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Is It Safe To Sleep With Earplugs Everyday
Yes, with care: Ear plugs are generally safe however they may push wax into your ears and cause a cerumen impaction in some folks. Also keep them clean or replace them regularly to prevent contamination and possible infection. If your wearing them due to painful hearing, and not just to reduce noise so you can sleep better, your should see a doctor to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Would my body be healthier than it currently is if I started using eyeshade and earplugs to sleep?
No need for that: There is no evidence that it will make your body healthier by doing that. ...Read more
I am suffering from sleeping disorders(insomnia) please help me in solving this problem? Tried earplugs and noise machines.
Sleep Hygine: 1- avoid electronics, exercise or reading 2 hours prior to go to bed 2. Do not work in bed 3. Go to sleep and get up at the same time, every day 4. Avoid stimulants and alcohol several hours prior to bedtime 5. Exercise in the morning or mid day. Get some sun 6. Keep the temperature in your room comfortable, avoid feeling hot 7. Keep the room dark 8. Try relaxation exercises or mediation b4 sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am very sensitive to noise, and that disturbs me a lot when sleeping. How do I sleep without earplugs?
Controlled noise: Usually it is more startle that wakes people. So if you are sensitive to noise, i would recommend a sound machine or white noise (like static on radio) that you can control so it may drown out little noises that may wake you because they are "out of the ordinary and unexpected.". ...Read more
Got blocked ears most of the time in the morning. If I use earplugs to sleep it gets worse. Seems like my ears are really waxy. Thanks for help?
I am sleep deprived due to husband's snoring. (Use earplugs) Husband had a sleep study and had no apnea. How can we help his snoring? (Not overweight)
Snoring: Greetings, when I see couples like you and your husband I am happy that he doesn't have sleep apnea and the possible disease states that usually follow but I'm also sad for the sleep deprived bed partner. Try the afrin test. Have him use afrin nasal spray as directed for no longer than 5 days. Take note of his snoring days 3,4&5. If the snoring has resolved, it's probably coming from his nose. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Ear plugs can promote ear wax to become "packed" but it is not problematic unless you notice your hearing is decreased or you experience ear pain; in which case I would recommend a visit for an exam. I do advise cleaning the ear plugs with an alcohol swab weekly or just using new ones - this is to prevent bacterial accumulation which could cause infection. ...Read more
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