Sleeping Ear Plugs

Our collection of ear plugs for sleeping is the biggest in Australia. Sleeping ear plugs are an affordable and effective way of getting to sleep in loud or noisy environments. We have inexpensive foam ear plugs, highly comfortable mouldable wax and silicone ear plugs, and regular sleeping ear plug users should check out our reusable ear plug section. For a deluxe experience, you can't go past the new Flare Sleeep and Flare Sleeep Pro.

Sleep is critical to our physical and mental health. Research has shown that it one of the most important determining factors of well-being and productivity. Lack of sleep on the other hand is a leading cause of stress. Unfortunately, the modern environment is full of things standing in the way of a restful nights sleep. Loud noises such as construction work, a snoring sleeping partner, noisy neighbours or high-level traffic are impediments to our ability to fall and stay asleep. 

On this page you will find a variety of solutions. Ear plugs, whether they are foam or mouldable wax and silicone varieties are a tried and true solution. Regular sleeping ear plug users should check out our reusable section. We also provide a number of white noise machines for covering up unwanted noises. These work especially well when combined with sleeping ear plugs. For issues with light we have a range of eye masks. 

Why do I need earplugs to sleep?

There are four stages of sleep, including stages 1, 2, and 3, and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. These stages run in order and then begin at stage 1 again. A complete sleep cycle takes between 90 and 110 minutes on average. Stage 3 is when deep sleep occurs.

The deepest stage of sleep is when healing takes place, important hormones are released, and cellular energy is restored. Adults need at least one hour of deep sleep each night. Noise can keep you from reaching deep sleep or wake you from it once you’re there. Wearing sleeping ear plugs are the only way some people can block noise so they get the quality sleep they need.

Sleeping ear plugs work just like those worn to block out other noises. The difference is that noise cancelling earplugs for sleeping are made to block out noises, such as a partner’s snoring or busy traffic on a nearby highway. Any noise that interferes with your ability to get good quality sleep is putting your health at risk.

Not all noise interrupts sleep or interferes with its quality. Sounds like white noise, rain, or music can actually improve sleep quality. Wearing sleeping ear plugs is a safe and affordable way to block out noise that does interfere with sleep.

Which earplugs are the best for sleeping?

When you buy sleeping ear plugs online at Earjobs, you will see that there are several different types to choose from. No longer are the best earplugs for sleeping for one person the same for another. We have one of the largest collections of earplugs for sleeping in Australia. Making the right choice depends on what it takes to help you sleep better for longer.

Foam – If you want the cheapest solution, invest in foam earplugs for sleeping better. You will have to replace them frequently, preferably every time you sleep.

Wax – Wax lets you mould the earplug to the size and shape of your ear for a better seal. Many people choose wax earplugs for sleeping and swimming due to their waterproof fit.

Silicone – One benefit of silicone ear plugs for sleeping is that they are reusable. They are comfortable, especially for side sleepers, but some people find they aren’t as effective at blocking noise as other types.

Custom Moulded – This type of ear plug is made to match the shape of your ear. They are more expensive than other types and must be cleaned regularly. Keep in mind that custom moulded earplugs block out all kinds of noises, including alarm clocks and emergency alerts.

Are there any side effects of sleeping with earplugs?

There are some potential side effects of wearing earplugs, especially if you wear them regularly. Wearing earplugs does a lot to protect your hearing and health in comparison to a small risk of side effects. They can lead to painful ear infections due to the buildup of earwax in the ear or to bacterial growth. If you wear foam earplugs for sleeping, change them often. The foam makes a good environment for bacteria to flourish. Ear infections can lead to hearing loss and tinnitus, a persistent ringing in the ears.

How to insert ear plugs to sleep?

Inserting your ear plugs correctly will help prevent side effects.

  1. Start with clean hands.
  2. Roll the earplug between your fingers until it fits into your ear.
  3. Pull your earlobe up and back from your head.
  4. Carefully insert the earplug.

Don’t try to push it all the way into your ear. Push it in far enough to block the sound. If you use foam earplugs, hold it in place until it expands and fits your ear, about 10 to 20 seconds. If you use mouldable silicone, smooth the exposed tip of the ear plug into a seal.

Can you hear your alarm with earplugs?

This is a common concern for people who begin wearing sleeping earplugs for the first time. After all, it doesn’t do you any good to buy the best earplugs for sleeping in Australia if you stay away all night worrying about missing work. The answer is "yes" most people can hear their alarms without any problem when wearing sleeping earplugs.

Are there other sleeping solutions than ear plugs to help sleep?

If sleeping earplugs don’t block noise well enough to let you sleep, using them in combination with a white noise machine might be a better option. Many people find that white noise not only blocks out disturbing noises, but it is also actually quite soothing.

Sleeping masks block light that keeps you from sleeping. Buy and use sleeping masks with sleeping ear plugs and other sleeping solutions. If your or your partner’s snoring is causing sleep problems, check out one of our anti-snoring products to restore peace and quiet.

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