The 6 Best Earplugs for Sleeping – and a Way to Boost Their Performance

best earplugs for sleeping

All earplugs in this review are excellent for blocking noise during sleep. I have tried a large variety of earplugs of different shapes and sizes over the years and come up with this particular selection to give you the best possible chance to find a comfortable plug that suits your ear canal and needs. My …

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How to Sleep with Headphones and Earbuds

How to Sleep with Headphones and Earbuds

Back sleepers have it easy. They can sleep with almost any type of headphones or earbuds as long as they are comfortable. However, if you are side sleeper, you may have found it almost impossible to sleep with your favorite over-ear headphones and uncomfortable to sleep with most earbuds and in-ear headphones. Perhaps you have …

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Do Noise Cancelling Headphones Work for Snoring?

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Your partner or roommate is snoring like a chain saw, and nothing seems to work. You have tried earplugs but they either don’t block enough of the snores or you just can’t tolerate them. Now you are wondering, “Do these expensive noise-cancelling headphones block out snoring?” I have asked myself the same question. And I …

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Alternatives to Earplugs for Sleeping That Work

alternatives to earplugs for sleeping

Foam earplugs are very effective at reducing noise across the whole frequency range. Unfortunately, not everyone can tolerate foreign objects in their ear canal. Other people like me, sometimes need or want to give their ears a break from earplugs without completely giving up on noise reduction when going to bed. Others yet may be …

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Foam vs Wax vs Silicone Earplugs: How Do They Compare and When to Choose One Over the Other

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Wax earplugs, invented in 1907, and virtually unchanged to this day, and moldable silicone earplugs have a huge following, and for good reasons. Still, foam earplugs are the most popular earplugs today. They come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. On average, they are also the most effective for blocking noise: I am a huge …

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Are Earplugs Good for You? Side Effects of Using Earplugs and How to Overcome Them

Side effects of earplugs

I have worn earplugs for a few years’ worth of nights and while there was nothing major, I have had to deal with a few side effects. The most prominent one was ear pain—mainly when I had gotten earplugs that weren’t a good fit for my ears or when I hadn’t inserted them properly. But …

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How to Use White Noise for Better Sleep – It Is Easy and Works

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In this post, I’ll offer specific advice on how you can use white noise to improve your sleep and remove night time noise. I am going to detail how to administer white noise for better sleep and cover specific white noise machines, apps, and headphones to generate white noise in your bedroom. We will also …

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How to Block Out Snoring Noise, Even Obnoxiously Loud Snoring

How to Block Out Snoring Noise

What is the secret to blocking out snoring noise? Many people are forever on the hunt for the perfect earplugs to block snoring, but few ever find them. Others have given up and just try to live with snoring roommates or move them to a different room. I am not going to rehash manufacturer’s claims; …

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The Best Headphones and Earbuds for Sleeping on Your Side and on Your Back

Best headphones and earbuds for sleeping

If you are a side sleeper like me (most of the time), finding headphones or earbuds to sleep in comfortably isn’t straight-forward. My favorite earbuds, for example, get pushed into my ear when my head hits the pillow. After a short while they become painful and I have to remove them. My very comfy over-the-ear …

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How to Block Out Noise When Trying to Sleep?

how to block out noise when trying to sleep

I have a history with sleeplessness caused by night-time noise. It started a few years after I had moved to Asia to take on a new job. The first four years everything went well, but then I had the idea to upgrade and get myself a nicer apartment. It was right in the city center, …

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