Best personal care products according to redditors

We found 18,981 Reddit comments discussing the best personal care products. We ranked the 7,007 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Health Care:

u/pagnoodle · 4641 pointsr/politics

New plan. Constantly blow whistles outside the White House and at all trump speaking events from now on. That would make him so enjoyably livid.

EDIT: thank you for the silver and gold! Let’s get out there and blow some fucking whistles!

SWS 72Pcs Plastic Whistles, Training Sports Whistles with Lanyard, Loud Toys Whistles for Christmas Birthday Party Goody Bag Fillers Games Survival Emergency, 5 Brilliant Colors

EDIT 2: Thank you again for the awards! I feel it is also my duty to remind you to save your hearing. I have comments of people who want to get together to get this done. Pick and time and place and I’ll post it. Protect your ears! You only get one set and tinnitus is permanent.

Mack's Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, 50 Pair - 32dB Highest NRR, Comfortable Ear Plugs for Sleeping, Snoring, Travel, Concerts, Studying, Loud Noise, Work

EDIT 3: Thursday 10/10 at 6pm. Bring your whistles to the Target Center in Minneapolis. Get some whistles, get some friends, get irritating.

EDIT4: It’s been awesome to keep getting responses and interest in making this an actual thing! I’ve heard from people in MN, DC, SLC, California, and even England who want to get this started! I’m all for it, but let’s make sure we are there as an irritant, not as bullies. If you go out to blow some whistles tag your work with #irritatingwhistleblowers. So go get some friends, get some whistles, and get irritating!

EDIT 5: Good morning! Head on over to r/whistleattrump for further updates and shenanigans. I’ll continue to post updates and events as people get me the information.

u/johnson_n · 1010 pointsr/LifeProTips

LPT: When doing anything that can damage your eyes, invest $2 in some safety glasses that meet ANSI Z87.1 so you can see what you're doing.

LPT: When doing anything that can damage your ears, invest $0.10 in a pair of ear plugs. Double up if possible when shooting firearms (ear muffs and ear plugs).

u/OrangeSlicer · 278 pointsr/politics

ATTN: If you are planning to attend the rally in Minneapolis, please bring your whistles!

You can purchase a pack of 24 whistles for only $10 on Amazon here

Also please keep your ears safe! You can purchase 50 pairs of earplugs on Amazon for only $10 here

If you have any extra whistles or earplugs while at the rally, please hand them to fellow friends.

Soon WE will all be blowing the whistle on the President as well!

EDIT: Earplugs

u/scumteam14 · 244 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've been working on a list of similarly priced products that are comparable to TO in terms of actives, so if anyone is looking for alternatives: (cheaper $/oz in bold, US-centric, unfinished list)


u/sublimatedpotato · 223 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

Yes high volume noises or long durations at lower volumes can be damaging to anyone's hearing. These effects are cumulative over time. Fortunately it was the one and only time the dog has run out during a show and the amount of time it was on stage was minimal... ~15 seconds as you can see. So it should hopefully be no worse off than you or I in a similar situation.

I highly recommend anyone / everyone wear ear plugs at shows either way! A pair of Hero's are relatively cheap and allow you to still hear the music with minimal loss to experience:

u/lordpuza · 154 pointsr/DotA2

Holy fucking shit do you want tinker to fuck games

Edit : Imagine Lens + Kaya OR The suggestion above , and you get fucking this (nsfw)

That goes into your butthole each game

u/Guac__is__extra__ · 103 pointsr/AskRedditAfterDark

That’s right damnit! The most masculine thing is to be perfectly confident with what you like and who you are, regardless of whether it’s “masculine” or not. Theres going to be someone who makes fun of you for anything you do. Don’t dress nicely? You’re a lazy slob. Dress too nicely? Must be gay. Enjoy wine? What a sissy. Talk about how you’d rather drink beer than wine? You uncultured redneck.

Just do you the best way you know how.

Also, have you tried one of these?

u/Druubie · 97 pointsr/AskReddit

You and me are in the same boat. I have one of those fabled Internet jobs so dispensable money comes when I want it to. Here are some of the things I bought just yesterday.

LED light strips to accent stuff in your house, with remote control -Video example

Threadless shirts Seriously these shirts are sweet as hell. Look under clearance, too, the $10 ones are very cool. Nothing like those "LOL I KNOW MEMES!!" type t-shirts that litter most t-shirt sites.

Boon Glo Nightlight Completely, completely unnecessary and overpriced. But cool as hell. Unboxing video

Candy dispensers are fun

Sites like Woot and 1SaleADay post new deals on a daily basis, and they are often really sweet things. Bookmark them if you haven't already.

Buy yourself a sweet looking fish tank

Obligatory head massager post

Edit: Couple of you are asking about the job. I figured I had that coming. Please don't perceive this as dick-ish, but I'd rather not talk about it. Yes, it's perfectly legal and no I'm not flaunting my hot body for money, but there's some quote out there about keeping ingenuity a secret from others so...that. I will say this, though. You can make money doing ANYTHING online. Remember the used socks eBay AMA last year? That dude made thousands. Don't look at some TV commercial about taking surveys online for cash, realize it's a low paying scam, and give up. Those are shallow waters. Keep trekking!

u/BeardsAndBitchTits · 89 pointsr/videos

This works much better and can be done safely at home. I have ear wax problems in one ear and this is what my otolaryngologist uses.

u/dontforgetpants · 86 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

Living with roommates sucks, especially roommates with very different class/work/sleep schedules. Everyone suggesting 9-10 pm quiet time needs to get out of their morning person bubble. Everyone else suggesting that OP go out every time they want to have a chill conversation with friends is also being unrealistic. For one, that's going to get really expensive. For another, OP has a right to use the living room they pay to rent, which is equally as strong as Roommate's right to sleep, so they must find a way to balance these rights.

I say this as a very, very light sleeper. In a decade and a half of living with roommates, I have never come to a point of not being able to work it out, nor come to a point of putting my foot down and telling a roommate they couldn't use the living room at conversational volumes whenever I was sleeping.

OP - maybe in the politest way possible, you can help your roommate explore some techniques to sleep better. White noise machine or fan, blackout curtains, eye mask, ear plugs. I would again politely encourage your roommate to at least try ear plugs for a week. I recommend the Mack's 32 dB - they are small and squishy enough to comfortably sleep on even for a side sleeper (33 dB are quite a bit bigger) and you can still hear a nearby alarm through them, though they block out background noise. Here is an Amazon link:

u/[deleted] · 84 pointsr/WTF

The link to the Amazon page for the wand.

I've introduced this to two female friends and both have been extremely grateful (not the sex kind of grateful, the "thanks for the mind inverting orgasms" card in the mail grateful which is more than satisfactory since I collect oddly specific greeting cards)

u/Zink0xide · 70 pointsr/LifeProTips

Good ear plugs make concerts sound better. Seriously. Get a good pair too, suggestion below.

u/StickleyMan · 51 pointsr/AskReddit

A Rubber Band Shooting Pen

They've actually got quite a few cool things. None of them really useful, but definitely some awesome up in there.

EDIT: Also, a scalp massager.
"It makes you feel like your head is cumming." - /u/The_Horse_Yeller

u/RedCornSyrup · 47 pointsr/JusticeServed

You should check into one of these. They're worth every penny.

u/Splendor78 · 46 pointsr/HipHopImages

The smartest thing you can take to a concert. You might think you look dumb but hearing loss is no joke. Especially if you plan to continue a career reviewing music.

And for ~$15 you can get a nice reusable pair that will let you hear everything without permanent hearing loss.

u/Hedroo · 42 pointsr/Showerthoughts

Get them real, nice, earplugs. like $20+
I use LiveMusic HearSafe plugs and refuse to go to shows without them ever since

And as soon as I my subs in my car working again, I guarantee I will be using them in my car also.

Doesnt affect the mix of the sound, can still talk with them in...

You can even still FEEL the bass on your body, but it is no longer actually literally shaking your ear drums.

u/IPeeInBoots · 39 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

I'll be honest, I have ear wax issues. Despite others here saying wax is SUPPOSED to drain from the ear, mine does not. I've had issues my whole life. I don't use Q-tips because I was also told it was bad.

When I can tell my ears are getting bad, I will use hydrogen peroxide (HO2 H2O2), of which you can buy a lifetime supply of for $1. That with a bulb to force water in usually helps for the average person. I like this method just to listen to all the fizzing. It's like pop in your ear.

Every once in a while I need to go to the doctor to get my ears cleaned. I only do this when I'm losing hearing though since it can get pretty expensive. They use a squirt bottle to with a small funnel on the end and force warm water into your ear. This is the result. Gross as all get out, warning you.

I recently bought the tool they use on Amazon, but there is something that the doctor does a lot better than me. They can get a lot of nasty gunk out of there.

In summary, warm water with force, and funny chemicals. All much better than a Q-tip.

u/ssaedi110 · 38 pointsr/UCSD

Mack's Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, 50 Pair - 32dB Highest NRR, Comfortable Ear Plugs for Sleeping, Snoring, Travel, Concerts, Studying, Loud Noise, Work

u/LumberjackPreacher · 37 pointsr/TumblrInAction

You should try the noise reduction ear plugs that musicians use at concerts and things, it reduces the noise levels coming into your ears while still allowing you to hear mostly clearly.

Check em out.

u/hollyharlow · 35 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

They make those indoor lamps that you can use for SAD. I have no idea how well they work, but maybe you could give one a try? Like this one? It's very highly reviewed. They're a little pricey but could be worth it if it helps.

u/ZeeBail · 34 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Thought of another one- I buy 20% azelaic acid from Amazon for $13. No Rx, I've been using my current tube for over 6 weeks three times a week and still going.

I know, I know, it's supposed to be Rx at that strength. I don't know how they get away with it, but it's the real deal, and my no longer red face can attest to that.

Ecological Formulas Melazepam Cream

u/techie1980 · 34 pointsr/RedditForGrownups

I don't know how to solve your neighbor problem, but I would highly recommend investing in some earplugs:

I live near a fairly major city street where a motorcycle shop moved in. These things, and a white noise generator, have been lifesavers. (At least for me, it was the relative quiet to 90Db motorcycle engine with a radio that would wake me up. This combination dulls it.)

u/Nimiety_One · 30 pointsr/Metal

I have used Alpine earplugs for years, and highly recommend them. The stems are short (used to DJ with them in, they fit underneath my headphones just fine) and have taken them to countless shows. You can change out the tips for higher decibel blocking, and I've worn them for hours at a time without issue.

I needed a low profile option so the popular Etys were too big, and I've never been dissatisfied with the Alpines; definitely worth checking out imo.

u/RAATL · 29 pointsr/aves
u/Palatoglossus · 29 pointsr/chicago

Call me a corporate shill but I use a happy lamp and, I know it's anecdotal, but it makes a huge difference for my mood and energy in the winter months.

You can get a 10,000 lux lamp on amazon for 40-50 dollars. Use it for 30 minutes in the morning while you are drinking your morning coffee. Game changer.

EDIT: Since there were some questions about recommendations, [I use this one.] ( I actually spent quite a bit of time agonizing over what to buy since I have a min-max issue in real life and I have to say I'm happy with it. If I recall, a majority of the negative reviews were regarding the "ionizer" portion of the product which, to be frank, I have no idea about. There is no research to suggest that inhaling ionized air is beneficial. There is plenty of science to support the benefit of these lights for SAD as long as the strength of the light is 10,000 lux. This is important. Again, there is no scientific evidence to support that anything less than this will be beneficial. As with any product, user mileage will vary so I can't, in good conscious, suggest that you buy one of the "higher end" models for 200-400 dollars without knowing if you benefit so this is a good option. Having seen one of the more expensive lights be used in the resident room of the hospital I worked at, I suspect the more expensive ones do the same thing but are more aesthetically pleasing and have a larger spread of light.

As for use, the idea is to expose your skin to the light. I have it sitting on my dining room table so, in the morning while I drink my coffee and surf reddit, it's hitting my face. I use it for 30 minutes a day.

u/Huffheinz · 29 pointsr/BuyItForLife

You can also get a white noise machine that makes noise without blowing much air. It's just a little fan in a container with holes in it. They work very well.

u/fruit_basket · 27 pointsr/Unexpected

"I swear to god, Swen! Two large creatures appeared, put me in a bag, then did tests to me, there were bright lights and stuff, it was awful!"

"Ya, sure. You smell like alcohol again."

u/Proud_Thespian · 26 pointsr/Coachella

Check out the Etymotic Research ER20 High-Fidelity Earplugs.

I've used these for years at Coachella and other concerts. It just reduces the sound volume, you still get to hear all the music (as opposed to those foam ones, where the sound just muffles).

Edit: these also allow you to end a concert without that awful buzzing in your ears for hours after

u/gigantic_trex · 24 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Product name: Melazepam

Azelaic acid %: 20%

Price (range): ~$12 for 1.7oz

Country of purchase: USA, Amazon

Skin info: Normal, Fitzpatrick 2, very mildly PD/eczema/rosacea-prone

Ingredient list: Deionized water‚ Azelaic Acid‚ Cetearyl Alcohol‚ Ceteareth-20‚ Mineral Oil‚ Propylene Gycol‚ Petrolatum‚ C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate‚ Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower Seed oil)‚ Polyacrylamide‚ C13-C14 Isoparaffin‚ Laureth-7‚ Glyceryl Stearate‚ PEG-100 Stearate‚ Isopropyl Alcohol‚ L-carnitine‚ Benzyl Alcohol‚ Xanthan Gum‚ Potassium Sorbate‚ Potassium Hydroxide.

Special info: N/A

Experience & opinion: I've been using Melazepam for 9+ months and I love the stuff. It's my only active, so I feel comfortable attributing the vast majority of my progress to it specifically.

It's a suspension, so be prepared for a gritty texture. I see a lot if complaints about this but I personally have no issues with spreadability or skin-feel. Comes in a tube and has somewhat of an alcohol scent.

I use it once every two nights over moisturizer as my last step. I personally haven't experienced any dryness or irritation. I do get a slight itchy/tingling feeling if I don't let my moisturizer sink in fully first, but I think that's pretty normal for azelaic acid.

My skin tone has evened out a lot, redness on/around my chin has decreased, hormonal acne has been eliminated, and my skin is a lot smoother. I have no intention to stop using it any time soon, or to change up the frequency or method of application.

u/DigiSmackd · 21 pointsr/pics

If anyone is looking to purchase one, there's a sale on 'em at Amazon at this time:
Amazon - $2.52 + S&H

u/TastesLikeCashew · 20 pointsr/Parenting
u/coffee_and_lumber · 20 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

There's something on Amazon called an Elephant Ear. $30 seems a little much for a plastic bottle and some tubing, but it's got to be cheaper than a doctor. I've used mine three times in three years and each time, out plopped an impressive, firm wad of ear gunk along with a little "pop!", followed by deliciously crisp hearing. It's awesome.

At this point, I look forward to impacted wax just to get the satisfaction of cleaning it out.

u/Sweet_Italy · 19 pointsr/beyondthebump

This is the one we use. Ours is great. It was actually my MILs, it's lasted a long time.

Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine, White

u/FidgetTheMidget · 17 pointsr/glasgow

I no longer travel without foam earplugs. They have got me to sleep in environments where I could not without them. Screaming problems. "Naaaaa naaa naaa naaa" hen party groups....blocked. Groups of wee dicks drinking buckfast....ignored.

I have them in every bag I am likely to travel with including my laptop bag and holdall.

I buy these fuckers in bulk...

u/HoldingThunder · 16 pointsr/Metal

I use these Earplugs

They don't really distort the sound just take off the extra distortion from it being too loud and makes everything quieter a little big. But I dont feel like I have to yell to someone next to me and could carry on a normal conversation without difficulty. The only real difference I find is if I am playing drums the snare sounds more like a tom, but if I am at a concert, I don't really notice a difference.

u/Sharptoe1 · 16 pointsr/funny

Yep. They're disposable ear plugs.

Similar ones, not sure if they're the same though.

EDIT: Just noticed the brand on the machine is the same as the ones I linked.

u/readermom123 · 16 pointsr/Parenting

We had this one for a long time and it's adjustable so you can adjust the pitch of the noise a little. However, I think it was a little lower-pitched than the video you posted at our regular setting (we don't have it any more though, so I'm not sure).

u/JustAnAvgJoe · 15 pointsr/starterpacks

I have really bad tinnitus. Get an old school white noise machine, it’s much better than music.

Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine, White

u/colin_staples · 15 pointsr/Showerthoughts
u/killsapo · 15 pointsr/italy

io uso questi, gli stessi che uso ai concerti, per la mia vicina che alle 5 di mattina comincia a prepararsi per il lavoro stacchettando e aprendo tutti i cassetti e sbattendo porte (la sera mi vendico coi SUMAC a palla).

ce ne sono anche di più economici, per il sonno ugualmente utili.

u/Bed_Invader · 15 pointsr/hiphopheads

As someone with tinnitus, please buy ear plugs like these. In general any musicians earplugs.

u/zehamberglar · 14 pointsr/ofcoursethatsathing

Yep. I have really waxy ears, and they once got so clogged that I couldn't hear. Doctor used one of these to clean it out and it worked great. You can buy them for less than the cost of the doctor visit (but it was worth it to learn about this).

u/freeshavocadew · 14 pointsr/AskRedditAfterDark

This plus this and lube of your choice, which you WILL FUCKING NEED if you have a fat dick like I do. It'll change your game.

u/nordjorts · 14 pointsr/indieheads

The reason I posted this is because of personal experience. I developed tinnitus last year due to a perforated eardrum surgery (surgery went well besides the tinnitus...) and after surgery I not only have experienced tinnitus but also sensitivity. I can't be at a party, a bar, or even a friend's house sometimes without wearing earplugs. It's fucking depressing and I don't want anybody else to have to go through this. My other ear which is also perforated has now developed tinnitus as well. It is one of the most depressing things in the world especially since I am currently in school studying to enter the music industry. (non-musician side)

It's hard for anybody to not want to turn their music up loud and jam out or go to a ton of concerts. In fact it's pretty unavoidable. What you can do though is get a pair of nice earplugs. Not the foam kind even though those do work they just muffle sound. The kind I'm talking about can in fact improve your concert experience and they allow you to hear what's important (the music) and you can still carry on a conservation with them in! I'll be honest they weren't the best pair for me in the last live event I was at. I was at a house show and the speakers are right there next to you so that on top of my sensitivity was probably what did it. They do have higher level protection though. [Here's] ( a link if anybody is interested!

u/naval_person · 14 pointsr/electronics

99% Isopropyl Alcohol + toothbrush

link to Walgreens

link to Amazon

u/buckyboo22 · 14 pointsr/CCW
  • S&W M&P Shield 9mm - $380
  • Beltman quickship black belt - $80
  • Black Arch proto holster - $75
  • Federal HST/Hornady Critical Defense - $25
  • Eyes - $10
  • Ears - $65
  • More ears - $21
  • Range bag - $30

    That puts you at around $750 depending whether you have to pay tax on the handgun, transfer fees, etc.

    The remaining $250 should be enough for an introduction to handgun safety class at your local range plus a bunch of cheap ammo to practice with.

    Edit: I forgot, don't forget to account for the cost of your CCW permit. Depending on where you live and what required classes you have to take that could easily consume your remaining $250.
u/danecdotal · 14 pointsr/boston

The only things that worked for me are a white noise generator or moving elsewhere.

Noisy people never stop being noisy.

u/majestic_unicorns · 14 pointsr/AskMen

THIS THING is like better than orgasms. No joke. I will literally be put into such a trance after a few minutes of head massaging with that glorious artifact of the gods.

u/aalitheaa · 14 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Rosehip oil

Vanicream Lite instead of NMF It's more moisturizing, gentler, and cheaper.

Azaleic Acid

I am still using up my glycolic toner but will probably replace it with Pixi glow tonic.

I also tried Salicylic acid, HA, and Niacinamide from TO, but they just irritated me or broke me out, and I haven't tried replacing them yet. If I did, most of it is pretty easy to find a dupe for on Amazon. There is a master post of dupes here, for anyone interested.

u/melkphilly · 13 pointsr/Rosacea

I also have this problem with my insurance. I’ve had good work-around luck with DIY azelaic acid (, sulfur masks (, and the vet version of soolantra ( ). This version is sticky like Vaseline. But it’s cheap so you won’t lose much if you don’t like it. After I determined it worked for me I switched to this one which isn’t so sticky (

I use a very gentle cleanser (I like albolene and vanicream) and moisturizer, plus sunscreen during the day.

Just a warning if you try the ivermectin - my skin got a lot worse than I have ever seen it around days 4-10. But then it improved tremendously. I think this is why dermatologists use doxycycline with it in the beginning to reduce the inflammatory reaction to the mite die-off. But stick with it and it’s so so worth it.

Finally, here is my routine:

Cleanse (albolene)
Sulfur mask (10 Min every other night)-then rinse with lukewarm water
Azelaic acid (3 times a week)
Ivermectin (every night right at bedtime)
Vaseline (if I’m really dry)

Cleanse (vanicream)

u/extra_wbs · 13 pointsr/Finland

I have several friends that live in Finland, so I get to go and stay for free. I spent about 4 days in Rovaniemi for skiing last year. As an American looking over the side of the bridge and seeing a partially submerged speed limit sign, I thought, "Huh. The road has been flooded by the adjacent river and frozen over." Nope. They turned part of the river in a road. The river road speed limit is about 20 mph. :)

Useful information, VITAMIN D and a sun lamp are your friends. I used this sunlamp while living in Northern France. Seasonal Depression is a real thing and it blows.

Like the kind Finnish redditor mentioned, Finns don't generally do small talk. This is almost always true. Fight the urge to chit chat American style.

Also, learn sauna etiquette as saunas are very important in Finnish culture. Your board shorts in the pool and shower aren't going to fly. There is nothing better than beer and a sauna.

Speaking of beer, Finland has some great beer, but you may have to look around for it. I've some excellent beers in Finland which had complex flavors.

Remember that you are in Europe. Travel is relatively cheap once you get there, but living up north may make it a little more inconvenient and / or expensive.

Sign up for a VR account -national rail system. You can get some excellent deals.

Good luck and have fun!

u/bwooceli · 13 pointsr/flying

A word of caution, especially for older (and generally) louder planes. The QC35s do not have the same level of noise reduction as the A20s, and you're likely to experience some hearing loss. For the budget minded, you honestly are going to have trouble beating an old fashioned DC set with a pair of something like these under them:

Also super useful for when you're sharing the ramp with jets :)

u/ProfessorBlakery · 13 pointsr/trap

AMEN. I know a lot of people with tennitus and that shit's no joke.

I bought these on amazon and haven't looked back. They work great, don't look goofy in your ears, and the metal case they come in is perfect for stashing party favors...if that's your thing :)

u/sodronez · 13 pointsr/BABYMETAL

at most concert you should wear an earplug to reduce the loudness


u/manatee1010 · 13 pointsr/AskVet

And if you can still hear them, get a white noise machine to keep in your room, near the door.

I'm a REALLY light sleeper. Naturally I own one cat who wanders the halls at night, wailing (for no reason at all), and one who runs around like an idiot all night (at 13 years old!!).

Drowning them out is your best defense. The white noise machine is a good start (I like this one). Add ear plugs if necessary.

u/Benda · 13 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/lynkfox · 12 pointsr/Parenting

Second the white noise. We got this model and it is incredible. Mechanical, super soothing, changed our kids sleeping habits almost instantly.

u/thecrabbyzeneth · 12 pointsr/funny on mobile, so I’m not sure this will work but this is the one I have. It’s just one of the cheapest on amazon and it gets the job done.

u/Iledahorsetowater · 12 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I’ve heard caffeine is great for underneye puffiness and bags. Also people don’t realize but it is caused by fluids and if you massage, you tube facial lymphatic massage, you can literally drain that fluid and massage it down into the rest of your circulatory system.

You will see better results with massage from removing that built up fluid (allergies, poor sleeping positions, etc.) than creams... though creams help. Caffeine creams help with puffiness but can be drying, thus you’d need a good moisturizing undereye cream.

Some recs:

  • am & pm facial lymphatic massage 5-15 minutes. Seriously you will see your bags and dark circles instantly decrease. That fluid has to go somewhere... I learned these in school and I give them to my bf when he looks tired or during allergy season. Always massage DOWNWARD TOWARD HEART & CHEST. Put some oil on your face (non-comegenic) for some slip.
  • the ordinary caffeine solution cheap
  • drunk elephant frambroos to help with resurfacing and making pores smaller/smoother skin. This product is the shit. Ask Sephora for samples bc it’s $90 and you prob are like f$&k no until you wake up the next morning. Then you will find a way to save that 90 I tell ya.
  • the ordinary Argenine liquid Botox in a bottle. Good for those forehead wrinkles/cheap/extremely effective and hard to get your paws on. A sleeper product nobody talks about.
  • Cera ve pm a good all around moisturizer with a load of niacinamide which just gives your skin some oomph. A lightweight moisturizer. Get it at Walmart and print yourself a $2 off coupon at cera ve website. It will be like $6
  • find yourself a good mineral spf. no coconut derivatives
  • melazepam one of the best things you can do for your skin. Scientifically proven to be as effective as Retin a when used in conjunction with glycolic acid treatments. It lightens sun spots and just brightens your complexion overall. It’s $12 on amazon and it’s the highest concentration you can possibly get! It blows the ordinary azelic acid 10% out of the water and any cureology formulation :) (its 20%) it reduces inflammation, redness, and decreases keratinization which prevents the build up of skin.

    That’s all I’ve got for now, some detox masks and maybe a good basic toner like thayers alcohol free witch hazel (rose, aloe, or cucumber are your only alcohol free options and you find them at target for $10-12).

    I wish I could give you a facial and let you see just how big of a difference getting that fluid out of there can make. !!
u/finebetty · 12 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I recently ordered this from Amazon. It's 20% Azelaic Acid

u/F17CH · 12 pointsr/LifeProTips

I got mine at a local pro audio retail store. But you can get them online.
I like those because it gives you a keychain tube to keep them in. You also get two different filter caps. They're comfortable enough to keep in for around 2 hours. Gets a little annoying after that.

u/DarlingDestruction · 12 pointsr/WTF

I have the same problem. Ended up finding this thing on Amazon. It's the same one my doctor uses every time I go in to have my ears cleaned, so I figure, why not save myself the hassle of an appointment with the doctor and spend the $30 to do it myself. Mayhaps it will help you, as well.

u/CrystallineWoman · 12 pointsr/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

I got this one after someone else on here recommended it. The dial thing doesn't really do much unless you put both the wand and the dial on II mode, but when it's like that the lowest setting on the dial gives you a slow but full vibration, and if you put the dial at max it's a really really fast vibration.

u/hihochopsuey · 12 pointsr/Coachella

Good recommendation! I also recommend this pair of Downbeats as I own both and like how downbeats are a bit more subtle/less protruding from my ears.

u/doMinationp · 11 pointsr/FireflyFestival

In the festival: Gold Bond powder for chafing/sunburns/itchiness, hi-fidelity earplugs (I use DownBeats bcecause they're more compact than others), Anker 10000mAh battery pack and a multi-USB charger cable so all your friends can get their charge on w/o having to stop at a charging station

Camping: Mio water enhancer for electrolytes + flavor, Anker 20,100 mAh battery pack

u/wellwasherelf · 11 pointsr/deadmau5

> I'm only awake right now because my ears are still ringing...

I know this is off topic, but seriously consider getting a set of concert earplugs. My hearing is completely fucked from too many shows and having headphones too loud. I'm that guy who makes you repeat yourself 3 times and still doesn't hear what you're saying. Tinnitus is fucking ass too. That ringing you have right now will be 24/7. And, it can't be fixed - once it's gone, it's gone.

Sorry for sounding like a mom. I just don't want others to have to go through what I do if at all possible.

u/phedre · 11 pointsr/Rammstein

Every show I go to. I have a set of these:

Helps keep me from getting that horrible post concert ringing ear thing.

u/DyceFreak · 11 pointsr/truegaming

Dramamine and one of these band things

Other things that might help would be chewing gum or snacking. Also apparently fresh cool air helps as well.

Mythbusters did an episode indicating that ginger root is an effective supplement too, good excuse for a sushi feast.

u/enginedown · 11 pointsr/Coachella

Why would you hide one in someones campsite? And I didnt say anything about food or consumables.. Fill them with lego men or buttons or love notes or something. Edit: Someone above mentioned earplugs, great idea! If not for protecting your ears in the festival, then helping you sleep at night while your neighbors play Animals on repeat.

u/globaldu · 11 pointsr/Drugs

A couple of years ago we stayed at my wife's parents for a few days, in between a two week road trip of festivals and other family visits.

MIL offered to wash some of our clothes while we were at Festival #2 which we thankfully accepted and so left a load of stuff in our room.

When we returned, as we sat at the breakfast table, she quietly said, "I think there's something upstairs I shouldn't have seen".

My mind was racing... what the fuck could it be?

"I've left it on the side, next to the bed, would you mind going to get it, dear?"

Wifey went upstairs and we all sat in silence waiting for her to return.


"Yes, darling..."

"They're my ear plugs mum, /u/globaldu snores..."

"Oh, thank goodness for that! We thought it was 'spliff' "

That's what you're up against, OP. You simply cannot explain drugs to some people. For them, prescription meds are totally fine but one toke on a joint and you're going straight to hell.

Ninja edit: It was the very same ear plugs... bright pink & yellow.

u/done_got_them · 11 pointsr/Whatisthis

It's like one of these: Thera Cane Massager: Green

u/HTWingNut · 11 pointsr/BABYMETAL

I took my son at 7 years old to a Babymetal concert in seated area. Assuming an indoor concert, Just bring some good ear plugs (not the cheap foam ones), something like this or this in addition to this (yes both plugs and headphones). It can be VERY LOUD, and painful for young kids especially without proper ear protection. If it's a festival, then just headphones are probably adequate.

Once you have that, they will have a good time. I wouldn't take them on the floor though, unless you're near the back or sides because there can be some big crushes going on at times near the middle and front.

u/hometowngypsy · 11 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I bought an amazing white noise machine because my neighbor's dogs love to bark a lot at night. It's the best thing ever- you could just saw you need an extra white noise machine to help you sleep now that you don't have the noisy fan anymore.

This is the one I swear by. I even bought an extra one to travel with.

u/mothstuckinabath · 11 pointsr/beyondthebump

I used a white noise machine with my first kid starting when she was a baby, and she still uses & loves it today. She's 10. I use one too! It's scientifically proven to help you sleep better, plus it just blocks out some noise. To be most effective, get a white noise machine that uses actual air to create the noise, rather than a digital recording. It really fills the room without sounding harsh or grating. I love this one. It's $50 but it completely gives us our money's worth.

You have my absolute sympathy, we lived in an apartment for our first baby and now we're in a house for our second, and it really is a whole different ball game.

u/californiansarebad · 11 pointsr/aves

Good on you! I am a big fan of Eargasm. Etymotics are cheaper and are also good, but my personal preference is for the Eargasms.

u/deathofthesun · 10 pointsr/Metal

Been using a few over the last few years:

Etymotics: good for shorter shows but after a while they start to bug me, YMMV

Eargasm: a little more comfortable than the Etymotics over longer stretches of time

EarPeace: the three different filter options are nice and easy to swap out, plus they include a third plug which definitely would've prevented that time I accidentally dropped an Etymotic onto the piss-covered floor of an Oakland bathroom and then spent most of the next band's set walking to the nearest Rite-Aid to get a pair of the shitty ones that make everything sound like you wrapped a blanket of mud around your head

u/LadyFaye · 10 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

My PT had me get this. I also have a small one shaped like a candy cane for long drives. Love this (especially since I can't own a single ball my dog doesn't assume is his).

u/Ubooman11 · 10 pointsr/SanJose

Yea, I'd day say the noise is a given. I used to live in a downstairs apartment. The upstairs neighbors weren't loud people, but you'd occasionally still be able to hear their steps.

I prefer the top floor.

For now, I'd say get some ear plugs. I shared a room once with a heavy snorer. Had to get ear plugs. $20-$30 a box can last you around half a year.

u/wolframajax · 10 pointsr/cedarrapids

They will, in the meantime be proactive with these

u/TheSandwichKing · 10 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

As someone who is constantly on the road and also a full-blow fan-while-I-sleep addict I have to recommend the Marpac Dohm-DS.

It's "real" white noise caused by the movement of air, but can be packed extremely easily. Trust me, it saved my life and marriage.

u/talking_muffin · 10 pointsr/bigboobproblems

I use a massage hook that I got on amazon for like $30 - it might seem a little pricey for a knobby piece of rigid plastic but it’s SO worth it. I got this theracane but you could do a search for massage hook and see other options.

This is the only thing that helps me get deep enough pressure to relieve some of the knots. I got one for my father in law and he loves it too. Seriously a life saver!

u/VA_Network_Nerd · 10 pointsr/college

Foam Earplugs

Sleep Sound Machine

One product helps prevent you from hearing so much noise when you sleep.
The other helps replace or mask unpleasant sounds with pleasant ones.

You WILL get used to it - I promise.

u/d_random · 10 pointsr/popping

I have ear problems too and this powerful ear flusher works great. It's the same one doctors use.

u/srq2sb · 10 pointsr/aves

Earasers. They are the best hands down. They are $40 but they are 100% worth it. Better than $200 custom earplugs from the ear doctor. Best out there. Trust me.

u/Consolol · 10 pointsr/photography

Earplugs. Earplugs earplugs earplugs. I use these. They're expensive, but much better than foam earplugs. Instead of making everything muffled, everything becomes quieter. If the sound system is sufficiently bad it might even sound more pleasant with them in.

Flash if you're allowed, and drag the shutter. Experiment with shutter speed and its effect on how much ambient light is let in.

What's the venue?

u/Bishoppeter78 · 10 pointsr/Drugs

Highly recommend some of these. Hopefully none of your friends have lice so they don't mind sharing.

u/AlwaysAtWork · 10 pointsr/festivals

Earplugs are essential if you go to shows or festivals often at all. I've used many different kinds over the years and I've kind of settled on Alpine Ear Plugs right now. Decent sound, comfortable, washable, and come with useful carrying case.

u/Jefe25 · 10 pointsr/ElectricForest

So I will start with the list of things I already have saved from surfing this sub


These are great to put over your tent to keep the light and heat out in the morning so you dont wake up in a sauna at 7am

And finally, I will never attend another festival again without this stuff, it is a foaming body wash that does not require water. We use it at my work all the time for bed baths and whatnot, so I thought I would try it for a festival and it works quite well. It doesnt get you as clean as a normal shower but this and baby wipes can keep you feeling fresh the whole weekend (just dont use it on hair)

u/xaronax · 9 pointsr/asmr

Get you one of these thingies.

