If your bedroom is noisy, it’s time to take action and soundproof. A quiet, dark bedroom is key to getting deep healthy sleep. Even if you can sleep through the noise, researchers are finding it can stress your cardiovascular system. Fortunately, there are some relatively easy fixes that range from using Indow Acoustic Grade window inserts to reduce noise coming into the room to acoustic panels to dampen the noise in the room.
To reduce sound from coming into your room, it’s important to understand where the troublesome noise is originating. Is it coming under your bedroom door from somewhere else in your home? Or is it outside noise coming in through your windows?
Sound absorption solution – Acoustic panels and more!
The sound that does penetrate your windows and walls can be absorbed once it’s in the room to minimize its reverberation around the walls and improve acoustics. There are many ways you can achieve sound absorption.
Hang acoustic panels
Acoustic panels can be made to any size and you can even find places that will make them with custom artwork. They will help absorb sounds already in the room. Sound is energy, so when it gets trapped in the acoustic panel, it creates a tiny bit of heat!
Avoid minimalist style
Recognize that today’s trending minimalist style with its hardwood floors and exposed brick, is not good for keeping things quiet. Traffic noise can just ricochet around.
Use textiles to absorb sound
Use indoor house plants
Not only will houseplants absorb noise, they also remove odors and toxins from the air, giving you multiple health benefits.
Sound Reduction Solutions
- Install a door sweep: these will prevent sound from entering under your bedroom door.
- Replace hollow doors with solid wood ones.
- Use sound dampening curtains
- Install Acoustic Grade window inserts: these will block 70 percent of outside noise coming through single-pane windows.
*Please note the 70% sound deadening performance is based on tests where Indow Acoustic Grade window inserts were placed over operable single-pane windows. When placed over operable double-pane windows, Acoustic Grade inserts reduce noise by up to 12 dBA, equivalent to a 50%+ reduction in noise and an STC rating of 42 to 45. Overall sound reduction depends on sound coming through your ceiling, floors, walls and doors. Indow inserts are not recommended to reduce noise coming through laminated double- or triple-pane windows.