I've been trying to figure out a good configuration for my room, but the only thing to come up with is to put my bed under my window. I've put the head of my bead by my window, but because I live on a somewhat busy street, I ended up sleeping very poorly, even with avery loud fan. I've decided I could maybe use a headboard to deaden some of the sound, but I'm wondering if there is any special features I could add to the headbaord to make it particularly sound proof. If at all possible, I need it to be not too high because the window is low and doesn't let in a lot of light.
Unfortunately, most anything you use to deaden the sound is going to block out the light as well. So, it'll be a trade off. What can you live with? An upholstered headboard with lots of "stuffing" might be helpful but I'm not sure.
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Not going to help a whole lot, as Farm Girl stated above. If you were going to pad/upholster an insulation board to place into the entire window, this may help a bit. If full sized and friction fitted, it could just be removed during the day, and placed in at night.
A white noise producer (Bed Bath & Beyond now carries them) is probably your best bet for random noise muffling.
You don't say if you own your home or rent, but if you own you might think about replacing the window. There are windows out there that reduce noise, if you are so inclined.
Ear plugs coupled with a white noise machine may do the trick.
Padded shutters might buffer some of the street noise as well while allowing natural light in when desired.
might have a solution! at the home centers they have insulation panels (rigid) and the same size as a sheet of plywood. they also come in several thickness...now they're very light weight...what I'm suggesting is getting a couple and covering with fabric (to match your bedding) you could move them during the day allowing light in...moving back to sleep.
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Check my post above.
Maybe set the bed up with the headboard toward the street but sleep with your head in the opposite direction.
Let me see if I understand this correctly. You are now sleeping in that room, but the head of the bed is not against the outside wall. At some time in the recent past you tried putting the bed with the head on the outside wall, but noise from outside kept you awake. Is this right?
It sounds to me like you have accidentally coupled the bed to the wall. Try moving the whole bed about 1 inch further into the room. You want the head board completely out of contact with the outside wall. Climb on the bed to measure it because your weight will slightly flex the bedframe, changing the measurement.
I tried a search on Google for "sound proofing a heardboard" and found a few results. It doesn't look easy but some but there are definitely some cheap soundproofing solutions on there. Wish you luck to your endeavers.
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I agree with cocok regarding replacing the window. My DD had a similar situation where you heard everything from outside. She replaced windows, and I was stunned by the difference! It was as if someone had turned off the noise!
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