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Moneyboss Wed 04-Apr-18 18:38:37

We have just moved house and now live on a main road. We always had the bedroom window open all year round when we lived on a quiet cul-de-sac but now I can't stand the traffic noise if the window is open.
We haven't got a spare room for me to move to. I have quite sensitive ears and ear plugs irritate them.
Does anyone know of any other solution please?

BlueBelle Wed 04-Apr-18 18:48:45

It will fade into not being noticeable after a while When I lived in the Far East I thought I d never sleep again with the noise of the tree beetles at night it was so loud after a few weeks I never heard them at all

Smithy Wed 04-Apr-18 21:03:29

Yes, you will get used to it. When I moved to my present home, its very near a very busy dual carriageway and I thought I'd never get used to it. After a while, I only noticed if I woke through the night, how quiet it goes.

Grannyknot Wed 04-Apr-18 21:32:43

One night you'll be fast asleep and then wake up and realise... the traffic has stopped and all is quiet. In other words, as other posters have said, you'll get used to it. That's what happened to me anyway when I moved into a flat on a busy road smile

Moneyboss Wed 04-Apr-18 21:35:00

Thank you all for the reassurance, I’ll try and relax about it.

M0nica Wed 04-Apr-18 21:39:59

We have the main London-Bristol railway behind us. When we first moved in there were two very noisy gravel trains went through every night.

The first week I snapped awake as the trains went through, The second week, I groaned and turned over. The third week I incorporated the noise into my dreams. The fourth week.....zzzzzzzzz

sodapop Wed 04-Apr-18 21:43:05

I used to live near a roundabout on the eastern bypass in Oxford. When I moved to a quieter area I couldn't sleep for a while. Try to relax, read a book but not an e-book, listen to music, traffic noise will fade.

lemongrove Wed 04-Apr-18 23:18:03

Here, it’s noisy owls! Am used to it now and don’t give a hoot about the racket.🦉🦉🦉🦉🦉

lemongrove Wed 04-Apr-18 23:19:13

Try cotton wool in your ears, more comfy than ear plugs moneyboss

Sunlover Thu 05-Apr-18 06:06:13

We also moved from a quiet cul de sac to an apartment near a busy road across from the tube station. At first I noticed the cars and the trains but now I don't notice them.
I love being able to just cross the road and pop to the local shops or jump on the tube into town.

Moneyboss Thu 05-Apr-18 08:38:04

I love being able to just cross the road and pop to the local shops Sunlover I like that aspect of the move too. Also I'm nearer my mum which makes life easier.

Lovetopaint037 Fri 04-May-18 20:48:44

Your brain is very selective. It adapts to whatever is important and quickly ignores unnecessary and routine sounds etc. When I went to my secondary school in the fifties the school was situated very close to Watneys brewery. The smell of hops was sickly and overwhelming. In a short time we didn’t smell it. It was only when new entrants arrived and complained about the smell that we were reminded of it. We literally didn’t smell it.

Iam64 Fri 04-May-18 20:56:56

We live on a main road and I've gradually reached a point where I sleep through traffic noise and even the bright street lights don't wake me.
When we go on holiday to peaceful places, I realise how good I've got at streaming out noise and light. You'll do the same.