Triple check the law on leases automatically renewing. In some states, all the terms and conditions automatically renew EXCEPT the length of tenancy. The tenancy becomes month-to-month. Even if your lease says that it automatically renews to another year-long lease, that wouldn't be valid if your local laws say it's month-to-month. Call your housing court, legal aid office, or tenants rights group.
Voice-activated records are cheap, so you can try recording the noise. However, when I did that it sounded like no big deal. But then when one of my neighbors (who had not been impressed by the recording) heard the noise in person, she volunteered to be a witness for me. Ask around for someone to stay over a night or two.
I slept in another room until she moved out.