Falling asleep listening to music or audiobooks is literally a pain with traditional headphones, but SleepPhones offer a soft headband with speakers that allow users to fall asleep while listening to music without tangling up in wires or having earbuds poke into their ear canal when they roll over to get comfortable.
At CES 2015 AcousticSheep announced a new version of their wireless headphones for sleeping, that adds in wireless inductive charging. This lets users set the headphones on a small charger in the morning to charge up for the next night, without fumbling for a charging cable.
Although SleepPhones are not going to replicate high-end audio while you fall asleep, they are one of the most comfortable options for listening to music while you fall asleep. With soft speakers that fit on the sides, you can even lay on your side while you are listening, which is a pain to do with most headphones.
The wireless SleepPhones retail for $99 and are available now. The new wireless SleepPhones with wireless charging are slated for a release in April at $149.
The SleepPhones stay in place thanks to a headband style design that wraps all the way around the head so you don’t need to wrap something directly around your ear before you fall asleep. The material is thin and lightweight and did not feel like it would be something that causes a user to overheat during the night.
Originally created by a doctor who needed a better way to fall asleep at night thanks to multiple interruptions, the SleepPhones are available in a variety of colors and configurations. The original model with a wire to your smartphone is $39.99 and there are also packages with a built-in media player that includes ambient noise and other sleep aid audio tracks.
You can purchase the wired SleepPhones and the Bluetooth SleepPhones from the company today, and the new Bluetooth SleepPhones with wireless charging are coming in April.
Check out other great headphones for sleeping that offer a variety of options and prices.
Bedphones Gen 3
Bedphones are the headphones I've used to sleep with for over a year. These small, thin headphones don't quite disappear while laying my head on a pillow, but it is comfortable enough that I can fall asleep with them on.
The cord is long enough to keep a phone on the night stand and while I often wake up with them on the floor, I don't get tangled up and I have yet to pull my phone off the night stand. The current model includes a $5 upgrade to add a microphone and a single button. This button won't let you change the volume, but it should let most phones pause, play and skip tracks.
If you've used an older model it is worth looking into the more durable new version that includes more comfortable ear wraps with a better fit to your head and a thicker cord.
$59.95 at BedPhones