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Is it safe to sleep with ear plugs?

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Is it safe to sleep with ear plugs?

For many people, noise can make it difficult to fall asleep or get a full night’s sleep.

If you’re a light sleeper or looking for ways to block out the sound of your partner’s snoring, ear plugs are a great option for improving the quality of your sleep. The good news is that ear plugs are safe, provided you’re putting them in correctly and are not experiencing any discomfort.


What are the benefits of sleeping with ear plugs?

Those who get a full night’s sleep are at a lower risk of developing serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. Other benefits include:

Lower stress levels

A good sleep reduces stress and improves mood. It also helps you think clearly, improves productivity and concentration, and helps you get along better with others.

Improves rapid eye movement (REM) sleep

Along with eye masks, ear plugs can increase REM sleep, the deepest form of sleep. During REM sleep, memories are consolidated and you feel fresher in the morning. Your performance throughout the day is stronger. Migraines will appear less and you’ll have an easier time maintaining a healthy weight.

Reduce the need for sleeping medications
Sleeping tablets are sedatives that are sometimes prescribed if you have difficulty in sleeping and suffer from insomnia. However, all types of sleeping tablets have potential risks, including daytime drowsiness, dizziness and becoming dependent on them.


Are there any side effects of sleeping with ear plugs?

Ear plugs are generally considered safe, however they do come with potential side effects. When used regularly, wax buildup can occur. To clear the wax, use ear drops or have it removed by a doctor. Ear infections, while uncommon, can occur if the ear plugs are not cleaned properly. Make sure you regularly cleanyour ear plugs and never stick them too far into your ear. Compared with some other methods of inducing sleep, including medications, ear plugs have fewer side effects.


What are the benefits ofcustom-made ear plugs?

Custom-made ear plugs are made specifically for your ears out of a soft medical-grade silicone that is easy to clean and does not fall apart in the ear. Custom plugs are more expensive than disposable ones, but they can work out cheaper in the long term when it comes to your health being affected by poor sleep.

Elacin Relax – the secret to a good night’s sleep
Elacin Relax are custom-made ear plugs that completely exclude ambient noise for a good night’s sleep. They can also be used to improve concentration in noisy environments. Due to the fully hollow design, they wear comfortably and are easy to insert and remove.

Hearsafe Australia – a ‘one-stop’ shop for affordable custom-made ear plugs

For over 15 years, Hearsafe has been offering the best noise-cancelling ear plugs for musicians, industry, motorsports, military applications and more. Protect your hearing from loud noises or tune out the distracting sounds around you with our high performance, high quality and well-priced ear plugs.


Browse the range today. If you have any enquiries regarding any of our Hearsafe products, you can phone us on 1300 425 496 or check out our Frequently Asked Questions page here. Start sleeping better today!







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