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Post # 3
1342 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@EffieTrinket:  Ear plugs?  My dad’s wife uses them because my dad snores so loudly. 

Post # 4
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Earplugs and a white noise machine?

Post # 5
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Have you tried white noise? Like perhaps a big box fan? We sleep with one going every night and it drowns out any potential ambient noise. Combined with ear plugs would be even better.

Post # 6
9550 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I totally thought your were talking about the kind on a dress and I got all excited. But as someone who currently lives within a stone’s throw of a railroad track, give it some more time and I bet you get used to it. I barely hear it anymore. Your body eventually learns to just tune it out.

Post # 7
5958 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Oh man…see, I grew up and live in a  town where trains run ALL day and ALL night, in fact if I’m somewhere they don’t run, I’ll wake up because I’m so used to it here…Mr. 99 had a HUGE problem with it, he used earlplugs and a white noise machine for a couple of months, now he’s as used to it as I am….sorry though, I can’t imagine!

Post # 9
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

We use a fan to block off noise. We sleep when people are still up and about 6:00 pm to about 2:00 am) so we hear some noise all the time. 

Ear plugs will not work for me as I feel I am under water with them on. Plus, I actually want to hear what’s going on around me. The dogs whine, the cat meows, the people upstairs walking, What happens if one of the dogs starts choking? I just don’t like not hearing in case something goes wrong.

Post # 10
530 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My apartment has train tracks in the back yard, less then 100 feet from my bedroom window. I got used to it by turing the tv up a little bit every night to get me used to sleeping with noise. They don’t wake me up anymore, but it did take 6 months.


Post # 11
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@EffieTrinket:  Oh my goodness! 

I can honestly say that 4 out of 5 homes that I’ve ever lived in were within hearing range of train track. I wish I had something to say that could help, but um… for me, it was the worst at my first home and after a while I just started to find it comforting. 

Sounds like yours is really loud though, so that may not work out for you. >.<

Post # 13
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Treejewel19:  Big box fans are my savior.

We live just across the street from the hospital and fire department. Strangely, I do miss the sounds when we’re sleeping somewhere else for days on end (vacations, visiting family, etc.), but the fans help keep me asleep since I wake up to just about everything otherwise.

Post # 14
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I sleep with the tv on so I never notice outside noise is that an option for you? I am the opposite I have to live near train tracks. It’s comforting for me to hear them.

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