Zonk Out Earplugs

As a new dad, my duties when it comes to the baby are somewhat limited.  I change the occasional diaper, feed her every now and then and will cover a late night feeding if need be.

Now before you get on your high horses and judge me for being some sort of slacker, uninvolved dad just calm down.  My wife stays at home while I work a 9-5 job, run a side business as well as run wonderful sites like this which takes up most of my time and then some.  Red Bull and I are good friends.

I help out as much as my wife needs me to and work the rest of the time.  With a hectic work schedule sleep is precious to me and I have to maximize every session of shut eye.

Unfortunately, I have sleep apnea and have to sleep with a fighter pilot -like mask on my face that forces air down my throat.  The machine makes an oh-so-interesting sound every time you breath and can be a pain to sleep with.  That combined with my wife getting in and out of bed and the sounds of our daughter letting us know she's displeased  make for many interruptions in sleep.

That is until I found Zonk Out Earplugs.  These little guys are made of soft power foam and can reduce 32 decibels of noise.  I have been using them for a couple of weeks now and I have to say the change in quality of sleep is quite noticeable. 

The Zonk Out Earplugs filter out almost all sounds and even quite the whirl of my CPAP breathing machine.  They are perfect for blocking out noise, but also don't completely deafen you, so you can still hear an alarm or something major going on.

Make sure you read the instructions though.  In typical male fashion I opened the box and just rammed them in my ears.  You need to flatten the ear plug then insert it into your ear.  The power foam then expands to perfectly fit your ear canal and makes for a perfect fit. 

Every now and then when my wife is completely wiped I cover a night of feeding.  I got my wife the Sleep Pretty in Pink ear plugs and sleeping mask to help her get some shut eye on those nights.  They help block out the sounds of a crying baby and a snoring husband I am told.

If you're looking for some slumber time and need to escape the sounds of a crying baby or snoring husbandI highly recommend these earplugs.  They are sold at more than 30,000 retailers worldwide including Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Rite-Aid, Longs Drugs, Drugstore.com and even Amazaon.com.  For under $5 you can be sleeping the night through. . .


6 Responses to “Zonk Out Earplugs”
  1. BellaDaddy says:

    Hmmm, considering I peel wallpaper when I sleep/snore…I may have to invest in a several year supply

  2. Mocha Dad says:

    A friend of mine got into big trouble with his wife because he was using earplugs to block the sound of the baby’s crying at night.

  3. Otter says:

    Two comments.
    1. What are instructions?
    2. I suggest zonk out Bud Light as well.

  4. WeaselMomma says:

    I could use a pair of those to block at snoring.

  5. HeirApparent says:

    Just be careful that you both don’t miscommunicate and wear your earplugs at the same time. Then you’ll have one pissed off baby…

  6. Writer Dad says:

    I’d feel guilty using those to block out crying, but if I could use them to block the rattle of my own snoring - well that would be awesome and one.

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