Protection of sleep is one of the main reasons for the use of ear plugs in domestic settings. Many people are disturbed by noise at night and have difficulty getting back to sleep so decide to invest in a pair of ear plugs. Which ear plugs are ideal for sleeping?
- Wax. This variety is effective when it comes to eliminating noise but tends to be sticky and get hair and dirt caught in them. After only a few uses they become discoloured and unhygienic so are not ideal for use in bed. They can also fragment and leave residue.Bits may be left behind in the ear canal, leading to problems. The wax gets trodden into the carpet and can make a terrible mess!
- Molded. This range are ideal for sleeping because they are the most comfortable ear plugs and are effective at blocking snoring. As they fit each and every contour in your ear they easily make a customised seal to make them the best ear plugs for sleeping. ZenPlugs are great because they last for years and cost far less than molded plugs from the audiologist.
- Foam. Not great when it comes down to sleeping as they have a propensity to stick sideways out of the ears so are uncomfortable and get knocked out when rolling. This type expand causing firm pressure on the thin skin in the ear canal. This makes them quickly become sore and leads to users pulling them out in their sleep. This results in unfortunate waking. The foam can also become itchy as it becomes abrasive with repeated uses. It also harbours bacteria leading to an increased risk of ear infections.
Conclusion; molded ear plugs are the clear winner when it comes to deciding which ear plugs to wear whilst sleeping. This is because they are comfortable and effective.