How can I soundproof walls between bedrooms?


The walls in this condo are so thin snoring can be heard.

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  • Annette Otter Mocabee Annette Otter Mocabee on Dec 31, 2018

    Ugly solution, but attaching paper egg cartons works. We use then on our walls for a band practice room we have.

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Dec 31, 2018

    The easiest and most inexpensive fix would be to hang thermal drapes or curtains on the wall - or anything else that will absorb sound (a quilt, tapestry, etc.) I've seen and used some from curtains from Walmart that do dampen exterior sounds. You can also get one of those machines that adds white noise to the room which will offset the sound keeping you awake. My only other thought is that whoever is snoring THAT loud needs to see a doctor. Folks almost always have sleep apnea if their snoring can disturb people in another room. That is a serious health issue that can take years off your life.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 01, 2019

    Hi, You could use insulation Polystyrene board and maybe emulsion or cover in fabric. Or maybe baten out the wall add insulation and then Panel or board over it.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jan 05, 2019

    Oh, I hear your frustration. I once lived in a brand new! condo that did not have any insulation between the next units bathrooms. Say no more.

    However, for the price of materials and tools needed to set up some of the above suggestions, it may be more cost effective to purchase custom fitted noise blocking silicone earplugs. These are frequently worn by rock musicians and motorcycle riders.

    Contact any hearing centre that sells hearing aids. They will be able to make them up for you. Bonus: when you move out of this condo, you get to take your earplugs with you.

  • Duncanespie Duncanespie on Jan 05, 2019

    Windshield repair kit?, I spoke to the fellow repairing mine, and he explained that the crack you see is actually the air, so if you force resin in, you dispel the air.

    Sounds very strange but it works, I think you can get the kits on Amazon

  • Duncanespie Duncanespie on Jan 05, 2019

    The more dense the material the better, lead sheet is excellent as it does not resonate. You need to remember to treat sound as a leak, so any ceiling spaces also need treating. In the U.K. we have Thermalite building blocks, which you can cut with a woodsaw, or reskin the drywall, so you have an extra layer.