The Best Noise-Canceling Earplugs for Better Sleep
Comfortable Noise-Canceling Earplugs
Your partner might prefer a white noise machine for catching zzzs. You might even like a little yoga-inspired music to wind down before bed. But when it comes to falling asleep and staying in a state of slumber, there's nothing quite like the sound of silence. (Related: How to Use Sleep Meditation to Fight Insomnia)
So for those nights (OK, every night if you live in an urban area) when you can't drown out the car horns, kids yelling, or construction crews taking over the streets (not to mention if someone is snoring next to you!)—slip on these noise-canceling earplugs. A night of sound shut-eye is just a few clicks away.
Togedi Reusable Plugs
The contoured shape of these noise-canceling earplugs means they fit in your ear better than others, while the soft, sponge-like material feels great against the skin. It's the perfect combo for comfort. You also get five pairs, but they are actually reusable until they lose their shape or get grimy.
Brison Ear Plugs
Reviewers rave about how well these fit in their ears—so much so that they saw you'll hardly notice you're wearing them (which is pretty crucial if you're going to actually fall asleep). Wear them every night if you need to—they're washable with mild soap. Then stash them in the convenient carrying case.
EarJoy Noise Cancelling Earplugs
If you're not sure what type or shape of noise-canceling earplug you'll like best, purchase this pack. You get four sets of earplugs, all with different suggested purposes, including better sleep (duh!). You should totally try them all out, though. You'll probably find a different shape that's perfect for long flights.
ANBOW Silicone Earplugs
Here, you get three pairs of silicone noise-canceling earplugs, as well as cases for each and a little travel bag you can throw in your purse when you head out of town. One reviewer who lives near an airport says these perfectly block out the plane traffic while she sleeps, and another reviewer talks up how securely they stay in place. (Related: Pink Noise Is the New White Noise and It's Going to Change Your Sleep Life)
Talk about a steal: Get 35 pairs of foam, flexible noise-canceling earplugs for less than $15! While these foam versions are for one-time use, with the pack, you'll also get a pair of reusable earplugs that works for activities like swimming.
Bose Noise-Masking Sleepbuds
If you want to splurge on a high-tech set of noise-canceling earplugs, Bose has your match. Their sleepbuds don't necessarily provide total silence, but they should lead to better shut-eye, courtesy of a preset list of soothing sounds. Choose from waterfalls and streams to a campfire and spa-like beats—all meant to put you to sleep. You also get an ergonomic design that fits comfortably in your ear, without risk of falling out when your head hits the pillow.
Mack's Pillow Soft Silicone Putty Earplugs
Your most budget-friendly option on the list also happens to be customizable. Made of material similar to Silly Putty or malleable wax, you can mold these silicone noise-canceling earplugs into any shape or size and they'll block out noise. They also keep water out, if you want to wear them swimming. (Related: Beginner's Guide to the Different Swimming Strokes)
Lebbest High-Fidelity Earplugs
Travel often? These noise-canceling earplugs come in a case that'll clip to your bag so you'll never lose them at the bottom of your duffle bag. Inside, you can store three sets of the silicone plugs, each of varying sizes and shapes. Reviewers love how quiet these kept surrounding sounds. (Related: The Best Suitcases, Duffels, and Backpacks for Active Travelers)