If your neighbors are the source of the noise that is keeping you awake at night, then there are some things you can do about this. According to your own preferences you can pick the Best way to block out noise from neighbours while sleeping.
1. Go and have a chat with your noisy neighbors.
Maybe they (he) will understand and there isn’t any need to do anything about this. But before you go full force on your neighbor here are some useful suggestions. Be aware that beaten down his door because you are angry is not going to help – it will only make him angry as well. I suggest you go and have a chat in the daytime, before the noise starts to be heard and try to be peaceful, calm and talk like you would to a friend. Be polite – maybe your neighbor isn’t aware that you are bothered by the noise at all!
2. Get on the phone
If option one doesn’t work and your neighbor is a douche you can even call the cops on him or even a local government noise pollution department. Yes, there is such a thing but it’s called differently depending on the country you live in. Just do a search and you will find a phone number to call.
3. If you can, just sleep in another room.
You could even move your bedroom altogether if there is a small child in the room next to your bedroom and that keeps you up at night. You can’t just ask the toddler to shut up, can you? You need to find an alternative to this and one would be to either move your bed on the other side of the room or change the room you are snoozing in.
4. Do some redecorating
Move some of the furniture around so that the wall of the noisy neighbor is blocked by a thick bookcase or anything else that could reduce the noise. You could use anything to block the wall where the sounds are coming from. Try different options and see what works best.
5. Have you tried acoustic tiles?
Acoustic tiles are specifically designed to help diffuse sound coming from behind them. They can be of great help to a person that can’t sleep because of neighbor noises. They can be temporarily placed on your wall or even permanently if you choose so. Here are some great acoustic tiles you can use.
6. White noise
White noise machines can help, but depending on how loud the sound is or where it is coming from (below, above, etc) they might not be enough. You need to test this out and because I want to help you, here are some suggestions you may want to look at.
7. A better alternative than white noise
In my humble opinion this is a much better option than white noise; I’m talking about getting a sound machine which can produce different relaxing sounds: nature sounds and such. This option may be a bit more expensive but it is much better. Have a look at how others are sleeping after getting a sound machine.