Earbuds are absolutely awful for sleeping. I can’t count how many times I’ve woken up with them dangling out of my ears, only to find that the thin wire was wrapped around something (my sheets or pillow) and pulled on one or both earbuds like a guitar string until it tore apart. How To Keep Earbuds From Falling Out When Sleeping? There is nothing more frustrating than having your earbuds ripped apart!!! But there is hope. If you want to listen to music while sleeping, this works perfectly.
Here’s what you need:
- A straw from Starbucks
- A safety pin from Walmart
- A little amount of time
This project took me about 5 minutes all together but may take longer depending on how desperate you are to not be woken up by the dreaded rip of earbuds from your ears.
Start off by pinching the middle part of the straw with a pair of pliers or something else strong enough to bend metal. You’ll want to make sure you catch both sides at once so it doesn’t fly off. Also, go ahead and straighten out two halves if necessary because they can be slightly bent after being compressed for a long time.
Next, take your safety pin and push one end into one side of the straw until it reaches both sides without coming out (the head should be inside). Now that same side is now secure! Repeat this process on all four sides to have a completely secure connection between the straw and the safety pin. When you’re done, you’ll want to pull on all four ends to make sure they can’t be broken or in any way damaged.
Once the safety pin has been attached securely to the straw, you’re done! Just put one end inside your ear and bend it so it stays in there. I recommend wearing them with the thin wire behind your head so they don’t get caught on anything when they are not being used. Now that they are secure, go ahead and listen away without worrying about having earbuds ripped out of your ears when you least expect it!
When finished listening, just take off the safety pin and store it for next time.
Safety pins are really cheap at Walmart if you don’t have any at home already, but if you ask for one at Starbucks, chances are they’ll give you one for free.
I know this looks like a bizarre way to attach earbuds to yourself but trust me; it works wonders! If you need more pictures or step-by-step instructions on how to make them, comment, and I will post another article about that. Now go enjoy your music without fear of waking up because your earbuds pulled out of your ear!!!