Last Updated on March 30, 2023
Do you struggle to fall asleep next to your snoring partner? The rattling vibration of someone snoring next to you can be very disturbing!
For some, the solution is to go to sleep before the snoring partner. But you can’t always time it perfectly, and even when you do, their snoring usually wakes you up!
Other people try pushing and pulling their partners into sleep positions that alleviate the causes of snoring. Which works, but only until they move into another snoring position.
If you struggle with a snoring partner, you’ve probably even guilt-tripped them into trying some anti-snoring products – like breath right strips, for example.
If you’ve tried all of the above, it’s time to change your approach. Instead of focusing on them, focus on yourself!
The problem with most anti-snoring solutions is that they are dependent on your partner in order to function. Whether it involves moving their position, using a product that prevents snoring, etc., all of the typical solutions usually focus on treating the snorer.
But you can’t always control your partner or the situation. You can, however, control yourself. The simplest, and most effective way is to not hear their snoring at all.
You might have tried earmuffs or headphones in the past. But those are usually uncomfortable and find a way of falling off anyway.
Earbuds/Air Pods could work if they didn’t make your ears hurt after a few hours. But at least we’re getting closer to the right answer!
So in a nutshell, we need something that blocks out the noise, won’t fall off while we’re asleep, and something that is comfortable enough to wear all night.
If you agree with those 3 requirements, you might want to try a pair of Bose Sleepbuds.
What Are Bose Sleepbuds?
Bose Sleepbuds – Sleepbuds II as shown above – are basically Air Pods/earbuds that are comfortable enough to wear – all night long.
Sleepbuds look like earbud headphones, but they don’t play podcasts or music. Instead, they offer a solution to your snoring-caused insomnia, using relaxing and noise-masking sounds to help you fall, and stay, asleep.
Sleepbuds us a proprietary ear tip, that is made of soft silicone for a comfortable fit. Three sizes are included in the package to ensure the perfect comfortable fit – regardless of your ear size.
Each earbud holds 10 hours per charge – so you can sleep throughout the night.
How Do Sleepbuds Work?
Sleepbuds use passive noise-masking technology, which involves two stages. First, Sleepbuds fit snugly in your ear, while the ear tip forms a seal for passive sound reduction.
Then, noise-masking sounds, which are optimized to play consistently – and at the right frequencies – mask the noise of snoring (or any other sleep-disturbing noises for that matter).
Sleepbuds are app-controlled and play original content from the Bose Sleep app.
The Sound library has 50 specially-curated options – relaxing, and soothing nature sounds, tonal environments, etc – designed to mask the vibrational disturbance of snoring, while simultaneously relaxing you, creating the optimal environment for sleep.
The patented ear tips are designed exclusively for Sleepbuds II because a comfortable fit is crucial.
Three sizes are included in the box, making it easy for the buds to conform to your ear shape. They’re soft, yet durable, and the pliable fin fits snugly in the ridge of your ear, keeping it in place all night.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the box?
Two Sleepbuds, three tips for a custom fit, a charging/storing case, a 39″ USB charging cable, and a user manual.
Do Sleepbuds play music or podcasts?
No, Sleepbuds play content from the sound library only.
Will I be able to hear my alarm?
Sleepbuds are designed to block out all noise – including the alarm from your phone or alarm clock. But you can schedule an alarm through the app, and have the alarm play through the Sleepbuds!
This alarm will only be audible for you – not for your partner.
What material are the tips made of?
The tips are soft silicone. This ensures not only a comfortable fit, but also a seal to block out noise.
How do you charge Sleepbuds?
When you wake up, place your Sleepbuds in the storage case. The case holds and charges the buds. The case itself can charge the earbuds 3 times per charge.
What kinds of sounds are available in the library?
The sound library has 50 available options, in 3 main categories:
Noise Masking – Sleep sounds optimized to work in conjunction with the noise-blocking design of Sleepbuds to mask noises like snoring, traffic, etc. These are basically ‘white noise” options.
Tranquilities – Relaxing, tonal environments that passively distract and lull you into relaxing sleep.
Naturescapes – Soothing nature sounds – clinically proven to help you fall asleep. Some people prefer rainfall, others like the relaxing sound of waves on a beach. You’ll find whatever nature environment you prefer.
Do I need to purchase batteries?
Sleepbuds include 2 Nickel-metal hydride batteries – one for each bud.
What is the battery info?
- Battery life: Up to 10 hours
- Earbud battery charge time: 6 hours
- Charging case battery charge time: 3 hours
- Sleepbuds battery type: Nickel-metal hydride
- Case battery type: Lithium-ion
Can I download the app on any phone?
The Bose Sleep app is available in both the App Store for iPhone users and Google Play for Android users.
How To Get The Most From Your Sleepbuds?
Sleepbuds are unique in how they work, and the materials used. To keep them functioning optimally, here are a few things to consider.
Keep them clean
Depending on your skin type, and your ears, you may have to clean your Sleepbuds regularly, or occasionally. Either way, use a silicone-safe cleaner, like rubbing alcohol.
Use the right tip size
Sleepbuds come with 3 tips for a custom fit. Use the tip that is large enough to create a snug fit (and seal), but also small enough to not cause discomfort. It might take a night to two to figure out the ideal tip size.
Purchase the right version
Make sure you are buying the Sleepbuds II – the 2nd and current version. This upgraded version has a better fit, more durable components, higher volume, and improved quality.