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Old 03-08-2016, 11:11 PM   #21
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I've worn ear plugs every night for the past 20 years or more. I like the tapered ones from Pharma Systems and the NNR is 33--Doug bought me a huge bag of ones fro Princess Auto but they weren't tapered and I hated them. No ear infections or problems.
And I do hear the alarm clock the few times I use it. We do not have a phone in our room so I don't hear if it rings in the den...

We now often sleep at opposite ends of the trailer especially if he is really making a lot of noise. At home if its bad I just move to the spare room... I even use them if I am sleeping in the spare room...

He does not have sleep apnea any more--used the CPAP machine for a few years and he got so many lung infections. He lost about 20 pounds and since then his numbers have been fine.. He gets tested regularly for his job...
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:26 AM   #22
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I've worn ear plugs every night for the past 20 years or more. I like the tapered ones from Pharma Systems (snip)
Thanks for this info. I looked them up. I wasn't aware there were tapered foam plugs. I've tried those yellow ones that aren't tapered and they're very uncomfortable.

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The Ear Classic Soft can be used MANY nights before they get gross and covered in earwax.

They also soften with body heat and are thus more comfortable (and block sound better) than most other foam earplugs.

I myself am not comfortable with the wax ones.

I'm the opposite. When I've needed to use 'em, I use the wax ones as I can get them to form to my ear way better than the foam ones I've tried. I'll have to look at these to see what they look like.


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Note there is a difference between normal snoring and sleep apnea- a potentially serious medical condition characterized by brief cessations of breathing, almost like the snorer is holding his breath for a few seconds. Using a white noise sound track loaded onto an ipod has worked better for me than any ear plugs. Snoring is a low octive sound that readily overcomes earplugs.
Yeah, he doesn't have sleep apnea, as I've listened to him many times and he never starts gasping for breath. Plus, he took one of those tests and didn't have it. Some years back Dirk even had some surgery where they took off a thin bit of his palate (or some such), but after 2 tries that didn't help and it was very painful to recover from. Yeah, separate bedrooms!

I've been using a white noise device for years. Doesn't cover up his snoring. I use it for the road and other noises.

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(snip) I guess one could ask, "If a tree fell on a trailer in a campground and everyone was wearing ear plugs, did it make a sound?"
Or my biggest fear that almost came true twice - someone breaking in and not being able to hear them. Fortunately I wasn't wearing ear plugs at the time and the cops were called, but it makes you wonder. And not relax enough to sleep as I know Dirk would sleep through it.

So, anyone sleep in the back seat of a Tundra CrewMax and was able to move the next day?
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:29 AM   #23
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Sleep apnea is serious business. A combination of apnea and imbalance of potassium in his body put my brother in law in the hospital in a coma from which he did not recover at age 45. Do the study, if needed get the machine , they are 12 volt compatible, and get a 12 v outlet on the bed area of your trailer. Then you can sleep soundly without bothering anyone, remedy falling asleep at stop lights, do a great Darth Vader imitation and with practice, whistle the Stars and Stripes Forever all the way through without taking a breath. I'm on my second machine and am a user for the past 20 years. Get the test and the remedy.
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Holy Cow - sorry that happened! Holy Cow! I had heard it could kill you. Nice to know you can get a 12v version. He will be seeing a sleep specialist, even though we don't think he has apnea.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:40 AM   #24
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Laura I feel your pain! Hopefully one of these remedies will work for you. Obviously it's an issue many struggle with. Thanks all!
Lynn, I noticed you want to order a 5.0TA. That's the trailer we originally were going to order, but went with the 21' instead due to me needing more storage room in the bed of the truck for when I vend at shows. Anyway, we were thinking of putting up something along the lines of the snore shield I mentioned earlier. I was going to put it across the opening to the bed loft area. Maybe hang up a really thick quilt or .

Awhile ago I came across a device (maybe here on the forum or elsewhere) that works with your smartphone. They're doing some crowd sourcing to raise funds to product it. However, I don't have a smartphone, but I'm keeping an eye on it in case things change in the future. I emailed them about it, but they don't have a version for the ipad right now, but maybe they will later.

https://hush.technology/

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Ear Classic Soft
Okay, looked at this link. Yep, those are the kind Dirk's brought home from work and I can't stand 'em. They work fine for him. Guess I'm too much of the Princess and the Pea type.
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Okay, looked at this link. Yep, those are the kind Dirk's brought home from work and I can't stand 'em. ....
FYI Ear Classic (very popular, as they are cheap) and Ear Classic soft (quite rare) are COMPLETELY different earplugs that look the same

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Old 03-09-2016, 08:07 PM   #27
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I guess one could ask, "If a tree fell on a trailer in a campground and everyone was wearing ear plugs, did it make a sound?"
I don't know about that, but my wife often wears ear plugs and yet I'm often still wrong...
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:47 PM   #29
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Welcome to the club!

I've worn ear plugs for 16 years! I've tired the "all in the ear" type molded by an audiologist specifically designed for shooting. They work great HOWEVER you ear tends to get sore. The best I've found so far is Flents quiet time (purple tapered ones) found at Walmart. 40 for 8 bucks.

The key is to squish them, insert into ear (screw) and hold them in place while they expand. If you don't, they tend to back out of the canal and you will surely be annoyed at the sound of snoring.
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Old 03-10-2016, 02:03 AM   #30
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I have sleep apnea but I can sleep with the PAP machine on. I know I should use it but no sleep - I can't live like that...
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