Have you ever been in a situation where you just wish the noise was gone, or at least dulled down enough you could think again? For me, it was when I was trying to study and it seemed like everyone around was against me comprehending my studies. When I saw a pair of earplugs, I shoved them in my ears and suddenly all the loud noise was gone, if not completely it was no longer loud, I could think again!
Does this sound like you? Keep reading to learn about different types of earplugs depending on your budget.
Reviews of the best earplugs for sleeping – 2016
- The JB1000 Custom Sleep Plug
- Flents Ear Stopples
- Mack’s Pillow Soft Silicone Plugs
- Heartech SilentEar Plugs
A quick overview of the best earplugs for sleeping
The JB1000 Custom Sleep Plug
If you think those rubber cushions are the only earplugs in town, think again. They can custom make you a pair of ear plugs to fit your ear perfectly. The JB1000 Custom Sleep Plug is made from silicone, tailored to your ears auditory canal. Although it does not eliminate the sound completely, it dulls it down enough to allow you to think once again. If you are looking for something that allows you to lower the sound levels rather than turn them off, this is a good option.
The price is a little steep though, with a sticker price of $122.95.
Flents Ear Stopples
Ear plugs have been used for thousands of years and made from cotton and wax, and the Flents Ear Stopples follow this approach. Not only will they be comfortable, but they are effective in reducing the noise around you. The downside is that they easily collect dust and dirt and will need to be replaced after every one or two dozen uses.
However, the price for these are only $3.95 for two pair, which could last 2 to 4 weeks depending on how often you switch them out.
Mack’s Pillow Soft Silicone Plugs
Similar to the Flents Ear Stopples, these are good for reducing the sound for those that do not like putting plastic or wax into their ears. These are soft and made from silicone so they are comfortable. They do collect dust due to the material, so they will also need to be replaced after several uses.
The price for these are a little cheaper at $2.95 for two pairs, making it a bit more affordable to replace.
Heartech SilentEar Plugs
If you are not a fan of having to force ear plugs into your canal, smashing them and rolling them up, then the Heartech SilentEar plugs may be what you need. They are designed so you simply pop them in and go. The downside is that they may not fully mute the sounds around you, but they do reduce them enough to think.
The price of this one is a bit more at $8.95 per pair, but still a reasonable price.
These are just some of the many models of ear plugs on the market. If you are looking for ear plugs that will reduce the sounds around you, or fully eliminate them these are some of the better options. If you’re looking at getting a better night’s sleep check out my review of the My Pillow and what the best white noise machine is and be grateful you don’t suffer from sleep paralysis. Check out some sleep paralysis stories. If you do buy something like the My Pillow, don’t pay full price, use promo codes found here.