Having a serious issue with mechanical vibration in my home (I call it "mechanical" because its nature is not from sound, but rather from some sort of a device - for clear image whats happening, please refer this question - tried almost all ways as suggested there, with no obvious effect). And I need to sleep ASAP...

In other words - I need to create a very isolate bed environment. Rebuilding floor is not an option. Need something what I can add up to the current state of the apartment. Probably most radical way (construction wise) could possible be to create a second floor (for bed area only), attaching it to the walls (by making holes in walls).

But the actual idea I am looking for - is hanging bed. The question here - would it work? Could someone do some calculations whatsoever, to get a better picture of what result that could bring? F.ex. I imagine, for some level of vibration, some vibration force could endup making bed to swing (what sounds as a less damaging effect to me, while at sleep). Also, maybe there is a chance for vibration to exhaust while traveling via that construction?

Could someone please give some advice?

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Now thought of maybe a better design. See image below. Idea - to place next to walls (to the right and to the left of the bed) some solid material (like very solid wood, metal etc.) which then is jointed via the ceiling. And attaching ropes to hang a bed. In this design, I really think vibration would not travel to the bed.

Anyone could please comment this? You help is needed so much, people...

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  • $\begingroup$ Have you tried the easier things first, like inserting rubber floor pads under the bed's legs? $\endgroup$
    – Criggie
    Commented Mar 9, 2021 at 10:39
  • $\begingroup$ On what bed the sailor sleeps during sailing? Get the same. :) $\endgroup$
    – r13
    Commented Mar 9, 2021 at 12:24
  • $\begingroup$ Thats pretty much what my award winning design points to. The challenge - make it strong, cheap and easily mountable. Thinking graded wood should hold the weight - one frame from front of the bed, other for back. Totally about 3 graded wood poles needed (if 3m.length), then chains / ropes and mounting hooks. All this under 100eur possible. But will it work...? My logic says yes. Do you people agree? :) $\endgroup$
    – NightRider
    Commented Mar 9, 2021 at 12:48
  • $\begingroup$ @r13 A hammock, yes! Cheaper to try than building a whole bed, that's for sure. I am skeptical whether it would work. Also this looks a lot like a duplicate question, so you should edit to be really clear in what way it is different from the previous post $\endgroup$
    – Pete W
    Commented Mar 9, 2021 at 12:48
  • $\begingroup$ Hammock considering useful only to take a nap. $\endgroup$
    – NightRider
    Commented Mar 9, 2021 at 12:49

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Springs and dampers are the classic method to reduce vibration, but don't expect the solution to be easy. Vibrations is a 4000 level ME course.

If the problem is just the floor, then hanging the bed is probably the easiest option. I would recommend 4 ropes or chains anchored into the ceiling joists above the bed.


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