Improve Your Sleep Environment
- 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
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
- 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
- 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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