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
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
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
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
Hang thick curtains
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.