How to sleep well when your roommate is making noise?
1. Get Earplugs
You can get earplugs because they can block or muffle a wide range of sounds, from high-pitched shrills to a steady bass thump. Earplugs sometimes are the easiest and best solution. Earplugs come in different sizes, shapes, materials, and colors, from $2 to more than $200. It makes sense to experiment with what works best for you. Sometimes, you can try the traditional and inexpensive PVC or polyurethane foam plugs.
2. Get a Little Herbal
Sometimes, you can place some lavender oil in your bed if you cannot fall asleep. The lovely purple flower helps lull you to dreamland for thousands of years. And, regardless of what’s happening outside your bedroom walls, it can definitely do the same for you. Combine 15-20 drops of lavender essential oil with some rubbing alcohol, and then spread it on your bedding before bed. Or, you can drink a mug of chamomile or passionflower tea to help reduce sleep.
3. Use More (White) Noise to Absorb the Noise
White noise machines are so common in baby nurseries and therapists’ offices because they are able to create consistent, ambient sound to absorb outside noises, making them less likely to disturb your sleep. Sometimes, a loud fan can do the trick, and you can find white noise playlists online.
4. Stretch Your Way to Sleep
A lot of yoga poses that can help you wind down and prepare for sleep. For instance, Viparita Karani, an easy and restorative move, can help you find your zen and your zzzs. Simply lay down. Raise your feet against a wall. Keep this for a couple minutes. Or, lay down goddess stretch, which can be done in bed. Lay on your back with the soles of your feet pressed together. Your keens are bent and falling to the side. Let your arms lay casually down by your sides. It might not be ideal for everyone because it’s best done on a more-or-less empty stomach.
5. Decorate Your Way to Silence
Some strategically placed fabric can muffle exterior sound. Sound travels through the air, and it will bounce off flat surfaces. If you want a quiet place, you can cover it with more strategically placed fabric. Try using some heavy upholstery fabric or a nice tapestry to layer your door and walls. You can buy fabric specifically designed for soundproofing if necessary. The thicker, the better. To help quiet your sleeping area, you can try strategically placing a sound-absorbing room divider alongside your bed or hanging a thick curtain from the ceiling.