AN 85-YEAR-OLD woman cannot understand why her bed keeps vibrating.

Shirley Yates from Chester Court in Davigdor Road, Hove, has had sleepless nights for the last four months due to mysterious vibrations and humming sounds in her bedroom.

The grandmother has kept a “noise diary” detailing the intensity and length of the daily buzzing around her since April.

She said: “It’s as if there is a pneumatic drill right next to my bed. The noise can be so loud and the vibrations so dramatic. I can also feel it when I go and sit in my armchair. It’s really is across the whole flat.

“It can come in bursts for about half an hour then suddenly stops, but then comes back again. I am almost having a nervous breakdown over this because I am losing sleep over it, I haven’t slept properly in about four months. I just don’t know what to do.”

Mrs Yates has investigated the vibrations to see if they are linked to railway or road works, but to no avail.

A letter has also been posted through all 12 post boxes in Chester Court asking residents to avoid using heavy appliances at night.

Mrs Yates said: “I have tried everything and there just doesn’t seem to be any obvious answer. Someone mentioned someone owning a heavy duty 1980s foot massager but I wouldn’t have thought it would be a resident being loud because everyone in the building knows I am suffering.”

Ellie Curtis, assistant property manager at Priors, the estate agent managing Chester Court, said: “We have explored various causes and we have now exhausted all our resources to resolve the issue.”

Director Paul Phillips said: “Priors has attended the property, on one particular occasion following a report of the noise occurring. The matter has been referred to Environmental Health although they have stated that no action could be taken until the source of the noise and vibration was identified. An acoustic specialist has subsequently been contacted and has requested a diary be kept monitoring when the noise and vibration occurs, before attending to carry out a survey.”