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Best Sleep Headphones to Buy in 2018

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Do you have trouble falling asleep? You’re not alone. Listening to audio while you fall asleep can help you fall asleep faster and keep you distracted from thoughts of the day. You can’t just use any headphones while sleeping. You’ll want comfortable earbuds or headphones that won’t fall off, tangle up or prevent you drom putting your head on the pillow. Here are the best sleep headphones, including some that connect directly to your TV.

These headphones are designed specifically to wear while you are in bed and trying to fall asleep. These are sleep headphones, mostly with cords, that don’t stick into an ear to poke a user or strap around with a normal over the top headband.

There are three main designs in use, a thin headband with speakers in both sides, a wrap around design that keeps small headphones on your ears and pillow speakers that sit on or under a pillow.

Why do we need headphones for sleeping? Many of us cannot listen to music late at night with a spouse or significant other in the bedroom. Listening to music, specifically classical music, is linked to better sleep quality. There are also special sleep tracks and playlists designed to help users fall asleep faster and white noise apps that can drown out annoying noises. I personally listen to Audible audiobooks with a sleep timer on.

Use the best sleep headphones available to fall asleep faster.

Use the best sleep headphones available to fall asleep faster.

Whatever your reason, these are the best headphones for sleeping. Most of these are wired, but we did find one pair of Bluetooth headphones for sleeping in. Expect to spend at least $40 for a good pair of headphones to wear in bed, with prices approaching $100 for the wireless models. Here are the best headphones for sleeping.

  1. SleepPhones
  2. SleepPhones Effortless
  3. BedPhones
  4. DIY Sleeping Headphones
  5. Bluetooth Sleeping Headphones
  6. TellyPhones Bluetooth Sleep Headphones for Your TV
  7. SoftSpeaker
  8. Pillowsonic

Sometimes I use my Bose QC35 as noise cancelling headphones for sleeping when I really need to block out sound, but they aren’t as comfortable to wear with my head on a pillow.

We’re keeping an eye on the Bose Sleepbuds, which look like they could be the best earbuds for sleeping. They’ve been out for IndieGoGo backers for a few months, and will go on sale later this year.

In our experience, expect good sound, but nothing approaching audiophile quality. There will be some noise leaking out that may irritate light sleepers nearby, but with a little volume control this is remedied pretty easily.

SleepPhones

SleepPhones

SleepPhones are probably the most well known headphones for sleeping, with slim speakers in a stretchable headband. This includes a cord that runs out the back to a MP3 player or smartphone.

The band is washable and is made of a soft material to stay comfortable overnight. The standard version includes a fleece-style material, but there is a new lighter material that users can select.

There are a number of upgrades available to expand the comfort and convenience of SleepPhones. Users can add a microphone and volume cord for $20. There is a wireless version of these as well. 

The headphones include a 48-inch cord and are available in a variety of colors.

$39.95 at SleepPhones 

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18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. kofuyih

    03/22/2014 at 1:19 pm

    Headphones for sleeping? I use earplugs – much better quality sleep.

    • Kate

      04/21/2014 at 12:38 pm

      It’s is when you listen to night time binaural sounds, hypnosis or subliminal messages.

      • Jayster

        01/28/2016 at 12:46 pm

        yes but they are cheap and I want much more high quality than 59 bucks seriously. I want true depth and sound for binaural beats and more

  2. Sonia

    03/23/2014 at 11:38 am

    My neighbor is working part time and averaging $15000 a month. I’m a single mum and just got my first paycheck for $6546! I still can’t believe it. I tried it out cause I got really desperate and now I couldn’t be happier. Here’s what I do… https://goo.gl/wEqBhe

    • Jill

      06/13/2016 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks for your SPAM lies….

  3. sakkir

    07/22/2014 at 11:38 am

    I have found a good sleepping erabuds which suited for every one.Have a look https://goo.gl/WfGC57

  4. Joserblack

    08/28/2015 at 2:28 am

    gfh my buddy’s mother-in-law makes $63 every hour on the laptop . She has been without work for eight months but last month her income was $21480 just working on the laptop for a few hours. view it now>>>>> Get More

  5. Mike

    11/10/2015 at 4:01 am

    Have you guys not heard of SleepPhones..? Much better in my opinion

    • baxteria

      01/04/2016 at 4:47 pm

      SleepPhones are the second ones featured.

  6. Jana

    11/11/2015 at 11:48 am

    Good products! I found some more here: https://discoverasmr.com/what-is-asmr/asmr-headphones/
    And ended up buying the bedphones. Really happy with them.

  7. Julia

    12/09/2015 at 6:05 pm

    Why does every product in this article have the same comments? Some of them are infomercials for questionable employment opportunities. Few seem to have anything to do with the actual headphones. Anybody reviewing the reviews?

    • Jill

      06/13/2016 at 9:25 pm

      Its called SPAM and these idiots like to leave a comment of lies and deceit about how you can “make 15,000 per month!”……… obviously dont believe it.

  8. smith

    02/03/2016 at 5:14 am

    Nobody reviews them. This site is mostly just to show you a bunch of banner ads surrounding something you actually wanted to look at.

  9. ibotta

    03/01/2016 at 4:44 am

    Meh, Id rather go with kanoa headphones or one of these other wireless ones… goo.gl/DDxTbj

  10. Sucker

    03/29/2016 at 6:43 pm

    Have you guys heard? my dog’s brother’s owner’s cousin’s babysitter’s boyfriend’s boss’s sister tried those work from home schemes and they really do work. The guy who setup the scheme makes money on all you suckers.

  11. 9 Sided

    05/22/2016 at 2:56 pm

    That’s nothing. Buddy was down on his luck and tried a work from home scheme. He now makes $0 per month. He is still poor only now he annoys strangers.

    Cardboard box? You were lucky.

  12. Skyler Michael

    07/21/2016 at 9:36 am

    Good list! found it pretty informative. I found this page with some headphones too https://headphonecharts.com/headphones-for-sleeping.php And wasn’t sure which ones to buy. Any suggestions?

  13. Jennifer

    03/05/2017 at 7:13 am

    I bought two pairs of SleepPhones, but they each died a little longer after I bought them. Decent sound, very comfortable, but terrible quality. Never again.

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