How Do I Prevent Earplugs From Falling Out While Sleeping?

Last Updated: DEC 29, 2023

For many of us, earplugs are a necessary sleep aid. They can help block out snoring partners, traffic noise, or any other disturbances that may keep us awake at night. However, one common problem that many people face is keeping the earplugs in throughout the night. If you are tired of waking up with earplugs on the floor or lost in your sheets, we are here to help. We will share some tips and tricks on how to prevent earplugs from falling out while you sleep and some products that might be better suited for you.

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How Can I Stop Earplugs Falling Out At Night?

Twist and hold foam earplugs

First off, not all earplugs are created equally. Some are made of foam, while others are made of silicone or rubber. The foam ones can come loose easily if not inserted correctly.

If you prefer foam earplugs, it is important to insert them correctly to ensure they do not fall out. Firstly, roll the foam earplug between your fingers to compress it, then insert the plug into your ear canal. Hold the earplug in place for around 20 seconds, allowing it to expand and fit comfortably in your ear canal. Avoid pushing the earplug too far into your ear canal, however, as this can lead to discomfort and even ear injury.

Try silicone earplugs

Silicone earplugs are becoming increasingly popular for sleep as they can be washed and reused. Additionally, they often come with different sizes of ear tips so you can find the right size that fits your ear canal perfectly. Silicone earplugs are also less likely to fall out of your ear compared to foam ones as they are more flexible and fit snugly in your ear canal. They mold to the shape of your ear making them more comfortable than traditional foam plugs. 

Use the right type of earplug for your needs

Finding the right earplug for your needs is essential to keeping them in while you sleep. For example, if you are prone to earwax build-up or have sensitive skin, it is best to avoid foam earplugs and opt for silicone ones instead. Alternatively, if you have small ear canals, you may need to try a trial pack to find the right size and shape that fits your ears perfectly.

Use headphones for sleeping instead

While earplugs are great for blocking out sounds, some people simply cannot keep them in their ear canals. If this is the case for you, consider using headphones instead. They can provide the same level of noise reduction while also delivering music or calming sounds to help you drift off to sleep. Just make sure to choose headphones that are specifically designed for sleeping, as they will be more comfortable and less likely to cause irritation. Our SleepSoftly Deluxe version is our most popular. 

They fit over your ears snug, and their soft padding makes them comfortable even while sleeping.

There are several ways to keep your earplugs in while you sleep. Whether you decide to try headphones, twist and hold your foam earplugs, or opt for silicone earplugs designed for sleep, finding the right solution for you can result in a better night's sleep. With a little trial and error, you'll be able to find the perfect earplug or earphone to help you sleep peacefully through even the loudest of nights.

Getting a good sleep is crucial for your health and well-being, and blocking out sounds can help you achieve that.