Absolutely, in short, earplugs are very good at blocking out external noises allowing you to get an undisturbed night’s rest. Our ears are a lot more sensitive than you might think and have around 15,000 receptors inside the cochlea. Once damaged these receptors are gone forever and if you damage too many you will experience hearing loss. This is why it’s so important you look after your hearing and not exceed the safe limit of over 85 decibels for prolonged periods. If you live or work in environments where there are a lot of loud noises earplugs are a great way to protect your hearing by reducing the noise levels that enter the ear. In addition to protecting our ears, earplugs are also great at helping us get a full night of undisturbed sleep.
If you have tried meditation, taken a hot bath, drank a cup of warm cocoa or even resorted to counting sheep before bed and not had any success maybe it’s time to try a pair of earplugs for sleeping. Not only is sleep deprivation very draining and can make you feel ill but low quality sleep over a prolonged period of time can increase your chance of developing serious health conditions such as:
High blood pressure or hypertension as it’s also known, is when the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.
A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.
Diabetes is a condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high.
A heart attack occurs when the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot.
Obesity is a term used to describe someone who’s very overweight, with a lot of body fat. One of the common ways to check if you are obese or not is to check your BMI. A BMI score checks to see if you are a healthy weight for your height and can be calculated from your age, weight and height. However, it’s important to note that this calculation is not perfect and should only be used as an indication. This calculation is very simplistic and doesn’t take into account other factors such as muscle density. For example, someone who goes to the gym and has more muscle than the average person can score a high BMI when in reality they are very fit and healthy.
Depression is more than feeling down or unhappy for a few days but instead can affect someone for weeks months or even years.
By blocking out external noises, earplugs help people to sleep better, especially those that are light sleepers. Not all earplugs are made the same however and the generic cheap ones you can buy online will often be very poor quality, will not stay in your ears and be uncomfortable. Custom earplugs for sleeping however are individually made from impressions taken of your ears ensuring a perfect fit and they are very comfortable to wear. In addition, these earplugs are usually made to block out ‘nuisance’ noises but still allow you to hear alarms and emergency sounds meaning they are very safe to wear while you sleep.