PH> Hope someone here can help with suggestions.PH> PH> I'm moving to a condo apartment that is very close to a major highway, facePH> south-east and I'm a light sleeper. yeah.. I know.. but the thing is I thinPH> I'll be fine as long as I can keep the bedroom reasonably quiet and dark. IPH> don't care if the bedroom windows are ever open. I know that I'll get usedPH> to the noise, but really prefer a quiet sleep in a dark room if possible.
In addition to whatever other suggestions may be posted you may wish
to try sleeping with a fan on. Make sure it is slightly noisy to
create white noise to smooth out most of the highway noises.
As for keeping the bedroom dark there are such things as blackout
drapes. Remember, the condo rules say the _exterior_ has to be white
-- a liner should solve that problem.
There are also various light-blocking blinds.
PH> I was thinking that I could pickup some thick Styrofoam insulation and justPH> paint it white, or glue some old Venetians to it and jam it into the windowPH> cavity, but I'm worried about condensation on the window and potentialPH> damage. I'm in the Toronto are of Canada and so the winters can be quitePH> cold and the summers hot and humid.
I'd be somewhat concerned with condensation if you sealed the window
cavity (jamming it in). Perhaps styrofoam cut an inch smaller than
the window, supported with «" styrofoam blocks to allow air flow. A
heavy drapery over this to block light and sound.
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If he's lucky, the highway noises will be white noise, i.e. no
stopping/starting, no horns. I live facing a highway and the sound is
just a constant white noise. One of my friends suggested when I was
considering moving here "Pretend you live near the ocean" :>
I did worry about the noise at first, and considered some of the
suggestions about blocking the window, heavy drapes, etc. However I
got used to the drone before I got around to working on it. Now I
just worry about how guests will respond to the noise. A couple of
times the road has been totally silent during a blizzard, and it seems
Or a layer of foam rubber on the sill, then use the compressibility of
it to hold the styrofoam (or other material) in place. That way he
can easily put the styrofoam in place before he goes to sleep and
remove it when he gets up.
Lead me not into temptation... I can find it myself!
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