Sleeping feels more difficult than it should be. It can be tough to get to sleep with all kinds of distractions in the bedroom (whether it be televisions, phones or other connected devices) or just a long day at the office — doubly so if you live in a major city with a lot of noise. Luckily, companies have come up with a solution to help you get your critically important beauty sleep.
Sleep headphones are exactly what they sound like; headphones designed to help reduce outside noise, play tones to lull you to bed or even filter out snores from your partner. Sleep headphones can be a real game-changer if you’re having difficulty sleeping. Whether wired or wireless, there’s bound to be a solution to help you get the best rest possible.
Sleep earbuds are still pretty new, so there aren’t many diverse options on the market right now, but these six options below will make a huge difference if you’ve already picked up a new mattress and weighted blanket and still can’t seem to get some sleep. Our picks below.
1. QuietOn 3 Sleep Earbuds
We were so impressed with QuietOn’s third iteration of their sleep earbuds in our review that we’re naming them the best overall sleep earbuds on the market right now. The earbuds don’t connect to a traditional Bluetooth source; instead, they use active noise canceling to filter out the unwanted noises throughout the night that may keep you awake (like annoying snoring) while still ensuring you can hear the important things (like your alarm). Easy to use and comfortable with excellent battery life, you’ll be in the best possible position to get the sleep you need with these excellent sleep headphones.
2. Bose Sleepbuds II Sleep Earbuds
While the Bose Sleepbuds II ended up as our runner-up pick, it is a sort of 1a, 1b situation. Bose makes some of the best audio products around, and their sleep earbuds are no exception, as the buds produce relaxing and noise-masking sounds to help you fall asleep and stay asleep all night long. In addition, the secure and comfortable fit is bolstered by a silicone construction that will keep them in your ears even if you move around a lot.
3. SleepPhones Wireless Sleep Headphones
SleepPhones recently upgraded their wireless, band-like sleep headphones to include a stronger, better battery to ensure you won’t have to charge it as frequently between uses. In addition, the headphones are included in a slim and soft headband that allows you to move around freely without the headphones falling out of your ears. While you can stream sounds via Bluetooth, you can also benefit from having a reduction in annoying sounds.
4. MAXROCK Sleep Earplugs
If you want some sleep headphones but want something that’s wired instead of wireless, these earbuds from MAXROCK work great. The soft silicone earbuds make it easy to sleep on your side while still blocking out noise and playing whatever comfortable music or sound you’d like to listen to throughout the night. Additionally, a wired connection ensures that you don’t have to worry about battery life at any point, making them simple and easy to use.
5. Amazfit ZenBuds Sleep Earbuds
Considering a pair of wireless sleep headphones but don’t want to pay a considerable amount for them? Consider these ZenBuds from Amazfit, which feature in-ear noise-blocking to ensure you’re getting a good night’s rest. The comfortable fit makes them easy to wear on a nightly basis, but our favorite feature is the built-in in-ear alarm that wakes you up without bothering anyone else.
6. DubLabs Moonbow Sleep Headphones
BEST OVER EAR SLEEPBUDS
Over-ear headphones are great for those who want some added security with their sleep headphones. The flat design of the DubLabs Moonbow Sleep Headphones makes it easy for you to move around and lay on your side without having too much pressure on your ears, while the cord can sit naturally on your neck, so it’s out of the way. Plus, the battery lasts about 13 hours on a single charge which means you can use them for a few nights in a row without having to power them up again.