These earplugs are great. They are extremely soft (like a mousse!) so that when you are in bed laying on your side you don't notice the earplug at all unlike the normal foam variety which tend to protrude from the ear slightly and cause noticable pressure when laying on them. They also stay in all night and although they cut out all the ambient noise you will still hear your alarm in the morning. Slightly more expensive than your average earplug but certainly worth the extra.