The noise outside my window doesn't let me rest!

@besweet (7227)
Greece
August 22, 2012 9:25am CST
My neighbors downstairs have a small garden at the back yard. My room is right above the yard and I can hear everything from downstairs! Today they decided to work on their garden and right now they are mowing their lawn, but it's noon and I can't rest with all that noise! The problem is that they are our landlords as well, so I don't want to complain! They only come every summer for vacations and they are full of energy, so they are noisy sometimes. Generally I don't mind but now I am tired and this machine for the lawn is irritating. I hope they will finish soon and I'll be able to get some sleep.
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@dfollin (12747)
• United States
22 Aug 12
It's noon! Well,you should be up anyway.Even if you were to complain it would not do any good because it is already a reasonable time,not early in the morning or really late at night.
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
22 Aug 12
We have quiet hours between 15:00 and 17:30 at noon here. I am not sure if this happens in other countries as well! In my previous appartment, a neighbor that we had was calling the police if someone was noisy during those hours and they were giving a warning. You can even get arrested for this!
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@dfollin (12747)
• United States
22 Aug 12
I live in the state of Virginia in the United States and here noise can began at 8:00 am or 9:00 am in some places.Unreasonable noise must cease by 10:00 pm Sunday thru Thursday,except for holidays and 12:00 am on Fridays,Saturday's and holidays.There are rules for residential neighborhoods,not in business districts where there are bars,restaurants and theatre's that close around 1:00 am or 2:00 am. The reason some places are 8:00 am and 9:00 am is that people have to leave for work earlier,ie: residential places near stores,offices and main roads.Plus during the school year some school buses pick up the children around 6:15 am. Unreasonable noise is like,music,parties,lawn work,construction,moving in or out of a home in a residential area,yelling,receiving deliveries,etc.
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
22 Aug 12
wow, your quiet hours are so complicated! :) We have the same for the whole country, it's 15:00-17:00 p.m. and 23:00 to 07:00 am. The noon hours are because people rest after work, but I'm not sure if there are specific things that you can't do. I guess that every kind of noise that might disturb the neighbors is not allowed! For example having the tv volume high at night might be a reason for neighbors to call the police. Personally, I prefer to have good relationships with my neighbors and I don't complain, because I guess that they will be tolerant if I decide to have a party one day and have the music until late! Today the lawn machine was really disturbing and I didn't manage to sleep at all. However, I prefer not to discuss it with them because I they are my landlords and I wouldn't like to have problems in the future.
• Mathura, India
22 Aug 12
I cannot sleep if it is too noisy. Sound pollution is caused because of noise. Student cannot prepare for their examinations but the patients are more sufferer because of extremely high noise.
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
22 Aug 12
Sleeping rests our body and mind. If you have exams, a good sleep can clear your mind and help you perform better! I don't like noise when I am trying to sleep!
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• Mathura, India
23 Aug 12
It more drastic and damaging for the patients. Even horns of the vehicles are banned surroundings of a hospital. If you are concentrating on a point, Noise can disturb you. This is the reason that even ringing of mobile is banned in the court of law and the offices of senior officers.
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@djalex14 (195)
• Canada
22 Aug 12
The noise is something you can get used.You should sleep without problems.Think at something beautiful and try put a music ...I do this for sleeping everytime when something annoy me.
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
22 Aug 12
I am used to the sounds that I am familiar with, for example my parents talking or my neighbor's chickens! :) But I find irritating the sounds that I don't know, like machines working etc. Music would help I guess, but I didn't try it! Thanks for your comment!
@riyauro (6428)
• India
22 Aug 12
Oh do you do night shift or something? cos noon is like okay time to do those kinda work and it is odd time to sleep too. quiet and noon is not happening in our country. lol But maybe your landlord came occasionally and that is why they are trying to use the time to the max. If I were you, I would not complain and let them do what they want to do and on the other hand i will put cotton in my ear and sleep. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
22 Aug 12
I coma back home at 16:00 and I feel so tired so I want to rest for an hour. During the summer that it's too hot, I feel sleepy at noon! We have quiet hours set by law over here. I didn't complain at the end but I wasn't able to sleep at all! I decided to go online instead of trying to sleep without any luck! :P I have ear plugs but I don't like them so much. Thanks for your comment!