Blocking out road noise - ideas?

(9 Posts)
Wrongdecider Sat 05-Sep-20 21:44:11

We’ve had to move into rented for 6 months to “break to chain”.

However we have ended up living on a busy road. It’s driving me crazy and last night I was awake until 3am listening to the boy racers and taxis. I even had ear plugs in.

Is there anything I can do other than use earplugs & have thick curtains?

We’re only here for 6 months but it’s already driving me mad! Weekends are the worst by far. sad

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Nacreous Sat 05-Sep-20 21:46:17

Speakers and a podcast of white noise or rain etc is my go to. Or I think you can get sleep friendly headphones if speakers wouldn't work.

Roowig2020 Sat 05-Sep-20 22:42:28

White noise Machines are great

NotABeliever Sat 05-Sep-20 22:53:22

Move your bed to a room that is not street facing if possible.

SaigonSaigon Sat 05-Sep-20 22:56:32

Yeah white noise. Our favourite is the celestial white noise. Download it to phone or iPad and set it to play on loop as low/loud as you need. It really helps me sleep well

Akire Sat 05-Sep-20 22:57:05

I use ear plugs then noise cancelling headphones over the top. When they are on the white noise helps block sound. Then I have radio on quiet but loud enough hear over ear plugs so helps to drown out unwanted noise even further. A pillow over the head also helps of you need it!

kidsdrivingmemad Sat 05-Sep-20 23:00:29

You could try weather strips on the windows.


Wrongdecider Sun 06-Sep-20 12:14:45

Thanks everyone. Have bought new ear plugs and installed weather strip smile

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WhoWouldHaveThoughtThat Mon 07-Sep-20 11:56:02

If you're not on a yellow line, park a van outside so the traffic has to slow down. Ideally create a slalom with multiple vehicles. (Senior police told me this as a way of slowing traffic through a village)

Although thinking about it now boy-racers may like the challenge...

So double ear plugs then.!

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