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Old 11-20-2010, 09:27 AM   #1
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Help, my wife is going crazy because of traffic noises that keep her up at night. I can sleep through a hurricane. Do any of you have a solution for this obvious problem? I thought about a white noise unit but don't know if it is a good idea or not.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:40 AM   #2
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I've been buying and using the contractor sized pack of foam ear plugs at Lowe's for years. Really muffles the noise at home and on the road but still can hear well enough for the possible emergency. ie smoke or gas alarms.

I can hardly hear my wife's complaints about my snoring....

they work great!!
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:58 AM   #4
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Campgrounds away from the freeway. In our latest big trip we only stayed in one campground close to the freeway and you could hear those trucks all night long.
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I sympathize with your DW... I'm the same way. I solved it nearly a year ago with ear plugs. The foam plugs didn't work for me. They kept popping out and didn't really muffle enough. I now use those that resemble "silly putty" and form to the inside of your ears with body heat. They block out nearly everything. I could probably still hear a smoke alarm but that's not even certain.

These are available at Walgreens among other places like Walmart.

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We were in a campground about 1000 feet from a runway at the Monterey airport.

6:15 am was the first departing flight. Ask me how I know.

You don't know noise!!!!
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We use a small white noise machine that we purchased about 10 yrs ago at the stick house. Prior to that we used a dry humidifier motor running.

In the motorhome, we use the roof AC/Heat Pump set on low speed for white noise. The fishermen leaving at 5:00 AM do not wake us.

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I have for years ran a box fan all night.
It creates enough noise at a steady level that when we get up in the morning we sometimes find the neighbors gone and we did not even hear the noise.
Costs about $20.00
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Help, my wife is going crazy because of traffic noises that keep her up at night. I can sleep through a hurricane. Do any of you have a solution for this obvious problem? I thought about a white noise unit but don't know if it is a good idea or not.
The best solution in my opnion would be, buy the Bose nose canceling head phones. They are amazing. Bose Headsets and Headphones
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Try a large glass of good wine before turning in.
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Help, my wife is going crazy because of traffic noises that keep her up at night. I can sleep through a hurricane. Do any of you have a solution for this obvious problem? I thought about a white noise unit but don't know if it is a good idea or not.
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I also use the earplugs from Lowes/Home Depot. Muffles the sound so that I can fall asleep (even David's snoring) but I can usually hear the alarm clock go off.
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Ear plugs !!!!!!!!!!! The best one out there are 3M 1100 series. I just got a new box of 200 about $22.00. Lets me sleep well. Wife can sleep through anything I can hear a dog backing 5 miles away.
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