HOW TO SLEEP WITH EARRINGS COMFORTABLY? (GUIDE)
We all agree that earrings play a huge part in getting that ‘I woke up like this’ look in the morning!
Sometimes, it’s really not about looking fly when you wake up and more about just being too exhausted at the end of the day to even take off your day clothes. Let alone your earrings. But leaving earrings on for too long can cause complications if not properly done, as we have talked about before. So how do you get that quality sleep while wearing earrings and still making sure that your ears stay in top shape?
Studs over Dangles or Hoops
Studs are much smaller making them the number one recommended earrings to sleep in with ease. However, if dangling or hoop earrings are more your style, then we’d advise that you take them off before going to bed.
That said, even with studs, there is risk of tiny strands of hair getting caught in the earring back. Been there, done that. The pain of pulling that hair out is not worth it! 😣
If you have a new piercing, sleep on your back instead of on your side
New piercings can be tough to sleep with. Often times, a little pressure on the fresh piercing will cause a painful throb. If you are a side sleeper, you might want to sleep on your back for the first 3- 6 weeks. If you absolutely cannot sleep on your back, then perhaps using a travel pillow would help lessen the pressure on your piercing. This way, you’ll be able to get a good night’s rest.
Use flat studs for a new piercing instead of jeweled earrings.
If you have a fresh piercing, you have no options than to sleep with earrings on until your piercing is completely healed. If you do, the holes will close up. Because of this, we recommend that you ask the person who pierces your ear to use flat studs. This reduces the chances of your earrings getting snagged on your hair or bedding. It also minimized the discomfort that comes with a fresh piercing.
Gemstone earrings are even more precious, so if you are thinking of sleeping with them on, Dr. Marina Peredo has some advice for you:
“Wearing jewelry while sleeping is the number one cause for losing gemstones!”
So, maybe just stick with simple flat studs to bed? 🤷🏾♀️
Make sure that the earrings you’re wearing are always clean
Earrings that are unclean lead to bacterial build-up. This can in turn cause rashes, blisters, crusty ears, ear cheese (yikes!🤢) and in extreme cases, split lobes and ear infections.
Once your earrings are clean, then you should have no problem sleeping comfortably with them on, if you apply number one to three above.
Get sleep friendly earrings
You might want to consider getting small studs, or earrings with a rounded or silicon back. These will keep the earring post from constantly jabbing you in the skull. Trust me, the trauma from that is enough to make you not want to sleep with earrings ever again.
Mind your sleeping position
If you are a side sleeper, refer to number 6. You could also use a travel pillow or an ear hole pillow. There are quite a number of those in the market. If you are a back sleeper, there’s nothing for you to see here. Carry on!
Sleep with your hair pulled back, or in a sleep bonnet
Sleeping with your hair pulled back or tied up will prevent any kind of snagging, and get you some good quality sleep. You constantly toss and turn in our sleep, so it’s very easy for your earrings to get caught in your hair and disrupt your sleep. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, only to find that you are in a hair-bedsheet-earring jail!
We advise that you use a loose hair tie (because tightening your hair too much as you sleep can cause damage to your hairline and your hair in general). You could also use a satin bonnet.
As always, we recommend that you visit a doctor for professional advice. You can also share your tips and tricks for sleeping comfortably with earrings in the comment section below.
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