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It seems there is no end to the solutions for poor sleep. In more recent days, my dog’s fidgeting and my wife’s “sleep noises” have not made for the most peaceful of slumbers. In fact, it’s been a bit more like riding a Jeep down a dirt road than the sports car on a smooth highway slumber I usually enjoy. In an effort to enhance my own sleep I went in search of something (naturally) digital… I know you are shocked. I headed off to my local Best Buy to see what bits of sleep technology they might have for my slightly weary soul. Lo and behold as I walk into the store, it’s almost as if a spotlight is shining on my answer, Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™ Click on the image below to check out the Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™
An unexpected testimonial
I had initially sought out sleepbuds™ due to the noises from our dog and normal breathing noises from my wife. An unexpected thing happened during my sleepbuds™ experiment. My wife reported to me that she heard less from me, too. In fact, she didn’t hear any of my normal sleeping/snoring sounds. And I didn’t move around like I usually do. In fact, I felt refreshed when I awoke from the first night’s trial. As much as I thought the sleepbuds™ slumber-inducing technology helped me, they also directly helped my wife. It would seem my search for sleep has come full circle.
Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™ Sleep Technology
Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™ aren’t noise canceling, they are noise masking. The sounds they make cover up unwanted sleep time noises so you can get to sleep and stay asleep. The sleepbuds™ are very comfortable and easy to wear. I liked the sleepbuds™ and found them super comfortable. They stayed in my ear all night long. As a side sleeper, that is particularly important to me.
Unboxing Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™
The packing is cool. Just remove the shrink wrap from the overwrap on the box. One step closer to better sleep. And a black box is revealed which contains the matte silver charger/case. The opening action of the case is very slick.
Charging the Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™
Charging the Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™ is accomplished via a port on the back of the case. Plug-in a micro-USB wall charger and the sleepbuds™ are charging. There’s a nice light show while you are charging the Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™ A long indicator light segment to the right and left of the case’s top edge displays when the sleepbuds™ are in their proper place. A series of light segments in the center show charging progress. Just be sure to close the case after you retrieve the sleepbuds™. The charging progress lights are pretty bright in a darkened room. The rechargeable silver-zinc micro batteries in the sleepbuds™ provide up to 16 hours of use off one charge. And the combination case / charger can provide another full charge when not plugged in. The same type of battery found in hearing aids are in the sleepbuds and are safe for wearing.
Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™ Sleep app
The Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™ are controlled via an almost dreamy-like companion smartphone app. Some screens from the app below (left to right) include the main screen, the noise-masking sounds screen where I selected the ocean swell sound and, the sleepbuds™ update screen. Depending on when your sleepbuds™ were manufactured you will likely need to update before you can use them the first time. This takes just a few minutes, but better to plan ahead for the best experience. A few things I noticed is that Bluetooth pairing and setup of the Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™ via the app appeared to be much smoother when the sleepbuds™ were almost completely charged. From within the app you can also set up an alarm, and even name your sleep buds. If you have a child or need to otherwise keep an ear out for something, set the sleepbuds™ sound volume just a bit lower. Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™ are available for purchase at Best Buy and on BestBuy.com