If you are a light sleeper, or if you share your bedroom with someone else who is a light sleeper, then the sound of traffic outside or noise coming from other rooms can be really disruptive. The good news is that there are several ways to soundproof a bedroom so that it’s easier for both people in the room to sleep better at night. In this blog post, we will discuss 4 steps that will help silence unwanted noises and make sleeping more enjoyable for everyone.
1. Get a thicker mattress pad – they are designed to reduce noise
If you’re going to get a good night’s sleep, you have to invest in both a mattress and box spring. You don’t want your bed sagging or squeaking when you’re sleeping. But the mattresses and box springs on their own can be noisy. If you’re trying to block out sound, it’s best to get a thicker mattress pad. They are designed to reduce noise by trapping air beneath them so they don’t produce as much friction when moving around in bed or tossing and turning at night.
Not only will your mattress be quieter but it will also feel nicer to sleep on. The longer the pad, the better soundproofing you’re going to get from your bedding.
2. Install thick curtains and heavy drapes to block out noise
Muffling sound with curtains and drapes is just one of four steps you can take to improve the quality of your sleep.
Soundproofing a bedroom is important if you live in an apartment building or have noisy neighbors. Otherwise, your sleep can be disrupted by the sound of music from their stereo, loud conversations on the other side of a shared wall, and even barking dogs left outside all night long. Heavy curtains that are at least two inches thick will help cut down on the noise coming in to any room.
3. Add extra insulation in the walls of your bedroom for more isolation
Sealing narrow gaps with foams or fibers is a very common technique. This can be done by using expanding foam, spray-on insulation or fiberglass to seal the gaps between drywall panels and wood framing members that are located around windows or other openings in your walls.
Patching the areas where sound leaks through is another technique that helps in reducing noise transfer to your space. This can be done using a variety of materials, such as caulks and sealants.
4. Place furniture up against the wall
Arranging your furniture against the wall makes it easier to seal any gaps in the floor and will help reduce noise transfer. Your shelves, cabinets, dressers and other pieces of furniture should be pushed up against the wall. Bedroom appliances such as lamps, radios and televisions should also be placed flush against the wall.
This will help reduce noise transfer into your bedroom while providing a more open floor plan for other rooms in your home. If you have to choose between securing the soundproofing of one room or making it easier to traverse from one space to another on your first floor, the latter is probably more important to your overall living space and should be prioritized.