They're the bee's knees.

u/tonybaroneee · 9 pointsr/progmetal

Indeed. For anyone interested, check out these or these or these.

u/CTgowiththeFLOW · 9 pointsr/hiphopheads

Anyone got any suggestions for earplugs to wear during concerts? I was looking at some yesterday and through some amateur research (there was a thread on from r/LPT and, I came across these brands. Alpine, Hearos, DownBeats, and Etymotic. I had trouble figuring out which ones to get so I bought the Hearos because they seemed similar to the rest and they were the cheapest with Amazon Prime. But if anyone has any suggestions or comments, I'd like to read em.

u/rkan665 · 9 pointsr/Ghostbc

Some people get... carried away with these kinds of shows. Getting seats will be the way to go. Expect people smoking weed. Maybe consider ear dampeners. I know you're not going to be standing next to a guitar cabinet, but concerts can be quite loud and for young ears can cause damage. I wish I had a set for both of the concerts where I was on the front rail.
EDIT: Most of the reviews pointed this as a better product:

u/lost-picking-flowers · 9 pointsr/philadelphia

In the meantime.. :D.

Art museum/fairmount area strikes me as quite quiet and very nice in general - I stayed around there for a week before my apartment was ready to move in to and it was really quite peaceful at night.

u/alose · 9 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Looks nice.

Though I would have had a jar of theses to give to the complainers.

u/Geshman · 9 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

If you wear earplugs to sleep every night you may want to consider getting something like this (I know it's overpriced for what it is but aside from home-brewing a solution I couldn't find anything else like it).

I used to sleep with earplugs in for a while but my ears got totally plugged up with earwax and ended up causing me serious issues. I have since gotten one of these and it has helped tremendously. Although I don't sleep with earplugs in anymore because I really don't want to risk that happening again.

u/night_owl · 9 pointsr/electronicmusic

I just bought Earasers but I haven't had a chance to try them out yet. Any comparisons out there? They seem pretty well received and I read a lot of good reviews, but as reasonably priced as those are I might consider them as a second/backup pair.

And I got them on massdrop for much less than the listed retail here btw

u/canman408 · 9 pointsr/punk

Hey so I use Small $40 musician ear plugs called Earasers

I found them at Guitar Center, and their the best/most expensive ones there. $40 for one pair is pretty expensive since other brands are half the price, but I really swear by these. I like the simple design and its super easy to put in, take out, and clean. And since its high fidelity earplugs, you can talk to people with them on and the music sounds great. It makes the bass sound good and the high pitched sounds less sharp and painful. But they are just for concerts, because I tried playing drums with these earplugs and it didn’t have enough decibel protection, but for a concert its perfect since you have distance from the band to the crowd.

So if you end up not liking the other brands out there because of their shapes or fit, these Earasers are definitely worth the money. With other ones, sometimes you don’t feel it go enough to plug your ears all the way. But with Earasers, they slide in and fit really snug, and you can adjust how far their in your ear according to how loud you want it.
Because of the texture of the plugs, it easily slides into the ear but it also grabs any earwax with it, so be prepared for some earwax when you take them out. Maybe I have an over abundance of earwax, but what I do is before a concert, I’ll put in the earplugs then take them out and clean all the earwax off and put them back in, basically cleaning my ear and preventing any earwax from being bothersome throughout the concert. Sorry for the TMI haha, but I have been rocking the same pair of Earasers for years and its honestly one of the best purchases ever!

And I don’t work for the company or anything lol, I just go to shows like once a month. I use size Small and anyone else I’ve seen try them said Small fits for them too. Safe travels!

u/frenchtweety · 9 pointsr/orangetheory

Yes it triggers tinitus for me which went on for 3 months of off and on ringing. I now wear high fidelity ear plugs to class. They hello so much. My favorite for class are Etymotic Research ER20 High-Fidelity Earplugs, Blue Tip with Clear Stem, 1 Pair Standard Fit, Polybag Packaging

It's funny one of my coaches asked if I had a hearing problem and would have trouble hearing them during class. Nope music is just super loud.

u/Tex-Rob · 9 pointsr/hsp

I think most of us are light sleepers. White noise is the only way I can sleep, been using one on my nightstand, and one on my wife’s for over ten years. We take one with us on trips.

u/ArcFlash · 9 pointsr/HomeImprovement

This is the right advice: what you need is good ear plugs and a white noise machine. Not all ear plugs are created equal, I highly recommend these:

I have this noise machine, and it works great at drowning out traffic/ambient noise. I find it works well in conjunction with the earplugs:

u/chelbski-willis · 9 pointsr/AskWomen

This neck massager and this everywhere massager. No really, they're for massaging!

u/Corrupt_Reverend · 9 pointsr/motorcycles

Grab a big box of the disposable foam ones. I like these ones because they're really soft and expand really well. A lot of the fancy flanged ones are irritating to me.

u/Metasticity · 9 pointsr/guns

Dont use those.

Get this:

And these:

Hearing ain't nothing to fuck around with. Don't do cheap or stupid when it comes to protecting your ears.

I use that setup, and i could shoot my AR all day in comfort with those together. Also, the plugs come in individually wrapped pairs, so you can always keep a few extra for friends/ strangers in your range bag.

My $.02

u/Delores_Herbig · 9 pointsr/InteriorDesign

Ok so I used to live in an apartment with thin walls, and as a light sleeper it drove me nuts.

Years ago, I got one of these. It sounds like a constant fan noise, but it blends in so well that you stop hearing it pretty much immediately, but it keeps outside noise from bothering you too much. I would sometimes fall asleep without it on, only to wake up repeatedly throughout the night, until I realized what the issue was.

I live in a much quieter place now, but I still find it helpful and comforting to sleep to.

u/brock_lee · 9 pointsr/whatisthisthing

White noise machine. To mask what's going on behind that door.

u/bellalinda · 9 pointsr/beyondthebump

I use this Dohm sound conditioner. Expensive but awesome.

u/slowest_clap · 9 pointsr/LifeProTips
u/lgbtqbbq · 9 pointsr/femalefashionadvice
  • Spa type stuff: Head massager, tweezers, lip balm sets, mini lotions, perfume oils (sooo many good suggestions on /r/indiemakeupandmore)

  • Candy: Pretty chocolate bars suited to giftee's specific tastes

  • Gift Cards: Sephora if they are into makeup, Whole Foods if they are at all into organic stuff, Trader Joes if they are a student (TJs has the best snacks and is the cheapest!), Starbucks is a good catch all
u/kuruptlon · 8 pointsr/Music

My mom got me this Nature Bright one as a gift (she knew I get bummed out in the fall/winter). I didn’t do any research to see how it compares to others, but I’ve had it for a few years and am very happy with it.

Highly recommend a light box to help offset the season change.

Note: I don’t use the ion therapy feature as I heard some questionable things about that.

Nature Bright Light

u/VinotypeChick · 8 pointsr/AskReddit

You should get one of these.

u/generatrisa · 8 pointsr/serbia

Ja uvek koristim, mozda sam zbog toga "ne kul", ali toliko je lepo kada izadjes napolje, skines cepove i nista ti ne zuji iako si bio u galami. Plus bolje cujes samu muziku sa njima, a i neku osobu koja ti u toj galami govori nesto.

Gledaj neke koje su bas za muzicare/zurke, one penaste koje su dobre za spavanje ce da ti sve zaguse, ove za muzicare ti samo "smanje ton" bez da uniste cistocu zvuka.

Ovako nesto vrv, ili ovako neke.

Ja licno imam ove i fenomenalne su.

u/electric__soul · 8 pointsr/bassnectar

Downbeats are another good, inexpensive option. They come with an aluminum keychain case and don't stick out of your ears, which seems to be a love/hate feature. $13.95 on Amazon

u/hatryd · 8 pointsr/electronicmusic

Cheap foam ones if nothing else, but i find they muddle the sound and make it difficult to talk to people

You can get decently comfy hi fidelity ones for 15-20 bucks, I liked these:

But I upgraded and splurged and got a pair of $40 Earasers and they are AMAZING. Totally invisible, no ringing ears, I can hear the music, talk to people, and wear them for 8 hours at a festival with little to no discomfort. Even sometimes forgetting I have them in. I don't leave home without them. I got the small size and they fit me perfectly.

u/mathees · 8 pointsr/LightningInABottle

Etymotic plugs are great, they'll lower the volume without worsening the quality of the music (and they help drown out the crowd talking around you)

I like Earasers as people can't see them when they're in. Still works great.

u/Rub-a-dub-tubstep · 8 pointsr/lifeisbeautifulLV

These are good and not that expensive. I use them all the time

u/PokeSomeSmot · 8 pointsr/DJs

Have you tried the Etymotic earplugs? I also have smaller than normal ear canals (as in normal in-ear earbuds don't fit easily) but these work for me. The pair I have now is reaching its 4th year of use and they still work fine.

u/t2231 · 8 pointsr/woodworking


  • 3M WorkTunes work well but make your ears hot after a while.
  • IsoTunes Pro
  • Almost any type of foam earplug


  • Mostly just use whatever is cheap. These are sometimes free after rebate at Menards.


  • I prefer the GVS Elipse, but finding the accessories can be difficult if you don't have a local woodworking store.
  • I also have this respirator from 3M. It's not as comfortable as the Elipse but it is easy to find extra filters when needed.


  • When turning on the lathe or power carving, I use the Uvex Bionix face shield. This is used in addition to safety glasses, because face shields do not provide sufficient protection for the eyes.


  • Cheap latex-dipped gloves for moving lumber around.
  • NoCry gloves for carving
  • No gloves at all for power tools. Ever. Wearing gloves with most power tools, particularly spinny ones, is dangerous.
u/FAHQRudy · 8 pointsr/scifi

No, I agree with the problem. I have tried a bunch of ambient apps and I can notice the loop edit right away and find myself waiting for it. It does not make falling asleep an easy feat when you are fully alert and waiting for the pattern to repeat.

This, in my opinion, is the only way to fly.

u/illuxion · 8 pointsr/pics

I have the marpac noise maker, it just stresses me out. I also use the ceiling fan as a noise distraction, but my problem is not being able to shut my brain down. I constantly think about this project, that meeting, did I remember to roll out the patch to that site. I need to get back into reading or some other distraction to help turn off my brain and stop being such a worry wart all the time.

u/Leezardy · 8 pointsr/whatisthisthing

It's this white noise maker so that you don't overhear people having therapy.

u/pizza_for_nunchucks · 8 pointsr/Parenting

Marpac DOHM white noise machine

Red Gummy Bear Nighlight

  • Use a real white noise machine. We used a battery operated one in a stuffed animal. Yeah, sure it's cute, but it didn't do crap. The Marpac got our daughter sleeping through the night.

  • Use a red light when tending to your child in the night. It doesn't disturb their sleep cycle. We were using a dimmed lamp, but our daughter would wake and stay awake and want to play. We started using this, and she would go back down A LOT easier.
u/koalaberries · 7 pointsr/AskReddit

Honestly, ear plugs are going to be your best (and cheapest) solution. You can get 200 pairs for $20.

These ones will block out practically all sound. For me the problem is that they are a bit uncomfortable and they also block out audible alarm clocks.

These are the ones that I settled on. They are perfect because they are low density, so I can't feel them at all when I am wearing them. They block out 90% of noises, but still let my audible alarm clock through.

When I use the first earplugs I linked, I use this alarm clock that vibrates the bed, that way I don't have to worry about hearing the alarm. It also works wonders.

(Note: If you think you can't sleep with earplugs in, please try the green ones. I need everything to be very specific/comfortable or I can't fall asleep, and I don't notice that I'm wearing the green ones at all.)

u/nucumber · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

at first i could sleep with them for only a few hours before they would wake me up and i had to take them out but i eventually got used to them.

a search for "soft ear plugs" on amazon gets a number of hits. they might work for you or make it easier to get used to wearing them

i've used several of the Howard Leight brand. I bought a large box of these. i also like [these](

u/rasiahs · 7 pointsr/canadaguns


  • Personally I would recommend either a Remington 700 over the 783. There's nothing wrong with the 783, but the 700's fit, finish as well as the overall quality is just superior and I'm a firm believer in the "buy once, cry once" philosophy, especially with firearms. If you buy the 783, my bet is that as you get a little more serious about shooting, you'll end up buying a 700.

  • With all that said, if you're not hell bent on buying a Remington, I personally would go with a Tikka T3 (there are many, many models). Overall it's about the same as a Remington 700 in terms of quality, but the bolt action is just silky smooth and the trigger pull is wonderful. I'm biased because I'm a bit of a Tikka fan, so take my advice with a grain of salt.

  • In regards to the .308 calibre, again I'm a bit biased because my rifle is in .308 but regardless, I think .308 is the way to go. It's easily found, and comes in a variety of weight from (approximately) 120gr to 200gr so you have a choice of choosing a lighter bullet for smaller game or a heavier bullet for larger game.

  • To pass the time while your PAL/RPAL is being processed, I strongly suggest buying high quality safety equipment You don't have to break the bank, but don't skimp. Apart from that I'd say buy a good soft case, and later down the road you can buy a hard case (my personal favourite is the Pelican 1750). Here's a little list....

  • Ear protection: Howard Leight Impact Sport and Howard Leight earplugs (Personally I use both-- you only get one pair of ears!)

  • Eye protection: Smith Aegis Arc (DS Tactical is a great company to deal with)

  • Hard case: Pelican 1750 (Production Case is a nice Canadian company with prices way better than anywhere else and great customer service)

  • Bipod: Harris Engineering (widely considered the best bang for your buck product-- I use the 9-13 inch because I'm a bit taller, but most people like the 6-9)

  • Soft case: Cabela's drag bag-- great product at a great price.

  • Torque wrench: VERY important in my opinion, as I see way too many people over-torquing their gear (i.e. scope mount screws) and messing things up. Wheeler Torque Wrench-- this is what I use. It's reasonably priced and I use it all the time when I'm working on my rifle. I know plenty of people say they're not necessary, but they'll save you from major headaches in the future.

  • Bonus: When you buy your scope, DO THIS to level it. I've tried all kinds of methods, but this by far the best (assuming your rifle is levelled first). It's so simple, but so effective.

    Anyway, I hope this helps. I'll check back in a little bit (studying for finals right now) if I think of anything else.
u/MSschifino · 7 pointsr/Parenting

My Fiance, my 3 year old (possibly ADHD) daughter, and I went on a 13 hour road trip to see family just a few weeks ago.

It went incredibly well, seriously.

My Plan:
Bring lots of dry snacks and things she normally has, and some things that are limited treats. We brought Lemon Zest Luna bars, lots of NutriGrain bars, fruit cups, pudding cups, single serving snacking crackers. We also brought a cooler for her to have her lactose-free milk and propel waters chilled.

I bought a few look and find books for her (Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Sofia the First, and Bubble Guppies), loaded her ipad with episodes of Wally Kazaam, Little Einsteins, and a couple of movies she hasn't seen in a long time (Finding Nemo and Monster's Inc). I also bought some Crayola Color Wonder coloring books and markers.

We started off the trip without any entertainment, no music/movies/books, just conversation. After about 3 hours, she fell asleep (it was around her usual nap time). After she woke up from her nap she was a little irritated that we were still on the road, so I broke out the ipad and snacks.

After she would settle down, we'd take a break from entertainment and just talk. We rationed entertainment for when she was getting uncomfortable.

Even though she's been potty trained for over a year, I dressed her in a Pull-Up in case we couldn't get to a bathroom in time, or if she had an accident while asleep (something that does happen at home).

For sleeping, we brought her own sheets, pillowcase, and mattress cover, oh and her special blanket. We brought along her white noise machine as well. This is her Dohm and it seriously saves my life on a regular basis. We did semi-normal bedtime routines in both hotels and my in-laws.

I was incredibly stressed out before the trip, just try to write a real plan down that fits with your kids. You know them best! I tried to research things to do on road-trips, but my daughter could really care less about license plates haha.

Good luck!

u/CAK6 · 7 pointsr/AskNYC

I've had the marpac below for 5+ years without any issues. I can't imagine sleeping in the city without it.

u/whiteycar · 7 pointsr/Calgary

What type of sound is it?

If its slamming doors, heavy bass etc thats structural vibration and there is basically shit all you can do with that.

If you are looking at just deading sound (TV, non heavy bass) then a cheaper solution is just white noise machines. I have had similar to below where I slept in a room with basically closet doors in an apartment full of 5 people and didn't have a problem drowning out the noise.,

Edit - Copied the wrong link

u/kielbasarama · 7 pointsr/breakingmom

This is the greatest $45 you will ever spend. You may even want to get two. It will seriously change your life. It's not particularly loud but a bomb could go off and my kids won't wake up.

Marpac Dohm-DS All Natural Sound Machine, White

u/Dancelvr2000 · 7 pointsr/UMF

Me and my partner have been attending festivals longer than the age of many attendees. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of hearing protection that also preserves fidelity of music. I have had tinnitus that has taken 6 months to resolve. It is not fun. It can be permanent, which would be awful. I recommend Etymotic on price versus performance, but many other good ones also. Eargasm also recommended.

I also bring cheap blue foam plugs that I give to people that need them, but those degrade the music.

UMF is limited to 110 dB at a certain distance, which can certainly do hearing damage. There are louder festivals, but it is enough to cause damage. We are also almost always in first row against fencing so that is directly in front of speakers. Far enough back not as loud.

u/futurafreeeeee · 7 pointsr/brockhampton

yes wear earplugs. once your ears are damaged, the damage is irreversible. always wear ear plugs to concerts and festivals.

here are some i use

u/ZeroThePenguin · 7 pointsr/Metal

These are the best pair I own so far. Having tried HearOs and Entymotics (or whatever it's spelled) I've really liked the low profile of these Eargasm plugs and they do a great job of cutting the dB level without cutting the sound quality.

u/hxphy · 7 pointsr/EDM

Try high fidelity earplugs. I have tinnitus too, and also photograph EDM shows for a living. I usually keep two pairs of Eargasms off Amazon in my tour bag at all times. I no longer have tinnitus post shows and the ringing has severely decreased.


u/rabbiabe · 7 pointsr/Guitar

Rhett Schull has several good videos about this on his YouTube channel. Several brands offer earplugs tailored for music; I bought the two listed below and they’re both good but you might need something stronger.

Etymotic High-Fidelity Earplugs, ER20XS Standard Fit, 1 pair, Polybag Packaging

Alpine Hearing Protection MusicSafe Classic Earplugs for Musicians

u/ThePhlood · 7 pointsr/EDM

I went to a destroid show and I swear I lost some hearing from that PK sound system. Remember to bring earbuds everyone! They can be a life saver sometimes.

Musican earbuds will save your hearing and you can still hear the music just fine:

EDIT: I found out they actually include some of these at shows now.

u/heyimaaron · 7 pointsr/Metalcore

Alpine Hearing Protection MusicSafe Classic Earplugs for Musicians

I saw these on the last earplug thread and got them. I'm very happy with these. I wore these earplugs for the first time at the Aggressive Tour last month and the music sounded better with them on. I'm never going to a show without these now.
They stayed in even when I was in the pit or jumping

u/Torpedoe · 7 pointsr/electronicmusic

Earplugs are important, yo.

These are probably the best you can get for $15-$20, but personally I am not not happy about them - they distort bass quite noticably. I'd say 7/10.

u/recycled_stardust · 7 pointsr/askwomenadvice

If you plan on taking any drugs, make sure you go through a TRUSTED friend.

Obviously drink enough water to stay hydrated but try not to overdo it.

Get some music safe earplugs . These things saved my life!!

Most importantly, friggin enjoy yourself and don't care what anyone else thinks.

Also, have a backup plan to get home in case you want to leave early.

Have fun!! I miss going to raves.

Edit: I second comfy footwear. Very important.

u/wwabc · 7 pointsr/sleep


if used correctly, these won't come out (roll them tightly, insert straight in, hold fingers over them as they re-expand)

u/Downvotes_catpics · 7 pointsr/HomeImprovement

There are hundreds of different earplugs. I've worn most of them since I've working in noisy environments most of my life.


Soundproofing the room itself is going to be expensive, a lot of work, and probably look bad. You're going to have trouble with finding the materials too, if you can't even find earplugs.

u/FreakingEthan · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

No need to spend that much. I use these:

They reduce the dBs but still allow you to hear all frequencies (cheaper earplugs will reduce the highs too much for proper enjoyment). I've had mine for several years and they're still working great.

u/alimobali · 7 pointsr/Metalcore

I've been going to concerts for almost 10 years now and I only recently started wearing them after reading a post from a guy who developed tinnitus. The music does not sound that bad with them in and it actually feels nice to go home and not have your ears ringing and sore at the end of the night. You can also purchase high to low end quality earplugs that are made to specifically block out the damaging volume for musicians and concerts. I just use regular rubber ones though that are reusable and they work for me

u/FakeWalterHenry · 7 pointsr/xboxone

Spring for the good stuff. You can't can get 99% isopropyl alcohol some places (like Amazon). Might be able to find it with the first aid stuff, but that's also where you would find the more dilute 70% bottles.

u/hansmoman · 7 pointsr/AskElectronics

I'll just give you a list of the items I've been using (and like): Hakko FX-888D. The extra tips may be unnecessary, I only ever use the one chisel tip Leaded solder Brushes Side cutters Flux Solder Wick KimWipes Isopropyl Alcohol Acetone spray (use carefully/sparingly) Jewelers loupe Tweezers Hot air station (works well despite Chinesium)

Also, I noticed in Dave's videos he rarely adds flux, just the flux that's built into the multicore solder. I don't know if I'm alone on this one but with flux I always felt the bigger the glob the better the job. Just have to clean it afterwards with the solvent, tissues & brushes.

Edit: Okay that's a much bigger list than I thought, this stuff can get expensive!

u/xxdofxx · 7 pointsr/GirlGamers

Exactly. My wife wears seabands (These) and can play for hours. Without them it only takes ~30min before she starts getting a twisted feeling in her stomach. I don't really believe that these things do anything physically, but her brain has decided that when she puts them on she doesn't get sick, so I don't mind spending $10 on them.

u/Toribor · 7 pointsr/pics

This is seriously the best way you can spend $3.19, hands down.

Buy one next time you order from Amazon. If you can spend only $4 to significantly improve your happiness even for just one day...

u/kittypurpurwooo · 7 pointsr/trees

No problemo, it's a Head / Scalp Massager @ Amazon for $3.

edit - ($2.03 / oz) that's a hell of a deal!!!

u/Naenia_Lachesis · 7 pointsr/RBNLifeSkills

Ear plugs - the little foamy disposable ones - from Amazon

Also a good eye mask, I found one at Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago. Something like this should do the trick.

Good luck!

u/michaelserotonin · 7 pointsr/bassnectar
u/milzinga · 7 pointsr/Dreamtheater

Bring earplugs. Rock concerts are very very loud and can damage your hearing. I know people debate this and often see temporary hearing loss as a 'rite of passage' for going to shows; but talk to anyone in their 50s and 60s who went to rock concerts when they were younger and they wish they would have used hearing protection. I always wear earplugs and they actually improve sound for many shows, but I did buy a pair specifically for concerts.

Be prepared to stand the entire time depending on where your seats are. The set lists that are available online are going to be the same songs they will most likely play when you see them, at least that's what JP has led us to believe in recent interviews.

Here are the ones I bought if you're interested.

u/jleviathon · 7 pointsr/ElectricForest

These are more expensive but worth it!
Earasers Musicians Plugs Medium

u/ravageritual · 7 pointsr/nfl

I've got tinnitus and go to at least one metal show a month and use a type of earplug that reduces the overall dB without taking out any of the frequencies that make music or my buddy hollering "this fucking band sucks balls!!" difficult to hear. I swear by them.

u/eldrethe221 · 7 pointsr/bangtan

I bought these Etymotic Research ER20 High-Fidelity Earplugs for a concert recently and they worked great. It was a smaller venue but it really reduced the screaming and still let me hear the singing/talking.

u/HungryCharsi · 6 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

I recently had a blockage due to wax and my Dr. used one of these. I have since ordered my own from Amazon and use it occasionally.

u/joesapo · 6 pointsr/sex

I would put my money on this one being the real deal:

u/Titan721 · 6 pointsr/Techno

Honestly, it's going to take some trial and error to find the right ones for you.

There's plenty cheap but decent options so that if you lose yours on a somewhat consistent basis, it won't cost too much. It might happen as you get used to carrying them with you. A lot of people do Keys, I do my wallet but YMMV.

Three Popular options: Etymotic 20 DownBeats & Earasers I used US Amazon to show examples.

The Earasers are the Pricey option, but from my understanding, they offer the best Clarity. No case either, so you'll need to look for one. There's a fully "licensed" (meaning they'll fit) case for an extra 10$.

Etymotic 20's are what I use. Again, no case but I use a cheap key-chain pill case. Sounds good to my ears.

DownBeats are the most popular option I've seen around. They're too small for my ear canals, but they work for most. Come with a case, which is nice. Nice silicon and a friend who owns a pair usually forgets they're in.

All of these might work, or none of them. You just kind of have to try them out and see what works for you. Best of luck!

u/orionz06 · 6 pointsr/pittsburgh

Ear plugs make a world of difference. First and foremost nearly all venues are not hearing safe. Beyond that, most plugs are gonna cut out some of the garbage noise and really improve what you hear. I grew up never really catching vocals well enough and since using plugs I've heard everything.


Check out Earasers.


You can get them at a few music shops around town.

u/vibratokin · 6 pointsr/Muse

First things first, it'll get hot with a lot of bodies around; come prepared with a bottle to fill up with water. Trust me on this. Secondly, people will try to get in front of you, even/especially if you're at the very front; be prepared for that and don't be afraid to say no to it. Lastly, I would recommend getting to the stage Muse is playing at at least 3 or 4 bands beforehand if you want to be at the very front.

In addition to all this, I would HIGHLY recommend earplugs such as these: LiveMus!c HearSafe Ear Plugs with Silicone Triple Flange and Noise-Cancelling - Standard

I have tinnitus and it SUCKS (have to sleep with a fan on and studying is always tough.) Being at a music festival all day is one of the fastest ways to ruin your hearing since the sound is meant to project a lot farther than a typical concert. Your hearing isn't invincible so protect it!

u/StillAnAss · 6 pointsr/sex

Scalp massagers are magical!

u/tundoopani · 6 pointsr/see
u/thegrinchwhostoleyou · 6 pointsr/AskReddit

Scalp Massager. I'd consider it more of a mini gift/ stocking stuffer. It was part of the gift I got for my conservative Catholic father's birthday. The man tells his children to just get him golf balls for every gifting occasion, which gets old after awhile and does his other passions a disservice (like his love for novelty items/gadgets). This item was the jumping off point for my new golf ball supplementing gift strategy and he enjoyed it so much that he even gave it as a gift for a few of his coworkers.

u/LizzyLemonade · 6 pointsr/blogsnark

Not OP, and never tried Accutane, but I am also an azelaic acid convert. I use this tube and order it straight from Amazon. In fact, my derm told me to just order it online. It's worked wonders. This is a great primer on how to use it.

u/vagabonne · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You need to baby your skin, not nuke it. Your skin is being dehydrated by Dr. Bronners and possibly Thayers Witch Hazel. Physical exfoliation is likely the last thing you need right now.

First step, PLEASE stop using Dr. Bronner’s on your face!!! That should be your first move. Its pH of 8.9 is far too high for your skin (4-5.5), which damages your acid mantle and leaves your skin vulnerable to acne and irritation. Switch to something with a lower pH. I use Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser (pH 5.5), which is in the right range and available at drugstores. You can search the sub for other low pH cleansers. Once you switch to a gentler cleanser, give it a week or two before adding another product to your regimen. You want to know if things make your skin better or worse, otherwise you may end up with more skin problems and no idea what caused them.

Once your cleanser has been sorted, you can look into other helpful skincare. Possibly a plant oil high in linoleic acid like rosehip or evening primrose oil to inhibit acne production. A gentle BHA toner would further aid in acne treatment, prevention of ingrown hairs, and maybe reduce the hyperpigmentation that results from these issues.

Eventually, you might want to add azelaic acid. I don’t know what the source of your acne is, but mine has responded really well to application of Ecological Formulas Melazepam. It’s really helped with my hyperpigmentation from old spots. I also spot apply it when I see a new spot brewing. There are other products featuring azelaic acid, so do some research and see what will suit your needs.

Again, add skincare products one at a time, with at least a week or two in between. Good luck!

u/eep27 · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Morning routine:

u/-Diorama- · 6 pointsr/AsianBeauty
u/murppie · 6 pointsr/Dance

There are musicians earplugs that you can get that still allow you to hear just fine but being down the peaks of the sound intensity. Used to use them when I taught indoor drumline.

Not the exact ones I had but they should do the trick.
Alpine Hearing Protection MusicSafe Classic Earplugs for Musicians

u/torrent7 · 6 pointsr/Hunting

Wear hearing protection. Take it from a guy who's lost some of his hearing. You can't ever get it back.

I've been wearing

They fit in my ears well and don't fall out like the foam plugs. If you're doing mag dumps, I'd get something else too.

u/poppinsmac · 6 pointsr/Bass

What are you currently using?

Ive been using Alpine ones for a good while now and have been pretty happy with them.

Ediit Here's a link to what I use

u/Weeman2412 · 6 pointsr/nova

Invest in these fam

I use this a lot in the last 4 years with room mates at uni. Sleep like a baby through basketball ceiling neighbors and next door neighbor rough sex. No problems.

Trust me, I know about irritating neighbor noise, I use to think headphones or earbuds were adequate to block noise. They are not, ear plugs is the way.

u/deadsoldier · 6 pointsr/MotoUK

I use these if I'm riding for more than 15 minutes.

This is why it's a good idea.

I do occasionally use GPS directions or music through bluetooth helmet speakers but at motorway speeds I normally don't bother since it can be hard to hear over wind noise anyway.

Let's face it, none of us do 45MPH on the motorway, so I'd highly recommend everyone protecting their hearing if they like it the way it is.

u/eetsabanana · 6 pointsr/BabyBumps

I use those moldable foam ones like they use on construction sites. I steal them from work. :) They're kinda like these on amazon:

u/GrokMeAmadeus · 6 pointsr/daddit

The best purchase my wife and I made was a dohm sound machine. It’s way better than any electronic white noise generator and helped my girls sleep through many nights of fireworks and lightning storms. Link for anyone interested:

u/meismariah · 6 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Have you tried an actual white noise machine? And I don't mean the electronic kind but this kind. There's a small fan in the box, and you can adjust the tone and noise level by swiveling the outside casing to adjust the size of the holes. It works very well.

u/wafflesareforever · 6 pointsr/AskMen

You need a mechanical one like this.

u/FatPeaches · 6 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

White noise machine will drown out most/all of the noise. It'll take a night or two to get used to it but then you'll never sleep without it on ever again.

u/ecoop3r · 6 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I had the same problem. I used a fan on high for white noise and it worked great.

I've also read that these little devices are amazing:

u/lawrnk · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

As far as the closest to a BIFL product, this is the sound machine I love.

u/Onyxus_music · 6 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

eargasm (normal size)

eargasm (small size)

Once you get these, you’ll know why they’re called that. The best ones that I’ve ever used. :)

u/FutureMoneyHodlSound · 6 pointsr/marvelstudios

your comment reminded me of a kind of earplugs I had seen on Amazon, but never had the chance to buy/try yet: .

apparently they lower sound levels, but maintain clear sound. maybe those could help? (this is 100% not an ad, just trying to help :P)

u/TellMyMommy · 6 pointsr/Trombone

I’ve had a pair of Hearos in my case for a few years now, and they get the job done! Here’s a link:

u/-yeah- · 6 pointsr/EDC

I carry these guys in a rubberized case on my key ring (soon to be replaced by a more durable pill fob).

I put a pair in my pocket nearly 6 years ago for a concert. The case never left my pocket. I just get a fresh pair of ear plugs every x-amount of uses.

It was my 1st EDC and remains my most valued after keys/phone/wallet. They have come in handy a surprising number of times.

Needless to say, they're not being removed from my EDC anytime soon.

u/arrialexa · 6 pointsr/Nootropics

I've had success using light therapy in combination with supplementation to fix my circadian rhythm disorder and SAD. I used this light therapy in the mornings, supplemented with vit B12 and vit D3 in the mornings, and melatonin at night. I also use St. John's Wort 300mg 2x/day in the winter for my SAD.

u/gabedamien · 6 pointsr/SWORDS

1. First question

The kit you linked looks pretty bad from the reviews alone, I wouldn't buy it. You want one of the kits you'll see on sites like Nihonzashi, or from Bill Rannow, or Bob Benson, or anywhere else you see the same mass-produced kit.

The quality of the kits varies. On the other hand the quality needed also varies according to the blade. A monosteel production blade with a budget finish doesn't need special treatment, whereas an antique in $3000 Juyo-level polish ought to be babied a bit more.

Typically, the oil from the online kits is okay to use — note you want the clear oil, the yellower stuff is not as good. The little hammer used to push out the mekugi is virtually identical everywhere. The cleaning & oiling cloths are ok. The uchiko — absorbent / abrasive powder applied via that "pom pom" thing — is often terrible, causing obvious starburst scuffs; better ones are unfortunately kind of expensive.

The cleaning guide I linked to in the nihontō guide is the traditional method. However, a lot of modern collectors — of both Japanese-style & actual antiques — go a totally different route. I myself use:

  1. 100% Anhydrous Isopropyl Alcohol to remove old oil

  2. Blue "shop towels" to apply alcohol or oil and/or wipe down

  3. Microfiber cloths for the last bit of residual oil / water / whatever

  4. Any plain light mineral oil to protect. The oil is perhaps the most religious topic here, you'll hear people say they only use the traditional chōji abura from Japan (just light mineral oil with a few drops of clove for scent), others will say certain gun oils / collector oils are fine, others even go with sewing machine oil or similar… some collectors in dry environments and who have nicely-made traditional shirasaya even go without any oil at all. Note that this debate exists at the level of preserving valuable antiques, it really doesn't make a difference for production swords so long as you use any kind of mineral oil base. No reason you can't use the traditional stuff on a production sword though.

