Hi, Over the past couple of years I’ve found some things that help my sound and light sensitivity significantly (at home especially). I just thought I’d post them, and wondering if anyone else has other things that helped them a lot. I haven’t seen a thread for aids that help with light sensitivity so thought I’ll start a new one. Light sensitivity - blackout curtains. If people don’t have blackout curtains, there are blackout blinds from Amazon - they go up to huge sizes and can be stuck on. -dark migraine glasses. I love these as they go over glasses: I also have yellow coloured light blocking glasses, not as dark but they block out blue light I think. I don’t really use them much since my light sensitivity became too severe because I need the dark green ones more, but if sensitivity is less severe they might help! -light blocking eye mask. https://sleepsmug.com/collections/contoured-eyelash-friendly-sleep-masks I’ve tried a few and these are the best I’ve found. Really soft, contoured so they cover the whole eye and also light doesn’t get in through the nose area. Basically (near) complete light blocking protection and (near) complete darkness. -lamps in my room that *do not* face me and can be twisted 360 degrees. This means when the light is turned on, the light disperses around the room but never goes directly into my eyes or hurts me to anywhere near the extent it usually would. The one I currently have is this, it has 3 light settings (first one is dimmest), it’s also portable so can be taken eg to Hospital: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B08SBZVCQ5?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title I’ve also ordered another one with different light settings so will post that if it’s good, as I’m looking for a dimmer one. This is how I’m able to, at times, have lights on for a short time (often paired with migraine glasses). If I didn’t have these lamps, I would never be able to have any light at all as I cannot cope with overhead lights, ceiling lights, normal table lamps etc. Before this, I also had a dim elephant night light. I’m interested what lights others use? - setting screens and websites to dark mode, reducing brightness down Noise cancelling I have the fan on (ie like white noise) in my room a lot, this helps because then random noises, someone coming into my room and opening lids, washing machine, cars going outside etc doesn’t sound as loud as it otherwise would. Only certain fans work - some are too loud. I would still like to be able to not have the fan on, but my flat is still too noisy (for me), to be able to turn it off completely. I’m looking for a white noise machine which might be better than a fan. Can’t currently cope with ear plugs that go far in the ear canal as it’s too painful, so I use: -QuietOn noise cancelling ear buds for night time and during the day if needed. Can’t play audiobooks on these. they are more comfortable to sleep in. Note QuietOn 3 are now out (on Kickstarter), which are apparently much more comfortable to sleep with especially for side sleepers, and apparently they don’t touch the pillow. I have the older version currently, they do get rid of some background noise for me, eg droning or repetitive sounds. -OR I use my Bose noise cancelling in ear headphones (some people prefer Bose noise cancelling over ear headphones) If leaving the house (or if upstairs neighbour starts playing music, or if someone on road below plays loud music, or if Hoover is on at home etc), I *always* pair the Quieton / Bose in ear headphones, with Over ear earmuff defenders, I use these ones 3M peltor comfort: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00EJIN6M8?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title I found these ones to be the softest that I’ve tried, they do put pressure on but the amount they block out noise is a lot. I found they blocked out a lot more (and different types of) noise than the Bose noise cancelling over ear defenders. Having said this, I still cannot tolerate more than a few minutes in a sensorily busy environment eg a hospital environment even with all these gadgets! But without these, I wouldn’t be able to cope outside the home at all, and also wouldn’t be able to cope inside the home either. I hope some of these might help someone else too!