What are noise cancelling sleep headphones?
Noise cancelling sleep headphones reduce unwanted outside noises while using active noise control. By cancelling out the noise, it makes it possible for you to listen to low-frequency sounds without having to raise the volume, which may disturb your sleep.
These types of headphones can come in either active or passive noise reduction. The material used in headphones themselves is what blocks out the noise which can come from your bed partner who snores, or loud noisy neighbors, even planes flying overhead.
Why Should You Use noise cancelling sleep headphones?
Most of us who want to sleep at night is pretty serious about our nighttime rest. Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen for everyone.
When going to sleep, you must isolate yourself from outside noises.
Not only because they are annoying– but they can also wreck your sleep that you so desperately require.
What will happen to the noise when wearing noise cancelling headphones will be that they will delete outside noises while providing gentle ambient sounds. The sounds could come from your phone, tablet, or any device of your choosing.
Some of these headphones come with their own sounds, which are used to lull you into a gentle sleep.
When you’re trying to go to sleep, background noises can be massive disruptions. By masking out sounds with sleep headphones, you’re giving yourself the best chance to get a good night’s sleep.
Sleeping headphones create a gentle white noise which induces relaxation. It’s been known that listening to relaxation music for about 45 minutes before going to bed will help you get to sleep with ease.
They can also help to get rid of anxiety-inducing thoughts before bedtime.
Can You Sleep With Headphones In Place
The headphones that I reviewed all allow you to sleep in any position you wish without them falling off or out of your ears.
Although the concept of sleeping with headphones or earbuds may sound like an unusual way to sleep, it works for many who are trying to mask noises coming from outside.
They can actually be a benefit to you when they are used correctly. The only thing you have to be aware of is to make sure the sound frequency is always kept to low.
The only thing you have to make sure of is that you choose the right in-ear headphones. Don’t compromise on either of these; otherwise, you may experience undue hardships such as:
- Wax development in your ear
- Hearing problems
- Sweaty ears
Below I have reviewed three different headphones that will provide the security you need of not damaging your ears as well as helping you get one of the best sleep possible.
1. Bose Noise Masking Sleepbuds
- Conforms to different ear shapes
- Cancels noise successfully
- Low-frequency sounds
- Over 300 positive reviews
- One year limited warranty with 5-year passive warranty
If you sleep beside a person, who snores than these earbuds are exactly what you need to get a perfect sleep.
These earbuds offer many different audio sounds to cancel out any outside noises which may be disturbing your sleep.
They are incredibly tiny and fit right in your ear comfortably, yet will not bother your sleep even when you turn over to your side.
Unlike earplugs, the earbuds provide relief without jamming into your ears; they sit comfortably above the ear canal. The plus side here is the flange is easily conformed to your ear type.
They will not fall out when switching from front to side sleeping.
The charge time for Bose earbuds is 16 hours; it takes about them 2-3 to be fully charged up again. You can charge them and run them for two nights of 7-8 hours of sleep. Meaning you will not need to charge them daily.
The carrying case provides one full recharge, a benefit when traveling. Of course, the carrying case will also need to be recharged. So if you are going hiking or camping then make sure to recharge your carrying case.
The sleep buds will not allow you to upload your own music; these buds are genuinely made for sleeping. Bose has created one of its best products to cover all noises cancelling technology.
The low-frequency sounds help to keep outside noises filtered so you can take advantage of getting a good day or night rest.
My Final Opinion
The earbuds come with an in-built alarm which will not disturb or wake your partner, it seems Bose has covered both wearer and the person who isn’t using the earbuds.
2. AcousticSheep SleepPhones Wireless
- Blocks out snoring and out night noises
- Excellent for travel
- Use for meditation, insomnia, and relaxation
- Two fabric options
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Over 65 positive reviews
- One year limited warranty
These sleep headphones come in headband shape and are padded with soft padding to help your ears remain comfortable at all times. They are wireless with flat speakers designed to be worn while you are sleeping.
Because of their design, they are not uncomfortable, nor will they cause aching in the ear. They come with tiny speakers inside the band that sits over and above your ears, this means nothing is being stuck into your ears.
Inside the headband is a Bluetooth module that connects to your phone, tablet, or any device of your preference.
Because they are wireless, there is no need for you to worry about getting tangled with wires of any sort. The easy touch buttons allow you to control the sound as well as power off your headphones when you want to take them off.
You will be able to easily pair them with any device as well as skip tracks to one of your choosing. They come with a MicroUSB cable to allow for easy charging when not in use.
Earbuds that sit above your ears are tiny and thin. They are wrapped in felt for your utmost comfort.
The sleep headphones can be used for both night/daytime sleeping. They take about 3 hours to charge and the charge lasts for 13 hours.
The red light will go out when they are fully charged, so you will never overcharge or burn them out. You will need to make sure you hold the push for at least six seconds to enter pairing mode. At this time a three-tone sound beeps which tells they are ready for pairing.
By navigating to your phone’s Bluetooth menu, you can select any acoustic sound which will help you fall asleep.
The sleep headphones are color-coded to ensure that you put the headband on the right away.
Comes in three different sizes:
Six different colors to choose from:
- Pitch black
- Royal blue
- Galaxy blue
- Midnight black
- Quiet Lavender
- Sunset Pink
My Final Opinion
Headphone audio quality has been given a high rating as being clear, sharp, and great for travel by car or airplane. Combine them with a travel pillow, and you are set for your journey.
3. Wireless Sleep Headband Headphones
- You can use them for sleep or working out
- Wick away sweat
- Great sound quality
- Can be used to generate white noise
- Over 300 positive reviews
- 60 Day return warranty
These headphones come with a Bluetooth control module which is centered in the middle of the speakers. This allows you to get a good sleep without waking up where your ears experience any type of discomfort.
You will be able to sleep in any position you wish!
The ultra-thin flat headphone speakers block out all noises which may prevent you from sleeping.
You will have complete control of your headphones at all times. The easy to use buttons on the headphones will allow you to play, pause music as you wish.
You’re also able to adjust the music as well as skip tracks and activate the voice control of your phone with the simple touch of the button on headphones.
These headphones are excellent sweat absorbers. They are breathable with a great design which allows for quick evaporation. If you are a hot sleeper or persons who sweat, then these headphones will be perfect for you.
But using them with a blanket which wicks sweat away from you with the noise-cancelling headphones, imagine the sleep you will get.
One charge can allow you to experience their ambient sound for up to 8 to 10 hours. Charging them usually takes about three hours. A suggestion would be to charge them when you are going to be there. Otherwise, you might end up overcharging or burning them out.
These headphones are not only good for sleeping, but they are also fabulous workout headphones. The charge for working out may last at least a week.
The headband is super stretchy which allows it to fit almost every head size. It’s a comfortable fit without being too tight or too loose. Some customers have purchased these for the young children who have a hard time sleeping at night.
My Final Opinion
Considering these headphones can be used both for both sleep and working out, they are a great buy for 2 for 1.
My overall conclusion of noise cancelling sleep headphones is that as long as you purchase the ones which will effectively help you get the best sleep, then you’ve made the right choice for yourself.
Looking at the risks, which are minimal with the headphones I have reviewed – benefits may be many.
I would say without a doubt that using these types of headphones are worth a try. As long as you stay at 60db, most risks can be averted.
The ergonomics of the headphones will allow you to sleep on your side, back, or stomach. They are so comfortable you may even forget you have them on.
Share in comments below how you block out noise to sleep at night.