Sleeping with a snorer can be a challenge. The constant noise can disrupt your sleep and leave you feeling tired and irritable the next day. As the person who is trying to sleep beside a snorer, there’s a few options for managing your own rest.
Earplugs are a simple and effective way to block out the sound of a snorer and get a good night's sleep. In this article, we will explore the best earplugs for sleeping with a snorer, their features, and how they can help you get the restful sleep you deserve.
Which ear plugs block the most noise?
Earplugs cannot block all the noise. They can drastically reduce the sound you hear, but even if it were possible to block all sound, you wouldn’t want to for safety reasons. While sleeping you still need to be able to hear in case of an emergency, like a fire or child. Rest assured, finding the right noise canceling earplugs for sleeping will block a lot of the noise that is preventing you from sleeping, but you will still hear things like alarms, barking dogs and if a television is on.
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Features to Look for to find the best Earplugs for Sleeping
In many ways, finding the right earplugs is an individual experience, but when choosing earplugs for sleeping with a snorer, there are several key features to consider. These features will determine how effective the earplugs are at blocking out sound and how comfortable your noise canceling earplugs for sleeping are to wear. Here are some features to look for:
Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)
The Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) is a measure of how much sound an earplug can block out. The higher the NRR, the more effective the earplugs are at reducing noise. For sleeping, you will want to look for earplugs with an NRR of at least 30 decibels for optimal sound blocking.
In order for the earplugs to effectively reduce the sound, they need to create a complete seal when they sit inside your ear. Think of that “sealing” feeling when a foam earplug expands in your ear, but without any leaks or holes. This is frequently why people find ear plugs uncomfortable as the pressure against your inner ear can become irritating. Since you will be wearing earplugs while you sleep, it's especially important that they are comfortable to wear.
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While not necessary, it’s also helpful to consider the packaging and storage options for the earplugs. Some earplugs come with a carrying case or other storage options that can help protect them from dust, damage and make them easier to find on your bedside table.
Ease of Use
Some earplugs can be difficult to insert and remove, especially if you are new to using them. Look for earplugs that are easy to insert and remove, with clear instructions on how to properly use them.
You might wonder, does wearing earplugs damage your ears? Especially if you’re considering that you’re putting something in your ears for hours each night. But wearing earplugs won’t damage your ears–however you want to be careful to wear earplugs that fit you and don’t push them deep into your ears. Make sure you remove them if you experience any discomfort!
Finally, consider the maintenance and cleaning requirements of the earplugs. Some earplugs, like foam ones, are disposable and should be replaced regularly. Others, like wax or silicone earplugs, can be cleaned and reused.
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Sleeping with Earplugs Side Effects
The only side effect of sleeping with earplugs should be a good night sleep! But if you wake and find your ears are sore, you might want to consider trying a different type of earplug.
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Why are EARPEACE earplugs different?
In short? Our three patents. We are the only earplugs on the market with this many patents and this advanced of a product.
Our patents are both for utility and design–meaning we’ve created something no one has and no one else can replicate that improves the utility (use) of wearing earplugs and the design of how earplugs work. This technology we’ve developed advances the experience of wearing earplugs, ensuring you have the most comfortable wearing experience possible, while the filter options can be tailored to your situational needs. Our SLEEP earplug marries the patented design with a full block filter that is rated for 30db’s.
Sleeping with a snorer can be a challenge, but with the right tools and strategies, it doesn't have to be a nightmare. Here's to peaceful, restful nights and sweet dreams!