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If you live in a noisy area or have a partner who snores every night, you may decide to try wearing disposable earplugs to bed so you can muffle the excess noise and hopefully get a decent night's sleep. If so, use the following tips for safely wearing disposable sleep earplugs.
1. Use a New Pair Each Night
Since you have opted to use disposable earplugs while you are sleeping, make sure you throw each pair away in the morning and use new ones at night. The disposable earplugs are only meant to be worn once for a couple of reasons.
First, the foam material from which the earplugs are constructed may wear down or tear during the night. Trying to wear them multiple nights only compounds this deterioration, making them less comfortable and less effective each time you wear them.
Second, the foam sucks up wax and germs while you are sleeping. While this accumulation does not harm you on the first night you wear the earplugs, the bacteria start to grow during the day, especially when fed by the wax and oily secretions from your ear canal.
If you use the earplugs more than once, you run the risk of getting an ear infection. Using a clean, unused pair every night before you go to bed ensures you do not reintroduce the germs into your ear canal.
2. Apply a Small Amount of Lubricant
If you are having problems inserting your sleep earplugs without having to forcibly push them into your ear canal. When you try to force the plugs into your ears, you run the risk of jamming them into your ear canal and possibly causing damage to your eardrum.
To make insertion easier, try applying a small amount of lubricant to the outer part of your ear. Use a gentle, natural lubricant such as coconut oil or cocoa butter that will not irritate your skin. However, do not apply the lubricant inside the ear canals or directly on the earplugs. Too much of any foreign substance close to the eardrum could irritate the thin, delicate tissue or even provide an environment conducive to bacterial growth.
Even after using the above tips, you may discover that you are having trouble inserting your earplugs. If so, speak with your doctor for more tips, or ask them if you may benefit from a different size or even customized sleep earplugs that are fitted to the shape of your ear canal.