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Old 05-10-2009, 06:24 AM   #11
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I don't know why I didn't do this sooner. Sleeping in downtown Baltimore was a big change from rural New Mexico, but earplugs make it a whole lot nicer...

Thanks for the reminder MOD.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:06 AM   #12
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I work shift work like many others and with two kids in the house under the age of two I find ear plugs are a necessity for a half decent sleep. But I was alo concerned that the kids may find the ear plugs if I lose one and think"Ooh pretty colour, wonder what it tastes like? as kids like to do. FOr peace of mind I now use ear plugs that are connected by thin plastic cord. Cant lose them, no matter how you try!
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:12 AM   #13
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Do you guys use any particular kinds of ear plugs? last time I tried this it was very uncomfortable. I sleep on my side.
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Old 09-14-2010, 04:19 PM   #14
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I have been close to deaf since 1969. So, I have these killer super-strong hearing aids. Take them out and I have slept through car alarms that were stuck and at least 3 accidents with the big street light down the block. It keeps getting taken out and I guess there are all kinds of fire trucks and PGE crews showing up to clean up the mess. Wife tells the neighbors I'm sound asleep.
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:30 PM   #15
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I may give this a shot. I have a ton of disposable earplugs from playing in a band, and sleep is definitely my weak link in terms of fitness and recovery. To be honest, I ususally fall asleep listening to a podcast with earbuds in, and then I wake up in the middle of the night with the cord tangled around my head. Not the best sleep strategy I know... but I think I'll try the earplugs for a few nights, see how it helps.
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:43 PM   #16
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your mobile device, if it's an iphone, can let you do for free Sleep Machine, a white noise, rain sound, fan sound, etc generator, if you don't like the idea of spending 8 hours with foam in your ears.
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:49 PM   #17
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Well how in the world do you wake up on time with ear plugs in?
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:29 PM   #18
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Well how in the world do you wake up on time with ear plugs in?
Easy, go to bed 8 hours before you want to get up. I've been sleeping with ear plugs in for at least a year now, and I have black out curtains so it's always night time in my bedroom.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:50 PM   #19
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Easy, go to bed 8 hours before you want to get up. I've been sleeping with ear plugs in for at least a year now, and I have black out curtains so it's always night time in my bedroom.
I've always wanted to be able to sleep with ear plugs, but I'm too worried I'd oversleep. I sleep with a mask just fine, and generally wake up after 8-8.5 hours of sleep, but there's still some hesitancy
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:51 PM   #20
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I've always wanted to be able to sleep with ear plugs, but I'm too worried I'd oversleep. I sleep with a mask just fine, and generally wake up after 8-8.5 hours of sleep, but there's still some hesitancy
Well, you can always try it on a weekend. Ear plugs are great and all, but I'm sure you'd still hear your alarm clock even with ear plugs in. I know when my girlfriend sets her phone alarm, I still hear it and wake up even with my ear plugs in. You could always try a watch that vibrates for your alarm.

I find that when I get enough sleep though, I don't have any issues with oversleeping. Or you could try ditching the mask and getting an alarm clock that lights up.
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