  5. NO uchiko at all! That's right, a lot of modern collectors say that with alcohol, the point of uchiko (to get rid of the dried oil) is moot at best, and destructive at worst. Uchiko is an abrasive left over from the polishing process. It can help clear up a faded blade but on a fresh polish it can only reduce the clarity.

    2. Second question

    Not going to go into all the details on this but it highly depends what you mean by "safely display". The traditional method is to rest the sword in koshirae (mounts) edge-up, tsuka-left, in a katana kake. Of course this doesn't prevent anybody from picking it up or anything.

u/boywbrownhare · 6 pointsr/asmr

link to buy one

here's another

i don't know which is better

u/CrankMyBlueSax · 5 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers
u/SwugSwugSwug · 5 pointsr/Machinists

I'm a big fan of the Hearos Ear Plugs. They are reusable, block all the harsh noisy stuff, but still allows you to hear what other people are saying. They are small and fairly inconspicuous, too.



I've tried the etymotic ones (er20xs and the high fidelity), but the two pairs I have gotten recently don't block as much noise as the first pair i got a year ago or so.

u/setec_prod · 5 pointsr/audioengineering

If your loss is environmental - or you work around loud machines or spend a lot of time on jets etc - I recommend these wherever I can:

I use them at concerts, live recording events (tracking drums), going into data centers, riding planes and trains, or just driving with the top down. They may help slow down your rate of loss.

Either way, music and production is about much more than raw sound frequencies. You could record, arrange, and produce a song then work with a mixing engineer for the processing. There are lots of possibilities for makin music and songs that don’t require perfect hearing.

u/oNegative · 5 pointsr/indieheads

What kinds of concerts are we talking here? If it's Swans/Mogwai/My Bloody Valentine loud, you're gonna need something a bit stronger than, say, Fleet Foxes or Andrew Bird.

For most concerts, you can do with a 10-20 dB earplug made for musicians. I recommended these for most concerts.

If you're going to epically loud concerts (Swans, etc) you'll need something closer to 30-40 dB, and even then it may not be enough. When I saw them live the first time the bass was so loud it conducted through my bone structure and went around my earplugs. Only recourse at that point is to move back a bit.

(I studied acoustics in college, the science is actually pretty cool) What's your concert list?

u/TreeTopFairy · 5 pointsr/CPTSD

One of these:

It really does help me. This is the one my doctor recommended.

u/linlorienelen · 5 pointsr/funny

Hello! Have you looked into getting some sort of sunlamp to help you out? I live in SoCal, so this sort of thing is not an issue, but I hear these can be useful, along with full-spectrum lights.

u/jsmith50 · 5 pointsr/BipolarReddit

>I know it's not as good as medicine.

There haven't been as many studies as with many drugs, but so far the research is at least suggesting they're as good or better than most antidepressants. So good, in fact, that you have to watch out for mania. Using them in the middle of the day seems to reduce this risk, but again, not a lot of research.

>I am having financial issues and it's kind of expensive

This one seems pretty reasonable:

u/djstephie · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Not sure if this has been mentioned before in the post but try putting motion sickness bands on. They are called seabands. I usually get bouts of motion sickness as well and its terrible. Usually happens to me with FPS games. So i got these for a cruise and read that you can also wear it for vertigo, gaming, and rides like roller coasters.

Hope this helps the community!

u/moonboggle · 5 pointsr/weddingplanning

I have a weak stomach but still love to cruise. Usually the first night of sailing, I'm a hot mess, and then for the rest of the time I'm fne. Dramamine works for some people and there are bracelets that are somehow magic. I've never tried those but I know people who have and they say it works. The only cruise ship that I didn't feel seasick on at all was the Allure of the Seas which is I believe the second largest ship.

u/RDUBiker · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Years ago I bought a box of 200 sets of Howard Leight Laser Lite NRR32 disposable plugs. I use them on the motorcycle, at the track, for sleeping, and hand them out to friends and family members any time we need protection. Everyone loves them. They are by far the most comfortable I have ever used and a single set will last at LEAST 2-4 weeks for sleep use (used nightly). I still have the box and have maybe gone through 1/2 to 2/3 of it. It was < $20.

Here is a link on Amazon (I bought them elsewhere at the time):

u/red_hat25 · 5 pointsr/sugarlifestyleforum

Tell him you’re concerned for his health and suggest he do a sleep study. He likely has sleep anea. If he doesn’t have a cpap next time, pack earplugs.

I like this ones. They’ve become a necessity for me on trips.

u/ArtOfTheTrek · 5 pointsr/Ultralight

These are the comfiest earplugs I've used, and that they're individually wrapped can come in handy. May I suggest cutting them (or any earplug) in half for sleeping purposes so they don't pull out as easily when you're moving your head around on your pillow. I cut mine approximately in half, but cut at an angle so there's still a little tip to pull them out by conveniently.

u/8-BitBaker · 5 pointsr/misophonia

If the earbuds aren't blocking enough noise, try ear plugs coupled with actual headphones. You will be able to turn the music down less because the earplugs are dampening the outside noise. On REALLY bad days I do this. Any over the ear headphone will work... I use these ear plugs.

u/TrickyPlover · 5 pointsr/Parenting

I use [this](Marpac Dohm-DS All-Natural White Noise Sound Machine, Tan white noise machine. I was previously using fans, but they always developed ticks or squeaks that annoyed me and they were not as effective. If the iPhone apps don't work, this could be worth a try!

u/Eurynom0s · 5 pointsr/startrek

It's mechanical as opposed to being something playing a recording on a loop, so it definitionally can't result in that issue you're describing of noticing when the loop restarts.

u/phorkor · 5 pointsr/Dogtraining

Chihuahua - VERY vocal dog

Pitbull - another quite vocal dog

Pit/Chihuahua mix = VERY vocal dog.

My girlfriends Pomeranian barks when I fart. Just something we accept. You can try something like a white noise maker for when you're sleeping. It might help drown out the sound. It can also help you sleep.

u/xrawv · 5 pointsr/chicago

swear to God it works.

My shrink uses it too outside their offices when seeing patients so others can't hear therapy sessions outside the door.

u/realityno · 5 pointsr/legaladvice

You do realize it costs way more to pay a lawyer for one hour than it does to move dorms once even twice then? Try buying a white noise machine. This is a popular white noise machine.

u/Gotcha38 · 5 pointsr/climbing
u/dinohead · 5 pointsr/trees

Related: the Theracane. Best 30$ I've ever spent, it's helped me get rid of knots that hundreds of $ of physical therapy and professional massages couldn't do. Getting high on a good indica and using the theracane is simply outstanding.

Typical reaction from friends: "what the hell is that", 2 minutes later they're ordering their own.

u/SweetKri · 5 pointsr/massage

Invest in a TheraCane. And bringing your shoulders all the way forward, as far as you can, then all the way up, then all the way back, then letting them drop, can help them loosen a bit.

u/SouthRim · 5 pointsr/IWantToLearn

Massage Cane
I've never used one, but have heard here and elsewhere that these are fantastic.

u/Ariensus · 5 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I bought one of these, because I was sick of paying a copay to have some poor doctor deal with my ear clogging up so frequently. I was skeptical, but I filled about 1/10th of the bottle with 3% hydrogen peroxide and the rest warm water and then used it in the shower. It was like my ear was throwing wax confetti.

u/itsaboat · 5 pointsr/todayilearned

You don't need to go to the doctor's office to get your ears cleaned with warm water.

u/theroarer · 5 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Ear cleanings are very common practice. Lots of people go to the doctor/clinic to get this done. You can buy this thing, instead of going to the doctor.

The best thing for ears is not maintenance, but ear damage prevention. Do you wear plugs? Because everyone should wear plugs. Do you take breaks after listening to music after a little while? Everyone should take breaks to give their ears respite. Do you use Q-tips? Everyone should stop using Q-tips (incorrectly).

u/chloelesaurus · 5 pointsr/AskTrollX

Ooh, I know a lot about both these things! For sex toys, I always recommend the site, as they have detailed information on every one of their toys: exactly what it's made from, whether it's waterproof, batteries or charge, etc. Knowing what your sex toy is made of is really important because some materials are not body-safe and the sex toy industry isn't regulated. (More information here)

I don't know anything about ben wa balls, but LELO is a reputable brand, I've only heard good things about them. If you want both vaginal and clitoral stimulation at the same time, a rabbit vibe is probably your best bet. This is the one I have, although the clitoral stimulator isn't very long so I have to rock it back and forth to hit all the right spots. But I don't mind :P. However if you have vaginismus it may be difficult to penetrate with a toy like that. My favorite toys for just clitoral stimulation are the WeVibe Tango bullet vibe, and the Hitachi Magic Wand if you want something with a lot more OOMPH.

As far as nipple piercings, I got mine done about a year ago and I love them. But I made a mistake when I got them pierced and didn't properly research my piercer and proper piercing procedures. I recommend you search the Association of Professional Piercers to see if there's an APP member in your area. My original piercer used 14 gauge stainless steel externally-threaded barbells to pierce me. The gauge was good, but the other two were not. I ended up having a reaction to the metal (as it's not implant-grade, so it's not meant to be inside the body for long periods of time), and externally threaded barbells are bad because they can harbor bacteria and cause trauma to the piercing site any time the piercings are removed. When I bought new piercings, I got 14G (1.6mm) titanium internally-threaded barbells. (Nipples should be pierced at 12G or 14G, as smaller jewelry has a high risk of migration.) They're a bit more expensive, but it's worth it to make sure you don't have a bad reaction or get an infection. Any APP member will use implant grade materials and internally threaded or non-threaded jewelry, and of course use safe and sanitary tools (needles, clamps, etc).

Regarding pain... I'm not gonna lie, it hurt a lot. Some people get both done at the same time, I got one done after the other. It hurt a lot the first day, but after that it was just sore for a couple weeks then it only hurt if I bumped it. Your piercer will tell you about aftercare. Personally, I wore a sports bra for a couple weeks because I have fairly large breasts and I wanted to keep them in place. Some people prefer not to wear a bra at all. You'll want to soak it daily in sterile wound wash, which you can find at any pharmacy but will also probably be sold by your piercer. (I initially mixed the saline myself, but I used table salt and didn't measure it and that was a terrible idea.) I used a shotglass, fill it with wound wash and invert it over the piercing for 5-10 minutes a day. Try not to mess with the piercing, rotating the barbells or anything like that, as that can introduce bacteria to the piercing site. It will take 4-6 months to heal, and you shouldn't change the jewelry during that time. And don't use plastic net shower loofas, because they can and will get caught on the piercing and it hurts like hell. I've caught it on a loofa, on my shirt, on my bra, on a doorknob... it's all terrible. Be careful those first few weeks.

Overall I found getting a piercing to be very rewarding. I feel sexier, even though nobody can see them but me. I think they look really pretty (mine are purple anodized titanium - if you get anodized, they let you choose the color). It was definitely worth the pain. Let me know if this was helpful :)

u/Neee-wom · 5 pointsr/relationship_advice

A wand and a dildo are two different things. This is a Hitachi, one of the best on the market.

u/practicingmystabbing · 5 pointsr/Metal

I've used ER20s for years and highly recommend them, I've never had an issue with them, but then again I don't really get in the pit anymore.

Looking around I found these, which also have good reviews and don't have much of a protruding stem if you are worried about that:

u/eon997 · 5 pointsr/indieheads

Go find some actual reusable earplugs. I have been using the same pair for like two or three years that I won free in a RSD giveaway. I know it might be a bit late, but something like these will change your life.

u/inwhichourhero · 5 pointsr/aspergirls

I bought these because they seemed a good combo of well rated and affordable, but I’m sure fancier ones are better: DownBeats Reusable High Fidelity Hearing Protection: Ear Plugs for Concerts, Music, and Musicians (Clear Ear Plugs, Black Case) *edit for typo

u/AromaAttack · 5 pointsr/hsp

Finally a topic I'm passionate about!

I don't have a specific answer for you, but that's because I have a lot of experience with ear plugs, and I know taste and fit will vary immensely from person to person.

Unfortunately, that means the best advice I can give you is try a whole bunch of different ear plugs, and see which ones fit best and work best for your purposes.

Judging from my experience, I'm certain you're going to need more than one type of earplug.

A bunch of tips:

  1. This place:

  2. Check out their assortment packs.

  3. They make smaller women's and slim fit earplugs. I'm a fairly large man, and they don't fit me perfectly, but if I just want to take the edge off of the ambient sound, I use them. They muffle everything, but not to the same degree as my regular sized earplugs. That may not be an option for you depending on the size of your ears, but it's an option for some.

  4. For music and movies, I've tried Downbeats, but they don't fit me very well. You may have more luck, and there are other brands worth considering. Search for earplugs for musicians. They preserve the full range of audio frequencies, but just lower the volume. (Regular earplugs will tend to block out some frequencies more than others.)

  5. My favorite.

  6. Buy disposable earplugs in bulk on the internet.

  7. Those single use disposable earplugs -- you can use them more than once, but they do lose some of their blocking power. (Depending on the situation, this might be an advantage.) But once they get a little too soft and squishy, they're done.

  8. I often wear earplugs almost all day like you're planning. And I sleep with them every night too. That's doable, but do take them out for a decent amount of time each day. If they are in too long, even your favorite earplugs can become irritating. (And I know some people do have allergies to certain earplug materials.)

  9. Noise dampening earmuffs are also great.

  10. Keep a pair of earplugs with you in a little case at all times. You never know when you're going to want them.

    If you have any questions or just want to talk earplugs, let me know. Like I said, I'm an earplug aficionado!

    As for the rest of you, I can't recommend the earplug lifestyle to people on this subreddit strongly enough.

    Earplugs are like a warm, cozy blanket for your mind.

    Once you start using them regularly, you'll wonder how you ever managed to live without them.
u/bonegatron · 5 pointsr/bassnectar

I have DownBeats and I know they're pretty-well regarded, and perform similarly to several ETY models.

Any worth/sense in switching it up?

u/thatsnogood · 5 pointsr/Denver

Don't know any place that sells them locally. Maybe call a few guitar centers/music stores that carry amps. They might have something similar.

u/Modna · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

Down beats!!! Meant to lower the level of the noise you hear evenly across the sound spectrum, so the bass and treble all still sound good, just a bit quieter.

Amazing for music

u/GDIBass · 5 pointsr/EDM

Bring ear plugs, people! These are pretty good, and not obvious to anybody hanging around you:

u/AlbertEntstein · 5 pointsr/Shambhala

[Earasers] ( for sure. They won't block out quite as much as some of the others but I have yet to find a set that protects from as much of a frequency range without sacrificing quality.

u/bereceja1 · 5 pointsr/ElectricForest

I purchased Earasers from the local Guitar Center. I had a fitment issue with my tiny earl canals and they do an exchange program. They are a little on the pricey side but at least you know you will get a pair that will fit!

Amazon (Earasers)

u/shortsetradio · 5 pointsr/audiophile

I use earasers:

Decent price, stays in ear without any problems, and can still hear the music/talk to your friends.

u/xENIGMAx · 5 pointsr/berkeley

This is why I have to wear earplugs during exams. Any small, repetitive noises distract me--a jackhammer would obliterate my concentration.

u/dorozco · 5 pointsr/Metalcore

Etymotic Research ER20 High-Fidelity Earplugs, Blue Tip with Clear Stem, 1 Pair Standard Fit

Been using these for almost a year now. They work great and they’re reusable

u/USCMatthew · 5 pointsr/paradisofestival

These are what I have been using for years. No ringing after even the heaviest of bass shows.

u/themadmosquito · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Azelaic acid! It improves my acne overnight and my PIH fades about twice as fast as usual using this. It's hard to get a hold of if you're in the US/Canada but you can buy Melazepam on amazon or the ordinary 10% azelaic acid. It's otc in Australia and Europe. I use Azclear which is available in Australia. You can also get Finacea which is more effective and layers better but it's more expensive. Sesderma is available in Europe. I believe Benton snail bee high content essence has azelaic acid too, you can get it on iherb.

EDIT: added some more links

u/girafffegirl · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Not OP, but I started using Melazepam less than a week ago and am already noticing pimples/marks fading quickly!

u/nSquib · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I like the Melazepam cream quite a bit - it's 20% and works great. Only ~$12 too. /u/scumteam14's post does a great job of covering everything else.

u/PrinceofCanino · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Not OP, but I adore Melazepam and here's the seller I use on Amazon.

u/cherrybombedd · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use Melazepan 20% Azelaic Acid (that I get on Amazon for like $15) and it's the only product I've tried that actually has a tangible effect on my rosacea. I've used so many redness products (basically anything on AB that has the redness tag) and none of them do anything except for AA. Plus, it's instant -- or OK, it takes like 10 min, but it's not not other products where it takes a month of use. I also only wait about 5 minutes after application and the effects still last. The one drawback is that it can be drying, but it's not a problem if you add an extra moisturizing layer.

The Ordinary's version is only 10% AA and quite frankly, sucks because of the reason you mentioned. If it's the only one you've tried, do yourself a favor and try a stronger one that has a better texture that TO's!

u/nickelforapickle · 5 pointsr/Coachella

So in my "flying from NY" experience, which I did twice before just moving to Southern California, here are some more tips:

Check a bag and get the majority of your gear into that one 50 lb. bag. Buy whatever you can before the trip from Amazon or wherever else, and just order the camping chairs and whatever else from Walmart for pickup. I knew I wanted my tent to be more than just a one-time coachella tent, so I researched it thoroughly and came up with this, which is a bit pricy, but the tent is only 11 pounds packed up, and packs up real nice and small so you can easily fit this into your checked bag. It's about 75% mesh, which means it's ventilated like crazy, which is great for the desert, and it comes with a rain-fly that the reviews all said worked great (especially important if you're going weekend 1, which has had weather issues the past 3 years).

This does mean you'll have to worry about the sun though, so I bought a bunch of mylar emergency blankets that I just duct taped to the top of my tent to reflect out as much heat as possible. They crinkled when the wind blew, so they were a bit noisy, but it's Coachella and you're going to be dealing with noise all weekend.

That's why you need earplugs. For the concert, you might want either of these pairs that I have used in the past, but for sleeping, you just want basic foam earplugs that will block the majority of sound out. You won't have to worry about your tent making noise or your neighbors' afterparty.

I wasn't willing to buy an easy-up in the past (though I may this year), so instead I just picked up a silver reflective tarp (to help with the desert sun) from Harbor Freight for not too much money, and then I ordered a few of these tarp poles along with a good line of reflective tarp cord and some plastic stakes (they don't allow metal). As long as someone else in your campsite has an easy-up, you can easily bungee the tarp to the side of that. Just make sure you are really good about tying down the poles.

The most IMPORTANT tip I can give you is to FIND A GROUP to camp with before you go! Last year, I was part of a campsite that attempted to include about 50 people. Only about 25-30 wound up actually meeting up before heading in, with a group of 11 cars. That wound up being split into groups of 5 and 6 cars, that had sites that were still within a block of each other. Make sure your group stays together on the security line! Find a line that seems to be moving faster than the others (which means they are checking each car a bit less ;) ) and make damn sure you stay together, because they only allow you 15 minutes to wait for the rest of your group once you're past security. Be a New Yorker about it if you have to. Two years ago, we found that there was an empty line over to the right that had been blocked off by another line right next to it. When we saw it and then went to move all our cars into the line, my brother just stood there with a beer in one hand, holding his other hand up to a group of cars that patiently waited for our group to be in the line together, and then we were all good.

One of the best parts about finding a group to camp with was that everyone is gonna forget something, but each time it happened, someone else in the group had it handy. It was pretty magical. The other awesome thing about finding a group to camp with, is you can almost bet everyone will have a good time because people are generally in their best moods and on their best behavior trying to meet cool new people like you.

I will also note that for flying in from NY, my budget has usually been somewhere around 1200-1500 for the weekend, including a flight (350), the ticket (375), the camping pass (85, split 2 ways), purchasing gear (around 300 the first year, but if you have last year's equipment it gets cheaper), and then about 300-400 for food/beer/weed (and if you stick to drinking in the campsite you'll be able to spend less on beer and stay hydrated more easily).

Anyway, there's my short novel about being prepared for and having an awesome Coachella camping experience. I'm still a boy scout at heart, so planning for stuff like this comes naturally to me and I am pretty passionate about it. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

u/PaulaLoomisArt · 5 pointsr/festivals

Seconding bringing a bunch of foam plugs to give away. I also use foam plugs at really loud shows.

For music plugs I use these. They’re relatively cheap and — most importantly for me — they’re a good fit for my tiny ears.

u/beingisdoing · 5 pointsr/LawSchool

She might have trouble sleeping the night before the exam. Maybe get her a sleeping mask, a lavender reed diffuser to help her relax at night, some ear plugs in case the hotel is noisy at night, and snacks. Go to Whole Foods and pick up some of the healthy and tasty snacks they have. Something light and easy to eat.

u/melloraver · 5 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

These are the kind I use. I bought them before edclv 2016 and have used them several times. I also like the metal container they come in. I can hook it to my belt loop or my hydration pack.

u/Sunbrewed · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

We have a Dohm white noise machine; it's the sound of air rather than digital sound and I love it. We got it for our twins but I sleep with it on for me at this point. Perhaps white noise would help you.

Here's what we have:

u/baby_monitor1 · 5 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

Yes, it gets better. It might take awhile, but it gets better.

Our twins didn't fully sleep through the night for 11 months. It was not a fun experience; honestly I was a zombie for basically a year and I really don't remember much of it. We were woken up 3-6x per night that entire time. Not fun.

BUT, now, our girls are a month shy of being 2 and they sleep like champs. I honestly can't remember the last time I had to get up in the middle of the night to do something for them. They go down in their cribs between 7:30-8pm, we close the door, they might whine for 5 minutes or less, and then they're asleep until we wake them up in the morning.

Do you have some sort of white noise machine? We have one of these in their room and it works great (in fact we have one in our bedroom too).

u/argella1300 · 5 pointsr/TwoXADHD

Yes, do it. Even if it turns out you don't have ADHD, you'll at least have ruled that out and can focus on getting treated for whatever else you may have.

Also: talk to the department that runs student disability services at your school. It's slightly different everywhere, sometimes they're connected with the tutoring center, sometimes they're part of the general administrative services, it varies from school to school. They can help you out with getting testing and filing paperwork with the school so you can get accommodations. Especially for exams, since going by how you describe how your ADHD affects you, taking your exams in an alternative environment would probably do you a world of good.

Another thing, consider picking up a white noise machine from Amazon. The sound they make doesn't sound all that different from when the air conditioning is blowing through the vents, and they're effective at blocking out annoying noises all around you.

u/evilmonkey2 · 5 pointsr/AskMen

I got one of these. It's not electronic and just like a fan type thing. I just wanted a white noise machine... Not waves or crickets or jungle sounds, etc. This works wonders...I live along a busy road near an airport and this lets me sleep so much better. No looping sounds

Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine, White

u/cvltivar · 5 pointsr/misophonia

Get a white noise maker. Not a white noise app on your phone or computer - it's not the same as a real white noise maker with a fan. I use this one.

I get triggered by car and motorcycle engines revving. I live near a military base with tons of idiots revving their idiotmobiles down the street - the sounds aren't loud, but if I can hear them (usually when I'm trying to sleep at night), I'm very uncomfortable. The white noise maker has made a huge difference in my quality of life.

u/lazyAgnostic · 5 pointsr/santashelpers

For the sweet tooth (like my dad, these are all things he likes):

  • A candy jar or bowl filled with her favorite candy.

  • An artisan ice cream scoop.

  • An ice cream maker. You could get an ice cream recipe book as well.

  • One of my dad's favorite gifts was a sugar dispenser... I think that shows his level of sugar commitment.

  • Some artisan marshmallows.

  • A milk frother that doubles as a hot chocolate maker.

    For the executive (like my mom, these are all things she likes):

  • A high quality thermos for coffee on the way to work.

  • A smart home setup, maybe an echo and some smart outlets or the google home. Really good for turning lights on/off, asking for the weather and news, listening to music, etc.

  • A FitBit to help her keep healthy even working long hours.

  • A popcorn maker that allows you to make non-microwaved popcorn in the microwave.

  • A white noise machine. If she has any trouble sleeping this thing is AMAZING.

  • A Roku or Chromecast that makes it easier to watch Netflix on the TV.

  • Wine tasting or cooking class that you can do together. Really my mom loves doing stuff with her family.
u/Expat123456 · 5 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

If it is for convenience get a headband and have it hold your earbuds in place.

Or buy such a product with it built in.

But I would rather recommend a white noise machine to leave in your room for tinnitus. Though such a machine can't play for you ASMR videos.

u/kdukester · 5 pointsr/CozyPlaces

This is what I use for the same problem - total game changer. Therapists use it to block voices from being heard and it works to block road noise just the same:

u/the-sprawl · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

What about one of those white noise sound generator things like they have in some offices? Might help mask some of the sound.

Edit: These things

Edit 2: There's also the Thundershirt for the doggo.

u/kissthepan · 5 pointsr/doommetal

Just basic ones for concerts will be fine. The foam plugs are more for deadening sound without regard for any distortion (like who cares about the subtleties of chainsaw noise). The sound quality won't be ideal. Concert or musician's earplugs will just bring everything down a bit with little distortion.

These are what I have: link.

Well worth it. These bands will ruin your ears. When I saw Sleep I almost wanted them to.

u/VroooMoose · 5 pointsr/motorcycles

A lot of ear plugs are designed to let in sound, but reduce noise. Depends on what kind you have.

See things like this. If you're just using basic foam, then it's a different story.

u/NoRaD6 · 5 pointsr/BABYMETAL

Indeed, everyone should try to see what fan get togethers are going down. Either check the organizational mega thread on Reddit, or #meetups on discord.

I purchased these earplugs for the shows. I used them for Judas Priest and they worked great.

u/tacocaliente41 · 5 pointsr/tinnitus

I unfortunately have no advice for the drinking. But if you're gonna go to loud environments like concerts and such you can buy high-fidelity earplugs that allow you to hear everything clearly but protect your ears. I have them for concerts and they are amazing.

u/Trifax · 5 pointsr/Metalcore

Hearing protection is massive. I recommend these, been using them for a couple years now and they've never fallen out. Best way/most affordable way to protect your hearing, and still hear the music with clarity.

u/hbyogi · 5 pointsr/orangetheory

Someone on this sub recommended Eargasm ear plugs. I have been using them for a couple weeks, and I like them. I can hear the coaches, but I can’t hear if the person next to me is talking to me. They dampen the sound more than block it out.

I wish I started wearing ear plugs years ago in loud classes (OTF, spin, etc.) - I think have permanent ringing/static in my ears.

u/neutrum_humanum · 5 pointsr/festivals

I have these. Seriously, don't go to another show without some kind of earplugs. You do not want tinnitus, I cannot stress this enough.

u/SpaceWhaleGuy · 4 pointsr/Guitar

[These] ( are awesome. Let you hear a good amount but block the high frequencies which will fuck your ears.

u/Babou_Serpentine · 4 pointsr/todayilearned

These are the ones I bought and work like a charm for me.

u/FreeSpiritRunning · 4 pointsr/trap
u/jujubee_1 · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

I bought the white noise machine off Amazon. Love it. Just plugs in. Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine, White

u/omggkittens · 4 pointsr/June2019Bumpers
  1. A Dohm sound machine - seriously, this thing is amazing. My toddler still uses hers and my husband and I actually bought one for our room and we use it every night. It goes with us when we travel and it's essential to good sleep for us.
  2. Gummy bear night light - it must be red! This was recommended to me from a sleep class we took before our toddler was born and it's amazing for middle of the night feedings. You squeeze the belly and it turns on and there's a separate adapter I recommend buying so you don't run out of batteries so quickly. The red light helps your baby (and you!) fall asleep quickly so you don't have sleep that's even more disrupted.
  3. Seamless underwear - I wasn't expecting a c-section and ended up having an emergency one and I had to have my mother-in-law run to Macy's to find some seamless underwear for me because regular underwear hit exactly at my c-section scar and was extremely uncomfortable. She picked up some Calvin Klein ones and I've since purchased several pairs and I really love them, even when not pregnant, but it was something that I wasn't expecting to need. (I would find the link for them but I'm currently at work so I'll edit it later with the link, haha)

    Splurge item: a baby monitor with a camera and app on your phone. We originally used a motorola one because I was convinced I needed a separate little screen and I could still see it on my phone through an app, but we recently bought a Nest camera and I love it. I love being able to see what time she goes to bed if we have a sitter, I can tell when she's gotten up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom - even if she doesn't wake us up and its several hours later... overall, I just really love it.
u/BraveArt · 4 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse
u/_noncomposmentis · 4 pointsr/LifeProTips

I got Eargasm plugs from Amazon which are pretty good. I also got a pair of Vibes after seeing them on Shark Tank. I prefer the Eargasms slightly but both are pretty good performance especially considering the value.

But now I'm probably going to invest in a custom pair due to hearing loss and tinnitus. They actually take a mold of your ear canal and make them just for you but they're damn expensive!

u/Oncorhyncus_Mykiss · 4 pointsr/jambands

I picked up a pair of Eargasm earplugs before Hangtown Halloween Festival... I can't recommend them enough. Silenced all the chompers, protected my ears, and made me hear the music a lot more clearly.

u/Pki · 4 pointsr/doommetal

I bought some for Sunn O))) last month. It was my first time seeing them and the ear plugs were so effective I had to take them out a few times to get a taste of what I was missing. Zero lingering ringing or regrets the next day.

Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs for Concerts Musicians Motorcycles Noise Sensitivity Conditions and More (Ear Plugs Come in Premium Gift Box Packaging) - Blue

u/brick0fselfcontrol · 4 pointsr/TBI

I use two types of earplugs.

Vibes High Fidelity Concert Earplugs - Hearing Protection Ear Plugs Noise Reduction for Concerts, Fitness Classes, Motorcycle, Sensory Disorders (Tinnitus Relief & Autism) - As Seen on Shark Tank

These for when I need things toned down but don't need to be aware enough to, say, notice someone coming up behind me. So, places I feel safe. Theyre fairly comfortable. Designed similarly to earbuds. Easy to take with you and keep clean.

Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs for Concerts Musicians Motorcycles Noise Sensitivity Conditions and More (Ear Plugs Come in Premium Gift Box Packaging) - Blue

These for when I have to be aware of my surroundings but can't deal with all of the sound because it's overwhelming. It makes things manageable on a good day, but they wouldn't do much on a bad day. They're really, really comfortable. Easy to take with you. Require a bit more care than most earplugs.

Both will let you hear conversation/tv/etc without issue.

u/Pope-Metal · 4 pointsr/BABYMETAL

I had never used earplugs before the Vegas show but I got these and they were amazing, sounded so much better, no headache after. I highly recommend these. I bought the connector cord also so I dont have to worry about them falling out.

u/duck-duck--grayduck · 4 pointsr/hsp

Have you tried any kind of mindfulness practice? Meditation, deep breathing, autogenic training, guided imagery, that sort of stuff? Doing these things regularly can sort of bring down your baseline level of anxiety, and then doing something like deep breathing in the moment can help calm you down when you're having anxiety.

That time when you're alone for a while would be an excellent time to do some meditating. If you'd like some resources for how to meditate, let me know and I'll dig some up. :)

A good deep breathing technique is to just close your eyes, breathe in through your nose for 4 seconds, then breathe out through your mouth for 8 seconds, focusing your attention on the sensation of your breath entering and leaving your body. Some people find it helpful to have words they think of while breathing, like I say "here" while breathing in and "now" while breathing out.

You can find videos on YouTube for guided meditations, autogenic training, or guided imagery.

Also, how about ear plugs, like these?

u/homeboi808 · 4 pointsr/audiophile

Depends how far away you are from any speakers.

85dB is more than sufficiently loud.

110dB-130dB is what you can expect.

These are popular (pick correct size, most people are medium, but I almost always use the smallest buds with my headphones, so small would likely fit me best). Comes with a case.

These aren’t as high-fidelity, but do the best at reduction

u/Flying_Spaghetti_ · 4 pointsr/guns
u/bhigh · 4 pointsr/popping

Get an ear cleaning tool. Something like this or this.

You can use a squeeze bulb, but the specially designed ones work better. I have the cheaper one, it works fine.

u/Counselor-Ug-Lee · 4 pointsr/tifu

I hope you see this just so you get the elephant ear cleaning thing that I use. I got one from my mom who works at an urgent care and the doctors there use this to clean out wax clogged ears (impacted cerumen).

Get this thing and use it in the shower with warm, not hot water. Turn your head sideways and insert the tip and spray the water which will clear out the wax safely. It has a shield on the tip that’s supposed to prevent you from going too far, but I never put it in all the way. I just go until it’s comfortably in enough to spray well.

elephant ear bottle

u/YonderMTN · 4 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

Get one of these bad boys - Elephant Ear Washer Bottle

u/DennisQuaaludes · 4 pointsr/masturbation

You should try the womanizer. They make a more expensive version if you can afford it.
It just sounds like you need better/more stimulation on your clit.

A simple magic wand would do the trick as well.

u/BlisterBox · 4 pointsr/SexToys

Here it is

Originally made by Hitachi, they sold it to another company a few years back supposedly because they were embarrassed that their physical therapy tool was being used to provide orgasms for millions of women around the world.

There are knockoff brands, but I recommend getting this, the original, and get the plug-in version. Not relying on a battery provides this baby with a vibratory rumble that will get a rise out of any woman. I've had mine for four years, and I've yet to meet a woman who hasn't asked to take it home with her the next day!

u/blaaaaaargh · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Dude. This thing is awesome. And it's cheap, so start with that. My favourites are glass, though. This and this one are my personal go-to ones.

As for just vibrators, I LOVE this and this. They're both AMAZING. Like, holy shitballs amazing. Seriously.

u/shanahanigans · 4 pointsr/Coachella

Here are the ones I brought, was not disappointed.

Mine didn't have a cord connecting them, but the carrying case helped at least.

There are three kinds of people who don't wear earplugs to live music events:

  1. People who are unaware how loud it can be (especially near the front or a speaker stack)
  2. People who are unaware that hearing damage is permanent and cumulative
  3. People who know 1 and 2 but don't value being able to hear well as they get older

    The choice is yours: earplugs now, or hearing aids later.
u/SetYourGoals · 4 pointsr/Metalcore

Someone else said it, but get earplugs. I can't stress this enough.

