i live in a 3rd floor flat, and have a really weird problem.
i have hyperthesia (extremly over developed senses), and im woken in the night and early morning by the bathroom fan of a neighbour below, and also kept awake when the shop on the ground floor (through 2 concrete floors, 1 wooden!) has either the air con or eating on, all night.
both are completely inaudible, i can just feel the almost imperceptable vibrations- i dont think anyone else would feel them at all.
i have a futon with two very thick matresses, and either tho im 12 yards and a floor away from the bathroom fan, and 3 floors above the air con, i can feel both of them, and get woken. im not just woken, but it seems to wake in an odd way- it always wakes me from dream sleep (it goes off at different times, so its clearly disrupting my sleep, rather than only catching me when im dreaming). however tired i am, or how many sleeping pills i take, im woken, and then wide awake for 3 hours, so if im woken at 6, cant get back to sleep, and im exhausted all day.
so- how do i soundproof my bedroom or at least bed? the walls in the room slant in, and are odd triangular shapes, so i think it would be dificult to cut to a sealed shape.
the floorboards dont come up, and have carpet on.
can i soundproof the bed?? will two layers of foam make any difference??will laying one on top of the other be better or worse?? will soundproofing the walls in the sitting room, which are mostly straight, and directly above the annoying fan below, make any difference? the bathroom is in between the bedroom and sitting room.
any advice gratefully recieved!
thanks very much!