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Doctor insights on: Can Sleeping With Ear Plugs Cause Eye Pain

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Pain in the eye (that is not due to injury) may be described as a burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing sensation in or around the eye. It may also feel as if there is a foreign ...Read more


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Could sleeping with ear plugs cause tinnitus?

Could sleeping with ear plugs cause tinnitus?

No: Tinnitus can be caused by a number of disease entities which include hearing loss, head injury, tmd, viral infection, dental infection. It is therefore non-specific and there is evidence that it is the result of synchronous discharge of neurons in the auditory nervous system of the brain. There is no evidence that sleeping with ear plugs would cause tinnitus. ...Read more

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Sleeping with silicone ear plugs, woke up now with an ear ache. Cause?

Sleeping with silicone ear plugs, woke up now with an ear ache. Cause?

Most likely pressure: buildup from being "plugged" for a period of time. Or you may have an infection, or fluid buildup behind your eardrum from allergies. Or you may have a nerve inflammation from viral or bacterial infections elsewhere. In other words there are lots of causes and you would need to see a healthcare provider for proper exam and diagnosis if it persists. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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How can you sleep with noisy neighbours? I don't have ear plugs by the way.

How can you sleep with noisy neighbours? I don't have ear plugs by the way.

Sleep: Eat plugs are cheap, and can be found at any hardware store. Another thing you can do is speak with the neighbors directly, or speak with the landlord. In the worst possible case, speak with the police. ...Read more

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What type of ear plugs are best for sleeping?

What type of ear plugs are best for sleeping?

Personalize: So long as you don't have issues with otitis externa (outer ear infections) any type should be fine. Try the foam ones but, make sure to check them daily to make sure they're intact; you don't want one to break up in your ear canal because you've used it for too long. If those aren't your bag, go for the wax ones. If that fails, see an ENT for customized ear plugs. ...Read more

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Is it harmful at all to wear ear plugs while sleeping at night?

Safe ones are safe: Commercial ones cannot get deep into canal, so they are physically safe. Of course you could miss hearing a smoke alarm, or emergency call or intruder, but that's not really the same as causing harm. Just don't push them in too far and sleep well. ...Read more

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Please tell me can ear plugs get wedged in your ears if you sleep on your side?

Please tell me can ear plugs get wedged in your ears if you sleep on your side?

Possibly: If the ear plug is small enough that is possible. Why do you wear ear plugs at time of sleep? That is the more important question. Doing this may eventually cause irritation of the ear canal skin and could lead to external otitis, infection of the skin of the external ear canal. ...Read more

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I am a light sleeper boyfriend snores i don't get good sleep need help don't want to take sleeping pills. Ear plugs hurt my ears.

I am a light sleeper boyfriend snores i don't get good sleep need help don't want to take sleeping pills. Ear plugs hurt my ears.

See below: A white noise device can help, if you do not prefer to sleep in different rooms. Also, if your boyfriend gasps/chokes at night periodically, has morning headaches, daytime sleepiness, night time acid reflux, and/or dry mouth, it is recommended he consult a sleep doctor for evaluation of sleep apnea (including a look if he has nasal obstruction or congestion). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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My boyfriend snors so loud i can not sleep I have to wear ear plugs and take sleep meds what should I do and how do I confront him thank you?

My boyfriend snors so loud i can not sleep I have to wear ear plugs and take sleep  meds what should I do and how do I confront him thank you?

Sleep evaluation: See a sleep doctor for an overnight sleep evalution to evaluate cause of snoring and possible sleep apnea. Primary snoring may be helped by dental drvices and even surgery. Osa is treated with CPAP device. Additionally sound canceling devices can be used as a last resort they cancel the sound of snoring and you hear nothing. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more