Swing by CVS or something on your way and you can get some crappy foam ones for tonight (ABR is LOUD). Then, for other shows, I would suggest buying a pair of these Downbeats for $14. They have lasted me years, and let in all the good sound and dull the roar that destroys your ears.

I am in my 20s and have the hearing of someone in their 50s or 60s, my doctor said. I destroyed my ears at shows. Don't be like me.

Have fun, don't worry about people judging you, and you'll get the vibe in no time.

u/Arctic_Spacey · 4 pointsr/indieheads

I use these. I have gone to about 50 concerts with them and have never experienced any comments about my appearance or hearing damage. The plus for these compared to the foam ones you can get at CVS or something is they don't block sound nearly as much, but offer you the same protection.

u/restoring4s · 4 pointsr/Metalcore

I use DownBeats

They're comfortable and allow a safe amount of sound to come through. I started using them because the ringing in my ears for a few days after a show started driving me crazy, hasn't happened since. Plus I feel like I can hear the instruments and vocals even better, they drown out a lot of the speaker feedback and crowd noise.

u/the_random_asian · 4 pointsr/electronicmusic

Can anyone recommend a good pair of earplugs? I'm planning on attending my first concert (Madeon) and I'd like a some input. My two current options are the Etymotic Er20 and the Downbeats Ear Plugs. Anyone have any experience with either/both? Id like to keep it less than $15. Thanks!

u/Psychedelic_soup · 4 pointsr/festivals

because Tinnitus reeealllllyyyyyy sucks and it doesn't go away...EVER
I'm 30 and there isn't a minute that goes by that I don't wish I would've worn hearing protection during my younger years. The ringing gets old QUICK!

Take it from someone who learned the hard way..just wear them. If you get good earplugs, it will not affect the sound quality at all (honestly it usually sounds better).

I use Earasers and they are great. I have etymonics as my back ups. I know it doesn't seem important, but just spend the money and wear them. Put them in before the show and within five minutes you won't even notice they are there.
These are the ones I have:

u/FantasticGentleman · 4 pointsr/Coachella

I've been using these for years too and they're quite good but sometimes depending on what kind of music I'm listening to things can sound a bit muffled. Obviously, you're never gonna get ideal sound while protecting your ears unless you drop the money for customs but I just ordered Earasers from amazon and I'm looking forward to trying them since they seem to work quite differently than other earplugs and I've read a lot of good reviews. I'll let you guys know how they perform after this weekend.


u/ohmybrown · 4 pointsr/ElectricForest

these are hands down the best ear plugs I have ever owned and totally worth the money. Make it sound wayyyyy crisper and I will never go to a show without them.

Got the girlfriend this gem for lounging around at camp.

u/Space_Cowboy2023 · 4 pointsr/Coachella

Here's everything I ordered just last night!

Bandana Headband face cover things I've bought these before, great for keeping cool and keeping the dust away.

Cheap Fanny Pack


More Tapestry

And some other things I bought a while ago.

Earasers Best earplugs I've bought so far, hella comfortable and inconspicuous.

Plastic Flasks

Extra Earplugs just in case someone needs them along the way

u/werdnaegni · 4 pointsr/bandmembers

I think she'd be fine with those Etymotics then. I mixed it up though. Meant ER 20, not RE20.

u/MarcusMan6 · 4 pointsr/EDM

No one asked. But here's what I use at festivals and shows. No difference in music quality, just simply lowers the decibel levels.

u/rickwagner · 4 pointsr/BABYMETAL

Those aren't great, but are better than nothing.
I've been happy with these, although you can definitely get a set that's better quality, if usually more expensive.

u/janinja1000 · 4 pointsr/GradSchool

Well if you are shopping around, keep in mind that 33NRR ear plugs will remove A LOT of sound. If you want to be able to hear someone talking to you (say when someone just starts talking to you from behind your back) and be able to remove them quickly if they are a quite talker. look for "high fidelity" ear plugs. These are designed for musicians and concert goers that want to here more of the music and less of the crowd. these are usually rated at 12NRR.

u/thrashing_throwaway · 4 pointsr/autism



You can Google “decibel reducing ear plugs” and select clear ones. They might also sell them at your local drug store.

If anyone asks about them, you can say that you have tinnitus or you’re trying to prevent hearing loss.

u/MrProfDrDickweed · 4 pointsr/techtheatre I like these because they are cheap and I am broke. But any molded ones you get from an audiologist would be great too

u/ketocorral · 4 pointsr/ADHD

HAHA, I have also self diagnosed myself with this. Good old Google. A constant resource for the hypochondriacs!

I use a therapy light in the mornings to mid afternoon to help combat this (especially in the winter when I'm totally thrown off schedule) - these are the two I recommend:

Both well worth the money in my opinion. I use the little one at work and when I travel, and I use the larger one at home.

u/sienihemmo · 4 pointsr/LifeProTips

Finland gets very little sunlight in the winter, so bright therapy lamps are popular here. You could try those.

Here's a quick example of such a lamp:

There are also alarm clock models if you want it to turn on as you're waking up, here's an example:

u/sordidpelican · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Well, I don't know exactly how helpful this is, but I purchased this light on Amazon two years ago. I use it every day for 45 minutes, and it is still going strong. It is not particularly handsome, but I do think it looks better than many other models out there and it is small enough to put away in a cabinet when you are done with it.

u/lindygrey · 4 pointsr/BipolarReddit

This is the one I use. Light therapy has been around forever but there aren't a lot of studies. Probably because there isn't a way to monetize it.

Some doctors will tell you that you have to wait till fall to start but that's never proven true for me. When I start feeling depressed (no mixed states, make sure you know the difference! It can make mixed states worse) I spend 10 minutes with the light 12 inches or less from my face around noon. I can increase to 12 minutes after a week and to 15 after another. Not more than that as it can cause mania.

I went to doctor after doctor who prescribed extremely expensive newly minted drugs, later I looked up the amount each of them took from pharmacutical companies and they all had taken something, one took $118,000 in 12 months! When I went to a local Depression Center that had a policy against taking pharma gifts is when someone finally suggested the light and fantastically it worked. I still take drugs but I take far fewer and older drugs that are much cheaper now. When I think of all the years and money I wasted . . .

I'll never go to a doctor who accepts free samples or gifts or speaking fees from pharma companies. They say it doesn't affect what they prescribe but I call bullshit.

u/Vermonter802 · 4 pointsr/vermont

Hello, sorry you have had such a tough time here, and that people are not social to you. As a fourth generation Vermonter, I just want to say welcome to Vermont. I wish you had it better here. Also, it is what you make of it. Taxes, and stuff are undoubtedly high, everything here is except peoples pay. It is getting worse as time goes on too. Also, you may be suffering from a lack of sunlight, a buddy of mine has one of these:

and it helps him with getting through the winter, you should give it a try.


I mean no ill feelings, and wish you the best of luck. We are not all unfriendly here.

u/advintaged · 4 pointsr/bipolar

I'm in the same place right now, so I figured if I can look outside myself for a minute and and focus on something to help you, I might feel better.

  • Search "positive affirmations" in YouTube ( I like Honest Guys and Jason Stephenson)
  • Use an essential oils diffuser or candle for aromatherapy
  • I use light therapy every morning with natural sunlight or
    Nature Light Therapy Box
  • Pet your dog (or get one to pet)
  • Read about alternative methods such as Kratom or CBD oil. (Tell your pdoc about any supplements or herbal treatments you use.)
  • Color or doodle/ bullet journal (Search Pinterest for ideas)
  • Get outside of your head for a minute and see if you can help someone else.

    [There now...I do feel better]
u/rKade · 4 pointsr/trees
u/powerwafer · 4 pointsr/pics

I seriously just bought one on Amazon because of this. $3.42 shipped.

Amazon link

u/lifeisfractal · 4 pointsr/xxfitness

I'm team #thickthighssavelives, so I can't get much relief from foam rolling my hamstrings. My three part method (this can be adapted for glutes too, or any part of your body that might be too fatty to foam roll effectively):

  1. I take a hot shower or bath to loosen things up
  2. I dig into any trigger points with the Body Back Buddy
  3. I stretch.
u/HolyNapoli · 4 pointsr/May2018Bumpers

I’ve got a bad one right now. I use a sinus rinse and also this tool as my headaches go into my shoulders and neck. It really helps.

u/ewilliam · 4 pointsr/firstworldproblems

I know, it's meant ot be a humorous FWP post, but we have 2 of these noise machines (one for us, one for our toddler) and they are really great.

Failing that, (if we're traveling and don't feel like packing it, etc.), we use the whitenoise app for the iPhone in concert with some little portable speakers.

u/greentintedlenses · 4 pointsr/malelivingspace

If you are this concerned with the looks of a fan In a dorm room, specifically when it's only being used for ambient noise.. I'd suggest a sound conditioner instead. Like this one

u/Oobert · 4 pointsr/CCW
  1. get white noise machine or something like fan.
  2. put in babies room.
  3. turn on.
  4. enjoy sleep again. :)

    these are expensive as fuck but it works wonders. Also kid is less likely to wake up due to loud noises.

    if you know all this than ignore me. just trying to be helpful.
u/jonathonross84 · 4 pointsr/DIY

we have a 2 year old and an 8 month old. For naps we close the door in what ever room they're sleeping in and turn on the white noise maker . They are worth every penny.

u/ruck_my_life · 4 pointsr/Fitness

n=1 anecdotal, but I have similar issues that make a six hour night a rare treat...and it usually comes in two three hour spurts with a nice 30-45 minute waking period in there. So I have to temper expectations - I can only go so far so quickly without appropriate rest.

For context, I'm running nSuns' Five Day variant, so I have about 48 hours between upper and lower body workouts, and I also do Special Forces-type endurance training (core, rucking, running, swimming, etc.)

Honestly I drink a ton of water (128-164 ozs a day). My gym has a steam room, so I use that for 10 minutes after every workout. On days I don't go to the gym, I literally crank my shower and sit on the toilet for ten minutes. I also got a Theracane which I use on tomorrow's muscle group(s) for 25-30 minutes before I try to go to sleep. I literally just sit there and dig in while I watch an old It's Always Sunny or something. I've also found that heated yoga once or twice a week is really beneficial from a muscular and also a mental/emotional standpoint.

TL;DR: Hydration and steam/heat/trigger point massage work for me.

u/LemonMagician · 4 pointsr/brushybrushy
u/LolaBleu · 4 pointsr/tretinoin

You can order AA off Amazon. Melazepam Cream and here's a really informational blog post about it. I have been doing 2 nights tret alternated with 1 night AA for a few years and now and have great results, but my skin is on the sensitive side so you might be able to do it more frequently. Just remember you're using a strong active and go slowly.

I've also found that using a gentle BHA like theCosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid really helps. It's like the tret brings everything to the surface and then the BHA clears it out.

u/ZipZooom · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Melazapam from Amazon!

Note the other ingredients just in case you're sensitive to any of them. :)

u/Highlifetallboy · 4 pointsr/guns

I really like the Mack's 32 db plugs

Use those under the highest rated over ear muffs you can find.

u/syn-ack-fin · 4 pointsr/motorcycles

Foam plugs work very well. They reduce overall sound while still allowing you to hear high pitches horns and sirens.

u/SutterCane · 4 pointsr/Preacher

Preachers hate him for this one simple trick.

u/jaiwithani · 3 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

You want one of these:

(Honestly. Not a referral link. Best $3 you'll ever spend).

u/oscarjeff · 3 pointsr/tretinoin

Not OP, but this one is 20% AzA. It works well. The Ordinary also offers a 10% AzA product.

u/FeelBetterTomorrow · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Check out the Dry Skin HG Thread from a couple of weeks ago.

For controlling acne, I find that Azelaic Acid works best for my skin. I use Melazepam which has 20% AA.

For managing sensitive skin, you really have to baby it and "listen" to it. As with all things, especially skin care, YMMV on what is going to work for you (for example, something in Simple's formulas makes me break out terribly despite it supposedly being for sensitive skin). Pay close attention to ingredients lists to avoid common irritants and go back to the basics if something is irritating your skin.

u/prettymess · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I use Melazepam (20% AzA), but a lot of people on the SCA sub use TO's Azelaic Acid Suspension (10% AzA). Both non-AB of course! Besides the %, the main difference is the consistency. TO's is silicone based and Melazepam is a gritty cream. Honestly both formulations suck in my opinion lol but there aren't many OTC AzA products to choose from. It can sting a bit at first so if you decide to try it out, use it after your moisturizer (and especially because of your eczema). I read in a study that it's just as effective when layered over other products!

And here's an awesome write up about AzA:

u/whippetshuffle · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I prefer Melazepam thus far. It’s still AzA, just a different formulation that’s also cheaper per oz.

u/kitty_hawkins · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I LOVE AZELAIC ACID. So I pretty well thought I would live with a red face forever along with a severely damaged moisture barrier. The biggest thing that helped me was azelaic acid. I use Melazepam from Amazon. Cheap and works! It's thick at first but smoothes into my skin leaving it kinda matte. At first it itched like crazy and I wasn't using it consistently enough. Then after more research, I decided to use it up and give it a chance. Along with anything high in ceramide, my skin got used to the 20% AzA. Maybe around the 10th day of twice daily use, my skin finally started to look normal. I also switch my oil cleanser to an olive oil based one and saw even more improvement in my redness. I've just added in Vit C to my under eye area and continuing to use Melazepam around the rest of my face and neck and my ENTIRE COMPLEXION is EVEN NOW! Would never have believed that was possible. Melazepam has also minimized my SFs on my nose, has finally stopped this ingrown hair on my neck from forming (I've had it for years!!!), and has cleared all the CCs on my forehead. I repeat: I loooooove azelaic acid, specifically Melazepam!

Current routine:


Garnier Micellar Water - pink cap or Cerave Foaming cleanser

Cosrx Aha/bha Clarifying Treatment Toner

BELITAE Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid to my under eye area and upper cheeks

Melazepam to the rest of my face and neck, especially my nose. Sometimes I wait after the Vit C but not usually since I don't use them in the same spots.

I do wait 15-20 minutes after my actives step.

SCINIC First Treatment Essence 3 skin method. My face loves this more than the Missha FTE.

SCINIC Snail All In One Ampoule or SCINIC Honey All In One Ampoule depending on the day.

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

A'PIEU PURE BLOCK Natural Sun Cream SPF45/PA+++ I don't see much sunlight at all but when I do, this one keeps me from turning beet red imediately upon application.

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Derma Green-Cure Solution Recover Cream This is the best thing I've found for redness and skin barrier repair! My skin loves ceramides so much and this soothes like nothing I've found yet.

Medela Tender Care Lanolin Tube on my lips. Yes it's nip cream. I couldn't use it all up while nursing and it causes my skin to redden so it's perfect for a little lip color.


ROHTO Hada Labo Gokujun Cleansing Oil My skin reacted to Holika Holika Soda Pore B.b Deep Cleansing Oil so this is my second one to try and I'm really enjoying it.

Cerave Foaming cleanser with a konjac sponge but waiting on
Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam in the mail.

Cosrx Aha/bha Clarifying Treatment Toner

BELITAE Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid to my under eye area and upper cheeks

Melazepam to the rest of my face and neck, especially my nose like the AM.

SCINIC First Treatment Essence 3 skin method.

All depending on how I'm feeling that evening:

LJH TeaTree 90 Essence

SCINIC Snail All In One Ampoule

SCINIC Honey All In One Ampoule

Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

MIZON Snail Repair Eye Cream

Petitfee Black Pearl and Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch Not sure if I like these or not honestly...

Some or all of these layers followed by CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion and

Guerisson 9 Complex Horse Oil Cream

Pretty sure my shower filter, Mermosis, has also helped my skin and hair.

I also use sometimes REVITABOOST PEEL Anti-Aging Peel Pads or Cosrx Bha Blackhead Power Liquid but I skip my AzA on those days and just go back to my regular routine the following day. These are rare for me though because they make me ridiculously red again.

Things I'm waiting on in the mail:

ROSETTE Aqua Ceramide Gel

Rumase BIFIDA Snail Toner

Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam

It's Skin Power 10 Formula - PO Effector

Hoping the all work well for me too!

u/Always_Daria · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is what I've been using

Ecological Formulas Melazepam Cream

I'm not an ingredient expert, but I didn't see any "cone" ingredients.

u/iamaravis · 3 pointsr/Rosacea

Yes. Have you tried azelaic acid? I've used Melazepam (available on Amazon), and it worked pretty well. I also have used Paula's Choice azelaic acid booster. It's not as strong, but it also seems to help.

However, nothing makes my skin completely clear, so I just live with varying degrees of broken out.

u/mrstry · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I actually went with Melazepam cream having no expectations for it after trying lactic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, etc. It's now a HG because my hormonal acne cleared up! I still get spots but they are easily cleared with hydrocolloid bandages and a little bit of PC Benzoyl Peroxide.

Ecological Formulas Melazepam Cream

u/bbynug · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

He's sounds dumb. What kind of dermatologist doesn't think that young men can get rosacea?

You should go to a different derm if you can. People on this sub have had success with azelaic acid. Here's a particularly popular product. Just make sure to use it as part of a regular routine that includes a cleanser and moisturizer. Check the sidebar if you want help putting together a routine. Good luck.

u/icebalm · 3 pointsr/BABYMETAL

I took these to DC and they worked awesome with the silver filters.

Looks like they went up in price, but they added the "Music Safe Classics" which look like the exact same thing just without the white filters for cheaper:

u/jimbohead · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I got "Alpine Hearing protection MusicSafe for musicians" for about $15 (linked below). Frequency response is relatively flat, and I no longer go to bed with ringing ears after practices.

u/geeyoupee · 3 pointsr/Coachella

I have the Alpine pros and I think the 20 dollar ones should do.

Pros have less reducing filters, and extra earplug in case you lose one.

I enjoy earaser branded ones and alpine because they don't stick out of your ear as much as the etymotics. They also sound better than the cheaper etymotics, I haven't tried the higher one ones.

u/CreaminFreeman · 3 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

You and me both.

It's not about what you need to get for you, it's about what you need to buy for your roommate.

Get him some of these.
I'm a light sleeper so I use these when I sleep.

u/sopunny · 3 pointsr/bestof

Earplugs, like these

My dad worked night shift for twenty years, along with another full time job, in the middle of the city while sharing a one bedroom apartment with two kids, and he was able sleep through the evenings.

u/MrSterlock · 3 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

Like another person said, get Flux. Also use Nightshift if you have an iphone. There is an app for androids that does the same thing. You can also get blue light filtering glasses.

Another thing to do is meditate for 5 mins or so before you sleep. You can just lie down and concentrate on your breath, try practicing with the mindful app. This is optional but meditation really has improved my quality of life.

Also, make sure that your room is as dark as possible and that you aren't being bothered by sounds. If I am in a noisy area I always wear earplugs that can be found cheaply on amazon. I use these and they are perfect.

You want your room to be a cave. Think cool, dark, and quiet. Distraction is the enemy and if you have insomnia I'm guessing that your mind wanders a lot. Get more exercise during the day and be more active if you aren't tired by sleepytime.

Also, don't drink caffeine less than 6 hours before you sleep.

Hope this helps you man.

u/cheezbergher · 3 pointsr/bipolar

I love these. Almost can't sleep without them anymore:

And these are my favorite headphones. I even got a Bluetooth transmitter for my TV so I could use them watching TV. Obviously other people have different ones they prefer but this is my personal favorite:

u/PanicBlitz · 3 pointsr/Music

Hearos. I can't recommend them enough. I go to concerts and play in bands, and these are the only earplugs I use. They do a great job of lowering the volume, without making it sound like your ears are full of foam or underwater. I always have a pair in my back pocket.

u/Neurotikitty · 3 pointsr/misophonia

If you're willing to spring for a more expensive set, try these.

They make everything quieter, but they don't muddle things so badly. So you can still hear speech pretty well, but soft noises are less apparent. (They're great for concerts - you can still hear the music, just at a quieter volume instead of a muddy mess.)

They aren't quite as discreet, but you might just be able to get away with saying "my ears feel sensitive to sound right now, so I'm trying this method so that I can still hang around with you guys without imposing my problems on you". Hopefully they will be sympathetic.

u/Jaikaro · 3 pointsr/Metal

Yeah, I used to play in a band and go to tons of shows with 0 hearing protection. Horrible idea.

In order to prevent this from getting any worse, get some good solid earplugs. It'll let you still be able to go to shows, and depending on the earplugs, you might actually be able to hear the music better! Personally I use these: They're comfy, and the music still sounds good.

u/s0briquet · 3 pointsr/washingtondc

An hour before doors open is more than enough. It's a general admission show, so it's pretty much pure chaos.

Please, for the love of humanity, make sure your friend wears proper shoes. Preferably something with some decent toe protection. I can't tell you the number of inexperienced newbies I've seen at general admission shows with busted open toes. Feet will be stepped on.

Please also make sure that your friend is okay with being shoved, squished, bumped into, and rubbed up against. I guarantee the club will be over capacity for a show like that. This means there will probably be no place to escape from people.

If she should chose to accompany her man down on the floor, there's a 90% chance that there's going to be a mosh pit opening up about 3 or 4 people back from the railing in front of the stage. If shes standing in a group of beefy looking dudes (or real skinny dudes with interesting hair) who are all eyeing each other up and down, then that's a good sign that she's standing in the middle of where a pit might open.

As someone who has been to many many shows (I've seen Green Day 2 or 3 times), please encourage your friends to protect their hearing by wearing ear plugs. Hearo's are pretty commonly found in drug stores. I advise this type with 3 "ridges" as opposed to the compressible foam type, as they don't muffle the sound as much - they just turn the volume down.

Tell your friends to take some pictures, but don't be those people who film the whole show, and forget to engage in the experience.

T-shirts are gonna be at least $30, so make sure they take some cash for merch.

u/gun_the_run · 3 pointsr/Muse

I recommend some hi Fidelity ear plugs since they'll sound better than general ones.


Hearos Earplugs High Fidelity Series

u/MagicBus42 · 3 pointsr/Guitar

I saw them in Denver recently. I used Hearos high fidelity ear plugs and the music sounded amazing. You can find them at Guitar Center or online. Here's the Amazon link

u/InwardLooking · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

For those that don’t know...Hearos:

HEAROS High Fidelity Musician Ear Plugs Ultimate In Comfortable And Hearing Protection Professional Musicians Earplugs Noise Cancelling Earplugs For Concerts Motorcyclists Loud Events (1 Pair)

u/0100101010110 · 3 pointsr/cars

you need to make sure your plugs are seated correctly. squeeze the end and let the plug form to your ear canal (dont go too far). or hearos

u/Carpetshark42 · 3 pointsr/autism

These earplugs are awesome! They block out a LOT of noise while still letting you hear people talk and even your TV. They were made for concerts and stuff. They may not block everything but they should help. HEAROS Ear Plugs

u/evanofmn · 3 pointsr/Trombone

I really like my Hearos. They do a pretty good job of keeping a natural sound.

u/sir_fappington · 3 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

Truth, works great for me. This is the one I have, it's great. Use it in the morning right when you wake up. I felt a difference in about a week.

u/petuniababoon · 3 pointsr/pitbulls

I have been using this one for about a month and have seen significant improvement! It helps if I wake up early and use it first thing in the morning while I drink my coffee. At the end of a half-hour session, I feel ready to face the day!

NatureBright SunTouch Plus Light and Ion Therapy Lamp (package may vary)

u/pickinNgrinnin · 3 pointsr/SeattleWA

It's not a space heater. It is a special lamp that puts off UV rays.

u/CaptainHoek · 3 pointsr/mixednuts

Anecdotal, yes.

A friend & colleague of mine struggled with SAD for years. He, by his own testimony, tried everything, including various kinds of light therapy, before it had been more widely talked about. His self-experimentation started with different wavelengths, at different intensities, even exposing different areas of the body, at different times of day, from different angles, for different lengths of time. The guy's a scientist, who takes the function of his mind pretty seriously, so while his experimentation was definitely abnormal, I appreciated his scientific rigor. Ultimately, he found that blue light (I forget the specific wavelength he uses), especially in the upper-half of his vision (ie: shining from above center), for as little as 15 minutes, works spectacularly for bringing him back from the SADness.

Personally, I had never really felt afflicted by SAD, but I figured, what the hell, with all this light equipment around, and given the remarkable success my friend had had with it, why not see what kind of effect it would have on me? I'm prone to getting gloomy, stir-crazy, irritable on gloomy days, so when the next opportunity presented itself, I switched on one of these bad boys for 30 minutes (note: didn't use the ionizer; wasn't sure what it did; only used the light) and proceeded to feel my mood lift substantially. Maybe placebo, but at that point, and on the numerous instances of mood-lifting success, I did not argue with the results.

u/inquisitiveturtles · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I have this one!

For me, it also helps to have nice cozy slippers to wear right when I get out of bed, and coffee ready. (I have a programmable coffee maker.)

u/must_love_zombies · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

I used this one. I moved to an area with lake effect precipitation, and it honestly feels like it's cloudy for months. I started using it in the late fall, and I feel like I'm a bit in love with the bright light. Last week I looked up if it was bad to use it for more than 45 minutes.

u/vally78 · 3 pointsr/howto

I have a [sad lamp]( NatureBright SunTouch Plus Light and Ion Therapy Lamp Its pretty awesome. If you ask your doctor, most will write a "Prescription" for it, so you can use FSA to pay for it, or even some insurances cover it as a medical device, in the category as a cpap machine. I had it at my old office where there were no windows, now I have it at home, next to the sofa.

u/Nolacub · 3 pointsr/gaybrosgonemild

I know this sounds weird, but this really works …it’s a light box used in several studies.

u/bakedpotatosale · 3 pointsr/CasualConversation

I have this mood light that I've used for the past few years. I can't say it cures the SAD completely, but I think it's made it less severe.

u/gndn · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

I recently bought one of these and have been using it every morning. I have noticed some minor improvement, particularly in the mornings, with my energy level and ability to concentrate, but it may simply be placebo effect - I've had it less than a week so probably too early to tell. My advice: drink more milk than you normally would (vitamin D), and try to get a little bit of exercise every day, even if you don't have the energy for it.

u/fishbaitx · 3 pointsr/talesfromtechsupport

this is why you specifically search for 99% isopropyl alcohol right?
gigo man gigo.

u/unicornsprinklepoop · 3 pointsr/makeupexchange

That's not true at all. Oh, and no one should condone using bleach to sanitize makeup.

u/OneMoreRobot · 3 pointsr/trees

Thanks! If you're having a hard time cleaning your piece, try 99% proof Isopropyl Alcohol (available in most supermarkets) and some kosher salt (since it's coarse, it acts as a good abrasive). Mix it in the pipe, shake vigorously and rinse. I know some ents prefer a broken in pipe, but for me there's nothing better than smoking from a fresh, clean pipe.

u/BaneReturns · 3 pointsr/PS4

It's probably motion sickness. I get this with certain games, mainly FPS games. I also get that overly warm feeling. Make sure you drink enough water.

Do you ever feel claustrophobic in first person games? Like, your brain feels like it can't take a break? That's what it's like for me. In third person, it feels freeing because I can see my character.

You can try wearing a motion sickness bracelet (yes, they actually work) and see if that makes any difference. For example:

u/Casserole5286 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi! Chemo survivor here! (Disclosure: I went through chemo for an auto immune disease, not cancer).

I would steer away from books, actually. Reading, watching TV, and anything where I had to focus my eyes made me sick.

  • this simple acupuncture band helped. But I survived off of audible tor entertainment.

  • A friend of mine bought my audible subscription, and then also got a bunch of our friends to give me their logins so I could listen to books they’d already purchased without having to use my credits, which was really thoughtful.

  • My biggest saving grace were essential oils- not because I believed they would cure me, but because every little smell also made me nauseous. Wild Thera makes a bunch of different types of balms with oils and beeswax, which I carried everywhere to mask the smells of the word.

  • If you’re willing to drop a pretty penny and the friend doesn’t already have AC and/or a HEPA air purifier, those are both crucial. Chemo made me sweat a TON, and I couldn’t sleep through the night unless it was 5 degrees. The hepa air filter is just to lower the risk of infection.

  • Ergonomic pillows, leg bolsters, etc. she’s going to spend a lot of time in bed, so it’s important she’s properly supported.

  • Sleep Mask

  • Ice Packs/Heating pad

  • Coloring books with colored pencils

  • travel scrabble

  • a cozy blanket or sweatshirt. She’ll probably have a PICC line put in, meaning they’ll need to access her collarbone ish area so off the shoulder sweaters are great.

  • socks with anti slip bottoms -the hospital will make you wear their scratchy ones if she gets admitted with regular socks

  • sour and hard candy

    I think those are all the things I wanted, other than my friends to take me to chemo. I liked having a friend go with me because it passed the time faster having someone to talk with.

    Edit: whoever said weed has it right. It really helped, a ton. I wouldn’t smoke it, but some of my favorite hard candies and gummies were weed candy. I live in Seattle though, so it’s probably more accessible.
u/sake2 · 3 pointsr/sailing

Grab some SeaBands or their generic equivalent. We keep several sets on the boat for those prone to seasickness and newbies who even think they might be. As a rule, if you get carsick, you probably also get seasick.

If you do find yourself feeling seasick, you are better off on the deck than down below. Spend some time looking at the horizon to calm your stomach.

Also, sunscreen! It can be tough to find shade out on the water, plus, you have the sun reflected back at you. That can lead to a seriously painful burn, so, cover up!

Relax, have fun, and listen carefully to the skipper, and I think you'll have a great time.

u/avomwew · 3 pointsr/PSVR

Try seabands! They're wristbands that push on a pressure point, and they have worked really well for me. Has worked for me in VR and for motion sickness in cars, planes, and boats, with no side effects. And you can wear them whenever you need them, so also a much cheaper option than motion sickness medicines.

Sea-Band Adult Wristband, Natural Nausea Relief, 1-Pair, Colors May Vary

u/exittron · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

Sea-Bands...I have two pair. One for normal wear and one for the shower (Seriously. I was nauseous 24/7).

Crystallized ginger. Found it at Frys in the organic foods section. It's spicy but it really helped!

u/ynp_569 · 3 pointsr/AskReddit
u/thebestofme · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Have someone use a head massager on your head. It feels good using it yourself too, but when someone else is controlling it, the pleasure is almost unbearable.

u/2z1 · 3 pointsr/asmr

Do you know those head massage things? Get one of those and use it on on them. It works for most people even if they don't experience ASMR.

"Yeah, it's like that, only without the massage thingy."

u/Good_Entity · 3 pointsr/AskReddit
u/mydearwatson616 · 3 pointsr/AskReddit
u/Jordan-5 · 3 pointsr/Coachella

Don't get the cheap ones. A good pair goes for $15 ish on Amazon and they are extremely comfortable and designed to keep the sound clean while protecting your ears. No muffling

These are the ones that are $15 a pair and worked great for me so far: Live Music Hear Safe Earplugs

These are more expensive but came highly recommended on this sub: earasers

u/crystalkleen99 · 3 pointsr/SexWorkersOnly

Uh I'm so sorry to hear this. You definitely have a nuisance neighbor and that's so anxiety inducing on top of a chronic illness. I also have a chronic illness and work incall from home.

Have you thought about ways you can limit or muffle the noise? Do you have a carpet or can you put down an area rug? If you don't want a rug, maybe you can wear flip flops or slippers at home to help dull the noise? Do you ask clients to take their shoes off at the door?

I have a white noise sound machine that I use for sleep but a lot of psychologists use them to muffle noise in their office so people can't hear their patients. I have the professional one they use:

It's pricer then the others but it's worth the $$.

I had a problem with my headboard & bed frame after 6 months of working. It was banging on the wall and creaking loudly during activity, it's a freakin miracle my neighbor next to me didn't' complain! It was a single guy so maybe he was happy to listen 😂. I ended up investing in a new bed frame when their was a memorial day sale and I'm pretty happy with my purchase. It's pretty and super quiet now.

u/Ljohnson108 · 3 pointsr/ottawa

Faced a similar situation in a new place - bought a Marpac White Noise Machine and sounds are now muted enough that it is no longer an issue.

u/iliikepie · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

I used to have two chihuahua-mixes. One was high-anxiety.

When we also had two cats, the dogs couldn't relax unless they were in a room with the door closed where the cats could not go. The dogs would stay vigilant the entire time the cats were around. The high-anxiety dog would follow the cats around and try to herd them. We had to re-home the cats (due to allergies we weren't aware of before) and the dogs were so much calmer after that. I know you said you tried closing the door, but, maybe he won't feel relaxed unless the cats no longer live there.

Exercise also really helps with their anxiety. I understand this isn't your dog and you are doing your best. Maybe someone else will have a great idea to help in this area.

You could try a thundershirt? It didn't work for my anxious dog but there are lots of success stories.

If noises set him off, you could try a white noise machine. You can even download a white noise machine app on your phone to test it out. The dog could go in a room without cats, and have the white noise turned on.

To me it seems like you may have done everything you can. It sounds as though the dog would need a lot of training and effort to get him to be happier and more well-adjusted, and your roommate isn't willing to do that :(

u/breim2000 · 3 pointsr/homedefense

You have all ready gotten some excellent security suggestions in the thread. My tip is that instead of the big fan for your tinnitus you can try a white sound machine. If it works for you, then you might be able wake up if someone breaks a window.

If you search for “tinnitus” in the customer reviews you will get an idea of how it works for others. I don’t know if this is the best white noise machine but it had over 11,000 reviews so its a good start.

u/Pun_run · 3 pointsr/Advice

This white noise machine has been life saving for me. It will at least help drown out the noise at night so you can sleep.

u/Alllegra · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

Gorgeous room!! If you haven't gotten one already, might I recommend a sound machine? I mention it because of the doors leading to possibly lively general living spaces. We have one right inside the bedroom door and it deadens most noise so we don't have to creep around the house like shitty ninjas. We also have a second, portable one which might be overkill but whatever gets us sleep gets a 👍 from me!!

In case anyone is interested we have Marpac Dohm and Marpac Hushh which also is great for clipping to her carseat!

u/JAdderley · 3 pointsr/psychotherapy

We use this one in the office:

I also have one at home for my kiddo. It can get loud enough that you can't hear the shower running from the bathroom adjacent to his room.

u/xndlYuca · 3 pointsr/Adulting

Re: white noise — I bought one of these about 10 years ago and I swear by it:

Marpac Dohm Classic (White) | The Original White Noise Machine | Soothing Natural Sound from a Real Fan | Noise Cancelling | Sleep Therapy, Office Privacy, Travel | For Adults & Baby | 101 Night Trial

u/GuardianZX9 · 3 pointsr/SmartThings

These are the best mechanical white Noise machines imo, I have had this model running nightly on a smart outlet for 6 years. It runs for at least 8 hours every day.

