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ear plugs for better sleep

posted Mar 19, 2017 13:55:33 by SusanMalone
Weird topic, huh?

This morning I woke up feeling refreshed and had the thought that I needed to share this simple fix for those who (like me) sleep poorly. When I became a mom in 1979 I stopped sleeping well through the night. I never got over it after my children were no longer young. Every noise wakes me and my sleep has been restless.

Somone I know had suggested earplugs and I bought some. Then I was reluctant to try them- for many months. I hate things in my ears, I have small ear canals. Well, my excuses seemed endless. Finally one night I was ready to try them (exhausted, darling husband snoring)... I had to roll the part that inserts into your ear canal until it was compressed to even get it in. It expanded to fit my canal. It took a couple of nights to get used to. But now I sleep soundly for hours at a time. Last night I slept 6 1/2 hours, which is a record for me. I am still trying to get up to the optimum (science backed) of 7 1/2 hours a night, but even with 6 I feel so much better!

Someone had said they may be helpful in a situation where you are close to others and hear strange noises (like camping for example). I have found that they make a huge difference even in my own home and bed. So I share this with you in case there is someone out there who also does not sleep well. This may help you, and it is cheap to try.
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BrendaStephenson said Mar 19, 2017 17:58:37
I agree. I am a very light sleeper. I wear ear plugs at night, also. I have stocked my preps with ear plugs, also. We will definitely need our sleep then more than ever. Thank you for sharing this.
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HeidiSnow said Mar 19, 2017 20:38:26
I have stock of them also. Luckily or unluckily however you want to look at it. I am deaf in one ear so if I sleep with my good ear down with an ear plug I sleep very soundly. And I use half of the amount of ear plugs. Haha. I have always found that as a blessing that came with my one ear deafness. I have never felt disabled.
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SusanMalone said Mar 20, 2017 05:03:41
How interesting to find others who have benefited as well. I wish I had known this years ago- might have slept better all these years :-)
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