedicated noise machine and sleeping with it turned on. I bought one of these and like it a lot.
I swear this sound machine has helped me tremendously. It has the right amount of bass that puts me right to sleep. In the morning, I'm not woken up by the neighbors dogs or the loud song birds.
Adaptive Sound Technologies LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Sound Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E6D6LQY/ref=cm_sw_r_apanp_PjG5yRw4p6p9G
This thing has been a life saver for me
I’ve probably recommended this one 20 times. They have a travel sized one that fits in your palm too that’s surprisingly loud and fantastic quality.
You can choose from fan sounds (my fave) or other white noise sounds.
Adaptive Sound Technologies... https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00E6D6LQY?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I have a lot of loud cars (street racing) and trucks in my area too. Last year I bought a white noise machine from Amazon because the outside noise was keeping me awake, and waking me up all hours. It obviously can’t cover the outside noise 100%, but it’s definitely has improved things for me.
When outside noise happens, it no longer is startling, I just process it along with the white noise machine and keep sleeping.
I use Lectrofan. Kind of pricey, but I have found it well worth it. I keep it on 24h a day for the last year. It has fan sounds and white noise, and a volume setting.
Hope you’re able to find something that works for you!
I would recommend a white noise machine. I work all shifts too and this is what I use.
Here is a link to the one I went with.
I am married, wife doesn't work all shifts but still loves this thing and insists on bringing it when we travel. Maybe this could help? There are cheaper options too, but I can't vouch for them.
Recommend a sound machine over a fan, just because of compactness when traveling and energy use.
Tons of options but this one has worked great for us for many years.
We use this one in our bedroom - have had it for 5 years. It has several different options from low tones to high tones and gets loud enough. I understand you can also find the actual Snoo sounds on Spotify and play on a speaker, like a Sonos, on a repeating loop. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E6D6LQY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_T8ZN36HSTF7SC2R6YGEC
I don't have any real advice that others haven't already mentioned. But in case it doesn't stop, you could get a noise machine. At least it'll be white noise you're hearing instead of talking and laughing.
I use this white noise machine from LectroFan. It goes up pretty loud, I’d say it’s as loud as an AC. It’s the only thing that’s worked to block out someone snoring in the next room over.
If you own the townhouse, make sure there's not a lot of condo association / homeowner association rules about performing major work.
If you're renting, this is something you need to have your landlord fix.
You're right that soundproofing isn't super easy. My dad was an acoustic engineer, and did soundproofing for a significant part of his career... it's not something any old general contractor is going to do well. I'd call around to local engineering firms and see if they have any advice. It will not be cheap.
What is cheap are white noise machines. I've bought 2 of these for our bedroom and the baby's nursery: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E6D6LQY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
They're great, we all sleep MUCH better! It masks all the random bumps in the night, as well as snoring, late night sleepcry sessions, and the grunting/snorting of newborn sleep.
There are a ton of free apps for your phone if you want to give it a try first... phones aren't ideal, the speakers aren't really made right to produce proper white/pink noise, but it's a lot better than nothing and will let you know if that's an option.
I use a white noise machine with multiple settings. It’s adjustable in volume and spectrum of noise. I like the low frequency bassy noise, but you can find one that sounds closer to your AC unit.
They cost about $30 and draw less power than a fan/filter system.
I bought a LectorFan because of an old upstairs neighbor who got up early and walk around in their hardwood floor apt in heels and was a heavy walker in general. It really changed how I sleep and even if i did get woken up I had an easier time falling back to sleep.
I really hate fireworks and so do my dogs. This sound machine was the best $50 I ever spent. Doesn’t always help, but if I start it before the fireworks (or a storm) starts, they barely notice the sounds. link on amazon
Just get a white noise machine. This one from Amazon is probably the best $50 I've ever spent for my mental wellbeing. It won't mask everything, but it will make it so the sound jumps out less compared to a fully silent room.
My husband snores. A white noise machine saved me. Some have settings designed for specific noises like snoring, traffic, dogs barking.
It doesn't seem like it would work, but it absolutely works.
I recommend this one (warning mobile): Adaptive Sound Technologies LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Sound Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E6D6LQY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_FYhHBb6JT7ERX
I got this one: https://www.amazon.com/LectroFan-Fidelity-Machine-Unique-Non-Looping/dp/B00E6D6LQY
Like the flexibility with many different white noises (the names are funny, I'm personally looking forward to cinnamon noise), and fan noises.
The same brand has one specifically for infants, which can be controlled with an app and has a night-light. It's an extra $20, which doesn't seem worth it to me, but letting you know.
There are several options in the $20 range instead (the one I linked to is $50), if you don't care about the different sound options. You're on your own however in picking between them haha
As mentioned, you can lodge noise complaints. I've had success with them in the past with a drunk, loud neighbour. It may take awhile/a history of complaints to get results though. There's even been reports in the media of people going to small claims court over noise and winning, if you want to take it that far.