Marpac Dohm Classic (White) | The Original White Noise Machine

u/Bobthekillercow · 3 pointsr/Supplements

White nose machines are awesome. I prefer an analogue mechanical one vs digital, the digital ones I've tried bother me.

I've had this one for about 6 years now, it's fantastic.

u/cricket502 · 3 pointsr/movies

If you can spring for the extra cash, I recommend these instead:

Having tried both, the ones I linked sounded better, were softer, and are shorter, so they're unlikely to get shoved painfully deep into your ear by someone's elbow or a crowdsurfer's foot.

The ones you linked are still miles ahead of typical foam earplugs though.

u/swaggerx22 · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

Also came here to post a link for musicians earplugs. I have these ones by Eargasm and they're great. I've been going to shows since the nineties and only recently started wearing these, but wish I always had. I even wear them at sporting events and loud bars - they actually make conversations easier. Don't have permanent tinnitus and would like to keep it that way.

u/titansfan4ever · 3 pointsr/Metallica

Give Eargasm a shot. I used them for Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine and Breaking Benjamin. They really do take out all the harmful bass and my ears felt great afterward. Any kind of high fidelity earplugs should be good. They don't make the sound as muddy as foam earplugs. Sound quality is much better. I have heard Dubz is a good brand as well.


u/Xistin · 3 pointsr/Tipper

I keep these on my Keychain and just bring them everywhere in case I forget my normal pair or just need some

But if I'm going to a festival I use westones. So if you're really about it and as anti-tinnitus as I am, You can go to an audiologist and get custom molds & a hearing analysis that they'll send off to westone to make a pair of custom earplugs for you.

u/kkrazykristen · 3 pointsr/lifeisbeautifulLV

I really like the Eargasm earplugs.

u/MacManG5 · 3 pointsr/bonnaroo

Great thinking! I'll give you my experience with the ones I've used.

First I bought this set from Etymotic for myself and my Croo years ago. For the price they're great and served me quite well at local shows and Roo alike until I lost them at Roo in 2016 (luckily I always carry disposable ones too in case anyone around me in the crowd wants a pair so I wasn't deaf by the end of that Roo). I liked them for the price and the carrying case however they did have some issues like their odd fit for some folks.

After losing the Etymotic's at Roo in 2016 I bought this set from Eargasm pretty much as soon as I got home. They're a bit pricier than the Etymotic's but well worth the price in my opinion. They come with a large and small in ear insert in order to ensure a good fit for most and instead of using a tube and dampening materials like the Etymotic's the Eargasm's actually have a tiny filter that makes for much more even tones/sounds. They also come with a much better carrying case and have yet to have an issue with them in the ~2.5 years I've had them.

Side note about the Eargasm's, their carrying case is a tiny metal canister that comes equipped with a keychain and I take them to every show I go to, I mention this because the canister does look like something you'd house party favors in so the security may have you open the canister up so they can inspect it. I've also found the canister sets off metal detectors so if you do attempt to get through using it as a party favor holder it may come back to bite you. Just figured I'd give you a heads up there since I've gotten many strange looks from security and fellow show goers alike until I open them up and pop the plugs in.

Hopefully this helps! If you've got any questions about either set let me know!

u/TootTootTootToot · 3 pointsr/trumpet

Not just for marching bands! A very important issue for all musicians. Noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus are no joke.

There are now multiple, affordable options for reusable "musician's earplugs," which block all frequency ranges equally (normal earplugs can leave the music sounding muffled and dull because they block more treble than bass sound).

u/anifail · 3 pointsr/DnB

use earplugs with a 3kHz resonant filter like these

I don't have that particular set. I have Rooth C&P 25dB, but I don't recommend them because of fit.

u/HiviSpeakers-Michael · 3 pointsr/audiophile
u/AlphaMelciados · 3 pointsr/CasualConversation

You should consider Frequency reduction values table. Here are the tables for ~$20-30 earplugs for gigs:

Vendor \ Average reduction Value | 125 HZ | 250 HZ | 500 HZ | 1000HZ | 2000HZ | 4000HZ | 8000HZ
Crioxen Earplugs | 15.1 | 15.4 | 17.1 | 19.9 | 26.9 | 17.7 | 29.9
ER20XS Earplugs | 14.5 | 14.2 | 17.1 | 21.1 | 25.3 | 20.5 | 23.3
Eargasm Earplugs | 14.7 | 14.8 | 16.8 | 20.3 | 24.3 | 21.4| 25.7

It can help to prevent negative impact to the quality of the show.
You can find some other comparison for earplugs for gigs.

u/Scoregasm · 3 pointsr/Coachella

I always thought I was above this, that "yea, ok, but I've never felt the effects of a concert before, so I'm fine."

Until LCD Soundsystem at Bill Graham last year. Ho. Ly. Shit. I was in pain at how loud that concert got. Ears were plugged for a week. Now, I'm buying some plugs and keeping them in my pocket at shows just in case that ever happens again.

Also, just as a heads up, these Eargasms are going on an Amazon Lightning Deal at 12:50 PST today (3/30). Would be a good time to buy.

u/0x00000042 · 3 pointsr/ar15

Howard Leight Impact Sports + whatever cheap foam ear plugs I can find. I'm currently working through a jar of Mack's which come out to less than 10 cents per pair. I also take them backpacking to drown out my backpacking buddy's snoring.

u/unicyclegamer · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

These are the ones I use:

I like foam ones more than the silicone ones and I've had a good experience with these ones.

u/veni_vidi_vale · 3 pointsr/headphones

yes, pretty much. NRR = what the government-mandated test says, "noise reduction" = what the manufacturer says. Typically audiophilia is filled with bullshit claims, but I do trust the numbers that Shure puts out.

Keep in mind that the amount of isolation of a universal IEM is very dependent on how good a seal you can get. Thats why IEM manufacturers use words like "up to" instead of just specifying a number. The SE215 does come with foam olive tips, which IMO are very decent.

Why not try out a pair of foam earplugs first? They will cost you just a few dollars, and you will get a great sense of whether you want to spring $100 on the 215s or not.

I have used these in the past and they are consistently good - easy to fit into your ears and rated for 32 dB. IMO if this helps, either stick with earplugs or go for some 215s. If you still have issues focusing after trying out the earplugs, maybe take the medical route.

Good luck with your attempts to study, dude!

u/SuperC142 · 3 pointsr/answers

These are the ones I use. I've tried many and I find these to be the most comfortable.

u/PissPisstofferson · 3 pointsr/Showerthoughts

I felt the same way as you until I blew an ear drum. This product is a game changer for people with waxy ass ears like myself.

Bit of an edit: This is the name-brand product that the nurse introduced me to when she saw my dumb ass. It's what the hospital uses, so there may be some kind of generic version that's cheaper. It's pretty amazing how much crap this thing can take out of your ears and also how much "louder" everything seems after you clean them out properly.

u/SimilarJuice · 3 pointsr/Denver

I used to have to go the doc yearly for this until I bought one of these:

I know you've tried the bulbs but this is in different league. Debrox + this thing works for me. Sometimes I have to go through several bottles of water but I've been able to get it all out with this. Just gotta keep going until it all comes out.

u/Timesmyth · 3 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

You can buy a home version of something like that yourself; it's called the Elephant Ear Washer. It's awesome.

u/Squrf · 3 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

Getting one of these is a wonderful thing.

u/ZQuestionSleep · 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Posted this in a Q-Tip eargasm thread before but others may like the WTF story here. Also link at the bottom for OP so you don't have to pay for "surgery" next time.

So I've always been a fairly waxy guy, and for my entire life I've used cotton swabs (Q-Tips, w/e). I was always able to clean out a metric crap ton of wax. Even at a young age I was able to dig pretty aggressively at what I assume is my ear drum and not really have any problems like the warnings scream at you about. (Yes I know this is bad, please don't bother high horsing here, I don't care. Continuing on.) So I went on at least weekly if not twice a week doing this since I was, I don't know, 12ish? Occasionally when aggressively cleaning, my hearing would become muted in one or both ears. It didn't hurt and would clear itself up within a day. It felt like I moved a bunch of wax over a membrane or something (these things would come out extremely covered in thick brown vitriol, I was obviously doing a lot of cleaning going that deep.) Either way it would always correct itself.

About 6 months ago I had another incident where my hearing became muted in one ear after an aggressive cleaning. No matter what I did it didn't get better. I cleaned more and more but after a week of aggressive cleaning and then a week of leaving it alone I became worried I finally damaged something from all my reckless years of Q-Tip gouging. I went to the doctor and explained all of this, upon closer inspection they mentioned something about a blockage. I was relieved and they said they'd do some professional cleaning. They used a squirt bottle that had a small hose and thin tip connected to it to blast my ears with water for a good 20 mins on each side. The side I didn't have problems with they said they cleaned good but I never got a good glimpse when they took the old water away. I didn't feel any different. The offending side cleaning didn't yield anything but muddied water, I still had the blockage.

The Doctor suggested OTC items which have never worked in the past but at this point it sounded like Q-Tips were no-nos from now on. I would put this oily liquid in my ear every other day or so but after a week, still no change. I finally scoured the web and found the same squirt bottle cleaner the doctor used on Amazon. Bought it and when it came a few days later went into the shower to use it.

Within 10 minutes an impossibly big ball of thick yet pliable wax reinforced by ages of cotton strands came out of my ear and my natural hearing ability came back for the first time in over a month. When I got a good look at it it appeared to be the size of a US quarter, only spherical. I have no idea how something that large was lodged in my ear. As gross as it was I had to show my wife. For the sake of the internet I almost wish I took a picture.

Needless to say, I still use Q-Tips but only on the outer ear when I have an itch or major surface wax. The cleaning bottle is amazing and use that for deeper, safer cleaning.

TL;DR After using swabs for years I finally had hearing problems that resulted in quarter-sized spheroid of wax and cotton lodging itself in my ear for over a month.

P.S. For those interested in the squirt bottle cleaner:

u/wheresmysmokes · 3 pointsr/popping

Found it on Amazon! I know what I want for my birthday.

u/lakerswiz · 3 pointsr/nba

Can always spend a little more money and splurge on this one

In high school in our Psychology class the kids that were already 18 were able to do the ear wax candle thing. The teacher told us one year a kid had a bug in his ear. It was crazy how much shit came out of their ears.

Also, you can get little plastic 'scoops' to dig that shit out too.

u/Tourney · 3 pointsr/ofcoursethatsathing

Not OP but I have an Elephant ear washer (specifically this one) and it works great. I've had it for about a year now and have had no problems. Honestly, everything a doctor does is so expensive that I think it's totally worth it to just be able to clean your own ears at home.

u/purebredginger · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I like this! It is amazing for clitoral orgasms.... ohhhh mmmm geeeeeee. Multiple screaming orgasms. Plus the power control means that you have a range of speeds instead of the two crazy ones it comes with. I wouldn't be able to handle it without the power control and I'm a seasoned veteran.

u/SoThatHappened · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Are you in to butt stuff? The Aneros is great.

Playing with a woman? Magic is the correct description. There are male attachments, which I just found while getting the link.

Fleshlight, man. Fleshlight.

Again, if you're playing with someone else, a wartenberg wheel is great fun. Especially with a blindfold. The earplugs aren't really necessary, but can be used elsewhise.

u/theCaitiff · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

> Post a link to your favorite NSFW Wishlist item. you may send it to me in PM, just note that you have done so.

My Favorite NSFW Item right now is a Hitachi with speed controller.
What is your favorite NSFW subreddit if any?

I really like /r/passionx because I want people to enjoy themselves. Win/win/win. He wins, she wins, I win. Fake passion turn me off so much.

> What is your favorite sex toy if any?

Well, it was the Hitachi aka "Vroom Vroom McNeeds-a-Throttle" as my gf named it, but the one we had died a mysterious death from overuse. See the above link regarding favorite wishlist item, this one has a throttle...
What is your favorite sex position if any?


>* Reddit Raffle with the phrase "I like it when"

I like it when she cums so hard she passes out or loses the ability to speak.

EDIT; Forgot to link my NSFW List

u/VoyeurOfBliss · 3 pointsr/sexover30

This product with controller goes slower than any I've ever seen. There is good aftermarket support for attachments. I verified that "Healthy and Active" is a legit seller and you'll get a genuine product.

u/Did-you-reboot · 3 pointsr/Metalcore

I got these off Amazon and I love them. Super comfortable and doesn't screw up the sound. Highly recommend them.

u/CityOfChamps09 · 3 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

They will have earplugs to give out in the chill down zone by Kinetic but they are the foam kind and they suck for being at a show and listening to music.

I have these and they are wonderful. Any type of "high fidelity" ear plugs will be good for EDC.

u/ztotheh · 3 pointsr/Coachella
u/elcielo17 · 3 pointsr/trap

I know I'm late to the party but these Downbeats earplugs were the best investment I've made. There was a show in Atlantic City in some nightclub that RL performed at, being in the would have been unbearable if I didn't have the earplugs. Front and center for most of the show and I heard absolutely fine. Ear protection is serious

u/shatteredf41th · 3 pointsr/trap

I've been rocking downbeats to every show I can remember to take them to. Would def recommend and I think they are usually 10-15 a set.

u/DeClann · 3 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

I bring these to every show

u/Swatterbuster · 3 pointsr/MoviePassClub

I do too! I sleep with earplugs so I always have a pair, but I started packing it with me when going to the movies because I really, really can't stand the sound of people chewing, bags wrinkling, and them shuffling the popcorn around before grabbing some. But seeing as how eating is a part of the movie going experience for many, it's unavoidable. So I just put the earplugs in and bam! those little noises that distract me and get me irrationally annoyed are no longer audible.

edit: to add more options to the linked earplugs, this is the one I use. You can clip the case onto your keychain to make sure you always have it with you. And since I sleep with it -- and I'm a side sleeper -- I can attest to it being comfortable.

u/keepstandingtall · 3 pointsr/washingtondc

I recommend these ear plugs from amazon.

Since I got them I’ve taken them to every concert and they’ve saved my ears from a lot of damage.

u/UncleHuggedMeFunny · 3 pointsr/AnimalCollective

Hey bud! I've been to my fair share of shows, and I saw Animal Collective back in 2013 in Madison, WI. Some tips about concerts and how to enhance your experience:

Earplugs are a must. These are the pair I own, and they work super well; I go to a wide variety of shows in different sized venues (ty Minneapolis) and I've worn those every time. I used to go earplugless, but when I went to see TOBACCO last year, some shoegaze band opened for them and they were literally the loudest fucking thing I've ever heard, ran to get some earplugs, and it was still painfully loud. Some bands like to crank it, generally AnCo keeps it on the lower end but it's never a bad idea to invest in saving your hearing. That's the end goal, isn't it?

When I saw AnCo, I went solo. Senior year of high school, travelled 50 miles on a Wednesday night to see em. Met some really cool guys at the show, shot the shit. Chances are, there's gonna be a fair amount of weed in the crowd. Toke if you want, but some venues are super vigilant while others really don't give a shit.

My general rule of thumb is to get there a bit before doors for a band I either really really love or a show that's gonna attract a big crowd so I can get up front. I'd follow this if you want to be right up against the stage, or at least be there around doors if you want the authentic 9th-row-in-the-pit experience. Being pushed far back kinda sucks, especially if there's an NBA player-sized person standing right in front of you.

Pretty much just go there, scream the lyrics, dance your ass off and vibe. There's gonna be quite a few pretentious hipsters who stand off to the side and just stoically watch them while sneering at anyone who dances. Fuck em, dancing to the boys was one of my best memories. Don't think drunk assholery will be an issue, but pretty much every single show I've been to has involved me being stuck next to someone who can't handle their liquor, be it tiny women at Beach House forcing their way to the front of the stage halfway through the set (and literally standing sideways, wedged between me and my friend) or some large, leather-coat-wearing fuckwad at Com Truise who has been sexually harassing as many women as possible. If you spot one nearby, don't let them harsh your mellow. If they're bumpin into you a lot and you want them to stop, just tell them to give you some space while being as smiley and polite as possible and they'll usually wander off. If they get aggressive, just push towards another spot in the crowd. I doubt there'll be many bad drunks in the crowd, but it never hurts to be a lil mentally prepared.

Anyway, pm me if you have any other questions, and I hope you have as good of a time as I did!

EDIT: Oh yeah, download a Mad Libs app on your phone. Play it with the people standing near you when you're waiting in line/between bands, it's a perfect icebreaker and it's pretty fun.

u/Mr__Fantasy · 3 pointsr/ElectricForest

Any suggestions on affordable but decent quality earplugs? Does anyone recommend going to an audiologist and getting custom ones, or will cheap store bought ones do the trick?

Edit: Looks like the cheap solid foam ones muffle the sound. Anyone tried these:

u/RandomredditHero · 3 pointsr/bostoncalling

Hah! Should've checked my Amazon orders - downbeats was indeed where I too landed:

DownBeats Reusable High Fidelity Hearing Protection: Ear Plugs for Concerts, Music, and Musicians (Clear Ear Plugs, Black Case)

u/BearOnALeash · 3 pointsr/festivals

I really like Downbeats:

They stay in, still make the music sound good, and offer good protection. They even worked well when I was photographing a festival from the security pit, a foot away from the giant speakers.

u/HeyDoYouHaveAnyGum · 3 pointsr/aves

I have a pair of etymotic (as linked by /u/buboy3) which are great, but it bothered me that they always stuck out so much. Now I use downbeats:
Which are the same price and similar fit and (to me, since this is obviously subjective) also preserve good sound quality.

u/fartlekbritches · 3 pointsr/FireflyFestival

I've tried Dubs and Downbeats. I like the fit and sound of Downbeats much better, plus they don't stick out of your ears, and really aren't even visible.

u/BackLightBand · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I got a pair of downbeats high fidelity plugs. They are pretty awesome. They don't dull out any of the high or low end sound so it sounds like what you normally hear only quieter. Plus they are not even easily noticeable when they are in your ears.

u/eth0ng · 3 pointsr/EDM

I've used Downbeats for about two years and they get the job done real well. They stay in my ear canals well and have never fallen out so bumping into people shouldn't be an issue. They block out the highs and mids a bit too much and make the bass a bit overwhelming so I'm looking into other options.

I've been recently thinking of trying these out: [Earasers] (

I've read good reviews about them so hopefully they're an upgrade but the Downbeats have been solid.

u/Groundbreaking_Trash · 3 pointsr/aves

Bought these last year and they've been pretty great for me.

u/McDreads · 3 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

I've tried multiple earplugs and nothing work as well as Earasers in that price range. Still relatively inexpensive, you can have conversations when you're in the crowd wearing these, and they only get rid of the harmful high frequencies.

The next step up from these is getting custom-fitted musician's earplugs that DJs use. At $200 a pair, they're quite the price but they'll save your ears in the long run.

I also highly recommend you read this article if you're looking into purchasing earplugs:

u/ArchReaper · 3 pointsr/EDM

I personally recommend these; or if you need a cheaper option, these

u/6oh5 · 3 pointsr/Saxophonics

Invest in a quality pair of earbuds. You’ll still be able to hear everything while you play and quality of sound won’t be affected, but the harshness of the sound will drop considerably. This will protect your eardrums from further damage with you still being able to play as you wish. Best of luck to you!

u/TocTheEternal · 3 pointsr/Coachella

Tbh I don't remember. I bought a LOT of them cause I value my hearing more than my money, and I'm pretty sure I tried just about every size available. This is just for my btw (which I know isn't super helpful) and it might be worth trying and returning a pair or two if the first you try doesn't seem right.

I will evangelize the Earasers a little bit. Among my friend group I think everyone that's given them a shot has settled on them. For me they are the only ones that fit and don't distort.

u/antagon1st · 3 pointsr/doommetal

I use this similar plug that also uses stems for tunneling sound. Comes with a lanyard for your neck as well. The wall of sound will rock you.

u/PornoPichu · 3 pointsr/headphones

I recommend getting a good pair of earplugs. Etymotics are what I have. I bring them when I go to anything anymore. I don't remember which I bought specifically anymore, cuz I think they have a few versions, but this is what I'm talking about

E. Also I wouldn't recommend using the Jabra for that purpose. Way more expensive, and you run the risk of losing them.

Double E. The advantage of good earplugs like this is that you still get the full quality of the music, just not all the ear-destroying volume

u/freyascats · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

Good quality earplugs for mom and noise dampening headphones for the toddler. Seriously! They won't stop the noise, it's still safe to care for baby, but they'll make the crying way more bearable so baby and toddler and mom are all happier.

u/thatsmokinggun · 3 pointsr/indieheads

There are earplugs out there such as these bad boys that are designed to muffle the sound as little as possible, and I'd say most tend to do a pretty good job and give a fairly clear sound compared to regular plugs. If you're worried about missing anything, pick something like those up.

u/monkeymonkey35 · 3 pointsr/audioengineering

These are great, but I'd recommend getting a little case to attach to your keychain (i.e.

u/DuhWhat · 3 pointsr/motorcycles

I use these, in conjunction with my Sena headset. Music sounds really good, almost no wind noise, and I can still hear important sounds in the environment.

u/capncarge · 3 pointsr/motorcycles

I commute daily (40 mi roundtrip) and just got a pair of LiveMusic Hear Safes. Been using them the last few days. Pretty decent - engine, road & wind noise is way muffled, sound from my Cardo bluetooth thingy comes through crystal clear. Major improvement, I feel like an idiot for not getting plugs sooner.

u/CoffeeLobster · 3 pointsr/blogsnark

I have not personally tried it but my dad and some of my friends from my running group swear by something called the Back Buddy. It looks like a good option those hard to reach sore spots.

I hope you can find some relief soon!

u/HarryPotterGeek · 3 pointsr/Nanny

I work with little guys (13 months) so I can still get away with a fair amount of podcasts or audiobooks in the background to keep me from going crazy. We also listen to a lot of music thanks to Alexa. :)

I make a point of taking at least 15 minutes or so (usually more, but some days it's all I can manage) where I just take care of myself when the little ones are napping. I do use some of that time to either pick up the mess we've already made or start making some of our next meal/snack, prep an activity or whatever, but I always make sure to set aside some time for me to catch my breath, even if it means that bottles go unwashed for a bit or whatever.

Outside of work, I do get regular massages (at least once a month, usually more, though I should be more careful with $$ on that front), try to go out and see movies or go to concerts and stuff that make me feel like a real, functioning adult. For my body (my arms, shoulders, back etc have taken a real beating in 20 years of infants and todds) I use a foam roller, heating pad and also this. I'm actually ordering a second one to keep at work! TOTALLY worth it. It took me a little bit to get the hang of it, but now it's a god sent. I don't think I could make it without it. I have some chronic pain stuff, so I also use a TENS unit and some pain creams and whatnot. On a good day, I'm usually at a 2-3 (scale of 1-10) in aches and pains in my joints and muscles. On a bad day, that can reach 7 or so and I'll still go to work, so these aids help me get through the day without having to take too much medication.

I know this isn't something a lot of us can control sometimes, but I would say that one of the bigger steps toward "self-care" for me was when I realized I deserve to have a good working situation. Kicking a family out of the share that wasn't treating me (or the rest of the share for that matter) with respect was a big part of that. I'm so lucky because I really like the families I work for, but I also invest a little bit of time in cultivating a good relationship with them. We all get together about once a month or so these days and hang out for a few hours. It's been different each time. Once I taught CPR/first aid, and that turned into another hour of hanging out and getting to know everyone better. Another time we all hung out after a birthday party for one of the parents and sat outside with wine (and, um, other legal intoxicants in my state) and talked until 1 am. Tomorrow night we're just having happy hour/dinner and doing a little catching up/planning for what we want to focus on with the boys for the next couple of months. I don't get paid for this time, but I really don't mind. It's been so transformative for me to truly feel like I'm part of a team that's working together for these kiddos. That makes it just a completely different ballgame. It makes going to work easier. It makes asking for what I need easier. The planning and communication has been really good for the kids bc we're all on the same page. We're working on the same signs for the boys, and we all have the same ideas about nutrition and technology and outside time and what kind of toys we want the boys to have. It's like our own little village, and it's so great.

Eventually these two will have to go off to college and I'll need a new job (lol) but now I really know what I'm looking for "next" time. I've always been an advocate for open communication and whatnot, but I really like being a part of a team. I like the consistency in care, the respect the families show me, and the bond I have with my littles. It just makes my job a joy.

u/munineye · 3 pointsr/flexibility

I've used mine off and on for about four years, got it when I started doing physical therapy for carpal tunnel and other sundry back and hip issues. The foam roller and this have made all the difference. Plus yoga, and regular stretching throughout the day. Just gotta keep movin'!

u/KnowsTheLaw · 3 pointsr/massage

edited: wrong link

Back buddy just came out with a new model, that has attachments for doing the neck and muscles around the spine. Check it out! It's better than the older styles.

edit: the S shape is larger than the old style I have. I wasn't able to use the smaller curve before, but this one, both sides are usable.

u/hannoush · 3 pointsr/migraine

I'm late to the party but yeah, severe neck stiffness/tension is my first warning sign. The Back Buddy is the best $35 I've ever spent.

u/elkster88 · 3 pointsr/motorcycles

Buy a box of 200 pair of 32 NRR disposable foam earplugs for $20.

Even the quietest helmets expose you to permanently damaging levels of noise after a few hours. Don't risk your hearing. Tinnitus is no fun, don't ask how I know.

u/BornOnFeb2nd · 3 pointsr/childfree

Get some earplugs?

I use those for going to the range, and occasionally sleeping with.

If you used a fresh set each week, that box would last you years. You could probably use them quite a bit longer than that though.

u/icepick314 · 3 pointsr/guns

but how much protection are from over-the-ear foams and electronic muffs?

they're also around 30-32dB protection so it's equivalent or better...

I use these and haven't had any problems with ringing in the ears...

I prefer foams because over-the-ear muffs get in the way of rifle shooting...

u/vanillasux · 3 pointsr/Health

These earplugs are very comfortable in my ears. I bought a box to help me study and sleep when I lived on campus. Best decision yet!

u/tin_str · 3 pointsr/motorcycles

Yeah I wear them correctly. I wear them at night too, though a different brand. The ones I have worn while riding are Howard Leight LaserLite earplugs. I like them a lot.

At night I wear these, which I would not wear while riding because they block out practically all noise.

u/throwawayscientist2 · 3 pointsr/LawSchool

I bought these. They work well and now I'll never have to buy earplugs again.

u/Zerrok · 3 pointsr/insomnia

I also wake up by the slightest noise. The only thing that works for me is earplugs. But not just any earplugs. The ones workers in factories etc. use.

I'll try to find a picture or link for you, hold on.

Edit: i dont know if exactly these are available outside of germany but they are called bilsom laser lite.

They look like this. They are stronger than normal ear plugs because they are supposed to be used when working with heavy and loud machinery.

I hope you find something like that and it helps you.

u/alaskafound · 3 pointsr/tinnitus

Distraction is key - if you guys don't have a sound machine, get one immediately. Best 50 dollars I've ever spent - worth every penny.

(If interested, here is link to the one I have and love and it's on sale!)

Listen to lots of "nice" music, quietly. You can take the initiative here. When I say "nice" I mean quiet-ish, acoustic.

And most importantly --- talk about it. Ask him about it. He's going to have to learn to live with this (or it will go away!)

Good luck!

u/Chees_a_saurus · 3 pointsr/stepparents

> Next time, try throwing a load of laundry in or start the dishwasher. If possible, consider getting a place together with more separation between the rooms or at least rearrange the furniture for maximum sound insulation.

We have one of these on a nightstand. Very handy for good sleep and for masking sounds.

u/filecabinet · 3 pointsr/Meditation

I have a white noise machine:

What you could do is go to this white noise website and turn up the volume really loud (or with headphones):

u/TheFallenKnight · 3 pointsr/AskMen

You have to determine what is different about your sleep routine when she stays over vs when she doesn't. Then try to adjust it accordingly. If it's just her presence, you will get used to it.

Also, buy a good sound machine. They have always helped me sleep. And every person who has had it in their lives for a while ends up buying one.

u/Spektr44 · 3 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

The white noise machines that play noise through a speaker are supposedly not as good as those that produce noise mechanically. This mechanical white noise machine is very well-regarded, however I own one and it still doesn't beat a box fan. With light there's a concept of getting a full spectrum light. It's similar with noise. You want a rich, wide spectrum of noise.

Barring that, there are phone apps you might try such as White Noise Lite, Relax Melodies, and Chroma Doze. Relax Melodies is pretty neat, as it lets you create custom noise by layering in different sounds. These apps are on Google Play, dunno about iTunes.

u/bitterred · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

We use this one for our room, it's really neutral. We have a baby one that does ocean waves in the nursery. Part of our "sleep routine" with the baby includes turning on his white noise machine.

u/Nylonknot · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Oh yes! We still play ours all night long!

Here's a link to ours. I've never embedded a king in Reddit Mobile so I hope this works.

u/BellaBanella · 3 pointsr/ADHD

Another white noise fan. This is what I use. I like the sound of air moving better electronic white noise.

Melatonin helps me drift off. It doesn't make me sleepy, but if I'm already a little tired, my thoughts become more like dreams than thoughts, and I stop reacting to sounds or ideas. Isn't enough if I'm wired or wound up.

I also take mitrazipine now, which is similar to trazadone. They are antidepressants that are also commonly used to treat anxiety and insomnia, among other things. I take a tiny dose, specifically to help me sleep. Taking it doesn't change the rest of my medication plan, it's just a little bump. Docs commonly give trazadone to old folks who can't sleep due to evening anxiety - it's that harmless (compared to other sleep and anxiety drugs). My 93 year old grandmother who was medically frail was taking it!

I don't do this, but I diaphragmatic breathing is very helpful for bringing down the anxiety and can help get you out of your head. So peaceful. Plenty of tutorials online.

u/Canopyflyer · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

We have two of THESE and they both have been used every night for the past 6 years, plus travelling, with no failures. This unit actually has a small fan that blows through the holes in the case and that is what makes the noise. You can adjust the number of holes for the desired sound volume, and the fan motor has a low and high speed.

u/UrinalMint · 3 pointsr/aggies

Lived in FHK the first two years it was coed (96-98).

  • Bring flip flops to wear in the shared shower.
  • The desks and cabinets do uninstall from the walls if you want to do a creative loft.
  • Train noise reverberates through the quad, but you'll adjust quickly. A white noise machine like this will help immensely.
  • Unless things have changed (I'm sure they have) your closest laundry not in the dorm will be in the study room behind Keathley adjoining Davis-Gary.
  • Heldenfels is a short walk (10 mins), and that's where the majority of life sciences (for fish) should be.
  • If you're in a room at the end, you can install a hammock on the corner of the railing pretty easily.
  • Most important of all, leave your door open when you're there! Jam your music loud enough for passers-by. It's a great way to meet folks.
u/turtl · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Assuming you're not interested in sites like Simply Noise (which I use a lot), I would recommend the Marpac Sleepmate. I bought one for my mom and she loves it. She let me test it when I went home to visit, and it was pretty awesome.

u/RedPillington · 3 pointsr/asktrp

get a white noise machine. this one is baller. then tell them you're sleep deprived and could they put on some music or try to be quieter in the middle of the night. be congenial. this is not some sort of bullshit alpha magic situation. it's common courtesy. i would try to talk to the guy instead.

EDIT: stop posting in TRP right now. lurk moar. lerk moore. lrk. read/lrk more. read some books. books. read them. lurk more. no posting. you seem like a troll because you have not grasped the concepts.

i want to help you, so here is advice: lurk. read. models by mark manson is a good book that covers most of what you ask about on an ongoing basis.

u/kalayna · 3 pointsr/yoga

Lacrosse balls, pinky balls, a 'stick', TheraCane or its competitors, and my massage therapist has some of these that he recommended yesterday evening as a larger complement to what I already have (I have lacrosse, golf, and pinky balls, and a stick that I used a lot when I was running distance). Having more than one size can be important depending on what you're doing, but I used just pinky balls and a foam roller for years.

u/napswithdogs · 3 pointsr/Thritis

I second looking into biologics. For me they’re the only treatment that doesn’t have too many side effects for the benefits.

Favorite products: salonpas hot/other capsicum patches. Aspercreme Hot-anti inflammatory cream with the icy hotness of icy hot. Crayola Model Magic clay-can be used to make nice big pencil and pen grips.Theracane and other trigger point tools for working out muscle knots.
Heating pad. Loopy phone cases-easier for me to hold and fewer drops, and mine has also held up really well. CBD infused lotion. Electric mop-I have a Bissel something or other but a lot of people really like the Shark mops. It’s easier on my hands than mopping with a mop and bucket. No wringing, no filling/moving/emptying a bucket. Electric can opener. Fancy scissors with springs that open back up on their own after you make a cut.

During a flare, it’s handy to have lightweight things in the kitchen. I have heavy glass plates that I love but they’re hell on the arms and hands during a flare. I usually keep some paper plates around for this reason, but if you’re trying to reduce waste and have the cabinet space a set of lightweight glass or plastic plates is a good idea too. I leave my cast iron skillet on the stove all the time so I don’t have to move it. My other cookware is lightweight. Similarly, bottles with pumps for things like shampoo are easier than those without.

u/shes-a-gdb · 3 pointsr/JulyBumpers2017

Oh god, this was my life for about 8 weeks in the 2nd tri. I couldn't do anything without exacerbating the pain and sometimes it would just come even when I wasn't doing anything at all, and it hurt like a mother. It was horrible. The only thing that helped at all was purchasing one of these bad boys:

I'm on the other side of it now, but it will act up occasionally.

u/a_giant_spider · 3 pointsr/yoga

Here's a few more ideas for you:

  • Theracane (use several times a day, as recommended by book in next bullet point)
  • The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook
  • Dry needling (in some states a PT can do this; in other states an accupunturist can approximate this, or a sports medicine doctor can do it)
  • The Mind-Body Prescription - I know this sounds like mumbo-jumbo, but there's truly some good evidence that trigger points are partially/largely a physical response to psychological issues. When nothing else works, I highly recommend keeping an open mind and trying this out - I thought it sounded ridiculous, but after years of pain it cured my inability to use my right hand at work (for a mouse) in just a week. Lots of success stories from programmers here.
u/sixxis · 3 pointsr/trees

That + a Thera Cane is all you really need.

u/laureek · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

Yes! So with this particular issue the muscle that you need to release is actually located between your shoulder blade and your ribs which makes it virtually impossible to get at from your back!
You have to go through your armpit! LOL Believe me for days I was massaging my back, trying to squeeze into my shoulder blade as much as I could with minimal relief.

