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My room is noisy. How do I sleep?
AYou probably don’t know this, but Guru once lived on a construction site. Well, ‘lived’ is a bit strong. Perhaps ‘hid’ is a better descriptor. Whatever the semantics, during that time your favourite gadget uncle learned a thing or two about sleeping in loud and dangerous environments.
First, you’ll want to make sure your ears are suitably blocked. Bose’s SleepBuds are a neat solution, fizzing all sorts of brain-deadening noise into your ears throughout the night. But you don’t have to spend that much money as good ear plugs, like Mack’s, might be all you need as long as you’re happy with the sound of your own fluids sloshing around inside your head.
You can go custom, with ear plugs moulded specifically for the shape of your lugs (the ProGuard MYO) or really push the boat out with the titanium Isolate Pro buds from Flare Audio, although the latter pokes out a bit too much for comfy
The Smart Nora slips into a pillow and repositions the head of nighttime honkers whenever they start to really give it some
You might think about sorting out your sleep environment. If you sleep with a snorer, as Mrs Guru does, try Smart Nora. The device helps to resposition the head of nighttime honkers when they start to really give it some while you’re trying to sleep. The Silent Partner Smartpatch is also an interesting take on noise cancelling, emitting a reversewave counter snore to cancel out those somnambular emissions.
If it ever sees the light of day—the fanciful crowdfunded device has hit a few development nightmares recently.
ABOVE Do you live in a noisy house? Fear not, for there’s tech to help you block the blighters out