Bedroom Aides:

Improve Your Sleep Environment

  1. Ear plugs: block nuissance noises

Noises in the bedroom can keep you from falling to sleep and disrupt sleep during the night.  Ear plugs can help you deal with snoring and other late-night nuissances.

Mack’s Pillow Soft Silicone Earplugs

NRA rating: 22 decibels

Low cost option, shapeable silicone

Drift to Sleep Ear Plugs Moldex

NRA rating: 33 decibels

Alternative to silicone, made from light weight foam

Alpine SleepSoft

NRA rating: 31 decibels

Soft filters designed for side sleepers

World’s Finest Ear Plug

NRA rating: not listed

Higher end (and more expensive) option, also used by musicians and for shooting

  1. Masks: block nuissance light

Exposure to light can keep you from falling asleep, affect your sleep quality during the night, and result in premature wake ups.  Eye masks can make a big difference.

ALASKA BEAR® Natural silk sleep mask & blindfold

Luxury Patented Sleep Mask, Nidra® Deep Rest Eye Mask with Contoured Shape and Adjustable Head Strap

Bedtime Bliss BTB01 Contoured & Comfortable Black Sleep Mask with Moldex Ear Plug

  1. White noise machines: mask background sounds

White noise is an alternative to ear plugs.  It’s an old trick to help mask noises that may keep you awake and disrupt your sleep during the night.

If you want something more sophisticate and convenient than a household fan, you may want to try a white noise machine.

HoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ Sound Spa Relaxation Machine

Low cost, light weight enough (1lb) to take on the road

Homedics HDS-2000 Deep Sleep II Relaxation Sound and White Noise Machine

8 sleep therapy programs and personalized sound options

Adaptive Sound Technologies Sleep Therapy Machine

More expensive option, can detect and adjust to sound changes in your room

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