It wasn’t so long ago that we were desperately stuffing cotton into our ears in order to drown out the lovely sounds of our snoring spouse, screaming neighbors, or fighting cats.
Technology has finally caught up with what’s really important, a good night’s sleep. Now there are so many options it can be hard to find the perfect solution for what to use to replace all that cotton in your ears.
Topping our list of fabulous replacements are earbuds designed specifically to fit comfortably while you sleep and directly programed with sounds that are sure to whisk you away to the dream world.
If earbuds aren’t your thing, don’t worry science hasn’t forgotten you, we have something for you as well. The world of sleep is changing, and many companies are taking advantage of all the people out there tired of being tired. So put the cotton away, put on your pajamas and take a look at this list of awesome ways to block out those noisy neighbors.
SoundOff Sleep V.3 Noise Masking Earbuds – SoundOff Sleep
Topping our list, we have SoundOff Noise Masking Earbuds. These earbuds use sound masking technology instead of sound canceling.
According to their website, sound masking is more effective, due to sound canceling never quite managing to cancel out all sound. With calming pink noise and 5 levels of volume, you control what sound level works right for you.
A great feature of these particular buds is that the sound is coming directly from the bud. You do not have to worry about connecting to a separate device and potentially losing that connection during the night.
All the sound masking you need is easily accessible whenever and wherever you need it. These earbuds are designed with a flexible ear hoop to ensure comfort and an all-night fit.
Their proprietary pink noise was created specifically to target snoring, but customers have found that the pink noise is incredibly effective for any other noises that might be keeping you up.
SoundOff is so confident you will love their earbuds they offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. If for any reason you don’t absolutely love them you can return them and get your money back, you just pay for shipping.
Bedphones Sleep Headphones: Wired or Wireless Headphones For Bed
For those of us who don’t love things in our ears, Bedphones has gone above and beyond in creating this affordable and comfortable Sleep Headphones set. The Bedphones feature on the ear headphones that are so thin you won’t even know they are there.
The Bedphones need an outside device to connect to, but this increases your options on what you want to fall asleep to. They have a wireless Bluetooth option or a wired option, but both options come with the wire attaching the headphones.
The wire might be worrisome to some, but the adjustable cable slider makes it easy to put the wire where you want it and keep it there all night long. The attached wire also allows Bedphones to offer an impressive 13-hour battery life so that they will block noise for you however long you sleep.
Opposite the battery pack, Bedphones offers an inline remote. This helpful feature keeps you from needing to touch your phone when adjusting volume or switching between songs. The ear hooks are made from premium-grade memory wire so that they will easily accommodate any ear.
Sleep Earbuds Headphones with Mic,in-Ear Soft Silicone Noise Cancelling Earphone for Sleeping
For sleep buds on a budget, Walmart offers these wired earbuds. While the wire does leash you to your phone it’s hard to beat such a great price. The wire also removes the worry about running out of battery in the middle of the night, assuming you remembered to charge your phone.
These earbuds are noise canceling and designed to be incredibly comfortable. The in-ear plug is made with super squishy silicone so even if you are a side sleeper these will keep you comfortable.
The earbuds also feature an attached remote and mic, so you don’t have to touch your phone to adjust the volume.
Wireless Sound Soother Headband SharperImage
We can move away from wires and earbuds altogether with this soft and cozy Soother Headband. There is no need to keep your phone handy as this headband has 17 different sleep sounds programmed right into it. A twenty-hour battery life will give you confidence that it will work for you all night.
If all night is too long this headband conveniently offers timers so that you can control just how long, you want white noise playing in your ear. It comes in 3 sizes to ensure the perfect fit. The speakers are also removable to allow you to wash the headband and wear it again and again.
MUSICOZY Sleep Headphones Bluetooth Headband, Wireless Music Sleeping Headphones Sleep Mask Earbud
For a budget-friendly version of the sleep headband, Musicozy has us covered. This headband is Bluetooth so you will need a device to connect it to. The battery life is up to 10 hours, and it recharges quickly so you can use it all night and then take it with you on your run the next morning.
The headphones have waterproof protection so that they will be safe in your heaviest workout. However, this device does not seem to be machine washable.
The headband also features a built-in microphone so you don’t have to get out of bed to answer that late-night call. As an added bonus this headband can be comfortably pulled down over your eyes to function as a sleep mask as well. With great reviews and a great price point it’s hard to pass this one up.