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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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How to Build a Soundproof Box for a Generator in 8 Simple Steps

How to Build a Soundproof Box for a Generator

We live in a place where natural disasters are not unknown, and they often lead to power outages.

Well, now, no one likes to be left in dark, is it right? And for that reason, power generators might come in very handy to us.

They are often used during and after power outages, while we are waiting for everything to get back on its feet again.

Subsequently, another inconvenience might show up. Generators can be very loud.

Just imagine the situation: a natural catastrophe occurs; there is an almost inevitable power outage; you are already frustrated and irritated enough, but you have remembered that you have a power generator in your house; so you find it, turn it on, and it starts buzzing like crazy.

Not very convenient now, is it?

Well, there are a few things that you can do.

First resolution to a buzzing power generator is buying a soundproof box for your generator. Alas, these generator quiet boxes are very expensive.

Yet, there is another resolution that I will be telling you about today. And that resolution is building your own soundproof box for a generator.

So, let’s begin from the scratch.

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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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Car Soundproofing: How to Reduce Road Noise in Car

How to Make Your Car Exhaust Quieter

Chances are, if you work a normal 9-5 job, you may have got yourself stuck in traffic at one time or another. It happens to nearly everybody, and its something that is nearly impossible to entirely avoid.

While you sit there in traffic, sun beating down on top of your windshield, the noise of construction equipment, angry drivers, and stereos that are way too loud start to take their toll on you. If only there was a way to drown out all this noise to make this experience at least a little less painful.

You happen to be in luck, as there exist many ways in which one can muffle the noise of the world outside their car. Today we will take a look at some of the methods in which you can soundproof your car!

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How to Soundproof a Wall Cheaply: 6 Affordable Ways!

Soundproof a Hole in the Wall

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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How to Reduce Noise from Outside Air Conditioner

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Air condition is a handy thing that nowadays every household has. They are basically not that noisy, but sometimes they might hit your nerve in the matter of second.

That’s not all. They often annoy your neighbors as well. So, don’t be surprised if you see your neighbors knocking on your door cause of your old AC system.

Even though they are quite welcome during the summer, they are popular for generating a lot of noise as well. This relates mostly to some older models.

When it comes to new models, they are kind of better insulated and a lot quieter.

With that said, you should probably look for some new AC, but only if every other soundproofing method fails.

Now, I will talk a bit more about soundproofing your current air conditioner. Frankly, there are few effective ways of soundproofing it, but if it fails, you can always search for a newer version that runs (as we explained) a lot quieter.

Let’s get straight to the point and see all of the possible solutions.

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How to Soundproof a Ceiling without Construction

Cost to Soundproof a Ceiling

Are those footsteps? Is it a washing machine bouncing off of the floor? Or is it just a married couple arguing loudly?

Well, no matter what is it, it’s unpleasant, right? You probably can’t sleep at night, and as soon as you fall asleep, the sun is up and you are already heading to work.

Then, just like that washing machine, your head is bouncing back and forth at your working desk, and as soon as you wake up you see the angry face of your boss staring at you.

So, what is next? I think we all know, but the very problem is way back in the past. Namely, what would’ve happened if you did sleep well that night?

Next, you are probably wondering how you can sleep well when some savages are living above your head. Oh yes, you can!

Here is the list of the best solutions to soundproof your ceiling without construction.

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How to Reduce Traffic Noise in My Backyard?

How to Reduce Traffic Noise in My Backyard

Like everyone who has a nice and cozy backyard, I liked enjoying it ever since I moved into the suburbs. It was so nice to have a morning coffee in my favorite chair next to the pool or to read a book in a hammock.

However, the suburb started developing very fast, and the traffic got crazy in no time.

I feel like I just woke up one morning, and that my cozy little backyard was just taken away from me in seconds.

I started hating spending any time there, and I thought that I had made a mistake when I persuaded my husband to move into the suburb from a big city. It seemed all the same to me.

However, there was no use in hiding in the house. I wanted to try and find a solution. I wanted my backyard back no matter what it takes.

I found some solutions. Most of them have a lot to do with choosing the right fence.

So if you have a similar problem to mine, maybe I can help you bring your little piece of heaven on Earth back to you.

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How to Quiet a Noisy Ceiling Fan (Clicking, Grinding or Rattling Noises)

How to Quiet a Noisy Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans are handy things to have in your home. Unlike air conditions that are (some say) unhealthy and leave the unpleasant smell in the air, ceiling fans are more natural than anything else.

Now, it’s kind of annoying sitting in your restroom after a hard work, enjoying the silence, falling asleep and then boom! You suddenly hear some clicking, rattling and grinding noise coming from above your head.

On the first look it’s kind of bearable and you just ignore it, but after a while, you realize that you can’t actually ignore that sound and that it goes louder and louder every moment.

By blowing the air, they can cool you pretty well. Now, the problem with these ones is that over time they become sloppy and somewhat noisy.

Well, they get weighted down by dust, or simply become rusty since they are constantly spinning. That results in a lot of rattling and squeaking noise that not many can bear during hot summer.

Luckily for you, a lot of problems can be solved through the cleaning and maintenance routine. Solving squeaking noise problems isn’t that hard, but there are some other problems that can take a bit serious measures to fix.

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7 Best Sound Absorbing Materials to Improve the Acoustics in Your Room

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These days a lot of people have the need to install sound absorption products whether in their house or office or somewhere else. They keep asking me what materials are the most effective for certain situation, and how can you distinguish them.

But why is all of this insignificant? Why would you ever need this?

First of all, the installation of sound absorbing product can contribute to suitable acoustic environment within a space, which is, you could agree, an enjoyable place to be in.

Also, sound absorption is a desirable, or even necessary, solution for schools, sports halls, recording studios, lecture auditoriums, theatres, cinemas, or concert venues.

Therefore, you can find sound absorption anywhere. Since they are so widely used, you should know what types of materials are there and how you can distinguish them.

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