How to Sleep Comfortably After Getting Your Ears Pierced

As much as piercing your ears can be an exciting experience, the aftermath of having to deal with pain and discomfort can be quite challenging. It’s normal to feel some discomfort when you just pierced your ears, and it might even affect your sleep.

In this blog post, we’ll provide effective tips on how to sleep when you just pierced your ears.

Apply cold compress

One of the best ways to reduce swelling and ease pain after getting ear piercings is by applying a cold compress. A cold compress can help numb the area around the earlobe that was pierced, which will give you relief from inflammation and irritation.

How to apply a cold compress:

Wrap a few ice cubes in a clean cloth or use frozen peas.
Gently press it against each ear for 10-15 minutes.
Do this twice daily until the swelling subsides (usually within 48 hours).

Sleep on Your Back

Sleeping on your back is one of the most effective ways to avoid putting pressure on newly-pierced ears while sleeping. It also prevents accidental snagging, which could cause further irritations or infections.

Tips for sleeping on your back:

Use pillows specifically meant for cervical support
Place one pillow under your head and another beneath both knees
Avoid using large pillows or lying flat

Avoid Touching Your Ears

While asleep, it’s possible that we unconsciously touch our skin without noticing. To prevent any contact between hands/fingers and new piercings during sleep time – particularly those with long nails – consider wearing gloves at night before bed. This helps protect sensitive areas around fresh piercings from being touched accidentally during moments of natural movements at night (such as turning over in bed).

Another way of avoiding touching new earrings includes tucking them behind hair strands gently.

Invest in a Travel Pillow

If you have trouble sleeping on your back, consider investing in a travel pillow designed to support the neck while providing comfort. A good example of such pillows is the U-shaped pillow that fits neatly under the chin and provides support for the head, preventing accidental touching of new piercings while asleep.

Tips when using a travel pillow:

Choose one made from hypoallergenic materials
Ensure it’s not too bulky or protruding
Adjust it to fit comfortably before going to sleep

Avoid Sleeping on Your Sides or Stomach

Sleeping on your sides or stomach puts pressure on newly pierced ears and may lead to discomfort, bleeding or even infections.

If side-sleeping is unavoidable, try supporting yourself with additional pillows which help prevent any contact between earlobe and bedding – this reduces friction against sensitive skin around fresh piercings thus preventing further irritation during sleep time.

In conclusion,

Getting your ears pierced doesn’t mean sacrificing precious hours of sleep. By following these simple tips mentioned above; applying cold compresses regularly, sleeping on your back with proper cervical supports, avoiding touching ears unnecessarily at night by wearing gloves or tucking behind hair strands gently if necessary- investing in U-shaped travel pillows as well as avoiding sleeping sideways will go a long way towards promoting pain-free slumber so you can heal up quick!