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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 [link]
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 [link]
Is the one we got, I think we paid like $35.
try grabbing a cheap white noise machine from amazon:
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 [link]
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.
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. [link]
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: [link]
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 [link]
I got this one: [link]
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: [link]
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.
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.
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?
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. [link]
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: [link]