Hotel chain Crowne Plaza has announced that they will be trialling snore absorption rooms in nine of its hotels across Europe and the Middle East. The company has taken this course of action due to stats from the Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association which reveal that 41.5 per cent of the population snore, equating to around 15 million people in the UK.
Similar measures can also be applied in the home if people find that their partner is keeping them up through the night with their snoring as soundproofing can be effective in some way in most types of location.
Soundproofing a room is a simple enough thing to do and when installed in the right areas it can absorb sounds like never before. Although the chances of snoring being completely eliminated are slim to none, you will find that sound insulation will make a noticeable difference and leave you with a quieter bedroom than you previously had.
One area you will definitely need to target is the four walls of your bedroom, especially if you are concerned that noise is filtering through to a neighbouring home. There are various forms of acoustic matting that can be fitted which will act to absorb loud frequencies and deflect sound waves.
Next you should look to replace your door, particularly if it is a traditional timber door as it tends to become less effective at keeping sound contained as it ages. An acoustic door should be fitted in its place as it will cut the number of decibels allowed to pass through and cut the chances of others and yourself from being unnecessarily disturbed by snoring.
Anyone new to the subject of soundproofing should research the subject thoroughly or speak to an acoustic expert before carrying out a soundproof project of any kind.