I'm thinking the other pain you are experiencing is "radiating" pain from the actual trigger point. You would be surprised at how much better all the muscles around it feel after its released.

Ok, now how to release it!
This is the video I used, it worked so quickly my mind was blown.
Subscapularis Static Release

So if this happens for you a lot I would suggest buying a theracane or the different variation that they use in the video.

It does hurt a little but if you stick with it for 30seconds to a minute you will be amazed at how much better it will feel.

EDIT: If you don't have a theracane and can't wait you can search for "Subscapularis static release" or "Subscapularis dynamic release" for a stretch that will release it.

u/derangedhyena · 3 pointsr/Nootropics

I don't know if this is relevant to your interests or not, but if you do a bit of reading about trigger points and get yourself one of these, it may greatly amplify the helpful effects you describe. (+make it possible to reach parts of your back/neck/shoulders that you otherwise wouldn't be able to.)

It makes a huge difference - it has for me at least - but I can't stress enough, that it helps to learn about how the muscles go together + where the relevant points are. Otherwise you'll just be jabbing yourself aimlessly. Because what might feel like the "sore spot" may just be referred pain, and you could unlock further improvement by addressing the originating points instead.

There are books on the subject, and plenty of massage-therapy-related things, but a good visual reference and tl;dr is this app (Muscle Trigger Point Anatomy) which shows you the places to address, the affected areas, with accompanying anatomical descriptions.

For whole-body care and maintenance it's something I definitely recommend (in addition to exercise and other healthy stuff, haha.)

u/Nyaraa · 2 pointsr/Fibromyalgia

I will also chime in and say getting a different job would be best. That job is just giving you a negative feedback loop and worsening your pain.
As far as medication, savella is my lifeblood. I cannot go without it, and i have tried every single other drug that is used for fibro (insurance made me before they would cover it). Also having a sleeping pill has helped me immensely. I can now semi-reliably have a decent nights sleep, which helps a lot.

As far as alternative stuff for pain relief, anything that helps with the myofascia I absolutely love. My two go-to's are the tiger tail roller, the back buddy and bongers (though i had to modify mine, as i kept snapping the plastic and the metal ones). Also (I know this is expensive) chiropractic and massage therapy help reduce my pain.

But everyone is different, and this is what I have found that works for me. I hope this gives you some idea's to try though. (edit: formatting)

u/SidRunsUnshod · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have this one, but honestly I can't it's better than a more affordable one, because I don't use it. (I'm not a fan of rolling around on the ground.)

I have many massage and trigger point devices. I'd say these two would be my favorites.

This one was good for hard to reach spots on my back, but I haven't needed it in a while.

u/davethewave91 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

For my upper-traps I use the back buddy!

That thing is pretty tits. Other than that I focus on keeping my ankles mobile while strengthening my entire posterior chain, especially scapular retractors and downward rotators (middle and lower traps).

Basically 'forward head' = stressed upper traps which then leads to impingement. Standing/ sitting up straight and practicing proper-ish ergonomics is a big part of reducing that stress

u/BeckyBuckeye · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

2 more things: my boyfriend just texted me "what the hell did you order?!" because of the Body Back Buddy. Apparently it came today in a box the size of a TV and he was confused.

And my work computer wouldn't turn on this morning, so I'm stuck with an old crappy one with one monitor and slow internet. It's a hard life.

u/neuromonkey · 2 pointsr/gadgets

This looks like a silly, pointless gimmick, but it's great. The Body Back Buddy is amazing for un-knotting your muscles. I got one for xmahannukah, and we can't stop using it.

u/1fastRN · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Here's some good PT type stuff to help with posture if you feel you tend to have rounded shoulders and a hunch back posture:

Face pulls might be helpful

Just to give you an idea of scapular stabilization work

Also, check this out, a lot of info

I own one and it's great for relieving trigger points in my upper traps

Just some suggestions that have helped me as I've had a similar issue. I definitely recommend seeing a doctor to make sure it's nothing structural or injury related. Me personally, I had dominant upper traps that were tight all the time and weak lower traps and rhomboids. I really worked to correct my posture and it helped. You need to make sure your scapula is stable before most exercises...even bench, OHP, etc. Also, stretching my neck really helped. Using the computer and cell phones causes most of us to hunch forward. For me it was mostly my right because I drive with my right hand, use the computer mouse, hold my phone, etc with it. Are you a lefty by any chance?

Anyway, hope some of this stuff helps

u/fantasticjon · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

I got one of these:

basically the same thing and I highly recommend it if you get knots in your back.

u/_fishinthesea_ · 2 pointsr/OkCupid

Have you tried something like this?

It looks kinda weird, but my sis got one for her husband for xmas a while back and it's great for working out knots in your back.

u/HamsterFarm · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This thing looks ridiculous but is so helpful. Its better for trigger points (knots) than the vibrating ones are

u/Stellefeder · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing this?

I used to sell massage tools at my last job. These things are great.

u/SergioPrado · 2 pointsr/Fitness

It's hands-down my favorite tool for soft tissue work (photo in this link shows how it's used):

It's definitely the best for back work (also great for hamstrings,) which is otherwise fairly difficult to do in a targeted way. Lacrosse/tennis balls can work, but they're not quite as precise or effective most of the time. They also let you work out your knots while you're watching tv, which is much harder to do with a roller/balls. It's pretty fantastic, some of the best $35 bucks I've ever spent.

u/ToasterP · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

Honestly I always use this brand of disposable.

They are really soft and squishy and well shaped.

I wear them professionally a ton for shows and they do the job great. Plus always having a fresh pair keeps them clean and available.

And that's really the key, the best plugs are the ones you keep in your ears.

Bonus I always have plenty to hand out.

u/housedengue · 2 pointsr/solotravel

> buy a pair of QUALITY ear plugs

I bought the ones below and they are SUPER comfortable and block out almost all sound. I used to wear those orange ones or the blue plastic ones, but they killed my ears after 30min.

u/nyc_food · 2 pointsr/AskNYC

Howard Leight Laser Lite is your 32db reduction jam.

i prefer the yellow/pink so i can find em in bed when they fall out easier, but they do come in caucasian, if you want to wear them out in public for any reason.

u/msf1t- · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

Check out the Howard Leight Laser Lite: link. Wife says she used to cut the tip off hers to be more comfortable.

u/raygundan · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

> Ear plugs suck when you sleep on your side

Some of them do, for sure. My guess is that what works is different for everybody, but I do fine with this type when I sleep on my side. They seem softer somehow than all the other types I've tried, which get pushed on when you're on your side... but I don't even notice these. They also probably come in boxes smaller than 200 pairs.

No guarantees, but at least it's one more thing to try. Noisy neighbors are no fun, especially if you (or they) have to sleep on a weird schedule.

u/lilylemony · 2 pointsr/jobs

You're lucky you have a cube! I had a piece of desk in the open concept office I recently worked in. I brought heavy-duty earplugs with me which seemed to help a lot, but it was still hellacious. I recommend these

Reconsider working from home if you can. That might be your best bet. Do half and half, so it's not quite so awful.

Good luck.

u/Insanely_Mclean · 2 pointsr/Skookum
u/iamheero · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I use these, Howard Leight LL1, 32 NRR. I replace them after a full day, I can't imagine using them for a week. I also use them for shooting in indoor ranges (I double up with over-ear pro there) and they're really effective.

Disposable ear plugs aren't meant to be re-used, that's why they're so cheap, they lose their elasticity and don't conform to your ear as well after the first couple uses and become much less effective, even if you think you can't tell a difference.

u/stankovic32 · 2 pointsr/CalamariRaceTeam

Here are the ones I use.

Also, check this out man. Tight areas of the muscles around the neck can cause tinnitus, earache, migraines, painful jaw, etc. Consider getting these treated. Relief is immediate. I'm getting it done very soon. Let me know if you want some links with info, and I can find a place for you too!

Insurance covers it as physcial therapy.

u/forgetcolor · 2 pointsr/vinyl

Loud is an understatement. It's like standing next to a jet. I tried one out using both earplugs (these with an NPR of 32) and then, in addition to those, hearing protection earmuffs (these, with a NRR of 30). Even with all of this hearing protection I found the unit to be very loud. Afterward I needed to rest my ears, not listen to records.

From reviews, I know many of the RCMs are loud. I doubt they're this loud, but, as you'll read here, some people don't find them to be as bad as I did. But if you're concerned about noise, this isn't the unit to get.

I'm hoping the Pro-ject might be quieter. I'd really prefer to have an all-in-one unit. Otherwise I'll probably get the KAB EV-1 which I can use with my quiet Miele home vac.

u/daytwi · 2 pointsr/Nightshift

I really like these:

I buy the huge box of 200 every three years or so because I sleep with earplugs every night (and did before I started night audit) and buying them at the drug store or grocery store was really adding up. I reuse them for up to a few weeks, and when they get less effective or dirty I toss them. I'd prefer to not be making the waste but I haven't found longer term use ones that work nearly as well for me.

Also, get a white noise machine (nice because you can adjust the volume and pitch to help drown out different noises) or run a fan in your room. White noise makes a HUGE difference for me being able to stay asleep once I'm out.

u/Happy_or_Hangry · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Also, these earplugs work wonders and come individually wrapped. Blocking out any noises can help a ton. I also use a mask these days (such a diva).

Howard Leight by Honeywell Laser Lite High Visibility Disposable Foam Earplugs, 200-Pairs (LL-1)

Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask, Blindfold, Super Smooth Eye Mask (One Strap)

u/rabidfurby · 2 pointsr/SeattleWA

Earplugs and cursing.

u/Cjymiller · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

Just get a pack of some howard leight foam ear plugs off amazon. They're great for at least 3 days of riding and they are soft enough to not irritate the inside of my ears.

u/treoni · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

It's the wind that'll do you in. No matter what helmet brand or type you wear, your ears are gonna suffer from the wind.

You can buy different types of earplugs. But the two real stars are either Howard Leight earplugs or musician earplugs. They don't "plug" your ears like the first pair do but instead feel like you just turned the real world's volume knob down, because musicians need to hear perfectly what they are playing. I'd try out Ear Peace or LiveMusic HearSafe :)

u/Cind3rellaMan · 2 pointsr/misophonia

Howard Leight are definitely the best I know, these ones:

u/Vr0oM · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

My personal favorite: Howard Leight "Laser Lite" foam plugs. I get them in a box of 200 from Amazon. They're ridiculously comfortable (for my ears, at least), and do a great job blocking out wind noise without muffling the engine/road noises much.

u/DantesDame · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

Personally I'm a huge fan of the Howard Leight brand. I've tried many types/brands over the years and these are by far the most comfortable and best working.

u/mushlsd · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

I have a housemate who likes to play Fortnite until late night, so it can get pretty loud. I bought these earplugs which have worked wonders. They take some getting used to when sleeping, but once they're in, I can barely hear my housemate anymore.

I use them almost every day and only replace each pair every 2-3 weeks, which means I have a good supply for a few years.

u/Nattie636 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I've been telling mine for months that he snores. I went through like 10 brands of ear plugs before I found some that mostly work ( if you're interested). Two weekends ago I went as a plus 1 to a wedding with my best friend so hubby went to some friends for a night of drinking and stayed the night. His friend woke him up in the morning saying he snores like a chainsaw lol. Apparently, he needed an outside perspective because he spent the last 2 weeks researching snoring and has settled on trying something called VitalSleep. Hasn't arrived yet, so can't personally speak to it, but when the news was in his face he had to face it.

I also agree that our sleep is a priority, so if he snores too much and the ear plugs aren't working he gets kicked out and goes to the spare room

u/tracynate · 2 pointsr/GetOutOfBed

[Dohm Sound Machine](Marpac Dohm-DS All-Natural White Noise Sound Machine, Tan

I have always had similar issues with being a light sleeper. The Dohm Sleep Machine really is a must have if you have this problem. It's got incredible reviews because it really is perfect.

u/JoelinVan · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I would suggest a white noise machine like this instead. Better than sleeping with earplugs all the time. I live in a condo and it works perfectly.

u/Misslaceylove · 2 pointsr/sexover30

We have a white noise machine in our rooms and our kids. It helps and is a cheaper alternative. I'm loud, so it doesn't completely silence things, but it's good

u/ozzaron · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I really love stand alone white noise generators. I used to live in the middle of the bar district in downtown Austin, and picked this up. Also available as a cheaper single speed here - the single speed is the higher speed on the dual according to reviews.

It's some of the best money I've ever spent on sleep.

u/BunsTown · 2 pointsr/Meditation

A white noise machine is a great idea. I have had tinnitus for 10 years (car accident/head injury). It is constant. Never a break for a minute... except when I turn on my white noise machine. I have this machine... I just turn it on, and take a break from tinnitus for a while. I have slept with it for the past 5 years.

u/MCem · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

something that makes noise

I actually bought that thing a year before going to college. Its weird at first to explain what it is to your roommate, but turning that and a fan on should drown out noise and help you both sleep

u/redditorfor16days · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

i also got one of these noise machines. it works extremely well, and also makes me feel like an old man. you can also try taking GABA before you go to sleep, which is a chemical naturally secreted by the brain that calms your nervous system.

also, check these or these out. for as bi4l as you can get, i would go with these sensaphonic soft plugs

u/quietviolence · 2 pointsr/nursing

I work 2 weeks of day shifts and 2 weeks of night shifts alternating. My trick on my 2 weeks of nights is to get to the gym at 0100 on my nights off for a long and hard workout. I find that I sleep better during the day and have no problems maintaining a totally flipped schedule. I have black out curtains, a portable air conditioner to maintain cooler room temps, and a Dohm sound conditioner to block out daytime sounds.

It took me about 8 months of flipping around to figure that this works for me. I was the most exhausted when I stayed at home bored out of my mind, fighting myself to stay awake all night. Once I started incorporating working out into my routine, my mental and physical fatigue pretty much disappeared.

u/jobie285 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

White noise machine. And if it's truly screwing up your days this much, then it's well worth the money to buy. We have this one. You want to put the white noise machine where the noise is coming from. E.g. Ours is by the door and the wall to the hallway, because the noise we're trying to drown out is people walking by the room or up the stairs. If we were trying to drown out outside noise, we would put it by the window. Hope that all makes sense.

u/FLOCKA · 2 pointsr/japan

buy a white noise generator:

I've seen these used at doctor's offices and they work fabulously. I doubt it would block out the low, rumbling sounds, but it will help you get used to the background level of ambient noise.

u/peanutbutterpretzels · 2 pointsr/offmychest

Earplugs and a white noise machine ( this one changed my life ). Also, roommates can suck :(

u/jonomw · 2 pointsr/insomnia

I know it is pricey, but I find that a mechanic white noise machine does wonders. A cheaper, digital one might work too, but I find that I am sensitive to the shitty speakers they normally come with and that the mechanical one has much better sound.

u/DoreenGreen · 2 pointsr/aspergers

I always have and probably always will have problems with sleep. I've taken many measures over the years in an attempt to make the process as painless as possible, with varying degrees of success. I can divide my methods into three categories: room preparation, personal equipment, and a sleep stack.

Room preparation is the most straightforward and the easiest to accomplish, because you generally just need to do it once and then not worry about it. In my case, I place thick blackout curtains over the windows and affix velcro to the walls so that I can secure them firmly to prevent light from leaking around the edges. Stopping it from bleeding through the top is more difficult and depends entirely on the curtain rod, though you can stick any old fabric up there to block most of it. Any blue LEDs should be blocked with either tape or a cloth. If a nightlight is needed, it should be red or orange.

Having taken care of most of the visual obstructions, the next step is to eliminate auditory distractions. Actually blocking sound is almost impossible, but measures can still be taken. Ambient noise generation can do a good job of blocking disturbances by generating a consistent level of sound that will ideally make any sudden noises less jarring. Most people go right to white noise, but other noise patterns exist, most notable pink and brown noise - you'll want to use whichever is the closest match to the intrusive noises you're most likely to experience. A good preview of the different types can be found here, and you can customize and purchase your own variant on the site if the standard varieties are inadequate. If you're annoyed by any looping in the track, you can buy a Marpac machine instead, which is entirely analog and thus has no loop.

The next piece of the puzzle is simpler but must be done consistently, personal equipment. I personally utilize a sleep mask and earplugs every night. The sleep mask should be black or some other dark color - they make white ones, but I have no idea why because they are ineffective. You might need to try a few variants before you stumble onto a tolerable one because they can feel odd. There are a nearly uncountable number of earplugs available, so you'll need to experiment there as well - fortunately they're cheap. You'll want a high DBR (decibel reduction) value, so be on the lookout for that. Particularly bad environments will necessitate drastic measures, in which case ear protection might be required. Note that only people who can sleep on their back will be able to sleep in ear protection.

Finally, we come to the sleep stack. THE FOLLOWING IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE TREATED AS SUCH. There are numerous supplements that are useful in improving some piece of the sleep process. The cornerstone is obviously melatonin, but what's less commonly known is that less is generally better. An idea dose is .5-1mg, and higher doses experience at best a flat response and at worst a paradoxical effect. Other supplements that are generally thought to be useful are: ZMA, glycine, valerian root, and L-theanine. When beginning a new regimen, it's important to add only one supplement at a time to check for any odd effects while titrating the dosage.

Ultimately, there is only so much that can be done to counteract pervasive sensory dysfunction and enable sleep. However, these steps can at least help enough for most people to get by even if conditions are not ideal.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that blue-blocking glasses should be worn for about an hour before going to bed. These have the same effect as the flux computer program only applied to your eyes rather than just one screen.

u/vawksel · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

These two things combined:

  1. Marpac Dohm-DS Dual Speed Sound Conditioner
  2. Hearos Xtreme Protection

    Put the noise-maker near you, and pop in the super-soft amazing ear plugs.
u/wintremute · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Yep. I tried them, hated them, didn't realize there was anything better, gigged with nothing, and damaged my ears. The mid 90's weren't exactly quiet times on stage either, as you can imagine.

The old Bob Seger line of "lie awake in bed with the echoes of the amplifiers ringing in your head" is true. I still lose sleep from tinnitus. White noise generators are awesome.

u/danddel · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

to have a ceiling fan running 24 hours a day would cost you approx 21 cents. to have that running 365 days would be $77. A white noise machine will cost you $55.

u/Moms_Basement_420 · 2 pointsr/Denver

Get yourself one of these:

For me it's a magical sleeping device.

u/DeusoftheWired · 2 pointsr/asmr

> Intentional binaural sounds, nature sounds, etc, with the single purpose of triggering sensations in people have existed much longer than 10 years.

None of your examples exist with the single purpose of triggering ASMR in people.

Binaural beats: click. Or I-Doser for the garbage that claimed it could make people high through listening to music.

Meditation sounds: they help you get in trance.

Water and nature sounds: nothing ASMR-specific. Some people like nature sounds for non-ASMR relaxation. Similar to white noise generators.

They exist for triggering other sensations in people than ASMR. Now a small percentage of listeners might have gotten ASMR from these but they were not produced for them as a target group and not for this one specific feeling. This is what sets them apart from OP’s videos.

u/in_your_shoes2002 · 2 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

Have you considered investing in a white noise machine? I lived once in a neighborhood where every night around 3:00 in the morning loud train horns would blast making it quite difficult to stay asleep. This really helped:

u/LastImmortalMan · 2 pointsr/formula1

If anybody wants to invest in a white noise machine and change their lives this is the one to go for:

I could never listen to white noise or stuff over speakers when trying to sleep, no matter the type of noise. This one is different, after the first 2-3 nights I could never go back to sleeping in silence or with make-shift solutions.

2-3 of these things can take over a floor of a house and dampen a lot of sound, if you are into white noise machines don't hesitate to pick one up.

Edit: For professional sleepers Marpac has some pretty nice stuff:

u/ercay · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

I have a 9-5 and I lift from 7 AM - 8:30 AM. Not every workout is 1.5 hours but that's my window.

For me, the trick has been and always will be caffeine. Namely getting it into my bloodstream as fast as possible.

Here are some tactics to get out of bed:

  • Drink preworkout in bed. Have a large glass of water on the nightstand, a plastic spoon, a scoop or 2 of preworkout, pre-measured waiting to go. When the alarm goes off, dump the preworkout into the water, mix, chug, and lay back down. In 15 minutes or so the caffeine will begin to go to work. You won't be able to sleep, so get up! The plastic spoon is to save your spouse from having to listen to you mix.

  • Caffeine pill. Same as the tactic above. Wake up, slam, and lay back down. You won't be snoozing for long.

  • If you can actually get out of bed and get caffeine into you quickly, it's a lot easier to get your day started. I crankily wake up, drink preworkout in the kitchen, and then force myself to pack my gym bag and clothes for the day. After 5-10 minutes, I feel fine.

    It's never going to feel great waking up super early to lift, but after a while, it just becomes a part of your schedule.

    Lastly, try to wake up at the same time every day regardless if it's a training or rest day. Having the same schedule helps your body adjust and wake/sleep more easily. On rest days, I still wake up at 6 AM, but I play Xbox, do laundry, or even grocery shop. As a 30-year-old dude with a fiancee and 2 dogs, any time to myself is much appreciated!

    Oh yeah, I'm a light sleeper too. White noise has helped immensely in masking noises from outside my condo. I prefer physical white noise, as opposed to a digital sound, so I bought this: I love it.
u/lmbb20 · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

If you have trouble sleeping from the noise, you can buy a noise machine that makes a wind type of noise. I use it since I live in the city and it helps me sleep.

Edit: In the city I constantly hear search helicopters, life-flight helicopters, ambulance and police sirens all night.

u/angrydroid · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

Look into a white noise generator of some kind. They work wonders on masking out the sound especially at night when trying to sleep which is when I find it is the worst. Something like this which uses actual moving air to make the noise is often better than something electronic in my opinion.

u/spiralstaircase · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

White noise, my friend. (There's also pink noise and brown noise, which is my favorite)

You could buy a noise machine:

u/mollificent · 2 pointsr/sleep

The Marpac Dohm original white noise machine is the one I’m referring to. Here’s a link:Marpac is the best thing for sleep if you are sensitive to noise or live in a noisy place. I used to live above a night club and it was so helpful.

A lot of people use these apps that have digital loops of soothing sounds but for one thing the loop itself can be distracting. And the other thing is it functions in a different way.

The white noise of the Marpac tricks your brain into masking the obtrusive sounds, that’s why it can take a couple weeks to get the full effects- your brain needs to get used to it.

The sound is similar to a fan, but a much smaller device, more effective and you might not always want a fan blowing air around.

You might need quite a bit of sound paneling but you could start small and see how it goes. It’s amazing to me what even a small amount can do to dampen sound.

Good luck and I’m sorry about your noisy roommate situation!

u/zorinlynx · 2 pointsr/Miami

I'm going to recommend that you get a white noise machine.

This is the one I have:

It actually creates the white noise mechanically so it sounds "better" than electronic ones. When I have this thing turned on, I could sleep through pretty much anything. I live next to a road so there's often a lot traffic noise in the morning; ever since I got this thing I'm no longer woken by rush hour.

You won't hear neighbors, you won't hear traffic, and you won't hear Ultra.

u/pf_mf · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I second the white noise maker suggestion. You can find these at Bed Bath and Beyond (or perhaps cheaper on Amazon). They're not much more than a little fan that you can plug in and you can control the frequency/loudness. They sound loud at first but both my wife and I love it. I recommend them highly.

This is what I use.

u/beanmosheen · 2 pointsr/videos
u/cltphotogal · 2 pointsr/Charlotte

Aside from filing a noise complaint like some others suggested, have you considered getting a noise machine? I can't sleep without one anymore. Definitely helps to drown out outside noises. I've got this one:

u/agreywood · 2 pointsr/legaladvice

Since it looks like breaking the lease is not feasible, you may want to try a combination of ear plugs and a white noise machine. I work nights and my husband needs to be up at 6am, and this is how we manage the situation.

u/LobbingLawBombs · 2 pointsr/daddit

This is the one I have. It's nice because it's moving actual air, so it doesn't have that "fake" sound to it.

u/beard-second · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

If you need white noise to sleep, you should try an analog noise machine (something with a fan) instead of something with a speaker like the Sleep Sheep. The difference it makes is incredible. I have trouble sleeping in a quiet room, so I use a Dohm, which works extremely well. It's expensive, but it's well-engineered and should last a long time.

u/greenchipmunk · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

We got one of these a few weeks ago. Amazon had them on sale. I like that it's very adjustable so you can customize the noise level.

u/masi_is_master · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

What you need is to get one of These.

I was in your situation until a few months ago when I invested on this little beauty. The way it works is to create the most sleep-inducing sound known to man. You would be surprised how much ambient sound factors in getting to sleep. Seriously, try it.

u/hahadontknowbutt · 2 pointsr/hearing

I was having the same problem as you. I use these, but the life hack that really got them to work for me, is I cut the bottom off (like a cm) and just use that.

I have short ear canals I guess so I couldn't get any ear plugs deep enough to stay? And using the thicker end makes a better seal. I did tend to wake up without them in my ears any more, but I think I was pulling them out in my sleep. Once I got to sleep I didn't need them as much though, and my noise maker helps to muffle the noises and not distract me from sleeping.

u/costellofolds · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Once when I worked for a soulless corporation, I cashed out my gifted stocks. In hindsight, I wish I'd kept them, particularly since they skyrocketed about four months after I cashed them out. That'd come in reeeeeeeeeal handy now. But still, I don't regret what I got with them:

  • a Giant city-cruisin' bike
  • actual luggage
  • a new pair of Birkenstocks
  • a metric crap ton of Just Coffee
  • a Sleepmate noise machine
  • donated to a couple charities near and dear to me
  • paid off part of my student loans
u/NullXorVoid · 2 pointsr/IAmA

White noise machines are a blessing for anyone with tinnitus. I have this one. It makes a sort of whooshing sound, but you can modify the tone and volume to your liking. It's not exactly cheap, but for me it was totally worth it.

u/klukins · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup
  1. I was given 2 more weeks of soft foods today at my post-op appt. :(. I LOVE mexican food though and I can finally eat refried beans and enchiladas. I'm also a HUGE condiment/dip fan (ranch, hot sauce, guac, french onion).

  2. Ok halloween.... I work in a PT office and we all dress up with a theme but it hasn't been set yet (talk of construction workers since we are under construction haha or hipster disney), but I need a costume that won't get in my way at work and isn't revealing. So something simple (I also think glitter hairspray sounds fun). I also HATE painting my face/skin. This is also the first time I live somewhere that I'll get trick or treaters so I'll stay in costume for them that night.

  3. I had banana bread today at work for the first time in a long time and it was really good and I could eat it. My one candy (which is still a ways off from being able to enjoy) is Haribo Gummy Bears.

  4. I'm sad that even ghoulkins has chronic pain but I can completely relate. I've been really eyeing a theracane to help out. I've also become a fan of the rice packs that you can freeze or heat up. I have a bunch of smaller ones but I'm looking for one like these but bigger than the medium sized one. I like that it doesn't have sewn pouches in it and no fleece.

    I'm excited! Anything you want to know?
u/SocraticBreakdown · 2 pointsr/ChronicPain


I used to get massages by a PT as well, and the type of massage that worked best for my pain was a deep tissue trigger point massage, which I believe is similar to the massage you've said is effective for you. As you mentioned, that easily becomes expensive, but my neurologist turned me on to a much cheaper solution. I do home massage therapy on myself using a Theracane and workbook and get the same benefits I was getting from having the massage done to me by a PT. I'm posting this from mobile so pls message me if links don't work. This way I can also get exactly the relief I want where I want it and most importantly when I want it.

u/Billy_Reuben · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Finally! My busted, barely-works-out ass can contribute to this excellent sub!

The Google definition is straight out of the textbook:

>a classic trigger point is defined as the presence of discrete focal tenderness located in a palpable taut band of skeletal muscle, which produces both referred regional pain (zone of reference) and a local twitch response. Trigger points help define myofascial pain syndromes.

That's perfect, and different from a pulled muscle. It's based on David Simons and Janet Travell's Energy Crisis Theory that we must admit, like acupuncture, while it makes logical sense and seems to work in practice on an individual basis, doesn't exactly hold up to hard science. However, unlike acupuncture, it hasn't been proven a placebo in sham studies with our limited knowledge and understanding.

TL;DR: A true "trigger point" is thought to be a "locked-up" section of muscle that's behaving badly to an insult. The way that it is "locked-up" is that a section of the muscle has contracted and shortened, cut off blood flow, and new ATP and neurotransmitters that reset the lengthening, and remains frozen because no new nutrients are resetting the relaxation.

The way to reset this problem is easy: You either focally massage it, or your needle it to break it up, using anesthetics to ease the pain of having a needle artificially introduce bloodflow to an area to restore homeostasis and break the locked bonds (none of this is proven, just so you know).

Without a physician visit, THIS is the Easy Button for that sort of thing.

Hope it helps. I should probably work out enough to get trigger points, actually.

u/aumanchi · 2 pointsr/promos
u/gw2master · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Try a Theracane. Thank me later. (I use it around the insides of the shoulder blades when I have neck issues: it's probably doing a similar thing as when your buddy punches you there.)

u/NoButMaybe · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Theracane. It's the best for rubbing sore spots when you don't have anyone to help you out.

u/erisanu · 2 pointsr/massage

If you haven't already, you could consider yoga-style exercises. Anything that's basically big stretches and breathing. Hold a pose and breath into it. The breath is key for relaxation. Longer exhales than inhales will cue your body to engage the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the auto-pilot process for resting and digesting (think opposite of fight/flight). So breath is a way to have your body tell your muscles to chill, which makes them easier to stretch, which helps give you the relaxation and results you want. Massage is all about engaging the parasympathetic system and encouraging and facilitating the body's natural healing processes.

If you're talking about the theracane, I know plenty who love it. They're great. I've used one and plan to get one, but I don't own one yet so I can't speak for long term use. I have good results with tennis balls between my back and the wall, or on the floor. If you're curious about self care options, google 'self myofascial release' and check out foam rolling stuff. There's some really cool stuff you can do for yourself just by rolling around on the floor for a few minutes each day. :]

u/StephenNotSteve · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I just got over that. I feel you.

Stay on it with a foam roller and one of these.

Edit: I have a cane massager in my arsenal, too.

u/akn0m3 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit


15 minutes with it, and I'm close to Nirvana.

u/apxeon · 2 pointsr/bifl

/u/cochon1010 I can attest to the EarPeace HD. I'm a jazz & funk sax player, and often sit in front of a ton of brass, as well as drums & amps, etc. My hearing as of late has been more sensitive and I'm still young, so I gotta be careful. I went and saw Tower of Power in a very small expo center and they were SUPER LOUD. Had my earplugs in, and they really saved my hearing AND I could still hear clearly. Worth the $20. I just keep 'em on my belt loop everyday, all day.
another pair worth considering: [L!veMusic HearSafe] (

The only thing to consider w/ these is that they're separate plugs for different decibel reduction amounts; with the EarPeace, they have little inserts (red and flesh) that you swap out depending on how much reduction you want to happen.

u/Grabben123 · 2 pointsr/aves

I think it's worth noting that you want noise attenuating ear plugs. Attenuating ear plugs don't kill the quality of the sound, but bring down the decibels that wreak havoc on your ear drums. These are the ones I use. LINK They are $30 for a couple pairs. Super worth it.

u/shy_party · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

I went with

LiveMus!c HearSafe Ear Plugs - High Fidelity Earplugs for Musician, Concert, Drummer, Percussion, DJ & Clubbing - Reusable, Comfortable & Silicone Triple Flange - Protection from Loud Sounds, Noise-Cancelling, Lifetime Guarantee (Standard Size)

I lost them on the last day but they were great

u/mffocused · 2 pointsr/festivals

I personally use these:

Not only do they save your hearing, they make the sound better by removing a lot of the noise that comes through in open-air sets.

u/creodor · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I use these by L!veMusic, specifically the 29db variant. When I have them in, it doesn't seem like it's doing anything but as soon as I try to ride without them the difference is completely obvious. That's exactly what they should be doing; it means I can still hear things I need to without going deaf from wind noise.

Incidentally they also work great for a number of other loud situations, like concerts and cutting down trees.

Edit: Worth noting, some states have laws that make ear plugs over certain db ratings illegal, if I remember correctly. Worth being aware of. Personally, I use them anyways; cops usually don't care and I'll take a fine over going deaf.

u/stevewilsony · 2 pointsr/misophonia

I use this one, love it. I spend a lot of time in hotels. I think sound-wise you couldn't tell the difference from your mac playing white noise though.

u/mechaspock · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

I've been living in apartments for about 5 years now. One thing that bothers me that I still haven't been able to get over is when people stomp around late at night. My current apartment is 10 stories, and has it really bad. I swear, there's one person somewhere who's like a 400 pound vampire who doesn't believe in chairs.

I'm probably going to continue to live in apartments for the foreseeable future, because I already have enough student loan debt for a mortgage. So I wish I could get over this stomping issue.

