The Benefits Of Custom Ear Plugs For Light Sleepers
Last Updated November 1, 2022
By Arash G
GM House of Hearing Clinics
Many light sleepers have trouble getting enough rest at night, especially if they live near a busy street, have noisy neighbours, or share the room with a partner who snores. Failure to get enough sleep and rest can affect your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
Fortunately, there are a few cost effective ways to create a quiet and relaxing sleeping environment, such as using custom ear plugs. With new technologies for hearing devices, it is now possible to block or reduce the volume of different levels of sounds, protecting your ears from hazardous environments such as airports, construction sites, or concerts. If you find it hard to reach deep sleep because of noise, custom earplugs can offer the following benefits.
1. Sufficient Noise Reduction
The most important feature of earplugs is their ability to block sound. Most earplugs for sleeping have a noise reduction rating of 30 dB and above, which translates to complete silence. If you are a light sleeper, however, you should still be able to hear the sound of your early morning alarm clock.
2. Easy Fitting and Removal
Custom earplugs are personalized for your ears, which means that they can be easily inserted and removed. You don’t want to be fumbling with your earplugs after a long day, when all you want to do is go to sleep, or start the day frustrated because your earplugs are too short to remove them with ease. The best earplugs are easy to squeeze together when inserting and give you enough time for proper placement before expanding. They are also long enough to provide enough grip area.
3. Incredible Comfort While Sleeping
There are different types of earplugs for different needs. Although long earplugs are easy to insert and remove, they can limit your choice of sleeping positions. Your personalized earplugs should not only be made from soft foam material, but also be appropriately sized so they don’t exert excess pressure on the ear canal or stick out too far such that you can’t sleep on your side.
4. Reduce the Risk of Infections
If you visit an ear specialist to get custom earplugs, rather than buying some off-the-counter, you can have your ears examined to diagnose any ear problems. More importantly, getting the right earplugs will ensure that they don’t interfere with the secretion and movement of cerumen, or ear wax, which protects the sensitive parts of the ear from dust, dirt, and small particles, by pushing them out the ear canal. This prevents bacteria and fungi growth that can lead to ear infections.
Although earplugs are useful devices, getting earplugs with an improper fit or design can cause discomfort, inconvenience, and in very rare cases, lead to inner ear infections. Custom earplugs allow you to enjoy quality sleep at night without any risks.
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