How to Block Out Snoring Noise With Earbuds and Earplugs

Is the snoring of others keeping you from getting a good night's sleep?

Don’t worry – you’re not the only one. Many people report not being able to fall asleep, or having their sleep interrupted due to hearing loud and incessant snoring. Studies show that the bed partner of a snorer awakens an average of 21 times per hour. Getting great, uninterrupted sleep is essential for health and wellbeing, focus, and productivity.

The best game plan to get a night of good sleep is to get the snorer to treat their snoring, but if that’s not possible, there are other easy steps you can take to help yourself.

Passive Noise Cancelling

Passive noise cancelling is when your headphones, earbuds, earplugs, earphones, and other such devices, block outside, environmental noise, by preventing noise from entering the ear canal. This isn’t always just for sleep; passive noise cancelling devices can be used in everyday situations, such as at the gym where you may seek to block out the sounds of dumbbells dropping, or in the office and trying to block out colleague chit chat.

The great thing is that all earplugs and headphones offer some degree of passive noise cancelling, but the higher the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) measured in decibels (dB) the better. ZQuiet’s premium earplugs use specialty attenuation filters that provide 27 decibels of noise reduction, so they are a great step toward peace and quiet.

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Noise Masking

Noise masking is when you listen to one sound so as to avoid hearing another sound – a substitution of sorts. When trying to sleep, you can use a noise-cancelling machine to lull yourself to sleep with sounds from nature, water, a lullaby, or simply white noise.

Active Noise Cancelling Earbuds

Active noise cancelling earbuds are a new technology designed to allow you to enjoy your music, or other sounds, while blocking out that annoying snoring sound coming from the person lying next to you in bed.  Earbuds for sleeping should be designed to be comfortable while laying on a pillow and safe to use all night without Bluetooth connection.