I did buy a this white noise machine, but it doesn't really work at blocking out the bassy thuds that stomping produces. I feel like I need to buy a white noise machine with a subwoofer or something.

u/andreatjej · 2 pointsr/GetOutOfBed

I use this one. It's a little pricy, but totally worth it. I've used a fan, white noise apps, etc. and nothing compares to these "analog" sounds machines. I don't know what it is about them, maybe conditioning is a part of it. Read the reviews. The only "side effect" I can think of is that if I forget it when traveling or sleep over at a dude's house I can't sleep for the life of me and I just lay there in existential dread. Like I said, it's my best friend.

u/ahandsomecat · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

This is how psychiatrists prevent people in the waiting room from hearing conversations in their (the dr.'s) offices; place a white noise machine in the room where you want external noise to be eliminated (i.e. the sound wavelengths cancelled)(e.g. if you want silence in your room then put the white noise machine in your room, with you; if you want prevent guests from hearing bathroom noises while they're in the living room, then put the white noise machine in the living room (i.e. where you want to create a closed environment free from external sounds)

u/mjlp716 · 2 pointsr/puppy101

I live in an urban area on a loud street so I hear all sorts of noises when trying to sleep. A few months ago I got THIS prior to my current puppy and I sleep so much better and I've noticed (his cage is in my room) none of the noises wake him up either. So it might work for your pup as well without the radio sounds.

u/sharkamino · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Not earbuds, but have you tried mechanical white noise machines? The Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine has an actual fan inside with adjustable vents so it makes a better full and low range sound than smartphone apps or electronic white noise machines with tiny speakers.

u/CutieGrrlXOXO_69 · 2 pointsr/Portland

Install double-paned windows and get

You shouldn't hear shit after that.

u/paxmomma · 2 pointsr/TMJ

Turn of the AC and use this for white noise -

Very effective - I have recommended it to many people who all have said it was a lifesaver! Apps on phones just aren't the same as this is a physical noise like an AC or fan would be.

u/202-713 · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

This is the one you get:

It seems absurdly expensive for what it is, but it works wonders, and this particular one is the gold standard that's been around for years. Can't recommend it enough.

u/andreas-nyc · 2 pointsr/AskNYC

An alternative idea: white noise machine. I've had one of these for over 10 years, and a second one for nearly 8. Works well and other than taking the cover off and vacuuming it out, no maintenance required.

u/PaulRuddsDick · 2 pointsr/kansascity

For you thin walled folks, a white noise machine can do wonders. The one in the link is a little expensive but it works. You can also try a fan, or a white noise app on your phone. Maybe start with the app and see if it helps...

u/noobalicious · 2 pointsr/WidowmakerMains
u/derprondo · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

We use these Dohm sound machines at home and travel with them everywhere.

u/Koy-Boy · 2 pointsr/sleep

I’d highly recommend a “white noise sound machine” such as the Marpac Adjustable model.


I’ve tried fans, apps, looping sound clips and YouTube videos but nothing has worked as well as my Marpac. Read though some of the 11k reviews and you’ll come to understand why it’s helped allot of folks.

In my case; I’m a light sleeper and it does a great job of masking outside noises which otherwise would have woken me up easily. I like being able to adjust the air vent ports to suit the tone I’m comfortable with and given that’s it’s an actual small fan spinning within a container, it sounds much more natural and soothing than some app.

Use a heavy blanket, make sure your room is a bit chilly and use a physical white noise machine to help you fall sleep and stay asleep.

I hope this helps

u/m0ro_ · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

I don't know why nobody has actually linked you to anything but I am here to the rescue!

This bad boy is what you need to get. Unlike just about every single other white noise machine, this one is basically just a spinning internal "fan" with adjustable cutouts that let you adjust tone. The white noise it makes is real and not output through a speaker. I've found it to do wonders.

There are reviews of issues but as far as I can see, most of them just have to do with the internals gettings dust and particles inside and eventually not working right. At that point, you can pop the sucker open and clean it out or just realize how much a good night's sleep is worth and buy a new one.

We bought one for inlaws and we've had ours for a little over a year with using it almost every night. I 100% notice a difference in my sleep when I forget to turn it on. There was a time when we used alexa for rain sounds or other noise and while it helped to fall asleep, there wasn't really a noticeable difference in rest and we eventually stopped using it.

I was honestly very skeptical when I bought it, but I'm glad I got one just to see.

If it broke today, I would instantly order a new one without hesitation.

u/Siltyn · 2 pointsr/homeowners

Contact your local Animal Control and ask about barking/noise laws in your area. I've filed several barking complaints over the years, usually when folks get a letter from the city they straighten their dog out. Also, if your neighbors are being loud, check local noise laws for that too and file complaints with the police. That generally takes care of loud asshole neighbors too.

Also look into getting a white noise machine. I sleep like a rock with mine:

u/dtlm · 2 pointsr/AskNYC

Two of these:

This one is also really good:

I have each one situated on a bedside table on either side of the head of the bed. The head of the bed is even against the wall closest to the subway noise, white noise machines work great.

u/CharlesThundercock · 2 pointsr/steroids

Eargasm earplugs are freaking unbelievable. They actually make the music at a show sound infinitely better and block out a crazy amount of non-music noise.

u/allthetunes · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

I’ve tried the etymotics and while they work, they were uncomfortable for me to wear for extended periods. Ended up getting Dubs which were more comfortable but I felt like they muffled sound sometimes.

Now I have Eargasm earplugs and I like them the most. I definitely recommend them. They’re the most comfortable without muffling sound, that I’ve tried. Plus they don’t have that little protruding plastic that come out of your ears, so you can wear a bandana with them.

u/SJS329 · 2 pointsr/Slayer

It can be ungodly loud, but you can prevent damage. Wear ear plugs. Problem solved. Tinnitus fucking sucks, trust me. There is no such thing as silence for me any more. Go on Amazon and buy these: or these: Personally I like the Eargasm ones better. I wear them to every concert I attend. I'm usually right at the front or running around in the pit. I never have any additional hearing discomfort afterwards. Spend a few bucks and prevent a lifetime of asking people to repeat themselves...

u/FuckTheBus · 2 pointsr/aves

Another brand that you should possibly consider are the ones I personally use, eargasm. They're relatively affordable(20$ I think) they are really comfortable, and they are pretty discreet-looking. They also come with a cheap little case for holding them that you can throw on your keys. :)

Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs for Concerts Musicians Motorcycles and More!

Here you go

u/celestial_catbird · 2 pointsr/aspergers

Hi I have sensory issues too. I use these really great invisible ear plugs. You can barely see them when they're in so no one will notice, and they don't just muffle sound, it's more like the volume gets turned down so you can still talk to people.

They're kind of pricey, but worth it. My friend who has autism too uses the same kind as well

u/holythesea · 2 pointsr/premed

I don’t know about comfort but all of my friends used acoustic earplugs in high school for drum line and said good things.

u/HiveFleet-Cerberus · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

Wear ear plugs. I recommend the Eargasm ones. They're great at blocking out wind noise and manage overall sound quite nicely so you can still hear your music and traffic noise. Waaaaaay better than foamies.

u/givememorebass · 2 pointsr/bassnectar

Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs for Concerts Musicians Motorcycles Noise Sensitivity Conditions and More (Ear Plugs Come in Premium Gift Box Packaging) - Blue

Bought these before center and they absolutely saved my life for good stayed in and everything sounded so good still!

u/ImaginaryCheetah · 2 pointsr/hometheater

these are the ones i got.

they do their job very well, but i find the silicon fins to be a little stiff after extended wear.

i should mention i'm a fire tech, so i sometimes wear these for 8 hours at a time during extensive testing.

there's others with better ratings, but back when i got these there were fewer choices and i was unsure if they would really be any different than regular baffled earplugs, so i went for a cheap set.

i should probably upgrade :)

u/Usefulidiot84 · 2 pointsr/ToolBand

I've used these for years and I've never left a concert with ringing ears. These lower the volume without muting all the sounds like traditional foam ear plugs. For a child you my want to go foam earplugs or over the ear ones.

Edit: just saw he was 19 so yeah I really recommend these for both of y’all. There clear discreet and still allow you to enjoy the music without the side affects

u/grid101 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Not so much for white noise, but I bought these for concerts and motorcycle riding and loved them:

My partner then upgraded me to these, and I love them as well, but TBH I don't see how they are better than the $10 ones I bought myself first:

I've since given her my Hearos to use at concerts. If I were you I think the Hearos would do you just fine; I haven't looked at the specs of either, like I said, they both appear to work pretty much the same.

Hope this helps.

u/clcaeri · 2 pointsr/bangtan

I use the Eargasm High Fidelity Concert Earplugs. I’ve worn them through three Love Yourself concerts (two GAs, right by main stage near the speakers) last year and various rock, hip-hop, EDM, and pop concerts.

u/sexysaxmasta · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs for Concerts Musicians Motorcycles Noise Sensitivity Conditions and More (Ear Plugs Come in Premium Gift Box Packaging) - Blue

u/JuicedInIt · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Would these type of plugs be good for a regular concert attendee?

u/BaBaBrandon · 2 pointsr/Kanye

I bought [these] ( and they stayed in even during moshing with Pusha T!

u/p1-o2 · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I own both the Etymotic plugs and these ones from Eargasm

They both work well but the Eargasm ones are way more comfortable and go on my keychain.

u/indigoissues · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Amazon carries Eargasm brand earplugs for $35. I use these for work (since I teach rock music for six hours a day lol) and these are consistently comfortable to wear and easy to clean. They also come with a little metal case to help keep them clean and safe while not in your eyes. Maybe these could help?

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u/Painkiller3666 · 2 pointsr/shorthairedhotties

You should buy one of these: Headgasm machine.

u/nielsenal12 · 2 pointsr/asmr

Here you go!

only $2.50

u/HelloMrPeppermint · 2 pointsr/offmychest

In brief, neurologically, the source of your pleasure is identical to what makes these work

...and if you've never felt one of these...get on it!

u/Barry9988 · 2 pointsr/HaircareScience

Try this instead

You can find same product but much cheaper on eBay

u/bluebuckeye · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Currently using The Ordinary's 10% Azaelic Acid. I did just buy some Melazepam though, as I wanted to try the higher concentration.

u/overduebook · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is great! I think we have really similar skin, and seeing your process helped me understand my order of operations.

  • I really recommend trying out micellar water for an AM cleanse and to remove makeup at night before your PM cleanse; it made a huge difference for me.
  • Right now I'm experimenting with azaleic acid to deal with rosacea. TO's 10% did nothing for me and was pretty meh, which I've heard a lot of other people say, so I'm trying out a 15% cream link and I'm waiting to see if it makes a difference. I haven't tried out my bottle of TO Niacinamide 10% + Zinc so I'm excited to hear how much you love it!
  • I'm also starting to explore serums and stuff for hydration. I picked up a number of small travel size options at Sephora and I'm currently trying out Biossance's squalane oil. So far I haven't had a reaction and my hydration is definitely, visibly improved.
u/alexandria1994 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You can try the vitamin c; I used Timeless' on my PIE but didn't really notice any change. Other people swear by it, so it just depends on you.

My derm told me to try azelaic acid since it's supposed to fade redness. I use Melazepam, but The Ordinary has one too.

Simple Skincare Science has an article that mentions hydration. I will say that since I've added a lot more hydration to my routine, the marks are fading quicker than before. You can try adding Vaseline or Aquaphor after your nighttime moisturizer to "seal in" that moisture overnight.

There's also this post that explains what the red marks are, how you know you have it, and how to treat it.

u/LikesGreenTea · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


The two most important things are sunscreen and azelaic acid.

Sunscreen: Check out Endurance Shield High Performance Sunblock, No-Ad Sunscreen, or an Asian sunscreen:

Azelaic acid: Check out The Ordinary 10% Azelaic Acid or Melazepam 20%.

I also recommend reading this post:

Hormonal Acne

If it's hormonal acne, then it's an internal problem, which means that topical products won't be that effective.

Possible solutions for hormonal acne: birth control (maybe try a different one?), Spironolactone, spearmint tea, evening primrose oil. Ask your doctor about all these things, including the tea and oil.

You've probably heard this advice before, but to reduce hormonal acne, you should: avoid sugar, avoid dairy, drink a lot of water (aim for 3+ liters per day), get enough sleep (aim for 8 hours per night), exercise (aim for 3 30-minute sessions per week), and reduce stress (yoga and meditation really do help; I also recommend spending time on hobbies that you enjoy).

Products recs: I've never personally tried these products, but Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum and Zymogen Houttuynia Cordata Ferment Serum are often recommended for soothing hormonal acne.

u/helenawayne · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I THINK this might be the product you're talking about? I can't recommend either the product or the seller since I haven't tried it, but I do think I saw the same post and followed the link to that product (dug through my previously viewed products to find it).

u/Newberrie · 2 pointsr/Rosacea

Check out Melazepam on Amazon. I can't compare, as it's the only one I've used, but it works for me.

Ecological Formulas Melazepam Cream

u/cuiiii · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Issue: PIH

Have been using drunk elephant AHA for a while, but wanting to add azelaic acid (just picked this one up from Amazon, supposed to be a Finacea dupe). I've been testing the azelaic acid (at night) while waiting for my next AHA shipment to arrive and it seems to be working decently.

My AHA just arrived today so I'm wondering if I can use them in conjunction and if so, how? Which one comes first and do I need to include extra wait time? I had been using it as the second last step of my routine before moisturiser not realising it was pH dependant... Any help appreciated!

u/jmlinv · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Azelaic acid is supposed to be really good. I just ordered this product for my acne but many people with rosacea seem to love it as well -

u/dark_roast · 2 pointsr/Metal

I have excess wax issues, and have to clean my earplugs (ER-20s are what I'm using at the moment) frequently, but in almost 20 years of wearing musician's earplugs I haven't had any significant issues with buildup caused by the earplugs themselves. I use one of these to help with wax removal, and it works pretty well. I've also used hydrogen peroxide and some other methods to deal with hardened wax on rare occasions. It sounds like your issues are more severe, but try not to let wax issues keep you from wearing hearing protection - cilia don't grow back.

You'll want to keep your ear canals clean, obviously. And try not to shove the earplugs too deep into your ear. I do this sometimes when I'm gigging and the drummer's really wailing on the cymbals, but it can result in the earplug picking up wax from the canal, and in your case could cause impaction. You might also look at MusicSafe plugs - they're double flange musician's plugs, and might not go as deep into the ear canal as the typical triple flange musician's plugs.

u/err0r_404 · 2 pointsr/electronicmusic

These Earplugs are awesome. They also have a "pro" version with one additional filter.

u/PuxinF · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I've seen it recommended that you look for musicians' earplugs, like these. I ordered these on clearance (in Canada), but haven't received them yet.

u/gold_shoulder · 2 pointsr/infj

These have been a lifesaver for me as I have heightened sensitivity to loud sounds and also recently became more conscious about protecting my hearing. I use them in both concert and everyday settings and in addition to protecting my hearing during intensely loud performances, they also help me tune out loud, distracting noises when I'm trying to focus in everyday settings, which was an unexpected, but welcome benefit.

Just a thought for making it through large festivals as high fidelity earplugs allow you to hear what others are saying more clearly as well, which can cut down some of the frustrations of interactions in that setting (like having to shout-repeat yourself 3 or 4 times to someone). This is because they attenuate sound evenly across the frequency spectrum, which results in an effect like turning the volume down, without losing any of the quality of the music—it's incredible. In any case, I hope you enjoy the festival and have the opportunity to see some wonderful live sets!

u/Joe_Nismo · 2 pointsr/singing

I use Alpine musicians ear plugs with changeable filters for on stage or as an audience member. Comes with a little case too. They have been ear savers for loud metal concerts and as a musician who plays next to drummers in small venues. I've also used them as a drummer and at an indoor shooting range. The shooting range was pushing it for these plugs, but they weren't advertised as indoor shooting protection. I keep them on my key chain so I always have them. Good for being around turbine engines. Yes, I use them everywhere.

Edit after reading other comments: I can hear myself better on stage with these. If my band could afford in ear systems, that would be better. I've sang with them and played many instruments with them. If I have trouble, I just loosen them up a little. They are small and barely noticeable when wearing them. People ask me when they see me putting them in and they end up ordering them too. I don't understand how people perform or go to concerts without them. Who wants a ringing in your ears every night?

u/pokeba11 · 2 pointsr/poppunkers

I've never worn ear plugs, and I've been to ~ 150 shows over the last 10 years or so, so take this with a grain of salt... When you're close to the stage, you'll be closer to the speakers and more susceptible to hearing damage. If you're in the back of the venue, it's still loud, but not as big of a deal. I read an article once (can't find it presently) that stated a live concert of 4 hours of loud music can take something ridiculous like 6 months off your hearing or something. But clearly I've never listened.

A few years ago I saw Deaf Heaven in a really small venue and literally had ringing in my ears for a solid week. That was the point where I knew I had done some pretty severe damage. So now I either stand far away from the speakers, or if I know it's a small venue and want to be close, I wear some musicians earplugs, so the noise isn't distorted, just quieter. Something like these would do the trick if you're worried about it:

Also wanted to chime in about moshing - don't worry about it! Have fun, and if it gets too rowdy, just push your way to the side of the crowd or back a few people away from the pit area. Not a huge deal at all. Watch out for crowd surfers! I've gotten kicked in the head a few good times from simply not being aware that they were coming. It sucks, but it's a part of the experience.

I'm actually going to this show tomorrow night, and i'm super stoked! I hope you have an awesome time!

u/odce1206 · 2 pointsr/Metal

I love the Alpine plugs

u/drumboy206 · 2 pointsr/Triumph

I like these - they are short enough that they don't get dislodged when you're putting a helmet on, and maintain all the intake/exhaust sound that you want to hear :)

Edit: Also every time, unless I don't plan on exceeding 30 mph.

u/VeganMinecraft · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Earplugs for da clubs

Happy birthday, pumpkin !!! :)

u/Phlexonance · 2 pointsr/MensRights

There's hearing protection that will dampen the sound instead of blocking it (ideally aiming to dampen each frequency the same amount) which will protect your hearing but still allow you to converse with people in loud environments.

I carry them with me all the time.

u/Shelf_Life · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I use these and love them. They are musician earplugs like the Etymotic so they lower all frequencies more evenly. This is nice because you get the reduction in volume but don't get that feeling of all the high frequency disappearing like regular foam earplugs.

These are also shallow and flexible so they fit great under my helmet without hitting anything.

u/TJungus · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Without knowing your exact budget the best option would be to get the custom molds with a filter, but those are also the most expensive. Alclair has them for $120 with interchangeable filters. I've used THESE before and they have done the job. Cheap enough to throw away after every gig and you can get them in different levels of db attenuation. Keep those ears safe!

u/boy1der1983 · 2 pointsr/UCSD

While this suggestion may not help sound proof your door, I suggest using ear plugs. I have been using the below linked earplugs for years. They don’t block out all sounds, but you won’t hear whispers from another room, or even a lot of outdoor noises, neighbors footsteps, etc. I use them when studying, sleeping, relaxing, etc.

There also good because you can keep a pair with you all the time so when your at Geisel or taking a test and some noise is just driving you crazy, you can block most of all
Of it out and focus. They are also good for concerts so you can hear the music and singing better without blowing out your ear drums.

They’re less than $10 shipped with prime.

Mack's Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, 50 Pair - 32dB Highest NRR, Comfortable Ear Plugs for Sleeping, Snoring, Work, Travel and Loud Events

u/NobblyNobody · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions


or alternatively I find sticking my earbuds in and starting an audiobook generally puts me to sleep regardless

u/Wlchwlngthtlsts · 2 pointsr/childfree

In the meantime: Mack's Ear Care Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, 50 Pair

Also, being able to listen to my tv on headphones as I walk around the house has been a game changer.

u/nauticalmile · 2 pointsr/guns

If you're like six feet to the side of an AR or something with a muzzle brake, the Impact Sports probably aren't going to cut it. If you're considerably more spaced out or using hunting rifles without any muzzle device (projecting more of the sound forwards,) they should probably do fine.

FWIW, I do keep one of these jars of earplugs in my range bag so I can double up whenever I deem it necessary.

u/rekcomeht · 2 pointsr/woodworking

to expand on this.

you'll want to buy a cheap powered router, a straight bit, a couple of clamps and HEARING and EYE PROTECTION.
i can't stress those last two enough.

once you've done that,

  1. you'll want to install a wide-ish straight bit into your router.

  2. mark off the area you want to route (make the marks on the waste side, where you're cutting away, or the other side, but be consistent).
  3. set the router so the bit won't cut, but you can see it in the flat shoe on the bottom. you want to line the edge of the bit to your line, then mark where the edge of the router is.
  4. you want to clamp your metal brackets to that line as a straight edge and guide.
  5. don your eye and ear protection. it's going to get loud.
  6. take a ruler or use the built in guides to set the bit to the depth you want (1/8")
  7. double check your clamps are tight and the edge guide is straight. measure both sides of it, don't eyeball.
  8. place the router on the work with the bit hanging off the edge. then turn it on while steadying it with your hands.
  9. cut along the guide and any remaining bits from the edge until you have a nice level area for your bracket.

    i recommend practicing on a bit of extra wood. get the idea down and then do it on your final piece.
u/cafeRacr · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

Don't mess with your hearing. With your current setup, it will go fast. You may also end up with Tinnitus. In the least it can be annoying, at its worst, unbearable. Always wear earplugs. Don't fall for the gimmicky re-usable earplugs that can be extremely expensive. Just buy a jug of the squishy foam earplugs that are pennies each. This video has a good breakdown. If you want to listen to music, get a helmet speaker system. This one is plenty cheap, and works well. Phone calling also works great, both ways.

u/AHenWeigh · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Here, you'll need these:

u/kayleighh · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh neat! Seems fun. Fear cuts deeper than swords.

  1. Something that is grey. - Wishful Thinking list
  2. Something reminiscent of rain. - Priority Items list
  3. Something food related that is unusual. - Health/Beauty list
  4. Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. - Priority Items list. For my cat Little because she gets urinary tract infections so I am always trying to find ways to keep her well hydrated.
  5. A book I should read! - DVDs/Books list. I've wanted to read it since it came out, just haven't gotten the chance to. The movie was fabulous too.
  6. An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related! - Not on any of my lists
  7. Something related to cats. - Priority Items list.
  8. Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it. - On a Private wishlist because the price is ridiculous.
  9. A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. - Already Owned. Because it's my favorite movie.
  10. Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. - Wishful Thinking list. Because I could throw it at their faces.
  11. Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals. - Health/Beauty list. Because I get bad back pain and muscle knots from my scoliosis and they can sometimes prevent me from doing what I need to do properly. Alternate from a Private wishlist because I may have to quit my job due to respiratory irritation from the chemicals.
  12. One of those pesky Add-On items. - Health/Beauty list. I hate Add-on Items.
  13. The most expensive thing on your list. - On a Private wishlist simply because it is so expensive. It's my dream item because I want to replace my gram's old one which I accidentally shattered the bowl for. /:
  14. Something bigger than a bread box. - Priority Items list
  15. Something smaller than a golf ball. - Health/Beauty list
  16. Something that smells wonderful. - Priority Items list
  17. A (SFW) toy. - Miscellaneous list. SFW to look at, not necessarily to play haha.
  18. Something that would be helpful for going back to school. - Wishful Thinking list
  19. Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be. - Miscellaneous list. I have always been obsessed with writing lists. I have these markers and I love them but a lot of them are dried out/won't write. I haven't thrown them away because it makes me sad.
  20. Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. - Priority Items list. A bag that I absolutely crave with every fiber of my being. I want it soooo bad. It's pretty and comes in other pretty colors and looks cute and comfy and wonderful.


  21. Anything that has my real name on it. I don't know your real name, sadly. ): Maybe someday!
  22. Anything made in Oregon. - Filmed in Oregon.

    Any of the things I have noted being on Private lists I would be happy to send you the link to for proof can be seen here. :) Also your wishlist names made me chuckle. :D

    Also also Happy Birthday to my dad! <3
u/friedbunnies · 2 pointsr/aspergirls

These might help: HEAROS High Fidelity Musician Ear Plugs Ultimate In Comfortable And Hearing Protection Professional Musicians Earplugs Noise Cancelling Earplugs For Concerts Motorcyclists Loud Events (1 Pair)

u/hundreds_of_sparrows · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

There are some really great earplugs like these that are cheap, comfortable, not visibly noticeable and most importantly cut frequencies ~evenly so everything still sounds the same, just quieter. I wear mine at shows, bars and even when playing music. Can’t recommend them enough.

u/OtterSparkles · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest
Those! I found mine at guitar center, they were $15ish :)

u/zck · 2 pointsr/weirdal

Agreed -- hearing protection is very important. I have a pair of earplugs that I wear at concerts -- if you get ones made for music, they do a good job and letting you hear the music pretty much as intended, but at a lower volume.

I know that some kids don't like wearing earplugs, so earmuffs are also an option. They're also harder to lose, because you'll notice if your kid pulls them off.

u/Vladimir_Pooptin · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

These are a good entry pair, there are more expensive ones that you can get if you decide it's worth the money

u/afancysandwich · 2 pointsr/Metal

> But I want to give a shout out to Big Business. I've been enjoying their songs, but they were even more impressive live. Just tons of energy and talent. They played a headliner quality set. That said, it's tough to open for Sleep. It's hard to resist comparing the openers to the headliners, but that would be really unfair in this case.

I loooooove Big Business and I saw them on their solo tour before they joined Sleep (I wish they got to open for Sleep here) and I'm really loving the new album. It's a grower like all their albums but it's weird how it's so accessible.

Get some Hearos plugs btw. I can't find the exact ones I have but I'm ordering these. I only use foam plugs under duress (like when I dropped my Hearos plugs at the Sleep show).

u/mshabooboo · 2 pointsr/PowerMetal

To piggyback off of this - I'd highly recommend the HearO High Fidelity brand:

It's basically what Chris recommends with some extras. $14, comes with a case, and these have a filter in them that cuts high highs and low lows. I use them on-stage when singing, and I used to use them at concerts before I got custom molded plugs.

u/opossum_minister · 2 pointsr/Bass

I generally keep two types of earplugs with me. The standard, cheap foam disposables for "loud rehearsal", and a set of these for wearing on stage. There is NO EXCUSE for not wearing earplugs. If you need to shout to get heard above a drummer or guitar while rehearsing, you should be wearing earplugs.

u/tony710 · 2 pointsr/Guitar

My wife got these for when we go to concerts. She says they work really well and they are pretty cheap.

u/tessalasset · 2 pointsr/Coachella

Get these instead for $10 cheaper, OP. Been using this style of earplug for about 13 years now and never going back.

u/FreestyleLemons · 2 pointsr/drums

I own some Hearos High Fidelity plugs, they are legit. You can clean them, they come with a case & they're relatively cheap considering they will last you nearly forever.
The design is great because it allows clearer sounds than normal foam plugs. I highly recommend them
Here's an Amazon link but you can find em at GC & such.

u/RunsInJeans · 2 pointsr/insomnia

Your body produces melatonin to help you sleep. It produces it based on what time of the day it thinks it is which is affected by exposure to sunlight. By exposing yourself to light in the evening it prevents your body from producing it too early in the day and then running out of it in the middle of the night.

If your problem is that you can't fall asleep at your usual bedtime then you'd want to do the opposite and expose yourself to sunlight (or artificial light) as soon as you wake up or at least in the earlier part of the day. This could help synchronize your melatonin production to your sleep patterns. Like this guy.

This is the lamp I use but there are many more available out there.

Good luck.

u/Kaleshark · 2 pointsr/leaves
That's the lamp I got; there is a review on Amazon which explains why you should NOT use the ion therapy part of this otherwise excellent lamp.

You can find this album on iTunes and if you want to give it a try, one of the tracks is the short version of yoga nidra. It's the one I've mostly done and is great. If you like it you can get the long version track, too; I think the other track on the album is some weird yoga music, I just have the two guided meditation tracks.

u/AlphaHooker · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Holy moly! Yeah putting you in a tanning bed would be like putting a fork in a toaster. My husband is a redhead freckleface too :D

They have home lamps that basically treat you like a lizard! Kinda. Its things like this so you can at least get some "sun" without the burn.

u/lifelurker · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

A simple Google will give you tons of products. I don't know where you live, so it's pointless to give you specific stores to buy it from. However, you should read customer reviews to make sure they even work.

u/ashV2 · 2 pointsr/entwives

<3 Some extra lighting could help, and maybe even set aside some cash for one of those sun lamp type things to make the shorter daylight hours in winter more bearable.

If you haven't already, investing in one or two plants that don't need a lot of light can add some cozy comfort to a room too.

What are your favorite colors? Can you decorate within those to create a happier space? I really like yellow and turquoise, and am always trying to find things in those colors. Even just a few throw pillows or knick knacks and a brightly colored cozy blanket can help. Throw down a cute dollar store blanket or some cheap cozy pet beds for the puppers to cuddle with you too!

...and maybe some brightly colored dollar store baskets to help organize your craft stuff and/or stash :D

IF you're able to, get outside as well even for 10-15 minutes during the day when the sun is out. Even if you're not smoking, but toking in your new cozy spot, and then trying to adventure out. It makes a a bit of a difference to get a change of scenery.

Edit: If you could find even just a futon mattress in good shape on Cragislist or something, you could fold that against the wall, hang some lights, put down some blankets and throw pillows, and call that a lounge/smoke spot too. If you Google reading nook ideas, you might be able to get some more inspiration on how to convert that into a smoke spot ;)

u/YahwehTheDevil · 2 pointsr/GradSchool

Do you take supplements? They're far from a panacea, but deficiencies in certain micronutrients can wreak havoc on your mental state.

Omega-3s, from fish oil or an algae supplement:

>There appears to be reduced depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder when the depression is of a large magnitude (similar to the anti-depressant effects of fish oil in general). There may not be a reduction in depressive symptoms with lower severity depression (a trend to increase has been noted) and manic symptoms do not appear to be significantly influenced


>Vitamin B12 deficiency can potentially cause severe and irreversible damage, especially to the brain and nervous system. At levels only slightly lower than normal, a range of symptoms such as fatigue, depression, and poor memory may be experienced. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause symptoms of mania and psychosis


>An inverse correlation between vitamin D and depression (lower vitamin D status being related to more depressive symptoms) was first reported in 1979 and associations have resurfaced in those at risk for cardiovacular incidents, fibromyalgia, and in women during the winter

And, if you're a vegan or vegetarian, or if you exercise a lot, zinc:

>Overall, persons with depression seem to usually have lower zinc concentrations in serum and the worse the symptoms of depression the lower the zinc concentration tends to be

There are some other good supplements for mood, such as inositol and creatine, although you'd have to be careful because they can interact poorly with your bipolar and make you manic. I'd also recommend a light box to wake up to in the morning. I live in New England, and when fall comes I start feeling really off with the lack of morning sunlight.

u/henriettabazoom · 2 pointsr/toronto

I've used a bunch. This one is a little pricier, and it's hands down the best. My tiny apartment is on an interior corner, so zero light in the winter. Turning this thing on makes it look like a bright May day inside.

u/roz-is-world · 2 pointsr/bipolar2

I bought this one back in 2015 and I found it helpful: NatureBright SunTouch Plus Light and Ion Therapy Lamp (package may vary)

u/monkeyhihi · 2 pointsr/getdisciplined

I struggled a lot with this too. I tried putting my cell phone far away from me when I went to sleep so I would have to get up to turn it off; I tried the alarm apps with the crazy captchas that made me do math before it would turn off (I would just sleepily wind up removing the battery, and eventually got good at drowsy math)... I even tried the crazy-loud alarm clocks made for deaf people..... Nothing worked.

I would up taking a shotgun approach to this as well.

I started off with some very cool looking blue-blocking glasses that I would religiously start wearing once it was sundown, and wouldn't take off until I went to bed. I would take some melatonin at the same time as well.

Now, the real pièce de résistance was a sunlamp--of which there are many kinds that I used alongside the Sleep as Android phone app. There's a specific captcha on there called "Let there be light" that forces you to turn on a lamp before the alarm will turn off. By adjusting the sensitivity I made it so that only the INCREDIBLY BRIGHT sun lamp would turn it off, which combined with the sun lamp finally did the trick. By the time the alarm had turned off, I really did start feeling invigorated by the bright light.

Don't feel like you need to jump in to the deep end and wake up at 6:30 right away. Set realistic goals, and once you establish a rhythm you can adjust times based on your schedule.

Best of luck, friendo!

u/flwrchild1013 · 2 pointsr/depression

I have one and it worked while I was using it. The problem is that the instructions say you need to sit in front of it for 30-45 min/day. I used to use it while I was checking my email in the mornings before I went to class, but finding enough time in one session to sit down was difficult for me.

u/temple_noble · 2 pointsr/Weakpots

This is the model I have. I don't know if there's anything fancier out there. It has held up for two years now. I never use the ionizer thing.

Bonus, it's a cat magnet. the lighting makes for some dramatic portraits.

u/dillonEh · 2 pointsr/betterCallSaul

This is what I have. Not sure what they're called other than "therapy lights." It seems to work if I lay directly in front of it with my shirt off for 30 minutes.

u/distraughtinak · 2 pointsr/DeadBedrooms

I bought this one 8 years ago when the price was $130. It's now $52. The "ion therapy" is a quack, it's nothing more than an ozone generator. It the light part works awesome, and I love the timer! My light is still going strong after 8 years!

u/hippityflippity · 2 pointsr/SeasonalAffective

This one works well but I like the hue of light a bit less than a few that are a bit more expensive (it is bluish and feels less like basking in the sun): NatureBright SunTouch Plus Light and Ion Therapy Lamp (package may vary)

This is my favorite one (nice sunlight-like hue, nice and bright-feeling): Northern Light Technology Boxelite 10,000 Lux Bright Light Therapy Light Box, Black

The evidence behind both of these is good. You just gotta make sure you are sitting close enough and long enough (should be no more than a couple feet away and for about 30 min/day).

I use this device to make sure I'm getting enough light and for long enough (not exactly what the product was made for but it works - it measures anything over 2500 lux so you will know if you are sitting too far from the light): SunSprite Wearable Light Tracker

Hope this helps! I'm a bit of a light-junkie so PM me or post here if you have any questions.

u/paper_alien · 2 pointsr/xxketo

I'm a firm believer that the only thing stopping you is yourself. Easier to say than do though. Be disciplined, put reminders up that are highly visible, and find a way to be accountable that kicks at your guilt. I had to learn that it's not "motivation" that gets you there, it's discipline, and a solid week of whining about being hungry and crying about the fact I wanted chips... Everything you do in life is a decision! YOU have to decide you want it, because where there's a will, there's a way. Here's my motivation that keeps me going. I had to learn to stop making excuses for why I was failing.

I'd recommend you get rid of *all your crap food in the house. Change rules with your roomates to where you don't share food with them, or even better, get your own shelf for your groceries, and a mini fridge for produce so you can't be tempted by seeing all their goodies. Get an air purifier for your room so you can retreat if someone is going to bake pizza, or cookies that smell enticing.

I might also recommend a SUN LAMP if you work overnight. It will help with your sleep, which will help everything else out. The body does weird things when you don't rest properly. Had one since end of college and I swear it's the best thing ever IF YOU USE IT REGULARLY.

