Lectrofan EVO vs Classic: White Noise Machine Evolution?

Lectrofan EVO vs Classic Review

The Lectrofan, now called the Lectrofan Classic, (left in the photo) has been my go-to white noise machine for quite a while. It sits next to my bed and I use it most nights. The Classic sounds good, gets loud, and has a large selection of different pitched white noises and fan sounds. It can …

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How to Block Barking Noise?

How to block barking dog noise

Your neighbor’s dog barks at random times during the night. You’ve again gotten jolted out of your slumber by a barking concerto in the early morning hours and can’t fall back asleep. Lying there you wonder, “How the heck do I block this barking noise?” One pup starts barking for good reason, but shortly thereafter …

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What’s That Humming Noise in My Hotel Room? Can I Get Rid of It?

hotel room low frequency humming noise

Have you ever experienced a low-frequency humming noise in your house that kept you awake? On a recent trip to Vietnam, I had one of these weird sounds in a hotel room. I checked into the hotel and almost immediately noticed a humming noise in my room. Being the low-frequency noise “hater” I am, I …

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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?

do noise cancelling headphones work for snoring

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

foam vs wax vs silicone earplugs

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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