That said, living in the city, there's always going to be some loud, obnoxious asshole making noise who only thinks of himself. It can be a never ending battle.
Between the student neighbour kid who has to yell everytime he goes to school, the mom who has the car horn enabled for her door locks (why people leave that shit on is beyond me), the guy who likes to idle his truck at 6am every morning even when it's no where near cold outside, to the asshole with the motorcycle who likes to peel around the corner at full throttle ever work day at 7:45. I just ended up getting one of these: https://www.amazon.ca/Adaptive-Technologies-ASM1007-Lectrofan-Machine/dp/B00E6D6LQY
Kind of pricey for a noise machine but it's one of the best purchases I've made, if you don't mind sleeping to the noise of a box fan. It's pure white noise to me. It blocks out the loud motorcycle completely. An ambulance went by once while I was drowsy and I didn't even hear it until it was right in front of my house.
this thing----> LectroFan
why would your bf be opposed to good white noise?
oh, and don't go with the half price cheaper alternative... I did and then had to buy this because it's not loud.
I have 2 poodle mixes, and I also work from home, and these guys also bark at every freakin' noise in the apartment hallway. After years of trial and error, here is what works best for me; hopefully it'll work for you too.
white noise machine. They are super small and super cheap on amazon and it helps drown out both noise in the hallway and noise of them barking. plus the noise reduction on most phones/microphones take out the noise of the machine
desensitization - I've done a ton of this with them. Hell I even recorded the sound of the elevator door opening, and played that back to them non stop to desensitize them to the sound.
frozen raw bones - they love it. they'll chew that thing for at least 40mins with no sound, and it's good for their teeth
walks don't do anything.. i go to the off leash park and have them run around lots. bonus points if they wet, because their energy goes into keeping themselves warm, and they have less energy later for barking
I routinely put them in a room somewhere and shut the door, then I go into my room and shut the door. Between the noise machine (which I put by the entrance) and another door in the way, they can't hear much
I'm also super, super ashamed to say it, and it goes against all the best dog training knowledge and philosophy.. they they have vibrating collars that vibrate when they bark. Alone this doesn't work, but this little extra bit of positive punishment along with a ton of positive reinforcement (like the video above) seems to do the trick
I use a headset for when I'm on the phone, with a very accessible mute button on the cord. I'm on mute pretty much anytime I'm not talking.
Hey I'm from Canada and got this white noise machine from Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00E6D6LQY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1/. It also has a fan option and has a variety of different sound options and volumes too. It basically drains out every talking/walking noise in my house. Plus its very small and portable! I hope you find something that works <3
I use a noise machine with 10 or so settings. It's set to pink noise most nights, but on Saturdays when the small dick motorcycle gang comes out to cruise past McDonald's, I turn it to the engine/generator sound because the only way to mask it is to generate the same tone. https://www.amazon.com/Adaptive-Sound-Technologies-LectroFan-Non-Looping/dp/B00E6D6LQY/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=white%2Bnoise%2Bmachine&qid=1597188500&sr=8-1-spons&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExRFdaOFQ2V0ZLVEhMJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNTAwMzE2M0k5TFE3TTBHMk1ZSyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjEwNzI4MkNGTkJHUzJXRlZCMiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU&th=1 is the one I've had for years.
you need a combination of a loud pink noise with deep bass, loud white noise and ear plugs.
I think once you hear the pink noise, you'll understand why it's necessary.
The white noise and the pink noise together will drown out most sounds that your brain will pick up on.
I use this track on Spotify on repeat for my pink noise with a speaker that has significant bass: https://open.spotify.com/track/5GjLk7h5d6QygXSKzjwNJr?si=7f8eabdefb7f4bf7
I use this white noise machine https://www.amazon.com/Adaptive-Sound-Technologies-LectroFan-Non-Looping/dp/B00E6D6LQY/ref=sr\_1\_2\_sspa?crid=O5X4M2T0VT48&keywords=white+noise+machine&qid=1660399169&sprefix=white+noise+machine%2Caps%2C140&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1
I use these ear plugs: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003LZQGN6?ref=nb_sb_ss_w_as-reorder-t1_ypp_rep_k4_1_13&amp&crid=2Y8AWJJDFB9OA&amp&sprefix=wax+ear+plugs
White noise machine for sleeping. I'm a huge fan of this one. Wirecutter now recommends the EVO version of it (also listed other options).
My issue is birds perching on/around my AC, so I tend to just rap the AC when it happens, they piss off. Maybe a rubber band gun to shoot at your window/AC? Would depend on how close they are to you, if the noise would be loud enough to startle them.
This is the one I bought!
