Ripley
Ripley
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Asked on May 21, 2013

Building a "Sleep Pod."

Bjnash888RipleyKMS Woodworks
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Hi Everyone: It's been 5 years since I bought my condo so, I can't quite leave. The elephant, I mean, the gentleman who lives above does nothing but disturb my slumber. I've tried EVERYTHING to get sleep and nothing works.
SO, I am yearning to build a soundproof sleep pod over/around my bed. Has anyone done it? Do you have any suggestions for wood, soundproof supplies? Anything?I'm a bit stumped but, it will happen!:)Thanks much.
6 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 22, 2013

    Have you tried a "white noise" type machine. These come in a number of varieties, electronic and "wind" or fan type units. http://www.amazon.com/Marpac-Dohm-DS-Speed-Sound-Conditioner/dp/B000KUHFGM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369230929&sr=8-1&keywords=white+noise+machine I have a client who lives in an urban "condo" she swears by it. The above link has close to 3000 reviews with the far majority giving it 5 stars. I think this would be quicker and cheaper way to get around the problem. Did you ever see that Gary Larson Cartoon...About the "real reason fo the noise upstairs" It was a pic of two people tossing cinder block bricks at a large target drawn on the middle if the floor.

  • Douglas Jones
    on May 22, 2013

    I recently heard that pink noise is the new thing and can get a better rest. Other possibilities are you could install a sound ceiling. This depends on what your ceiling is, concrete is more difficult to deal with. A sound ceiling or wall can be constructed with metal framing run the across ceiling if attached to wood framing, then install sound resistant drywall leaving an air space between the 2 layers. This allows for sound dissipation. There are also sound deadening insulations available. Best of luck with your problem. Doug

  • Ripley
    on May 23, 2013

    Thanks you two. Appreciate the ideas and thoughts. :)

  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 23, 2013

    One leader in sound reduction is "homosote" http://www.homasote.com/ we would use the homosote board for a backer in my sweeties stain glass studio...not for noise for but for cutting.

  • Ripley
    on May 23, 2013

    Awesome, THANKS!

  • Bjnash888
    on Jun 26, 2013

    Have at look at www.soundproofing.org

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