Earplugs for sleeping
How much sound do the sleepsoft earplugs mute?
Alpine SleepSoft earplugs have an average damping (SNR) of 25 dB. This means that disturbing environmental noises are muffled. However, you will still hear significantly louder noises. Of course, you will hear them less loud. Many people find it easier to fall asleep while wearing the earplugs and wake up less easily. Noises such as your alarm clock, doorbell or children can still be heard.
The volume of snoring sounds can be very loud and even exceed 95 dB. This is as loud as a pop concert! Despite of the use of earplugs, you will probably still hear this kind of snoring. It does not matter which earplugs you use.
In case you would like the highest possible noise reduction, we would advise you to go to your local ear care specialist for custom made earplugs. Their advantage is that they have a perfect fit, because they are an exact copy of your ear canal and close of the ears completely.
How come earplugs never fully block out all noises?
The conduction of sound takes place in two ways: through air and via bone. Our skull also picks up sonic vibrations. This is called bone conduction. Via bone conduction our eardrum vibrates, because of which we perceive sound; we can hear it. Therefore, sound can never be blocked out completely, just by blocking the ear canal.
Winner Red Dot Award 2015
Alpine Hearing Protection has won the Red Dot Award 2015 for the design of its latest earplugs. The jury of this prestigious design price applauded the “high quality and the innovative ability” of the earplugs.
Revolutionary earplug model
Twenty years of experience have allowed Alpine to develop a perfect new earplug model. The extremely well thought-out and extensively tested shape of the earplugs, provides a natural flat absorption and a great fit.
AlpineAcousticFilters™ – Unique filter system
The special acoustic filters in SleepSoft earplugs reduce troublesome and harmful noise, which hinders a good night’s sleep. Snoring sounds and environmental noise are blocked, enabling most people to fall asleep more easily and to enjoy uninterrupted sleep. The special filters prevent a sense of isolation from the outside world. The sounds of the alarm clock, doorbell, alarm, or a crying baby remain sufficiently audible. SleepSoft earplugs are very suitable for use at home, while study-ing, or while staying in a hotel or at a camping site.
Do SleepSoft earplugs have maximal attenuation?
SleepSoft earplugs have an average attenuation (SNR) of 25 dB. Disturbing sounds will be muffled due to these earplugs, therefore falling asleep will be easier and they prevent from waking up too easy. You will still be able to hear some of your surroundings, for example you’ll still be able to hear your alarm or your kids.
Snoring sounds usually have a very high sound level. With SleepSoft earplugs you will muffle a large part of the snoring sounds, with as result that falling asleep will be more easy and keep you from continuously waking up. It is not possible to mute the snoring sounds completely. Due to bone conduction a part of the sound vibrations slip past and will always enter your hearing.
AlpineThermoShape™ material – super soft
The special design of SleepSoft earplugs provides extra noise attenuation and a very comfortable fit. That is due to the unique AlpineThermoShape material, an innovation from Alpine. This material adapts to the shape of your ears, thus the earplugs fit perfectly. There is no sense of pressure on your ears. ATS contains no silicone, thus causing no allergic reactions.
Soft filters – Exceptionally comfortable
SleepSoft are the only sleeping earplugs on the market with super soft filters that will have you sleeping like a log. However, if you find the earplugs somewhat too long, you can cut off part of the filter/stem without any problems.
Alpine has developed an-easy-to use cleaning tool to remove earwax from the earplugs. By keeping the earplugs clean, they keep working optimally and last longer.
Lifespan and cleaning
The lifespan of the earplugs depends on frequency of use. Keeping the earplugs clean will extend the lifespan. The earplugs can be cleaned with lukewarm water and soap.
The design of the Alpine hearing protectors is an exclusive Dutch Design. All earplugs and filter systems are produced in the Netherlands.
- Two universal thermoplastic hearing protectors
- Two acoustic soft filters
- Alpine Cleaner
- Plastic carrying case
- Alpine insertion sleeve
Attenuation values Alpine SleepSoft
|Mean Attenuation dB||25,0||28,0||27,6||26,7||27,4||30,1||31,3||23,8|
|Standard Deviation dB||2,4||3,8||5,5||3,6||3,3||4,3||4,9||4,6|
|Assumed Protection in dB (APV)||22,6||24,2||22,1||23,1||24,1||25,8||26,4||19,2|