Some brands of earplugs for sleeping include Hearos, Howard Leight and Flents. A writer for Slate magazine recommends the Hearos Ultimate Softness Series, the Howard Leight MAX and the Flents Quiet! Please earplugs.
Another effective earplug brands for sleeping are the Classic Earplug from 3M E-A-R, according to Sleep Like the Dead. The Ear Plug Superstore recommends the Alpine SleepSoft Reusable Earplugs and Mack's Pillow Soft Moldable Silicone Earplugs.
Some factors to take into consider when searching for good sleeping earplugs are effectiveness, which can't always be accurately judged by their noise reduction rating, comfort, ease of use, durability and value, according to Slate. Earplugs manufacturers have gone from only producing wax-cotton plugs to using a variety of materials.
The benefits to using earplugs to help with sleep include their ease of use and portability, their affordability, and their effectiveness in blocking out background noise that might interfere with sleep, states Sleep Like the Dead. Seventy-nine percent of earplug users find them to be an effective tool to blocking out noise while sleeping.
It is important to remember when shopping for earplugs that no brand can completely eliminate noise, and that loud sounds, especially in the lower register, cannot be blocked completely, notes Slate.