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The Trains Are Off-Schedule and So Is Your Night-Shift-Working Neighbor
We're generally able to adapt to a regular noise like a nightly 3 a.m. train whistle, says Collop, but we have trouble after being awoken by random, unfamiliar or unexpected sounds. There are some noises you can't control, like the clanging of a furnace or the backyard brawling of stray cats. If you feel these are consistently getting in the way of your sleep, consider a sound machine that emits white noise, crashing waves or soothing music to block out the sudden audio interruptions.