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Best White Noise Fans 2019: Reviews and Buying Guide

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If you are a light sleeper like me, then you probably understand how annoying even the smallest sound can be when you are trying to get some sleep.

This only gets worse if you have noisy neighbors who do not understand how much sleep is important.

I first came across a white noise machine when I was shopping for my baby’s nursery. The walls of the house that I was living in at the time were so thin and even the smallest sounds got to the nursery and woke him up.

When I got a white noise machine, I had a solution for a couple of weeks before the thing broke down and stopped working altogether. I was frustrated because I had spent quite a considerable amount of money on the machine.

I was not too quick to replace the white noise machine. However, after a few frustrated weeks of having to wake up in the middle of the night to the baby’s wailing, it was clear that I needed a solution.

When a friend suggested a white noise fan, I was a bit skeptical. I was not sure how the fans would work in the same way as the machine. I gave it a try though, seeing as it was a bit cheaper than the white noise machines.

I absolutely loved it! I ended up using white noise fans for quite some time and still do, even to date. If you are not sure whether or not a white noise fan will work for you, this article should help you make an informed decision.

Here’s what I have learned about white noise fans over the years.

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Best Quiet Keyboards 2019 Reviews for Office, Gaming and Home

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It is no doubt that computers are used nearly everywhere nowadays. And it goes without saying that a keyboard must accompany a computer for it to function fully.

Although most computers come with a standard keyboard, most of these are not necessarily the best. Keyboards can be quite noisy making it difficult for you to work in the company of others.

A few years ago, I was living with a couple of friends while trying to cut costs. I am a night bird and this meant that I was almost always using my computer while everyone else was asleep. While this did not pose a problem, my keyboard at the time was quite loud. This meant that my friends, who were all light sleepers, could hardly sleep unless I was done using the computer.

I did not even know silent or quiet keyboards existed until one of them mentioned it. Of course, I still wanted to use the computer at night but not at the expense of their sleep. So I decided to give it a try.

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How to Block Noise From the Neighbors: 6 Best Ways (That Work!)

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There’s nothing as annoying as having to deal with noisy neighbors. Of course, you could always move, but what if it only gets worse at your new place?

A few years ago I moved houses and at first, I was excited. My joy was, however, shortlived.

It took me about a week to realize how huge of a mistake I had made. The noise from my neighbors was just unbearable. Seeing as I had just recently started working from home, I needed to find a solution.

I considered moving out, but I had just moved in and I still had a whole year on my lease contract. The only viable option, it seemed, was to find a way to block all the noise from the neighbors.

I have always loved DIY projects, so I got into this wholeheartedly. I had so much fun doing it and most of all, it solved the problem. I can now work peacefully, without worrying about all the noise from the neighbors.

Noisy neighbors can get on your nerves, especially after a hard day’s work and all you want is to relax. So get your toolbox out and try some of these things. You will love the peace and quiet that comes with it.

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Best Soundproof Curtains 2019: Do They Really Work?

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I live in a busy metropolitan area. Cars and people are always buzzing by, dogs are constantly barking, and children are frequently screaming and playing. Needless to say, all this commotion can create quite the amount of noise.

This noise can make it hard for a writer like me to concentrate on things like this very article that you are reading right now. As a result, I frequently saw myself being distracted by dogs and speeding cars and would put my work aside until I could re-focus.

This was until I decided to invest in Soundproof Curtains. These thick, insulating curtains can help not only to cancel out the sounds of the outdoors, but helps reduce echo from the sounds within your own home. The do this while also keeping out light glares and other similar distractions, allowing you to focus better on the task at hand.

If you are looking to buy these curtains, either to help you concentrate or to get a little extra peace and quiet, then this buying guide of the best Soundproof Curtains available is for you!

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7 Cheapest Ways to Soundproof a Basement Ceiling

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You are probably wondering whether you really need to soundproof the basement. Well, yes! You actually need to.

For most people, the basement may not be a special room. But there are quite a number of unique ways in which you can use your basement for.

You can turn it into a home office, or even just a chill crib. You can also decide to turn it into the kid’s study room or if you are a bookworm like I am, make it your library!

However you decide to use the basement, it may be just as necessary to make it soundproof as any other room.

Of course, I wasn’t about to spend a lot of money soundproofing the basement since I was only going to be in there for a couple of hours.

