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    i've used earplugs for the last 3 years and am reliant on them now, but i don't have any trouble hearing my alarm clock. They reduce the level of noise but don't completely eliminate it usually, but enough so i'm not disturbed by my nextdoor neighbours
    i get mine from the 'snorestore' (google it) where they have a large range of different ones available
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    I use Quies, theyre wax and work SO much better then the foam ones, I really recommend getting some wax ones, I got mines from Tescos pharmacist so I reckon theyre pretty widely available Oh, and I have no trouble hearing the alarm (But I do have trouble with not pressing the snooze button 10 times before I actually get up!)
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    I have the yellow travel ones from Boots; they are foamy type ones but they're really good! Maybe you could get reliant, but I only use them when sharing a room with someone (except the bf) so I don't really know. I can't hear anything though, so I use the alarm on my phone on vibrate and leave it under my pillow lol.
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    I normally just use cotton wool. But yes, I use them most nights and don't have any trouble hearing the alarm - responding to it is another matter, of course.
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    (Original post by kate0904)
    i've used earplugs for the last 3 years and am reliant on them now, but i don't have any trouble hearing my alarm clock. They reduce the level of noise but don't completely eliminate it usually, but enough so i'm not disturbed by my nextdoor neighbours
    i get mine from the 'snorestore' (google it) where they have a large range of different ones available
    Thank you! I visited snorestore and ordered a bunch of samples, the information and decibel numbers are so helpful.

    (Original post by IlexAquifolium)
    I normally just use cotton wool. But yes, I use them most nights and don't have any trouble hearing the alarm - responding to it is another matter, of course.
    Will cotton wool pose a health risk? I'd be scared that bits might break off and get stuck in my ear.
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    (Original post by bikipip)
    Thank you! I visited snorestore and ordered a bunch of samples, the information and decibel numbers are so helpful.

    Will cotton wool pose a health risk? I'd be scared that bits might break off and get stuck in my ear.
    I occasionally use cotton wool pads - the sort of ones you use to remove makeup (i tear them in half and roll them up) which works quite well when my ears need a rest from the slightly more solid earplugs i usually use
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    Nah i wear buttplugs instead

    how do they help you sleep though apart from blocking out noise but unless you live on an industrial site i really don't see the need for them. Perhaps take a bath or something before you go to sleep?
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    (Original post by kate0904)
    I occasionally use cotton wool pads - the sort of ones you use to remove makeup (i tear them in half and roll them up) which works quite well when my ears need a rest from the slightly more solid earplugs i usually use
    Ah ok, I will be doing this while I wait for my earplugs to arrive! :p:
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    I worked in halls of residence and lived in halls at the same time. I wouldn't have been able to sleep without ear plugs. I can still hear my alarm fine it just makes me less likely to want to attack other students when they make noise.
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    I have to because of the sincere amount of noise coming from the main road outside. Badly fitting, single glazed sash window + main road = me going totally mad.

    Earplugs ftw. I can still hear my alarm, but it's on my phone and it just gets louder and louder until I hear it. They always fall out during the night, though, so each morning involves The Great Earplug Hunt in my bed. :o:
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    i use earplugs because my rooms next to a boilerroom that makes the worst noise ever, but i used a lot of rubbish types that didnt really work till i found these new ones called bio ears i think,they were a godsend, i suggest them
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    Earplugs are infection central.
 
 
 
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