Sane people would be asleep at this hour. Sane people would not be listening to Call Me Maybe on repeat as they attempt to record their own karoke version. But alas, nobody promised that the students in your residence hall would be normal.
Honestly, right now you would do almost anything for a few minutes of peace and quiet. Just enough time for you drift off into heavenly sleep. But apparently the students in the room next door don’t share you’re desire. So here’s a few ways to shut them up and get the sleep time you crave.
1) Ear plugs
If you don’t have a pair, grab your headphones and use them instead. Put your ipod on sleep mode and put a song you like on repeat. If that doesn’t lull you to sleep what will?
2) Ask Nicely
It probably won’t work (or at least it never did for me) but tack a please and a smile on the end of your request and maybe they will shut up. Explain that you’ve got a big test tomorrow and really need your sleep.
3) Distract them
It may be hard to find a good motivator at four in the morning, but go tell them that Sal’s is having a late night pizza bonanza or that there’s someone running around naked outside. You never know what might work.
4) Report them
Complaining to your RA won’t make you popular, but if it gets the job done who cares. At least you’ll be well rested.
5) Get revenge
Eventually they will go to sleep, and then it’s your turn. Blast the worst songs on your ipod, talk at the top of your lungs, and ring that cowbell you picked up the flea market. If it happens to 6 AM, well revenge is sweet.