Should You Sleep With Earrings In?

Should You Sleep With Earrings In?

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Sometimes after winding down from a long day of work or play, nighttime routines get abbreviated. This might mean you skip taking your makeup off, opt out of flossing, or fall asleep with your earrings still in. We know that removing your makeup and flossing are always worth doing, but what about taking your earrings out to sleep? Is it necessary? Are there certain earrings you can sleep in? Let's find out!

Safe Earrings to Sleep In

Not all earrings are created equal. Some are long and dangly, some are tiny studs. Accordingly, some are comfortable earrings to sleep in and some are not. If you are looking for earrings that you can wear 24/7, there are a few qualities you can look for.

1. Stud Earrings

There's a reason studs are used for newly pierced ears. Stud earrings are small and lightweight, and are usually made with hypoallergenic metals. Because they are small and lightweight, studs are less likely to snag or tug on your ear lobes while you are sleeping, making them the best earring style to sleep in.

2. Hypoallergenic Earrings

Another quality to look for in 24/7 earrings is that they are biocompatible. Hypoallergenic or medical grade earrings are the best earrings for sensitive ears and therefore the best option for earrings to sleep in. The best quality hypoallergenic earrings will be made with titanium or niobium and will not irritate your skin no matter how long you keep them in your ears.

Can I Sleep in Hoop Earrings?

Hoop earrings are a popular style for day or night, so it's likely that you may find yourself falling asleep with your hoops in. Generally, hoops are not recommended to sleep in because they are more likely to get caught on the fabric of your blanket or pillow and could tug on your earlobes, causing discomfort or even injury. You also risk causing damage to your hoops if you are tossing and turning in them. 

The Takeaway

If you are looking for earrings you can sleep in, your best option is going to be hypoallergenic starter earrings, medical grade studs, or small earrings for sensitive ears. Avoid larger styles as they can be damaged or cause injury if they catch on the fabric of your blanket or pillow.


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