Do you use ear plugs when you sleep?

Philippines
December 11, 2012 2:36am CST
It was my first time to use ear plugs last night. I could still hear some noise but it was minimized. Like they were coming from afar. But if my sister was the one talking, I could hear her loud and clear. Maybe, I didn't push well the ear plugs because I was worried of not getting them out of my ears. LOL. How about you fellow myLotters, do yu need any help from ear plugs? Can you tolerate noise? Can you sleep in a noisy environment? I can't. I just wish we have internet connection at home just like the previous days so that I can myLot if I can't get to sleep.
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@sanjay91422 (2728)
• India
11 Dec 12
I don't like any noise when I am sleeping because I like it all silent when I am sleeping. I remember when one day I kept my speakers on while I was sleeping and there was a long list of the songs which kept on playing till the morning. I did not felt fresh that day, so I don't do this again.
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• Philippines
11 Dec 12
Oh, you're right. I also turn off my phone when I'm listening to music because I suddenly wake up at the middle of the night and couldn'tget back to sleep especially if I hear my favorite songs. LOL. It's better to sleep without music. i hope we always have a silent environment. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
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• India
11 Dec 12
That is truth, if it my favorite music then I am sure it will interfere with the sleep, which require that my senses go down.
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• Philippines
12 Dec 12
LOL. Instead of sleeping, we enjoy listening to music. Haha... I guess if we really need to sleep, we shouldn'tlisten to music at all. Let's just close our eyes and tell ourselves that we have to sleep.
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
No, I don’t wear ear-plugs while sleeping at home since I have a quiet environment at home and my neighborhood is quite solemn and away from the city streets. Since I live in a private housing community, I am comfortable sleeping without ear plugs. But when I am on travelling like on plane, bus, ship or any long travel I use ear-plugs.
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• Philippines
12 Dec 12
Wow. It's so comfortable to sleep in your home. There is no noise around you. I wish our boarding house is like your home. No noise. Thanks for sharing and happy mylotting.
• Philippines
17 Dec 12
Thanks for your reply. well, it's because i live uptown so i am far from the urban crowd that's why... but sometimes it's quite boring because you all hear the breeze and no city life... i go out once in awhile and go downtown to go to the malls and cafe's just to escape from the solemnity.
@Shavkat (50202)
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
I don't like loud person. In fact, if I cannot endure the loud things they are creating. I used to confront the person, if it will not work out. Then let the police officers suppressed their being inconsiderate.
• Philippines
12 Dec 12
Oh, that's godd. I guess I also have to be like you. I don't confront those noisy people because I know that they know what's right and wrong. I guess they could hear themselves that they are talking so loud and that they're still awake at the middle of the night while others are already sleeping and some can't sleep due to their noise. If I already have my part time in January and they continue being noisy, I'm going to confront them already. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
• Philippines
12 Dec 12
Oh, that's "good" not "godd."
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
11 Dec 12
lol...I'm partially deaf so I don't wear ear plugs when I go to bed. I listen to the radio talk shows when I go to bed and I use those things you put in your ears, not a headset but there is one for each ear. Sometimes I don't put it in the ear I lost 100% hearing in and sometimes I do and I do hear some sound from it.
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• Philippines
12 Dec 12
Oh, really? So I guess you don't have to use such things anymore. I guess you can sleep with some noise around you. Thanks for sharing and happy mylotting.
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
11 Dec 12
Hi angelkarah, i have never used ear plugs before. Well, i can sleep even in the noisy environment if i am really tired. It doesn't help me much even if i put on the ear plugs.. LOL. I will just have to doze off by my own.
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• Philippines
12 Dec 12
I can also sleep with a noisy environment if I am so tired. But if my mind is still active and the people around me are noisy, I can hardly sleep. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
Personally, every time I go to sleep I always turn on the tv or the radio because I'm use to it already and I really can not sleep without any type of sound, may it be in a form of noise,music,etc.. This also applies every time I study or memorize something (kinda weird). Weird but true, and it gives positive result though. :)
• Philippines
12 Dec 12
I also can tolerate noise when I'm studying or memorizing but I can't tolerate noise if I'm sleeping. I guess some people are used to sleep with the tv or radio on. When I was living in another boarding house, they had a newborn baby there and they let the baby listen to music all of the time even if she was already sleeping. I guess she got used to the noise already. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
• India
11 Dec 12
Hi friend, every day i will hear song from my cell phone before going to sleep, i use my ear phones to listen the song. It is really hard to take rest in a noisy place. What happened to your home internet connection? Does you have it?
