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6 Best Earplugs to Get for a Peaceful Night’s Sleep

6 Best Earplugs to Get for a Peaceful Night’s Sleep

Earplugs are used for different purposes. People use them while swimming, riding bikes or to getting a peaceful sleep. Individuals who have to work at noisy places every day also use them at work. There is an extensive range of noise canceling earplugs in the market. There are three basic criteria that you need to focus on while buying the best earplugs for sleeping.

The first important consideration is the material because the durability and price depend on the material they are made up of. The second important criteria to consider is the comfort. Make sure they are comfortable in the ears, and they do not cause any pain or irritation. The last important consideration is the size of the earplugs.

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Keeping these critical factors in mind, you can buy the best sleeping earplugs. There is a wide range available in the market, so you have plenty of choices. Here are some of the best earplugs available in the market.

1. 3M Ear Classic Earplugs:

It is among the most common plugs in the market. They were the first earplugs which were made up of foam. It has been available in the market for more than thirty years. They are great plugs for sleeping, and they have a yellowish color and have a cylindrical shape. The texture of the plugs is particular. They are popular because it offers NNR 29db protection. They are easy to use and are highly comfortable as they are soft and made up of low-pressure foam. They are resistant to moisture and flames. They are also non-allergenic.

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2. Decibullz Custom Molded Earplugs:

These earplugs are an excellent choice, and they can comfortably fit in your ear because of the shape. They do not hurt, and they do not fall out of the ear while sleeping. They are of excellent quality and provide active noise cancellation. You can mold them to the size of your ear by only using warm water. It is a model which is not just reusable, it is also re-moldable.

3. Alpine Sleepsoft:

They can absorb the snoring sound along with other ambient sounds. Their manufacturing material makes them highly comfortable to wear. It features acoustic filters which allow you to listen to sounds such as alarm or doorbell. They are easy to customize so that they fit in the ear comfortably. They are also easy to clean, and there is no silicone used in it. If you keep them clean, they will last for a long time. You can wash them with some soap and warm water.

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4. Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs:

If you prefer sleeping with earplugs, then these are an excellent choice. They offer effective noise canceling properties. It has a distinct triple flange design, and this allows it to fit the ear of any size. The design keeps it securely inside the ear which is not just convenient but also comfortable. They are equipped with propriety attenuation filters which allow them to reduce the noise evenly on all the spectrums. They are an excellent choice if you want to have a peaceful sleep. Hypoallergenic silicone is used for making them, and they are pretty affordable.

5. Euphonic Sleep Earplugs:

They have a low profile design, and when you are wearing them, it seems as you are not wearing any. They are made up of soft silicone which is a soft but durable material. It is also anti-allergen, so you do not have to worry about triggering any allergies. They are very good at getting rid of background noise. They are adaptable and perfect for ears of all sizes. They are affordable and of high-quality.

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6. Adept Sound Noise Reduction Earplugs:

They will muffle any sound that may disturb your sleep which makes them a good option to use while sleeping. They have a flexible design which means they can quickly adapt to different sized ears. They are made up of soft silicone which means they are not harmful to the ears and they are super comfortable. They also offer sound attenuation.

These are some of the straightforward and comfortable earplugs which can give you a peaceful night’s sleep.

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Published on May 20, 2019

How to Prevent Inaction from Leading to Regret

How to Prevent Inaction from Leading to Regret

Time.

When you think of this construct, where do you see your time being spent?

As William Shakespeare famously wrote “I wasted time, and now doth time waste me…”

Have you used your time wisely? Are you where you want to be?

Or do you have unfinished goals to attain… places you want to be, things you still need to do?

The hard truth is, that time once passed cannot be replaced–which is why it is common to hear people say that one should not squander time doing nothing, or delay certain decisions for later. More often than not, the biggest blocker from reaching our goals is often inaction – which is essentially doing nothing, rather than doing something. 

There are many reasons why we may not do something. Most often it boils down to adequate time. We may feel we don’t have enough time, or that it’s never quite the right time to pursue our goals.

Maybe next month, or maybe next year…

And, before you know it, the time has passed and you’re still no where near achieving those goals you dream about. This inaction often leads to strong regret once we look at the situation through hindsight. So, take some time now to reflect on any goal(s) you may have in mind, or hidden at the back of your mind; and, think about how you can truly start working on them now, and not later.

