Noisy Neighbors? A Good Night’s Sleep Is Only a Click Away

“Ah, finally: Sleep!”

Hahahahah! Well, do it yourself then! Hahahahahah!

Ruff! Ruff! Ruff! … Ruff! Ruff! Ruff!

“God@$#%&! Sick of this!” you groan at 2:10 a.m., the night before the big presentation. The one you’re counting on to get that raise you think might be coming, if only you could get a good night’s sleep. But these neighbors, the one blaring her TV and the other one with the Rottweiler above you, have other ideas.

Thank you, Al Gore: You could haul your phone down to the beach to personally record the tranquil sound of waves breaking on the shore. Fortunately, we have the Internet for things like that.

Thank you, Al Gore: You could haul your phone down to the beach to personally record the tranquil sound of waves breaking on the shore. Fortunately, we have the Internet for things like that.

Errrrrrerrrrrrr! … Errrrrrerrrrrrr! … Errrrrrerrrrrrr!

“Great, now the cops. Well, at least they aren’t coming here.”

Bing, bong bonk!

“Watchoo sayin? Girl, now I know you’re trippin!”

Bang, boing, bing, bong, bong, bing, bonk!

You tense under the covers. The loudmouth neighbor is just getting in from the bars. OK, so far so good. You don’t hear much, nothing really. You begin to relax, close your eyes, and …

Boy you got my heartbeat runnin’ away. Beatin’ like a drum and it’s comin’ your way.

“Great!” you sit up and punch the pillow in a nebbish fit of rage. “Now I’m never gonna get to sleep!”

Is this your apartment experience in the D.C. metro area, night after noisy night of neighbors, sirens, dogs barking, people traipsing through the apartment building in the a.m. after a night of drinking, frequently with a retinue trailing behind them looking to extend the party?

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Well, I’ve got a solution for you, and guess what? It’s free. Really? No, it can’t be. What’s the catch? None. It’s only “the best free color noise generator on the Internet.”

I’m talking about SimplyNoise.

This noise generator is pretty amazing, as not only evinced by the testimonials that run across the top of its site, but because I say it is. I use it all the time. A really cool thing about it is it’s not only a white-noise maker but also a pink- and brown-noise maker as well. I fell for the brown noise pretty quickly, and so have others, according to testimonials on the site.

If you turn this thing up loud enough, it can drown out a significant amount of sound, if not all of it – and it might save you an assault charge or two … or save you from being assaulted by the numbskull who won’t quiet down when asked. It also features both an oscillation and sleep timer button. As of this writing, there is also a free 60-minute MP3 download of a thunderstorm on the site, for those who long for a more natural ambiance.

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You can use SimplyNoise to drown out din in any situation. So while it works to aid sleep, you can also use it to study, relax after a hard day, or with the use of headphones, at the office, school, library, Metrorail or bus.

For 99 cents you can download the app on your iPhone, and this will certainly help SimplyNoise’s portability factor.

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Scott D

Scott D

Scott is a local writer and has been with the Apartment Showcase blog since its inception in 2010.

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