Can’t Sleep? These New and Improved Sleepbuds Might Help


Sleep is a fickle friend. Often, when we need it most, is when it feels hardest to attain and our noisy mind can inhibit falling into slumber. Add in the external noises of cars driving by, dogs barking and your partner snoring, and it’s no wonder you’re struggling to sleep.

While regular earplugs have their place, they simply don’t cut it for many people, so you might need something a little bit more high tech to block out sound and help you get some quality sleep. Bose has recently announced the launch of Sleepbuds II — a sleep aid that covers noise.

This isn’t Bose’s first attempt at this sort of sleep technology. In fact, in October last year, Bose announced the discontinuation of its original Sleepbuds due to battery faults. Now, less than a year later, the brand has revealed it’s new and improved earbuds, which according to the brand, aren’t merely an update from the original but a reimaging of “how we experience sleep.”

The design is lightweight and fits snugly in your ear while the new battery is long-lasting and tiny — smaller than a pea! — and lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge. Plus, you get three additional charges from the case.

The Bose Sleep App, which you sync with your Sleepbuds II — which give you access to a library of Bose-engineered noise-masking sounds and relaxation content — has also been updated. And yes, Bose uses “noise-masking” technology not noise cancelling in the Sleepbuds II.

“Bose Sleepbuds II use advancements in our proprietary noise-masking technology because covering sound — not cancelling it — is better for sleeping,” Steve Romine, head of Bose’s health division, said in a press release.

According to The Verge, there are now 14 noise-masking tracks as well as 15 “Naturescapes” which are designed to calm your mind in the Bose Sleep App. You can also store 10 tracks from the Sleep App directly onto the earbuds.

At $379.95, the Sleepbuds II is definitely an investment. But, if you’re one of those people who struggle with sleep (hello, me!), investing in a technology like this could be game-changing.

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