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Old 04-07-2009, 10:40 AM   #21
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I use earplugs occasionally at night but the best use I've found for them is on airplanes. And if you don't mind looking even more silly, use an eye mask too - I can't believe how much better I sleep.
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:52 AM   #22
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And if you don't mind looking even more silly, use an eye mask too
Again, that's one of my favorite things.

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I find that ear plugs help a bit, but they fall out a few times each night, so I spend the night wondering half asleep where my ear plugs are.

I use the squishy purple ones they sell at Walgreen's for $3.99 and I'm not sure how to say this politely so I'll just say it . You have to really shove them in . That way they'll stay in your ear and you just pop them out in the morning .
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I use the "Flents Quiet Time" ones found at Wal Mart for ~$10 for 50 pair. They have a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 31.

Walgreen's has the same product (well, name anyway) with a NRR of 33 that comes in a 10 pair package for a much higher price.

Anyway, anything less than a NRR of 30 doesn't do me any good.
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I often listen to the radio at night if I have trouble sleeping. I use an ear-bud in only one ear (other ear on the pillow) and tune in to a talk show and the babbling puts me to sleep quite often.

DW thinks that I'm nuts. I agree.
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I have the same "problem." Someone down the street closes their car door and I am wide awake... for the rest of the night. I have used ear plugs for over ten years now.
Your avatar makes more sense now.



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Your avatar makes more sense now.
Yep. That's me at 3:00 am.
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