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Can sleeping with earplugs create risks such as not hearing smoke detectors and alarms?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends

If you can hear your alarm clock with your earplugs in, then i would assume you could hear the smoke detector which is usually louder. I suppose, to be absolutely safe, you could arrange for someone to set it off while you are sleeping.

In brief: Depends

If you can hear your alarm clock with your earplugs in, then i would assume you could hear the smoke detector which is usually louder. I suppose, to be absolutely safe, you could arrange for someone to set it off while you are sleeping.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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In brief: Why earplugs?

Why do you wear earplugs? Do most sounds at night keep you awake? You could maybe get some type of smoke alarm with flashing lights if it is a concern.
Maybe train your self to use a sound machine without using ear plugs.

In brief: Why earplugs?

Why do you wear earplugs? Do most sounds at night keep you awake? You could maybe get some type of smoke alarm with flashing lights if it is a concern.
Maybe train your self to use a sound machine without using ear plugs.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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