Living in a dorm can be an amazing experience, but it can also turn into an absolute nightmare if you share your space with noisy dormmates. If you find yourself in this kind of predicament, here are five tips for making the situation a little bit better.
Setting Some Rules
Noisy roommates are more common than you think, so it’s a good idea to set some ground rules from the very start, such as making no noise when the other person is sleeping or studying.
Being a silent type stuck with a noisy roommate is an absolute nightmare, but it’s important to speak up about things that are bothering you if you want something to change.
If studying in your room feels like a mission impossible because your dormmate is always making noise, you’ll probably have a much easier time studying somewhere else, starting with a library.
When nothing else works, you can try turning to technology. Get noise-canceling headphones or earplugs to help you block the sounds around you.
Speaking of devices that can help you block out the noise around you, the white noise machine is also helpful. If it seems like a huge investment, try looking for white noise playlists online instead.