The secret to a great night's sleep

How to sleep better in noisy places

Whether you're a light sleeper, you've got noisy neighbours or you live with a serial snorer, we're sure you'll agree there's nothing worse than being kept awake by unwanted noise. It goes without saying you've probably dreamt of being able to switch the noise to mute every night - if only it were that simple.

Fortunately there are some simple measures you can take to help block out noise and have a better night's sleep. 

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White noise

Soothing, ambient sounds known as white noise can be helpful to dilute and mask louder, harsher sounds with a more tolerable noise. These sounds are made to help you relax, which in turn helps you to fall asleep quickly.

There are plenty of CDs available to buy and apps to download that play soothing sounds to help drown out background sounds or sudden noises that could interrupt your sleep.


If you're suffering from living with an ongoing noise and battling to fall asleep, earplugs are probably the most effective solution for you. 

You can purchase a good set of earplugs at most pharmacies and will certainly be worth the investment. After all we think a good night's sleep is priceless. 


If you're living with a serial snorer that's keeping you awake at night, don't worry there is a resolution. We've got plenty of good snoring solutions they can try out here. 

Or are you living with someone who grinds their teeth at night or worse sleep talks? Again there are options to help prevent these night time habits and the best thing you can do is to communicate with the person dealing with these problems and address them together. It may even turn out they're not getting a great sleep either. 

Rearrange your furniture 

If you're living in a house share or your bed is on a connecting wall to your neighbours, the secret to a quiet night's sleep could be simple, try distancing yourself from the source. 

Try rearranging your furniture, moving your bed to the opposite side of the room, or as far away from the noise as possible. Also positioning large pieces of furniture such as wardrobes against a noisy wall can help to muffle sound coming through. 

Hang thick curtains 

If the noise that's keeping you up is coming from the street or noisy neighbours, soundproofing your windows is always an option. For a cheap solution try hanging a thick set of curtains from your bedroom windows to help block out external noise. 

If you've got any top tips for sleeping in noisy places then let us know on our Twitter or Facebook using #MySleepSecret. 


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