The best news about it is that soundproofing your basement does not have to cost you a fortune. With a couple of dollars and a bit of energy, you can turn your basement into a quiet and peaceful haven. Here’s how to do it.

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How to Soundproof a Wall Cheaply: 6 Affordable Ways!

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Are you short with money? Do you lack some peace due to outdoor noise? Then, this is the right place to be.

As a mother of two, I was once short with money, and I needed some fast solution to my problem. The problem was thin walls of my nursery room.

My baby couldn’t sleep due to neighbors’ noise, therefore, neither could I. It was devastating and annoying to wake up in the middle of the night every single night for about 2 weeks.

Whenever I complained to my neighbors about being so loud, they would apologize and promise not to do the same thing again. Of course, that didn’t happen.

Luckily enough, I knew some tricks about soundproofing the walls and when I realized that they don’t give a damn about waking up my baby every night, I decided to act.

Since I was short with the money, my potential actions were limited. I started digging and found some solutions worth mentioning. Read on to learn more.

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Does Soundproofing Paint for Walls and Ceilings Work?

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One of the biggest questions in the world of soundproofing is the one about soundproofing paint. Does it work? Well, it depends. Basically, it works great at some certain noise levels.

Since my house needed an arrangement, painting, and soundproofing, I figured it out and gave a try. Long story short, this soundproofing paint did the job. No matter how strange it sounds, it can work in certain situations.

For example, if the noise that is coming from the other room is not that loud, then why would you waste money on some foam panels, blankets, and curtains when a simple soundproofing paint can do the job just fine?

Simply put, the soundproofing paint is a two-in-one solution to your problems. It will simultaneously decrease the noise level and help you redesign your room. Nevertheless, there are a lot of benefits coming from this paint.

It’s true, it demands a bit of your time and effort, but the whole procedure is quite worth. Now, let’s learn some basics about soundproofing paint when to use it, how does it work, and finally, how to achieve the best results with soundproof paint.

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Acoustical Sealant: Your Soundproofing Caulk Guide

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If you are reading this, you must have found yourself in a situation where you are exposed to a huge noise that has been affecting your sleep, work and most importantly – your inner peace. That’s why you’ve decided to dare yourself on a quest and find the best possible solution to soundproof your home or office.

By now, you should have already located the source of the noise pollution and designed the whole soundproofing project (from the problem to the solution) and probably you have an idea where to find all the materials you need.

There’s just one question that’s been bothering you – what’s the best sealant you can find on the market? You want something that will be firm enough and that will ensure that all of your soundproofing materials stay in place and do their job flawlessly.

That’s why we will get familiar with the Acoustical Sealant and its characteristics that qualify it as the best.

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How to Soundproof a Wall Between Apartments (Without Construction)

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Do you have problems with the noise coming through the walls of your apartment? If that’s the case, then you might be looking into the right direction.

You might be living next to a couple of students who like to party even on work days. Or you just don’t feel comfortable listening to your neighbors’ conversations. Or they might have a washing mashing which is banging on the wall.

All of these, and much more are very unpleasant when it comes to sharing a wall with anyone, and you might have started to think about solutions to this problem.

When I had my first child, we’ve been living next to a family who had a very loud dog. It was barking occasionally, even in the middle of the nights, and it just happened that all of our bedrooms had shared walls with this family.

We were often waking up at night from the noises of loud barking and my child even started to get scared of this sound.

Naturally, we had to find the solution to this problem. We started looking here and there, we tried several different methods. Some of them worked, and some of them didn’t.

So, here are some of the fantastic solutions that helped me solve different soundproofing problems over the years

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CPAP Machine Noise Issues and Noise Reduction Tips

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CPAP machines or Continuous Positive Air Pressure Machines are machines that are used in therapy of sleep apnea.

Patients would wear a face mask that is connected to a pump that provides a natural flow of air into the nasal passages during sleep in order to keep the airway properly opened.

There are a lot of people who suffer from sleep apnea these days but are not diagnosed or do nothing about it. There is much less of those people who actually take some action and use a CPAP machine.

One of the reasons could be that these machines can be very loud and sometimes they don’t just affect you, but your partner or roommate as well.

All of the sucking noises and whistling noises coming from the air in a CPAP machine can be very unpleasant when you want to sleep at night.

Since these machines are meant to help you sleep better, but they are not due to the noise, here are a few tricks that you can use to make them quieter.

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