I hope you can find something I've said helpful, best of luck. The road to any form of recovery is never easy.

u/Esteam · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

My doctor prescribed me this one for my sleep apnea. 30 minutes a day in the morning, every morning.

u/Live4Sunshine · 2 pointsr/CBD

Nature Bright SunTouch Plus Light and Ion Therapy
by Nature Bright Company

I like the ions and the timer. I build up from 15 minutes a day to an hour -- brought it to my office. I live in Central NY which is gray and cold all winter. I try to get sun but you don't make vitamin D unless the earth is at the right angle. I have been trying to go to Florida for a long weekend each March/April to kick the blues.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes


^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/piratesgoyarr · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ahhh! They have them on amazon! Just found them. THIS You should seriously consider getting one. I used to sit with mine on every day for half an hour at my desk when I worked in an office.

u/Nav_Panel · 2 pointsr/bestof

I tried this one at a friend's, then I bought my own... Cheapest on Amazon that seemed to actually work. Make sure you're 12 to 16 inches from it while using it.

u/Toking_Coder · 2 pointsr/trees

Just so you know I found 99% Iso on amazon for quite cheap, you do have to pay more for shipping than for the actual product but the cost may be worth it for the higher purity.

u/LeonHRodriguez · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

clean it with Isopropyl Alcohol, 99% purity if possible

ISO is really useful for cleaning things that would otherwise rust or get damaged

u/Brakkio · 2 pointsr/trees

$7 for 16oz of 99% know of any cheaper?

u/epicflyman · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Nonsense. It's not quite as readily available in stores, but 99% is easily obtainable. Hell, Amazon even sells it.

u/bowtch · 2 pointsr/chemistry

Swan Isopropyl Alcohol, 99%, Pint, 16 OZ

Or try a hardware store, a pharmacy, or a hobby store that sells like model airplanes and stuff.

I'm assuming you're not a chemist, because you'd have easy access to 100% isopropanol if you were, so there's no realistic way for you to purify what you have.

u/LanZx · 2 pointsr/buildapc

You can get some for 7 bucks in Amazon. Link

Also you'll need some 90% Isopropyl to clean of the existing paste

Here's a video on reapplying the paste

u/KTFaaODaAT · 2 pointsr/gaming

HemHaw is correct. Most shit just gets corroded or shorted by residue left from the liquid spill. Alcohol will most likely fix that shit all day forever.

This is hardcore

u/toborNixon · 2 pointsr/trees

drug stores, pharmacy sections in grocery stores/walmart/costco

u/samfreez · 2 pointsr/gaming

Take it apart carefully and clean it with a q-tip and the highest percentage alcohol you can find (99% ideally)

u/Herrowgayboi · 2 pointsr/apple
u/Karatts · 2 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

I followed the guide I linked above, down to a T. So I used Wet Platinum Lubricant and 99% Isopropyl Alcohol for mixing and I mixed with a tooth pick. I mixed it all in the full sized jars that the loose eyeshadows came in and then poured it into the pan afterwards. As long as the mixture in the end isn't too watery, it's pretty easy to roll up into a ball and push out without leaving too much behind.

u/privateprblms · 2 pointsr/childfree I think they sell them at Target, definitely Walgreens and CVS, or Amazon is probably cheapest.

I heard about them from a woman that used them for chemo, and between them and Reed's ginger candies I was able to get through a couple months of some awful medications. Before them I vomited so forcefully a noodle came out my nose. That was fun.

u/nuggetlover99 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Sea-bands worked for me. I was totally skeptical, but they worked within minutes and were a real lifesaver when my nausea was at its worst.

u/Painted_Stars · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love headache helpers! They make me feel sooooo much better whenever I have motion sickness. Speaking of which, [these] ( are what I find really relaxing. Kind of weird, but I get really bad motion sickness, especially when playing video games. I have no idea why. But when I put those on I can feel all the sickness melt away. Also, I like [this] ( for late-night showers. I love having the bathroom dark, but without onbe. I'd probably slip on something and bust my head open. But whatever. I dont really mind any sorts of patterns or things. I like cutesy things, like the pattern you had with trees and clouds, but it doesnt really matter. And have you ever had flax pancakes? I dont know why, but I LOVE them. They're usually pretty dry, but its nothing some maple syrup cant fix!

u/Puddleston · 2 pointsr/patientgamers

I will get motion sickness from some fps games. As others have said, try to widen the FOV. I also will use sea-bands as they work for me though I know they do not help everyone.

u/alrighthamilton · 2 pointsr/PSVR

Sea bands

Took me from getting really sick after 15 minutes into certain games, to running around RE feeling maybe slightly unsettled after a few hours. I never believed in stuff like this, but it's worth the 6 dollar gamble if you experience any level of motion sickness. Just follow the instuctions.

u/starchybear · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

That’s when I offer to drive when I can, or else I feel like crap for the rest of the day until I nap. I know they say to keep your eyes on the road or looking out the window helps, but it makes it worse for me. I tried acupressure wristbands and this is the only thing that has helped me. I don’t get nauseous, grumpy, headaches, or extreme fatigue. It works best when you put them on correctly (duh) and 15 min before your trip.

u/ciarose5 · 2 pointsr/PostConcussion

I have really bad nausea from a different illness, and I've found sea bands actually really do help me

u/KALT1803 · 2 pointsr/PSVR

I knew about that one, but wouldn't call it a "technical" solution:

But yeah, somebody had to make a more expensive alternative to it... :D

u/rmcquade19 · 2 pointsr/PSVR

It may sound like some sort of voodoo magic, but if you suffer from any sort of motion sickness, Sea Bands are a MUST

I keep a bracelet on my display dock for people without VR legs to put on if they want to get adventurous and try something a little more extreme and it works like a charm.

u/nickehl · 2 pointsr/Diablo

I experience a similar effect when I play Minecraft. I'm only good for about an hour before it starts to set in. If I continue to play it only gets worse.

I never have figured out any game settings to alleviate this issue. I have. however, found some remedies that help me to get my minecraft fix!

Medications like Dimenhydrinate (the brand name id Dramamine, but if you look/ask for the drug name I just listed, you can get it at half the cost from your local pharmacy) are a big help for me.

Another thing that I've found to work well for me personally are Sea Bands. These little guys are awesome. They apply pressure to a pressure point on your wrists. I don't pretend to understand why they work, but they do. It is different for each person though so they may be more or less effective for your mom. Some advice I would offer you though is if she does try them, put them on like 15-20 minutes before she plays. For me, it seemed to help more when I wore them in advance.

One last piece of advice I can offer is in regards to screen/monitor size and full-screen mode. One of the things that helps me with Minecraft when I'm not using one of the other remedies is to alter the screen mode. I have a 24" monitor that I play on so when I'm planning on playing Minecraft, I put the game in windowed mode and resize the window to about 1/2 the screen size. Having a smaller screen seems to help with how quickly the nausea sets on for me.

Minecraft is the only game in my collection that makes me sick and it drives me nuts because it's one of my favorites. I hope that my tips can help you play with your mom! I would like to add though that I'm certainly not a doctor, so take my tips with that in mind. And your mom should probably read the warnings/consult her doctor before she takes the pills.

u/bicycle_dreams · 2 pointsr/knitting

I was super wary of Sea-Bands at first, but I used them for reading while on a bus and I didn't feel sick at all! I have really bad motion sickness and these are a lifesaver.

u/davevson · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest
u/ascendr · 2 pointsr/oculus

These have been around for a while as a remedy for sea sickness.

People seem to find that they work. It might just be a placebo effect, but hey -- if it makes you feel better, that's all it needs to do!

u/babbitybumble · 2 pointsr/Reduction

I had vertigo on and off for over a week after surgery even though I didn't have an antinausea patch. I used Sea Bands to help with that and it made a huge difference.

u/Boba7heFett · 2 pointsr/Vive

I work on commercial fishing boats and have too much experience with sea sickness. Some people eventually get used to it but some do not. A surprising number of experienced seamen get seasick for the first couple days when they have not been at sea for a while. My fear with vr is that sea sickness (at least for me) subsides after a day or two on the water as my body gets used to the motion of the boat. What sucks is that if I hop off of one boat and go out on another I often get a little queasy because the action is different! And I am back to square one! I don't know how people subject to motion sickness are going to react when switching from game to game or in/out of vr.
There are lots of low impact sea/motion sickness medicines that might help avoid VR sickness. For nasty weather or when I am going out to sea for the first time in a while I use Meclizine (active ingredient in Dramamine and other motion sickness medicines)or a ginger supplement and both work quite well for me. There are also some bands( help lots of people on boats that I plan on trying for vr so I don't have to take medicine to play video games. I have consulted my doctor about constant Meclizine because I spend close to a month at sea sometimes and she said it is no more dangerous than aspirin to take regularly but I think I'll just try the bands and some ginger ale. If it does turn out to be a problem for you I highly recommend AVOIDING any patches lots of people I know have complained about serious rashes/borderline chemical burns from those damn things. Another pro tip is that if you feel you have to yak just go get it done you will feel a million times better if you just give in hahahaha sorry for the essay I hope it's useful!

u/curlicarly · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I share my birthday with Michael Gambon. Who else can say that they are birthday twins with the greatest wizard of all time??

u/starfishe · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would love this head massager because it looks AWESOME

And I just came across this awesome YouTube video the other day: The Cat Diaries

u/DrScoops · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Who needs a girl when you can get one of these?

All joking aside, this thing is amazing. I know it looks like some weird brainwave concentrator, but it is seriously the best three bucks I've ever spent.

u/im_friENTly · 2 pointsr/trees

It is this thing!

u/DarkFiction · 2 pointsr/asmr
u/rediculose · 2 pointsr/casualiama

I'm in, all I request is one of those head massagers, like this (, and a daily massage.

u/Aquamoose42 · 2 pointsr/aww

It's a scalp massager, you can buy it at amazon for $12.95 ($5.48 if you have Amazon Prime).

u/JenniTheGhost · 2 pointsr/AskTrollX

They're scalp massagers. You can buy them really cheap and they feel really great on your head!

u/asmr_simplicity · 2 pointsr/asmr

I take this and apply it to the back of their head and say "multiply this by ten, that's how I feel when people open bags of chips. Jealous?"

u/palex · 2 pointsr/PolishGauntlet

1 My carpet sharks, cupcakes and glitter nail polish

2 Snuffleupagus

3 When I have a really bad headache and my bf uses the head massager on my head, that's nice.

u/ndsulee · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

The real deal, have your SO use this on your noggin, I've never made my wife make faces like she does when i use this on her (eyes roll back):

u/tmbcake13 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Five of these

u/broken_axe · 2 pointsr/gamingpc
u/redlegacyatm50 · 2 pointsr/trees
u/sim713 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

This works for me..

  1. Get one of these

  2. Go to youtube and search ASMR

  3. Pass the fuck out
u/identicalParticle · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I suggest one of these head massagers. They are pretty much the greatest feeling despite being completely nonsexual. I suggest that if you get him one, you use it on him from behind without telling him. You always remember your first surprise headmassager time.

u/mmm_burrito · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

To anyone who enjoys a good scalp massage: get one of these. It looks stupid, but 2 weeks after you receive it, you'll be sending me gold-plated thank you notes.

It will take two weeks because you'll need that long to muster up the willpower to stop using it for long enough to do anything productive. I don't know why I don't own one myself.

u/crazyprsn · 2 pointsr/UpliftingNews

> fantasised about being deaf because sudden noises fuck with me so much

Try these, they're wonderful!

u/bandito5021 · 2 pointsr/doommetal

Any recommendations? I have general-use Mack’s earplugs, but I’m not sure if they’re adequate. These:

u/-grell · 2 pointsr/misophonia

These are what I use. They're comfortable enough for me to sleep in.

u/Theothernooner · 2 pointsr/DIY

Dead serious....not trying to be cute. Just make sure they're clean before leaving them in all night.

u/FinnianWhitefir · 2 pointsr/CPTSD

Don't know if it's noise, but I slept better after I tried some cheap earplugs. I expected them to be real annoying, but they work great. I use them every night now.

Sorry, I don't know what you should do. I do want you to stick around, and after my one good day in years, I'm hopeful that there's a light at the end of the tunnel for people like us.

I will relate that "but idk just don’t feel like I’m worth it?" is just a complete summary of all of our issues. This is what we learn, that we are worthless and don't deserve anything. But I bet you're actually a good person. You try to do the best for the world, right? You want other people to be happy? You think of the best ways to treat people? I bet that puts you way above most people in this world, karma-wise.

I realize that it's way hard to get past that kind of thinking, but sometimes it helps me to take on the mindset of "Okay, this thought is absolutely caused by my issues, I can't trust myself on this. Let me just ignore it, and try to figure out what I should do."

Just got back from my therapy. It's really hard in that I have zero clue why I felt so good last Tuesday. It's all mental, so theoretically I can just feel like that all the time? But I don't. EMDR seemed impactful this week, so hopefully I'm making progress and will get more up days. But it's been years of lows.

Thanks for talking still!

u/iamtehcrispy · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

New rider, too. ~400 miles so far.

Ear plugs:

I just had my first ride this morning with these:


    Previously used these:


    You can grab the little foam ones from the grocery store near the toothpaste for a couple dollars. But, after this first ride with the new ones, I love them. Much better. More comfortable. The sounds fidelity is still there, just lower intensity.

    Either way, I highly recommend them. They allow me to focus on other things than the rumbling in my ear. I think my ride is safer for wearing them.


    Good to know. I'm about to spring for one because the fog in the mornings is obnoxious. Thanks for the timely affirmation that it works.

u/sgtkd8888 · 2 pointsr/PlantBasedDiet

I have the same issue. This is the best thing ever:

u/drjkiel · 2 pointsr/Health

Getting earwax out is actually pretty easy. Rule #1 however, is never ever use q-tips. You'll just pound the wax in tighter.

Try debrox ear drops to soften the wax and also this ear washer system to rinse it out. The ear washer is very similar to what they use in the doctors office. You can also try sitting under the shower head and letting the water pound into your ear if you dont want to buy that ear washer system.

u/they_have_bagels · 2 pointsr/headphones

Get that. It's basically the same thing that my doctor uses. Clears out impacted ears and buildup like nobody's business.

u/Yogababe · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Yea, you shouldn't have to, but sometimes you just do. Every time I go to a doctor and they peek in my ear they tell me I have a lot of wax.

I clean the outside of my ear with a q-tip. The trick here is to not go any deeper with a q tip than your finger can get to. Absolutely no q tips in the actual ear canal, only on the outside cartilage area. I've found that q tips with a little bit of unscented lotion get any bits of wax or dirt off easier than my fingers do.

One time I did stick a q tip in my ear canal, and besides being really painful, it pushed so much wax backwards that my ear "clogged" and I had a hard time hearing. After about a week of being nearly deaf in one ear I went to an urgent care clinic and they rinsed me out. They used a product like this filled with a mixture of 50% warm water and 50% hydrogen peroxide. The doctor stuck the tube in my ear, squirted a bit in, and then had me lean over so everything could fall out. And EVERYTHING fell out. It was disgusting how much wax came out. But afterwards I felt like I had supersonic hearing in one ear.

Obviously I wanted the other ear to feel just as clean, so when I got home I filled a regular spray bottle with the same mixture and gave it a squirt in the other ear. It didn't work as well as the product linked above because the nozzle didn't get as deep, but the hydrogen peroxide fizzles a little and definitely cleaned it out. I feel like this method is safer overall because it still leaves wax in your ear to protect you, versus clearing everything out completely.

I swim a lot and sometimes ear wax traps water in my ear and it can lead to infections, so I now do this once or twice a year. I checked with my GP and she said its fine as long as I don't overdo it.

Your mileage may vary.

u/addledhands · 2 pointsr/TooAfraidToAsk

Although it's not painful for me, I have the same problem. About twice each year (and always after flying), the buildup fully blocks my ear and I can't really hear. I also find it intensely disorienting. Chances are, you have what is called an ear wax impaction.

I've found those droplets to be completely useless, but I'm terrible at remembering to use them before the blockage is too bad. If you go to the doctor, they will use one sort of device or another that pushes a stream of water into your ear, and the pressure shakes the blockage lose. I've had doctors use electronic ones, and also hand-powered ones.

I bought an Elephant Ear Washer a year or two ago, and it's a fucking life saver. I actually take this thing with my on plane trips, and it's also what I've had used at the doctor's office. I'm able to use it alone on myself, but it's much easier if you have a family member do this for you.

You can buy little plastic bulb things at pharmacies, but I've never had any luck with those -- they don't hold enough water and can't generate enough pressure.

u/LordDango · 2 pointsr/headphones

Clean your ears with hydrogen peroxide and warm water.

Usually 1/4 hydrogen peroxide and warm water will do.

I use this

It works very well.

I use to have a problem getting a good seal and my ears were annoying because it was full of earwax, which is why i never used iem.

But once I cleaned them, it felt good and i didn't feel anymore pressure from my ear anymore.

Good luck, let me know if you need any help

u/non_nahs · 2 pointsr/popping

I use this on patients at work and it's seriously amazing. I get such satisfaction from removing their cerumen.

u/vtransient · 2 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

I go temporarily deaf because of earwax pretty regularly, but not necessarily because of cotton swabs, I'm just a waxy person I guess. A quick dose of debrox and some work with one of these typically does the trick for me. The best treatment is an e.n.t. doc with one of those pressure washers though. It's a magical sensation after being deaf for a while.

u/VulturE · 2 pointsr/videos

Amazon is saying:

and a mix of 75% warm water and 25% vinegar

u/Social_Obligation512 · 2 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the Elephant Ear Washer yet...

At-home professional cleaning; it's the same method doctors will use for severe ear wax buildup.

u/i_always_give_karma · 2 pointsr/tifu

I have the same problem and my dr always used this weird thing to clean my ears, I asked if they were affordable for a regular person to buy

best 30 dollars you’ll ever spend

u/ocinn · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Get the Elephant Earwax removal kit.

It's $25 and works the best.

u/Icharius · 2 pointsr/headphones

This is the solution for you: Elephant Ear Washer Bottle System

Just be gentle, and don't abuse it. Follow instruction as you can seriously damage your hearing if not.

u/mysexrdtaccouint2014 · 2 pointsr/DeadBedrooms

Well, as far as the toys go, start simple. To pull a rabbit out with someone who isn't all that sure about sex toys is probably pretty intimidating.

I would get a bullet type toy, and maybe a vibrator you can wear during intercourse that might give her orgasms while you're in her.

We have lots of sex toys, but my wifes least favorite is the very expensive rabbit I got for her...thouhg I've yet to bring it to the bath. (thanks for the reminder!) She likes one like a rabbit, but its smaller...I'll link it below.

Also, on the glass toy, does your wife masturbate? Either alone or with you? if not then this toy is going to be useless to her most likely. My wife doesn't masturbate alone, so she really only likes toys that I can use for her that enhance our sex together.

Now here is my golden advice...get a Hitachi Wand with a strength adjustment box. This is by far her favorite thing. I can start out using it as a massage enhancer and eventually use it with my fingers before intercourse. Its big enough that its perfect since she likes doggie the best and she can put it on a pillow and use it while I'm behind her hand free. If I flip her around, she can hold it with no issues. My wife usually orgasms 2-3 times per session. If there is one sex toy every hetro couple needs, its an Hitachi. I'll also link.

This is the Hitachi we have

This is the butterfly toy we have that she used to really love

u/RangeRover1948 · 2 pointsr/sex

I don't think so. It's a very different sensation, and because you can relax in your bed with it, you may find it more comfortable. Go to Amazon and get this:

u/HippieAnalSlut · 2 pointsr/traaNSFW

you can, but you'd have to make a housing for it. Or you could just buy the wand/regulator set off amazon.

no link cause It was a gift to me. nvm

basiclly it'll look like that. That's not the one I have but it's basically it

u/TheGlasshouseEscape · 2 pointsr/asktransgender

This one. The "speed controller" is pretty important, as without it loss of feeling is very common.

u/scaryman · 2 pointsr/Shemales

the hummingbird attachment used to be made from a thicker mold and the ridges inside gave an out of this world feel. the newer - "thinner" version is still great but it is a shame the saved a few cents.
when you but the wand, but the variable speed controller as well. you will NOT be disappointed.

u/dbinkerd · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I'm sure she meant it.

u/Aethien · 2 pointsr/sex

Hitachi Magic Wand.

Doesn't break easily (as far as I know), it's very strong and it won't stop until you want it to.

u/Slitlily · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I like it when people are open and upfront about sexuality!

  • NSFW wishlist:
  • Favorite item from list: Hitatchi Magic Wand. I have never, ever tried one of these, and I've been told I need to.
  • Fave subreddit: /r/dykesgonewild
  • Definitely favorite sex toy here. Perfect for hitting my g-spot, which is a difficult task for most toys, as I'm quite short.
  • Favorite position is what I call 'Spoons.' Spooning, but with sex. Possibly because I'm lazy.
u/sandman98857 · 2 pointsr/WTF
u/transnym · 2 pointsr/asktransgender

Who says it's an adult product? It's for massaging your back and achy muscles and can be discreetly ordered from here OR here (It will ship in an Amazon package and will show the "Sold by" company name in the From address.)

You have sore muscles that need soothing, right? wink wink

u/zemeron · 2 pointsr/bdsm

Do it before she arrives. It is more difficult to set them yourself but once you have them in place you can hide the straps easy. And I don't recommend leaving the room, but I do recommend a blindfold. I've listed below some cheap starter equipment if you are looking for more tools to play with. Generally I will start slow and work up to something be it an orgasm, or paingasm and then start the cooldown.

So start slow, build up, climax of some sort, then aftercare. Remember the aftercare. Seriously, aftercare. I generally will take some virgin coconut oil and give my sub a massage after we play.

  • Blindfold - Cheap version ($10 Expensive nice version (
  • Cuffs - Neoprene with velcro ($14 are the easiest but alot of people like handcuffs ($10 but the metal is really taxing on a sub. Leather ones are the best IMO but not cheap (
  • Forced orgasms/orgasm denial - The hitachi magic wand is best for this ($47 It's expensive but worth it. Plus you can buy attachment heads for it down the road.
  • Rope play (Shibari) - You can grab some soft rope for bedroom play ($13 and visit for some instructional videos. For serious rope work you might want to invest in hemp ropes from twistedmonk and sissors for cutting free (
  • Sensation play - feathers ($7, tickling, pinwheels ($10, ice (free, check your freezer)
  • Spanking/slapping - Using a hand and staying in roughly the safe areas (ass, tits) till you know limits and interest levels
  • Nipple clamps - Get some aligator nipple clamps that are adjustible so you can start out light and work your way up to harder ($10 If you like you can add weights to them down the road
  • Wax play - You will want to buy special paraffin candles that melt at lower temp for dripping melted wax on your partner ($10 per candle
  • Floggers - You can make a call on this based on your experience with spanking ($40 and up

    These toys should give you a good baseline on what you like and what you don't. From there I would look around at places like or and find out what interests you. has some of the best selection but is expensive.

    Best of luck.

    *Edit fixed some links
u/casuallylatedan · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Concert/musician earplugs maybe? e.g.

u/CTRL_ALT_DEL_ACCOUNT · 2 pointsr/bassnectar

That's amazing. I can't wait to get these now. Do you have these ones?

u/prdors · 2 pointsr/Beatmatch

Came here to say this. They come in a nice keychain too so even when I go out I know I'll have a pair.

u/FramingA · 2 pointsr/Metalcore

Real quick I just want to recommend these earplugs as well.

The ones I linked work better with bigger ears and the ones the other guy linked work better for smaller ears for most people. Hope this helps for your future concerts!

u/ahoytherrrmatey · 2 pointsr/orangetheory

DownBeats Reusable High Fidelity Hearing Protection: Ear Plugs for Concerts, Music, and Musicians (Clear Ear Plugs, Black Case)

u/ContinentalRektfast · 2 pointsr/hiphopheads
u/elev8dity · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

So I have custom molds and frankly I always end up using my cheap downbeats because the custom molds are less comfortable. The downbeats sit deep in your ear and usually aren't too noticeable and come with a small pill case that can attach to your keys or belt loop so you can put them away and take them out easily... which is handy when you are at festivals and go from different stage areas to more quiet areas.

Edit: Downbeats, not eargasms.

u/Crazy-Crocodile · 2 pointsr/askwomenadvice

You have special ear plugs just like the ones used by people operating heavy/noisy machinery, except these are specially designed for concerts/raves they reduce the sound in such a way that you can still fully appreciate and experience the music and even talk/yell to people but the sound doesn't damage your hearing. Something like this:

u/JessicaSarahS · 2 pointsr/Muse

Might be too loud for your ears? Try some earbuds next time. You'll be able to hear everything:

u/adventuregiraffe · 2 pointsr/aves

As everyone else said: earplugs. Downbeats are absolutely amazing for shows and highly recommended -

I have mild tinnitus. I've been going to different genres of shows frequently for over ten years now. I find that live instrument shows tend to make my ears ring more than DJ sets. I've definitely been trying to get better at wearing ear plugs every time now.

u/Skankdinavian · 2 pointsr/Metalcore

I use these and they're perfect for me.

Comfortable for a long concert but I can still hear and such. You may want something heavier duty, but these are so good. The case helps as well.

u/harambes_naggernavy · 2 pointsr/Metalcore

I used these ones and they worked well for me. No ear ringing after the show.

u/Madroxx9000 · 2 pointsr/aves

I have DownBeats, and I love them!!

u/caelaorn · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

Haven't tried those specifically, but I use something similar:

Before these I just used regular silicone earplugs. Between the two I like these a lot more. Sure it's less overall db reduction, but it's much easier to hear audio from my bt headset.

u/blackbeltnerd · 2 pointsr/Music

i use these! they don't distort the music at all but definitely lower the volume. i go to a ton of edm festivals and shows as well and they've been great. plus they come on a keychain so you'll never forget them!

u/Ultimor · 2 pointsr/indieheads

Like anything, different plugs are recommended for different decibel limits. For example, if you buy a pair of ear plugs to wear at concerts, you would not want to wear those same plugs to the gun range.

That being said, I'd recommend these for concerts. Those will effectively 'lower' the sound without dampening or muffling it.

Hope that helps!

u/fossett_work · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I agree that it's best to get moulded plugins by a specialist.

If you don't wish to jump that far into things yet, Earasers have worked well for me. They are low profile and fit really well, but don't muddle up the sound like Hearos do.

u/Carlos-Lopez · 2 pointsr/hearing

Etymotic Research ER20 High-Fidelity Earplugs, Blue Tip with Clear Stem, 1 Pair Standard Fit

Earasers Musicians Plugs Medium

u/DabzonDabzonDabz · 2 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

I use earasers. They fit like customs, but only cost $40. I've used etymotic technology and others in the past, and I think these have the most clarity. I've used them at concerts and in performance settings (professional musician ~15 years). Also, I feel like these are the least noticeable in your ears. Mine came with a metal case.

EDIT: No matter which you decide on, WEAR EAR PLUGS. Save your ability to enjoy the music you love for the rest of your life.

u/agus700 · 2 pointsr/uruguay

Yo estudio Diseño de sonido y los uso siempre que salgo a cualquier fiesta y toque, vitales!!!

Te recomiendo los Earasers, en mi opinion son los que suenan mejor si queres cuidarte y disfrutar la musica lo mas que puedas.
Los Dub tambien estan buenos pero te atenuan bastate mas los agudos.

Yo los compre por Amazon y los traje por MiamiBox, el envio sale poco generalmente porque tienen muy poco peso.

u/monstaface · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

Ive tried a couple different kinds of ear plugs, looking for something that wouldnt muffle the sound, just shrink the spectrum. So far I've been happy with Earasers


u/MadDogTannen · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

Based on the responses in this thread, I'm really interested in the Etymotic ones that everyone is recommending. I've never tried them, but it sounds like they're pretty popular, and for good reason.

Personally, I got a pair of Earasers, and I love them. These lower the volume enough for me to spend all night at a show without any ringing in my ears when I go to bed. They preserve enough fidelity that I can have conversations and still enjoy the music. And best of all, they're practically invisible. Most people can't even tell I'm wearing them.

u/JewishPaladin · 2 pointsr/TheeOhSees

I bought a pair of earasers for $40 right before seeing them at Sound on Sound last year and they've saved my ear drums a hell of a lot.

They attenuate sound relatively equally across the audible frequency spectrum, so it's like turning down a volume knob. Of course they're not perfect, and it'll get a bit bass heavier, but it's way better than foam plugs that muffle the hell out of everything, or having tinnitus.

u/Silivin · 2 pointsr/Metalcore

Check out Earasers they're $40 and easily one of my favorite music-related purchases. You can also get them 2-day shipped for free if you have Amazon Prime so that helps.

u/x1009 · 2 pointsr/EDM

I use earasers I've taken them to numerous festivals and they've always treated me well.

u/Boom_frontpage · 2 pointsr/UMF

Etymotic Research ER20-SMC ER20 ETY-Plugs Standard Fit Hearing Protection Earplugs - Clear Stem with Blue Tip

Get these. I've had them for the past 2 festivals I've been to. They're amazing.

u/DatKaz · 2 pointsr/popheads

I will be a proponent of Etymotic ER-20s until the end of time, can't recommend good earplugs enough.

u/CaptainSwoon · 2 pointsr/Unexpected

EarPeace HD Concert Ear Plugs - High Fidelity Hearing Protection for Music Festivals, DJs & Musicians (Standard, Black Case)


Etymotic Research ER20 High-Fidelity Earplugs, Blue Tip with Clear Stem, 1 Pair Standard Fit

u/K0pp3r · 2 pointsr/ToolBand

ear plugs

These are what I have. I use these the most. They do a great job in places like the Machine Shop

u/aluvus · 2 pointsr/videos

A penny cheaper, sold by Etymotic themselves, with drop-downs for the different versions, and fulfilled by Amazon:

u/HunterOfLemons · 2 pointsr/uwaterloo

I'm sorry to hear about your housemate issue. I'm going through the same thing and stupidly signed a year lease before meeting any of them.

I bought these a few months ago and they're the best ear plugs I've ever tried. They block out a lot of noise (minus maybe someone stomping around right outside your bedroom door) and muffle anything that isn't completely blocked out. They're really comfortable too. My only complaint is that the plastic things that the earplugs are attached to stick out, so you pretty much have to sleep on your back.

u/cottoncandypanda · 2 pointsr/Tuba

Smart to do it before tinnitus unlike me. These ones will lower the volume without distorting the sound like the cheap ones do. They are really good.

u/Bladeisspooky · 2 pointsr/Emo

Yes, yes, yes. I would highly suggest buying these to everyone:

Highly comfortable, crystal clear hearing even when very loud. (Wore em to a couple heavy shows as well) the only drawbacks are if you sing, you hear yourself x100 and if you get hit in the ear wearing these, you're fucked.

u/butth0le · 2 pointsr/indieheads

i went to see tdcc last night and was one of the few in the front wearing earplugs (rip everyone else's ears). the people who were wearing them wore the foam ones provided by the venue which do muffle the sounds. the ones that i have don't do that, and i can hear the sounds and music clearly. they're pricey for just earplugs, but really, in the long run if you attend concerts frequently, you're doing your ears a huuuuuge favor. these are the ones i have!

u/Asdar · 2 pointsr/AskMen

I recommend these. I went to a heavy metal concert last weekend and those were excellent. They reduce volume without muddling the sound. They also don't seem to have the problem where you can hear yourself breathe. I was about 20 feet away from a stack of amps the size of small refrigerators, and my hearing is still intact. It's nice to listen to excessively loud music and still be able to hear afterwards.

They're a bit expensive, but they're washable and reusable. The standard foam ones will work, but they will muddle the sound.

Whatever you do, make sure you have some kind of hearing protection. You WILL permanently damage your hearing without it. Earpods won't cut it.

u/Remem0 · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

This is very true, but don't use regular ear plugs, use something like these instead:

My tinnitus is so bad that concerts actually hurt now, so I won't attend one without these. The best thing about them, at least for me, is that they allow me to hear the vocals much better.

u/Natural_Febreze · 2 pointsr/CarAV

I've only had experience with these

Nothing is going to by as accurate as your own ears of course, but these are much less muffled sounding so you can understand speech better.

u/The_Larchh · 2 pointsr/BABYMETAL

I use these LiveMus!c earplugs. Works great and very comfortable.

u/Acedu90 · 2 pointsr/Metalcore
u/TangibleSounds · 2 pointsr/punk

My entire concert going friend group endorses these plugs. They preserve the music quality very well (worn from punk, to metal, to techno-right-by-subwoofer moments) and come with two sets of plugs of different loudness reduction. The music quality thing is no joke, it's really had to make cheap, good earplugs because humans interpret the same frequency at different volumes as different loudnesses.

u/Lokky · 1 pointr/motorcyclesroadtrip

earplugs are one of those things where cheap and simple is often better.

I throw a handful of these in a ziplock bag before any trip.

They actually reduce noise by more decibels than a lot of fancier ones, and they are entirely in ear so they never slip out when you put your helmet on. Furthermore these are super soft and are comfortable to wear all day long. I often reuse a pair until they are too dirty.

u/cosmos7 · 1 pointr/CCW
  1. Have some guns in mind, but don't get too hung up on the what. Find a range that rents and try a number of guns out. The one you shoot the most accurately and consistently is your gun. Everything else is secondary. If you ask me the G26 isn't small enough as compared to the G19, which is why I sold mine. If you're looking at the G19 / P320, give the Walther PPQ a try too.

  2. Necessary? No. Practice the fundamentals. A light is a reasonable thing for a home defense gun, but it's added weight which speaks to your question 6.

  3. Unfortunately don't have too much in the way of recommendations here. If you're going to carry though keep it on you... putting it in a bag or purse is a very bad idea.

  4. Same as #3 unfortunately.

  5. Not necessary, but always a good idea. When all you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail. Situational awareness training, confrontation deescalation techniques, and hand to hand are all valuable.

  6. No tricks. Only way you're going to make weight differences is with a smaller gun. A good carry system (belt, holster, etc) makes all the difference though.

  7. Recommend doubling up. Foam plugs plus over-ears. Don't forget eye protection.

  8. Deal the best you can. Oftentimes better to keep mum until it becomes a real issue, especially at work.
u/MotivatedSquid · 1 pointr/newtothenavy

I'd say if hes a light sleeper, highly recommend earbuds nothing too special like this.

but probably not as many haha. You could also send small packages of things like cough drops, but generally it all depends on the division he's in (some instructors don't mind as long as its not prescribed like mine back in RTC). I'd highly suggest you send a letter when hes in on what he might want.