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Review of The Best Earplugs for Sleeping

2nd March 2020

Review of The Best Earplugs for Sleeping

People who live close to a major road or under a flight path often find it difficult to sleep at night because of the constant noise outside. Shift workers who need to sleep in the daytime also find that noise is often an issue, even if they live in a very peaceful part of the country.

For these people, and for anybody else who finds it difficult to sleep because of noise problems, the obvious solution is earplugs, but there are so many different makes and models available, it can be difficult to know which ones are best for your needs.

In this short review, we are going to take a look at some of the best earplugs on the market today and outline the pros and cons associated with each type.

Choosing the Right Earplugs for a Peaceful Night’s Sleep

Any of the earplugs in our best earplugs for sleeping review could help you to enjoy a good night’s sleep, but some are better than others in terms of effectiveness and value for money. Let’s begin:

  • Boots Foam Earplugs – At £2.79 for 3 pairs, these are by far the cheapest option, but in terms of usability, they are not the best. However, they do block out noise very well and because they are so cheap, many people start their search for the perfect earplug by buying a box of these. The problem with them is, once they are dirty, they have to be thrown away and many people report that they fall out in the middle of the night.
  • Ultimate Ear Sleep Plug – At the other end of the price spectrum, we find Ultimate Ear’s Sleep Plugs, which are custom-made earplugs costing £75. The price may make you think twice but on the plus side, these earplugs are washable and come with a full year’s guarantee, which makes them much better value than they might at first appear. Assuming you wore the Boots foam earplugs listed above for 3 days each, you would need to buy 40 boxes a year, which comes to £113.15. On the other hand, you could wear these custom earplugs for at least a year and save yourself nearly £40 in the process. Because they are made to fit your ears and nobody else’s, they won’t fall out in the middle of the night and are supremely comfortable. Considering all this, we think they are one of the best buys available at the moment, especially given their industry-leading noise isolation performance.