Get a white noise machine. I use one, and it has changed everything for me. I'm a light sleeper too, but it blocks out everything. This is the one I use: https://www.amazon.ca/Adaptive-Technologies-ASM1007-Lectrofan-Machine/dp/B00E6D6LQY
Try this white noise machine
my neighbors aren't overly loud, but I still do hear then, but with this machine on full blast, I can't hear them at all.
Over time, fans develop noises that distract me from sleeping. I've tried a couple apps but none were quite as satisfying as the LectroFan, which I sleep to every night. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E6D6LQY/
This is by far the best white noise machine I’ve ever come across. I have several - you won’t be disappointed!
We got this and put it in our bed in between us. It has helped a bunch
Have you tried a white noise generator?
I am a very light sleeper and it helped block out some of the nighlty noises.
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This is the one that I bought. Has saved me many times now
Get a LectroFan or find one of the many apps with white/brown noise or nature sounds.
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I can vouch for this brand. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E6D6LQY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00
Best purchase I've ever made for dealing with tinnitus.
Not really. I've had this one for 3 years, used every night, and had no issues. It has white noise or fan noise, I prefer the fan noise.
Grow up and set a proper alarm. Get up when it goes off, this isn't difficult stuff. Take your phone with you so you can answer your dad when he contacts you. He shouldn't need to be checking to make sure you're up. I get how it reflects on him if you don't show up, but you're an adult, it reflects worse if daddy is still waking you up in the morning. Use another bathroom to ready yourself if you can. Get a sound machine. Turn it up, and just when you think you won't be able to sleep with it on, turn it up one more click. That will help to drown out your noises and help her fall back asleep faster.
I used to work at 5am. I got up quietly, showered quickly, dressed in our walkin closet or the living room at our old home, I used the other bathroom to dry my hair and do makeup. It's not difficult to be considerate.
I recommend this fella. It created the noise within so it's actually continuous. Other machines have recorded noise that starts over repeatedly and can lead to disrupted sleep patterns.
Most likely. I was thinking of something like this (amazon link) which is small and pretty popular.
Couple of strategies I use:
My partner knows what all this is for and I just tell people at work that I have light sensitive eyes - I really do - or I need to focus on my work (I have a writing job, and the sound honestly helps) so they all seem to just accept it. It's worked out so far.
This is what I have. It’s great.
Use a sound machine in babies room that masks outside sounds. We got thislectofan one for just this reason.
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Get a white noise machine. It does wonders for me. This is the one I ordered from Amazon.
An Extra layer of drywall wont help.
Get one of these . https://www.amazon.com/Adaptive-Sound-Technologies-LectroFan-Non-Looping/dp/B00E6D6LQY/ref=sr_1_15?crid=2VQPFVGVZYQL7&keywords=sound+machine&qid=1573515782&sprefix=sound+m%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-15
Get one of these for your room
They produce a white noise that can help you sleep. I have tinnitus and use them. Better than trying to sleep with earphones on. I can't imagine dealing with wires connected to my head for the rest of my life while I sleep. Understand what I mean?
Adaptive Sound Technologies LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Sound Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E6D6LQY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_WR-JDbRV4P70R
White noise generator.
Try a white noise machine:
I bought one of these recently as I was having some serious sleep issues in the winter (ie: no AC). Yah, it's $50, but it's pretty fucking amazing.
I just got this noise machine a few weeks ago and love it. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E6D6LQY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I absolutely cannot sleep when it's quiet because a)I can hear myself breath and b) tinnitus.
I'm a big supporter of that site. Really nice guy runs it.
Also, I just got this a few weeks ago. Great for sleeping and/or tinnitus.
I've actually read (though not sure if true) that more melatonin will actually worsen the situation.
The ideal dose is 0.5 to 1.0mg as I understand it.
MUCH more important though, darkness. It should be BLACK where he sleeps.
For 2-3 hours before trying to go to bed he should avoid all lights unless they're a very warm color. Blue light will affect his circadian rhythm. This is the case even in many blind people.
So, I just heard this white noise machine in an office waiting room and honestly it was amazing.
If you want one that helps for sleep, you actually probably want Brown Noise. It has lower frequencies than white noise, and I think there are studies that those lower frequencies genuinely help with sleep.
The link I posted has a great, deep, brown noise setting that makes you feel like you're on a private jet over a tropical ocean and have just taken your first Valium.
Important: do no confuse with the brown note.
I had a type of tinnitus that was two tones alternating irregularly. Very distracting. i used to crank up the stereo when I was commuting. Not sure if that was the cause but it calmed down when I got more responsible with the volume. I did use a white noise machine and it helped when the problem was severe. I used the sound of rushing air very softly and it was enough to mask the tinnitus. This is the one I used. I see there are cheaper ones but I know this one works well:
No, they mean a sound machine, something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Adaptive-Sound-Technologies-LectroFan-Non-Looping/dp/B00E6D6LQY/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1546531993&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=sound+machine&psc=1
One of my best purchases for city life.