What I wanted to tell you is the difference it’s (the p.e.bal) made to my home life. I’ve lived here for eight years in an upstairs one bedroom flat. The soundproofing isn’t great and the man who lives below me is a nightmare. When I first moved here he told me that he’d had a nervous breakdown and been in a mental institution for a while. He’s very highly strung and everything he does is at top volume. When he’s on the phone I can hear everything he says. I’ve been down and told him this several times thinking that he’ll keep it down for the sake of his own privacy but nothing changes. I think he has a problem being alone. He can’t bear the silence and when he’s not on the phone he makes a grunting and groaning sound all the time. Anyway, I always dread the weekend when I’m not at work knowing I’ll be listening to him all day. It’s now 12:45 on Saturday and apart from one phone call he made earlier and the occasional light noise I’ve not heard any grunting all morning. I don’t know if the p.e.bal is blocking the negativity I usually feel when he’s doing it (which makes me feel stressed)or it’s affecting him directly and calming him down.