IF YOU LIVE IN A CITY CENTRE OR NEAR A BUSY ROAD, ATTEMPTING TO DRIFT OFF TO THE SOUND OF TRAFFIC, THE OCCASIONAL SIREN AND THE SHOUTED CONVERSATIONS OF PASSERS-BY CAN BE A NIGHTLY FRUSTRATION.
Like most magazines, His & Hers has shared plenty of advice on how to wind down after work and create the most relaxing environment possible to help you to prepare for sleep. However, if loud noises from the street are keeping you up at night, it’ll take more than a good bedtime ritual to help you get eight hours of blissful slumber!
Ideally, you need to get to the root of the problem and block out as much of the noise as possible, and installing triple-glazed windows is one of the most effective ways to do this. We’ve joined forces with the experts at Newview, who are the proud contractors for the Heathrow noise scheme. They’ve installed sound deadening windows for local residents, leading to exceptional reviews from home owners who had been dealing with the issue of noise pollution from planes.
Hopefully you’re not dealing with as much background noise as the residents near Heathrow Airport. However, if external noise is keeping you up at night, it could still be worth speaking to the team at Newview about the benefits of triple glazing (which provides maximum sound proofing).
Also, if you’ve been feeling guilty about letting living in a noisy location get to you or not being better at putting the noise out of your mind and willing yourself to get to sleep, don’t be so hard on yourself.
As the team at Newview explain, it’s not just a case of mind over matter when it comes to dealing with street noise. In fact, noise pollution may be detrimental to psychological and physiological health. Predominantly, noise pollution has been linked with:
- Increased Stress Levels
- Hearing Problems
- Disturbances in one’s sleep
Combined or singularly, these detrimental consequences of living in a highly noise-polluted area can have a significant impact on overall quality of life – causing problems at home, work, and in general mental health.
Our advice would be to make sure your windows are giving you the best possible sound proofing first (and if they’re not, to replace them). Then, once you’ve eliminated as much street noise as possible, it could also be worth investing in some good quality blackout blinds. Generally, if you’re living in a particularly loud area, you’re probably also dealing with light pollution, which can also have a big impact on your sleep patterns, so blocking out the light will help you drift off more swiftly and really make the most of your quieter bedroom.
Then all you need to do is to ensure that you lower the temperature of your heating or open a window at bedtime (around 18 degrees is the optimum temperature for a good night’s sleep) and enjoy a quiet, cosy night that’ll leave you feeling rested and restored the next day.
We’re very proud to bring you this feature in association with Newview Windows. Although this is a sponsored post, the words are all our own. For more inspiration for your home, please pay a visit to our interiors page.