Boo upstairs neighbors! I'm sorry. If you have area rugs, buy yourself new ones and donate your old ones to them. 'Thought this might be a nice touch in your apartment- and would probably eat up some of the noise of you walkin' around on hardwood, maybe?' I have found upstairs neighbors are very accomodating about this approach if you're polite about it- and if they're not spending $ to accomodate you.
The floors here and upstairs are carpeted. Sadly, short of smothering the assholes with them no amount of area rugs will drown out the fact they play their music really loud at all hours of the night, then get home in the early hours of the morning and basically sit in their lounge shouting drunkenly at each other.
Or the fact that when I actually go up and ask them to turn it down, I then hear them all laughing uproarously and then turning it up.
Hmmm. You could, I suppose, extract it in the middle of the night once they've finally decided to shut the fuck up. If you have a circuit breaker for their flat that's upstream of the fusebox, you might wanna try that, too- that's just a switch, usually. Oh, since you might overlook it: be sure to do all this without leaving fingerprints.
If their constant absurd partyanimal behavior is really interfering with your life, you may wanna touch base with your landlord about possible recompense for having to be the direct recipient of their assholishness for the 90 days you (and landlord) are stuck with them. An uuugly situation, and I hope you're able to weather it well, and get to a better place after. Neighbors suck.
Keep in mind, a lot of landlords start eviction proceedings if you call the cops with noise complaints often enough. Landlords generally don't like cops repeatedly responding to their address.
When we first moved here, we had unacceptably loud neighbors. When I asked them to turn it down, they took to threatening and berating me (Which I reported to the landlord). As a result, the other three affected neighbors took to calling the cops at the first sign of irritation, since they didn't want to deal with the insults and threats. They were evicted in no time, really. They blamed us. I pointed out that the only time I'd called the cops was the time they dared me to. It was entirely their fault that everybody else was afraid to complain to their faces.
Call the cops. And complain to the landlord, repeatedly. Also, tape it if you can, and offer it up to your landlord as evidence. They're probably breaking some lease rules and could get evicted due to it.
Noise control are useless. I've called them before, they don't come.
They've actually already been given their notice of eviction - my landlord rocks. The problem is that there's a legal eviction notice period of 90 days, and it looks like these people are going to take full advantage of it (and don't /care/ if they make a nusience of themselves, since they've already been kicked out).
The combination of three coutnthem three diffrent sleeping drugs is usually not enough to allow more than 5 hours of sleep on my part latley. Its gettign old. Ergo you will NOT complaine at having achieved 11. The only time I do that is when I am activly being poisoned and that hurts in other ways.