The best earplugs for sleeping and how to safely use them

UC expert provides commentary to Prevention

Sleep is an important factor of your health, and wearing earplugs while sleeping can help eliminate background noise so you get more quality rest.

Ann Romaker, MD, professor of Internal Medicine in the University of Cincinnati's College of Medicine and medical director of medical director of the University of Cincinnati’s Sleep Centers, spoke with Prevention on tips to select the right earplugs for each individual.

The best earplugs are the ones that are most comfortable and improve sleep for each person. Romaker said overall she'd recommend silicone putty earplugs that “conform to each user’s individual ear canal” because “they significantly decrease the noise level and are well tolerated.”

Read the Prevention article.

Featured photo at top of a person holding an earplug. Photo/nito100/iStock.

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