So, how do you start?

Figure Out Your Purpose (Your Main Goal)


The first important step is to figure out your purpose, or your main goal.

What is it that you’re after in life? And, are there any barriers preventing you from reaching your goal? These are good questions to ask when it comes to figuring out how (and for what purpose) you are spending your time.

Your purpose will guide you, and it will ensure your time spent is within the bounds of what you actually want to accomplish.

A good amount of research has been done on how we as humans develop and embrace long-term and highly meaningful goals in our lives. So much so, that having a purpose has connections to reduced stroke, and heart attack. It turns out, our desire to accomplish goals actually has an evolutionary connection–especially goals with a greater purpose to them. This is because a greater purpose often helps both the individual, and our species as a whole, survive.

Knowing why it is you’re doing something is important; and, when you do, it will be easier to budget your time and effort into pursuing after those milestones or tasks that will lead to the accomplishment of your main goal.

Assess Your Current Time Spent

Next comes the actual time usage. Once you know what your main goal is, you’ll want to make the most of the time you have now. It’s good to know how you’re currently spending your time, so that you can start making improvements and easily assess what can stay and what can go in your day to day routine.

For just one day, ideally on a day when you’d like to be more productive, I encourage you to record a time journal, down to the quarter hour if you can manage. You may be quite surprised at how little things—such as checking social media, answering emails that could wait, or idling at the water cooler or office pantry —can add up to a lot of wasted time.

To get you started, I recommend you check out this quick self assessment to assess your current productivity: Want To Know How Much You’re Getting Done In A Day?

Tricks to Tackle Distractions

Once you’ve assessed how you’re currently spending your time, I hope you won’t be in for too big of a shock when you see just how big of an impact distractions and time wasters are in your life.

Every time your mind wanders from your work, it takes an average of 25 minutes and 26 seconds to get into focus again. That’s almost half an hour of precious time every time you entertain a distraction!

Which is why it’s important to learn how to focus, and tackle distractions effectively. Here’s how to do it:

1. Set Time Aside for Focusing

One way to stay focused is to set focused sessions for yourself. During a focused session, you should let people know that you won’t be responding unless it’s a real emergency.

Set your messaging apps and shared calendars as “busy” to reduce interruptions. Think of these sessions as one on one time with yourself so that you can truly focus on what’s important, without external distractions coming your way.

2. Beware of Emails

Emails may sound harmless, but they can come into our inbox continuously throughout the day, and it’s tempting to respond to them as we receive them. Especially if you’re one to check your notifications frequently.

Instead of checking them every time a new notification sounds, set a specific time to deal with your emails at one go. This will no doubt increase your productivity as you’re dealing with emails one after the other, rather than interrupting your focus on another project each time an email comes in.

Besides switching off your email notifications so as not to get distracted, you could also install a Chrome extension called Block Site that helps to stop Gmail notifications coming through at specific times, making it easier for you to manage these subtle daily distractions.

3. Let Technology Help

As much as we are getting increasingly distracted because of technology, we can’t deny it’s many advantages. So instead of feeling controlled by technology, why not make use of disabling options that the devices offer?

Turn off email alerts, app notifications, or set your phone to go straight to voicemail and even create auto-responses to incoming text messages. There are also apps like Forrest that help to increase your productivity by rewarding you each time you focus well, which encourages you to ignore your phone.

4. Schedule Time to Get Distracted

Just as important as scheduling focus time, is scheduling break times. Balance is always key, so when you start scheduling focused sessions, you should also intentionally pen down some break time slots for your mind to relax.

This is because the brain isn’t created to sustain long periods of focus and concentration. The average attention span for an adult is between 15 and 40 minutes. After this time, your likelihood of distractions get stronger and you’ll become less motivated.

So while taking a mental break might seem unproductive, in the long run it makes your brain work more efficiently, and you’ll end up getting more work done overall.

Time is in Your Hands

At the end of the day, we all have a certain amount of time to go all out to pursue our heart’s desires. Whatever your goals are, the time you have now, is in your hands to make them come true.

You simply need to start somewhere, instead of allowing inaction waste your time away, leaving you with regret later on. With a main goal or purpose in mind, you can be on the right track to attaining your desired outcomes.

Being aware of how you spend your time and learning how to tackle common distractions can help boost you forward in completing what’s necessary to reach your most desired goals.

So what are you waiting for? 

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