Silent at home home

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  1. GR8FLDEAD

    GR8FLDEAD Bobtail Member

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    Hello, I didn't see anything about this when I was searching Google. So I figured I'd ask. I just started otr, and have been out for 3 weeks. I run a reefer, and at night I have that and my apu going.. i had no trouble getting used to the noise, however the silence is deafening now that I'm home.. it's a weird feeling in my ears. Anyway, I'm just looking for suggestions on alleviating this little problem.. maybe a fan or something of that nature.. or just knowing that I'm not the only one experiencing this would help.. thanks
     
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  3. Smut

    Smut Light Load Member

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    I had the same problem when I started. A fan, A/C, or any other background noise helps. If that doesn’t work a melatonin might help.
     
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  4. 650cat425

    650cat425 Heavy Load Member

    A fan has always done it here. Besides, who doesn't sleep better when it's a little cooler?
     
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  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I'm a long time reefer driver.
    I take a 10 mg. melatonin within an hour of bedtime.
    Sometimes I listen to music to relax me while the melatonin is taking effect.
    This one works for me; maybe not for you, but does work for me. This YouTube video has dim lighting and is of traffic, late at night, crossing a bridge in Kiev, Ukraine.

    Perfect Night JAZZ - Smooth City Jazz for Sleep, Work, Relax
     
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  6. 00lgt

    00lgt Bobtail Member

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    YouTube has also has engine sounds may help
     
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    asphaltreptile311 Heavy Load Member

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    Lawn mower outside the bedroom window , neighbors hate it
     
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    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    been sleeping with fan on for yrs and yrs, at home.
     
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  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    .....or an old kitchen exhaust fan mounted to the bedroom window.
     
  10. tnevin225

    tnevin225 Road Train Member

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    Try one of the phone Apps for fan noise.
     
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  11. mud23609

    mud23609 Medium Load Member

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    A few toots off the whiskey bottle ought to do er.

    I totally understand though. I pulled a dry load last week and slept at the customer. Didn’t have my apu running since the temp was just about perfect for sleeping. It was too quiet and I ended up turning on the bunk fans before I went to sleep.
     
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