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• Philippines
12 Dec 12
Do you listen to music til you get to sleep? I sometimes just put my earphones in my ears so when I wake up because one of my favorites songs is playing, I couldn't go back to sleep immediately. LOL. It was one of our neighbors wifi. I guess he or she locked it already so I couldn't access it anymore. LOL. Whenever I try surfing, it says "connection failed."
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
I tried once. I didn't suit me at all. I am unused to the plug in my ear though it diminished the sound. I think I am more comfortable in sleeping without one, even without the night mask.
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• Philippines
11 Dec 12
I also don't need the night mask but I guess I need to minimize the noise. I would only use earplugs if I need them. I won't use them every night I guess. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
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@arunr175 (1680)
• India
11 Dec 12
No I haven't used ear plugs during my sleep. I have stayed near a railway station for 3 months, due to which I had to hear noises of train though out the night, it was hard to adapt to that for few day, but after 4 days I was able to sleep quiet well, but I haven't use ear plugs for sleeping till now...
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
Wow, a railway station. I won't last a week staying in your place. LOL. That's so noisy. I'm glad you were able to adapt with it. It's good that you don't need any earplugs. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
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@cobalt20 (1321)
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
No, I have not using ear plugs when I sleep. I make myself peace and harmony when I do sleep.
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• Philippines
11 Dec 12
Oh, that's good for you. I don't recommend using earplugs. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
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@prashu228 (25062)
• India
11 Dec 12
Hi No i don't use any ear plugs while sleeping.In fact i feel very uncomfortable to keep anything in ears.I just wont feel free.
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• Philippines
11 Dec 12
I also felt uncomfortable using them at first. Then I was able to get sleep with them in my ears. Then I woke up, I took them off. Then in the morning, I used them again and got one more hour of sleep. LOL. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
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@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
11 Dec 12
i never use ear plugs . maybe i don't have any problem to sleep even it was so noise. one time , there firework near my hostel, yet i still can have my good night sleep. hehe. . lucky me
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• Philippines
11 Dec 12
Lucky you. I hope I am like you. I could sleep with some noise around me. I won't consider using them every night. I'll just use them if my housemates are drinking and chitchatting and if I need to get sleep immediately. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
11 Dec 12
yes, but its not good to wear them, just be careful. if something happen u will never hear other call u. i just remember one of the story happen in my hostel. long time ago. there was fire that time, lucky nothing happen to her
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• Philippines
11 Dec 12
Yes, I also thought about that. What if using them won't let me hear someone trying to wake me up but actually I can hear some noise but they sound so far from me. I told my sister to talk to me last night and her voice was still a bit loud and clear. LOL. I told my self that they seemed useless. LOL. But when you're asleep you can no longer hear noise until you are fully awake.
@derek_a (10903)
12 Dec 12
I have used earplugs many may time, and have used them more often over the last 3 years or so. I lived in the city and there were parties going on in the houses around that would awaken me, I found with earplugs that I stopped hearing the noise and got into the habit of using them even now where noise is at a minimum apart from the occasion aircraft coming into land at the airport about 5 miles away. _Derek
• Philippines
13 Dec 12
Oh, thanks for posting? Is there no harm in using ear plugs? Some mylotters say that it's not advisable to use earplugs because they can damage our ears. Is that true?
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• Philippines
13 Dec 12
Oh, that's should be a period and not a question mark. LOL. With your three years of using ear plugs, did you encounter some problems? I'd be happy if you can share more of your experience. Thanks a lot. Happy mylotting.
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@derek_a (10903)
13 Dec 12
I have never heard of there being problems with using earplugs. I think you have to be careful when inserting them into the ear canal, and with some taking them out gently, which I do. My hearing is the same now as it was before. I can hear everything OK. But you are probably better talking to an expert if you are worried about using them.. _Derek
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@nitinnair89 (2895)
• India
11 Dec 12
Hi Karah, interesting post indeed. I never used ear plugs,i put my head under the pillow instead.lol.
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• Philippines
11 Dec 12
That's what I do most of the time. LOL. But sometimes I can still hear the noise. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
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• India
11 Dec 12
I would like to try in once to know how it feels like
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• Philippines
12 Dec 12
I hope there's someone with you to wake you up in case of emergency. Try it. I guess it's not that harmful.
@franseman (517)
• Philippines
12 Dec 12
The only thing that could keep me from falling asleep is wearing earplugs! I tried it once and all the time I felt them. What I do now when there's too much noise outside: I play my own music on the pc.
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• Philippines
12 Dec 12
Oh, I guess many mylotters can sleep with their music on. You only tried once and you never tried it again. Maybe you felt uncomfortable like other mylotters here. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
• Philippines
12 Dec 12
Yeah, but also when someone holds me I can not sleep. I don't want to feel anything hahahahaha.
