Honeycomb shades are shaped like an accordion, which allows them to restrict the ability to air and noise from passing through. Honeycomb shades are also great at insulating from sunlight, so you won’t be woken up before you want to from early morning sunlight.
Install Double-Pane Windows Double-pane windows are an alternative to honeycomb shades. While they work best in conjunction with honeycomb shades, they can also work fairly well on their own. Double-pane windows replace traditional windows, and utilize two separate pieces of glass to create the window. The extra layer of glass between you and the outside helps to significantly reduce the noise that can make it into your home. A more extreme solution is triple-pane glass, which can reduce nearly all of the outside noise. The biggest issue with double and triple-pane glass is the fact that it is significantly more expensive than honeycomb shades and other soundproofing alternatives, and can often cost several thousand dollars to install. Check out Jeld Wen Windows and Doors to see your options! Move the bedroom closer to the center of the house Putting the bedroom closer to the middle of the house, and away from potentially busy streets, is another alternative to window replacement or honeycomb shades. Unfortunately, this is not always feasible or practical in every home, particularly if you live in an apartment or a full house. The other problem is that rooms closer to the interior of the house do not always have a window, which can be quite claustrophobic for anyone who actually has to sleep there. This solution should only be used when window panes and honeycomb shades are simply not an option. If you want to have sounder sleep, you best bet is honeycomb shades. However, there are alternatives if you really need them.