If your partner snores, and it keeps you awake, it can be a real problem! Waking up frequently or being kept awake because of snoring means that your body is not getting the quality sleep it needs.
Good quality sleep is important and vital. Amongst other things it helps us to:
- Concentrate and study better
- Control our weight by helping us to effectively metabolise our food
- Have fewer accidents
- Keep us in a better mood
- Lower stress levels and help to prevent hypertension and irregular heartbeats
How Loud is Snoring?
The noise level of a typical snorer is usually somewhere between 60 and 90 decibels (dB). To put this in context, everyday talking is about 60 dB, a vacuum cleaner is 70 dB, and a chainsaw is about 100 dB! If loud snoring is waking you up, you would probably benefit from using earplugs as they are unlikely to suddenly stop snoring!
The Best Earplugs for Snoring
When choosing the best earplugs to help block or reduce the sound of snoring, it is vitally important to make sure that the earplugs you buy are designed specifically for snoring. Not all earplugs are the same, so don’t just choose the first pair you come across!
To help you overcome the sound of your partner’s snoring and to help ensure a well rested slumber, we have chosen our top 5 favourite earplugs and why we think they will be the best choice for you.
All of the earplugs described below are available in one of our sample packs. Often, buying a sample pack is the quickest and easiest way to find the right earplug for you. We have earplug sleep packs for men and earplug sleep packs for women. We also offer small packs of snore blocking earplugs. All of these packs allow you to “try before you buy” so that you can choose exactly the right earplug for you.
So here’s our choice of the best earplugs for snoring:
Spark Plugs are used by many of our customers as earplugs for sleeping, blocking out partner’s snoring or neighbour’s noise. They are easy-to-use and highly comfortable, offering a noise reduction of 35 dB. Very highly rated.
If you are looking for a natural, drug-free sleeping solution, then Mack’s Sound Asleep Earplugs could be just right for you! Constructed from super soft, silky smooth comfort foam, these high-quality earplugs are perfect for extended wear.
Hush Plugz silicone earplugs are very easy to fit and seal securely to the ear for optimum performance. Easy to use and supremely comfortable, they are perfect when used to aid a restful night’s sleep or when just relaxing.
Laser Lite earplugs are especially suitable for longer-term wear. Designed to fit nearly every user, these earplugs expand gently inside the ear canal for a perfect fit. Offering a noise reduction of 32 dB, they will help reduce surrounding noises like traffic, neighbours or your partner’s snoring. They are recommended to protect your ears from the types of sounds that might damage your hearing.
Max Foam Earplugs are among the highest rated earplugs available anywhere today, noise reduction is a massive noise reduction of 37 dB, helping you to cope with even the loudest snoring or traffic noise.
If any of these earplugs are of interest, why not have a look at our full range of earplugs for snoring? We’re certain you will find the earplug of your dreams!
This post was originally published in 2016 and has been regularly updated since.