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• Philippines
13 Dec 12
Oh, you're like my youngest sister. She doesn't want to be touched when she's asleep. She wants to be alone on her bed. LOL.
@hereandthere (26010)
• Philippines
12 Dec 12
i'm honestly puzzled by some of the responses. i think some were thinking about earbuds/earphones and headsets used when listening to music and falling asleep with it. anyway... so where did you buy earplugs? how much did it cost you? i got mine from my sister. it's made of foam so it's soft. you squeeze it before putting it in your ear. yes, using ear plugs only minimizes the noise, but it still helps someone like me who is easily awakened by sounds. it's understandable that you hear your sister's voice above other noises because we're subconsciously tuned in to some sounds more than others, especially loved ones.
• Philippines
12 Dec 12
I also got puzzled with some of the responses. My husband bought them maybe months ago. I didn't bother asking him the price. LOL. But if I'll buy again, I'll check the price. You're right. I'm squeezing them so that they can fit into my ears. My sister and I share a room in our boarding house and she usually talks to me whenever I have to go to sleep. LOL. So, if I want to sleep already, I'll tell her not to talk to me anymore. She can sleep with a noisy evironment. We are opposite. LOL. Thanks for sharing and happy mylotting.
• Philippines
12 Dec 12
they probably interpreted your topic as falling asleep while listening to music wearing earphones/earbuds or headsets because wearing ear plugs isn't common here like in other countries. i think they also wear a different type of ear plug for swimming. oh, i'm sure they're cheap, but i don't know where i can buy them here, so i just wash mine when they get dirty. maybe your sister is maximizing your bonding time because you have different schedules and you don't have other family members around you.
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• Philippines
12 Dec 12
We are with each other on weekdays. We only separate on weekends. We are working in the same office. LOL. Yeah, you're right. I understand them. I guess they are not so familiar with ear plugs.
@devonavis (1857)
• Greece
11 Dec 12
I'm a music lover and I can't live properly without it. I don't use earphone when I sleep because it can hurt my ear but I do turn on my radio or music player when I go to bed. This will help me get my sleep!
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
Oh, so mellow music is your secret to have a good sleep. I sometimes listen to music, too. But when the sogs are great, my mind is awake and singing with the song. LOL. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
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@devonavis (1857)
• Greece
14 Dec 12
Haha any music can put me into sleep as long as it does not irritate me. I even put my music on when I review my school lessons haha
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• Philippines
19 Dec 12
We're the same. When I was younger, I preferred studying with the music on. I was more inspired to study. LOL. Music is my life!
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
No, I don't. It's damaging to the ears. Once the ears are damaged, you can't just drink medicine to repair them. But I also have difficulty sleeping in a noisy environment. Good thing it is always silent here and my neighbors rarely have parties or videokes. But I turn on my radio sometimes and tune it on a very mellow station and I use speakers. I don't have a 20-20 vision so I'm really taking good care of my ears now.
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• Philippines
11 Dec 12
Really? Earplugs could damage our ears? How? I guess I have to search about it before I could get used to using them. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@prashu228 (25062)
• India
11 Dec 12
Hi, i heard about this, that ear gets spoiled .But i never understood the concept behind it. Let me know if you get the right point.
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• Philippines
11 Dec 12
Hi prashu. I'll just share this link: http://www.steadyhealth.com/Can_use_of_ear_plugs_cause_partial_hearing_loss__t154485.html I'm quite busy at work. LOL. Get back you later. Please post your comment after reading info from this link. Thanks
• Philippines
12 Dec 12
No. But I would like to. Just don't know where to buy.
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• Philippines
12 Dec 12
I also spent time trying to find some earplugs a few weeks ago. Then I mentioned it to my husband last weekend and luckily he bought some pairs before and he gave them to me. You can check online, I guess you buy some earplugs online. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
• Philippines
12 Dec 12
Maybe you can try buying ear plugs in ACE Hardware. I saw a post about it. It says you can buy different ear plugs there.
@Christoph56 (1509)
• Canada
12 Dec 12
When I'm trying to get to sleep, the only noises I really have a problem with are repeating noises... and I've found that to be a big problem when I've tried out earplugs. When those are in, I can hear every breath I take, and sometimes I can even hear my heartbeat... and those drive me bonkers! Turns out it's much easier for me to just lie in peace until I'm asleep, then have in earplugs.
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• Philippines
13 Dec 12
Oh, yeah. You're right. We can hear our breathing, etc. I guess ear plugs are helpful to others and not to some who feel uncomfortable with them. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.