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Is It Safe To Use Custom Earplugs For Sleeping

June 25, 2022

Earplugs, especially custom earplugs, are a great way to protect your hearing and prevent damage from being done to your ears. Many people, especially those that are light sleepers, find solace in using earplugs due to being able to enjoy a full night’s sleep. Sleep is one of our basic needs along with water and food and without it we cease to function at our optimal level. A lack of sleep can also lead to serious health complications such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity and depression. In addition, other side effects of sleep deprivation include drowsiness, lack of concentration, memory issues, reduced strength, increased risk of infection, mood swings and even hallucinations.

Are Earplugs Effective At Helping Us To Get A Better Nights Sleep?

Earplugs are great at blocking out those disturbing noises that keep us awake at night. This is especially true for custom earplugs due to the fact they are made to fit your ears perfectly and are created using impressions from your own ears. This means that they will be very comfortable to wear and also they will not keep falling out like cheaper generic earplugs that are all the same size.

Are Earplugs Safe To Use For Sleeping?

One of the main concerns with people who are debating using earplugs is whether or not they are safe. After all, surely it cannot be safe to block out all noises? Also what about hearing your alarm for work? This is where custom earplugs come into their own as they are designed to block out all the little ‘nuisance noises’ whilst still allowing you to hear your alarm or emergency noises such as your fire or intruder alarm. Although generic earplugs found online or at major high street stores can be much cheaper they are often not comfortable and do a terrible job at blocking out the noises that are keeping you awake.

There is also professional research which shows that wearing earplugs for sleeping is in fact a safe, cost-effective method that improves the sleep quality of those that wear them.

How Do I Get A Pair Of Custom Earplugs & What Is Involved?

If you would like to get a pair of custom earplugs for sleeping the first step is to book an appointment with one of our friendly, expert audiologists. The first step during your appointment will be a pre-examination of your ears to make sure there is no wax buildup. Due to an impression being made it’s important that the ears are clear to ensure a perfect fit. Next, we will take an impression of your ears which we will send off to our labs to create your custom earplugs using our precision 3D technology. The process from taking the impressions to creating the earplugs and delivery back to the clinic usually takes around 7-10 days at which point they will be ready for you to collect.