It’s late August and that means summer’s winding down and college is gearing up. For most of you or your college-aged kids, this is the time for fun, learning and a totally new and independent experience. One factor that can turn this seemingly positive time in a person’s life into a negative one is dealing with a noisy or obnoxious roommate. While living with a nuisance can be hard enough, what we’re going to talk about today is sleeping while they are causing a ruckus in your room. The first key to sleeping well in a dorm room is a comfortable, all natural mattress, but the second key is figuring out how to live with a loud roommate.
Noise Canceling Headphones
Huffington Post has given us many helpful tips when it comes to sleeping with a loud roommate: It’s midnight, you’ve finished studying for your English Lit test tomorrow and you’re beyond exhausted. Your roommate, however, has other plans. Their music is blasting, they have friends in the hallway, yada yada yada… Try to use a good pair of noise canceling headphones to drown out any additional sounds. First of all, it will just look like your listening to music with giant headphones (as to not cause any tension between you and your roommate), and it will help to allow you to fall asleep faster than you could’ve hoped for.
If your roommate can’t turn off the light, TV, or xbox at night, try a pair of eye patches to get your through the night. It will darken the room tremendously, allowing your eyes and body to adjust to the nighttime and be under stimulated rather than overstimulated. Eye patches are great for all types of sleepers due to their comfort. Whether you’re a back sleeper or a stomach sleeper, you’ll be able to sleep with eye patches.
If noise canceling headphones just aren’t your thing, (sometimes they can be bulky and uncomfortable while you’re sleeping) than try a pair of earplugs. These little beauties can do wonders for the excess noise your roommate is creating and can be very subtle. The earplugs will be almost completely invisible inside of your ear and extremely comfortable as you fall asleep at night.
While napping and college may seem to go hand in hand, you’re better off waiting to fall asleep until you really need to: at night. First of all, night time is when you are most tired from the day that has passed and second of all, if your roommate is being noisy, it’s much easier to fall asleep in a less than ideal environment when you’re extremely tired rather than just a a bit tired.
Try to remember these tips before going back to school and remember, a comfortable mattress and a good sleeping environment can go a long way when it comes to sleeping with a loud roommate!
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