We’ve all had this problem: we’re trying to take a nap or even sleep at night, but there are all kinds of sounds coming from outside. So, what is the best way to block sound from windows while sleeping? Hopefully we can find out the answer together.
Move your bed as far away from your windows as possible.
This seems to be the easiest way to reduce sounds coming from outside, but this in itself is not enough to help you sleep better.
Fight fire with fire and get a white noise machine.
Sometimes, the best way to deal with noise is to create another type of noise, one more friendly to your ears. You can get a good white noise machine that can give you a more relaxing sleep as it will reduce outer noise. You could even buy a cheap window air conditioner or a small space heater that can both reduce noise. This last option works if you are not bothered by the actual sound these machines make.
Invest in better noise.
Another option, although a bit more expensive is to invest in a sound machine that can drown the noise and even sooth you to sleep. We recommend the Ecotones Sound + Sleep Machine – why this one? – just see what people are saying about it here and you’ll understand. These machines can play nature sounds like the sound of wind blowing, raining sounds, the ocean – anything better than sounds coming from your windows.
Maybe get some better, layered curtains?
Better, thicker curtains can be of great help when you are trying to block sound from windows while sleeping. This is one of the simplest ways to reduce noise and you get the added benefit of reducing light coming from you windows as well. Here are some nice curtains perfect for the job.
Are your windows old?
One of the things most people almost never think about when trying to get reduce outside noise is to seal gaps in windows (and doors as well). If your windows are older they will have surely developed some nice gaps that help propel sound from the street into your ears. Juts get window insulating foam and look for cracks to use it on.
Replacing your windows.
I know it’s expensive and you don’t want to do it, but hear me out, will you? Are your windows dual pane? Well, these are great at keeping noise out but do you know what’s better? Triple pane windows. These are “the bomb” when it comes to blocking noise coming from the windows.
Or an even easier and cheaper solution would be to add another window on the interior frame. This simple addition might help eliminate as much as 80% of the noise if not more.
I’ve just given you a couple of ways to reduce noise and now it’s up to you to pick the Best way to block sound from windows while sleeping.