Ear plugs

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Ive had a huge struggle with sleeping for about 15 years. Ear plugs help as literally a pin dropping will awaken me if Im lucky enough to drift off.

Im finding that the current wax plugs cause problems in my ear canal, resulting in shooting pains. I can also hear my heartbeat pulsating. Ive found some (expensive) noise cancelling rechargeable ones online but am reluctant to spend so much money without a recommendation. Has anyone tried anything like this please?

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    You have my full sympathy. While trying to sleep I have to banish even ticking wristwatches from the room.

    I have been wearing ear plugs for the past 25 years and I never liked wax ear plugs. Instead, I am using foam ear plugs. The ones I am using have a conical shape and are made of soft malleable foam. They are rolled into a thin strip, placed into the ear canal and held in place till they expand. I found that not all ear plugs are the same. I have narrow ear canals and need some that are small enough and soft enough to be comfortable. Also, they need to be replaced fairly regularly to stay soft.

    Currently I am using Mivolis earplugs. Got a bunch of them while travelling in Europe. They come in box of 8 pairs and each pair is sealed in small cellophane pack.

    While wearing ear plugs there will always be some degree of white noise. Over the years I got used to it and notice it only when paying attention to it. Sometimes I do hear my heartbeat, and I found it helps to equalize the in-ear pressure by breathing out through the nose while pinching it.

    I was never impressed with noise cancelling ear buds. I always had the impression that most of the noise cancellation comes from a tight fit rather that the electronic components. I personally would be reluctant to get noise cancelling ear plugs because until you try them you will not know if they are comfortable.

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