Asked on May 21, 2013

Building a "Sleep Pod."

by Ripley
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 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. 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 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 Ripley on May 23, 2013
    Thanks you two. Appreciate the ideas and thoughts. :)
  • KMS Woodworks KMS Woodworks on May 23, 2013
    One leader in sound reduction is "homosote" we would use the homosote board for a backer in my sweeties stain glass studio...not for noise for but for cutting.
  • Ripley Ripley on May 23, 2013
    Awesome, THANKS!
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