Whether at home or at a hotel, sometimes the gap between the bottom of the bedroom door and the floor lets too much sound seep into your bedroom. Fortunately, there are some easy solutions to this problem. While some of the noise reduction options can’t be done everywhere, there are a few different remedies that offer something for everyone. Now, let’s see if we can find a way to reduce or eliminate noises coming from outside of your door.
The obvious way.
Now the obvious best way to block sound from under door while sleeping is to block that space with a pillow or even a blanket. You can even get a draft stopper for this. This will reduce if not eliminate the noise coming from the other side. This will usually work, but, if for some reason it doesn’t then you can try one of the other solutions.
Move your furniture around.
You can pretty much move anything in the room and see if it makes any difference but I suggest you move your bed as far away from the door as possible. You may also want to avoid moving it too close to your window as that can let in all kinds of noises as well. If you want you can even learn the best way to block sound from windows while sleeping. Try moving the bed between your door and window and see how you feel about the noise.
White noise anyone?
White noise machines are very effective against any kind of noise and we recommend you get one because it will also help you sleep better. Here are some machines that might be suited for you. I recommend you place any white noise machine near your door so it does an even better job – or you can place near your bed and see if that works better. You never know until you test it.
Where is that coming from?
You’ve managed to stop the noise that was coming from under the door but there is still noise coming through the door? You should do a yearly checkup of all doors and windows and see if there are any gaps that need sealing. There usually are and if you still hear noise coming from your door then you need to buy door insulating foam and fix the problem.
Change your door altogether
If you realize that the problem is greater than anticipated and the door is old and noise is getting in from underneath and from the sides of the door, maybe it’s time to consider buying a new door. I know it’s an expense you would rather avoid, but it will help you sleep better.
In my opinion, the best way to block sound from under door while sleeping is to get a white noise machine (or even 2 of them). If you get one just test and see where it has the best effectiveness and if you have two just place one near the door and one close to your bed.