Never had been able to sleep with Earplugs, but in the early morning my street gets very noisy. When I want to sleep a little bit more, these have been a miracle. Love them! Filipa M. - Loop Quiet
Noise cancelling ear plugs for sleep can be a game changer for light sleepers. Whether it is noisy neighbours, passing traffic or someone snoring, ear plugs for sleeping can reduce how intrusive these sounds are. That means you can have a good night's rest and wake up feeling refreshed.
What are the best earplugs for sleeping?The best earplugs for sleeping vary depending on your needs. If you need to completely block out sound, wax and foam ear plugs are often most effective. If you are a very light sleeper, these materials might be the best option.
The drawback of wax and foam ear plugs for sleeping, is that they can block out more noise than you really need – including preventing you from hearing important sounds that you would want to be woken up by. Wax and foam ear plugs also have an unfortunate tendency to fall out randomly and can be uncomfortable for side sleepers. They are also hardly a durable option - foam earplugs need to be replaced after each use, while wax rarely lasts more than a couple of weeks - making them more costly in the long run, and producing unnecessary waste.
What’s more, foam ear plugs have a very standardised size, which means they don’t fit comfortably in wider, narrower or bendy ear canals. Meanwhile wax ear plugs take time to warm up, and can be tricky to remove when you want to take them out.
Another alternative is active noise cancelling (ANC) ear plugs. These create a noise which cancels out other noises around you. While they can really reduce disruptive sounds, you will of course have to recharge them.
Silicone earplugs, like Loop Quiet for sleeping, offer you the best of both worlds. They reduce the noise levels you will hear by up to 27 decibels, but they still let through important sounds such as alarm clocks, smoke alarms or a baby crying. Loop Quiet also sits flush in your ear which means they don't stick out. Made from 100% soft touch silicone, they move with you and stay put - you won't even notice them at night. And of course, the ear plugs have no batteries, which means you never need to recharge them.
Can you sleep with Loop earplugs?
Yes, absolutely. Loop Quiet are some of the best ear plugs for sleeping. They are extremely comfortable, made from 100% soft touch silicone, and sit flush in your ear - which means they won't fall out during the night. Our ear plugs reduce noise levels by up to 27 decibels which is enough to minimise many sounds that could wake up a light sleeper.
Do earplugs work to block out snoring?
Yes, Loop Quiet ear plugs can help reduce the sound of snoring. Snoring noise levels are typically between 50 and 65 decibels. Research has shown that most people are woken up by noises of between 40 and 50 decibels. Our ear plugs reduce noise levels by up to 27 decibels. So, for many people, Loop Quiet would be suitable earplugs for snoring.
Is it bad for your ears to sleep with earplugs?
No, wearing earplugs regularly is perfectly safe. That said, there is the possibility of becoming dependent on ear plugs for sleep - if they are used for the long term some people find they can’t sleep without them.
If you plan to wear earplugs for sleep for the long term, choose a product that can be washed and reused. Loop Quiet ear plugs are made from durable yet soft silicone which can be washed daily - making them a more sustainable and (in the long run) cheaper alternative to throw away foam ear plugs.