Do Earplugs Improve Sleep?

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Can wearing earplugs help you get a good night’s sleep? They sure can!

If you have difficulty sleeping due to a noisy environment, or you are just a light sleeper, earplugs are the best way to get a good night’s rest when sleeping in place. They do have their health risks, which is why they could be detrimental with improper use. Even so, earplugs improve sleep and can help improve your mood and physical health significantly.

Earplugs Can Improve Sleep

At least one study did show a significant difference in successful sleep between the treatment night and the control night. On the treatment night, the group wore sleep earplugs and eye masks, and on the control night, it had neither. The treatment night saw better sleep results. A quieter, darker environment is generally more conducive to a good night’s rest.

Which Earplugs to Use

Foam Earplugs

Foam earplugs are disposable and cheap. You can find 50 pairs in one jar easily. Their foam structure makes it easy for them to mold to your ear shape. Of course, if you purchase this kind of earplug, you will need to purchase them continually. There is also a danger of them chafing against your skin and causing bleeding.

Silicone Earplugs

Silicone earplugs can be disposable but last longer than one or two days. Their soft, flexible material is easy on the ears but has a chance of not blocking sound as well as foam earplugs. They also might have a plastic part, which could make sleeping on one’s side uncomfortable.

Wax Earplugs

Wax earplugs are similar to silicone earplugs in their ability to block noise effectively and how deep you need to insert them in the ear for them to work. You do not have to insert them into your ear canal, nor should you. On the other hand, foam earplugs fit inside the ear canal.

Custom Earplugs

Custom earplugs last significantly longer than any of the above options. Clarity Audiology offers custom sleep earplugs, along with everyday earplugs, custom ear sleeves for audio devices, and swim earplugs. Clarity’s sleep earplugs are silicone and perfect for a comfortable, quiet sleep. 

For the Best Results

For the best results, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions for earplug use. Clean reusable earplugs with water and mild soap and store in a clean place or compartment.

Trust the Experts at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions

Need help with your hearing? Clarity Hearing can help. Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions is an independently owned and operated clinic that focuses on quality of care and personalized, friendly service to the surrounding areas of Ellicott City, Catonsville, Columbia. Our Doctors of Audiology are highly trained with advanced degrees and take the time to provide the personalized care and attention that you need and deserve. We provide advanced hearing aid options that are personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.

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