A quick post today. You can find these links on the Resources page too.
I’ve been looking into different types of headphones for sleeping since I like to fall asleep listening to nature sounds, music, meditation recordings, or audio books. The headphones help block out street and neighbor noises that wake me up at night.
Traditional headphones are not comfortable for sleeping. The traditional styles are too bulky for side sleepers. The wireless options need to be re-charged often. And the wired options could be a choking hazard.
I thought maybe wireless exercise headphones might work, but the style I chose had many of the same issues listed above. And the blue tooth is not reliable in my sleeping space.
Instead of continuing a search for wireless headphones, noise cancelling headphones or exercise headphones, I searched for headphones for sleeping and meditation. That brought up two interesting articles.
This article reviews several styles of headphones, ear plugs, and combination headphone/face masks.
This article reviews headphones only.
I chose the CozyPhones Sleep Headphones; it’s #2 on both lists. I’ve been using it for 2 nights so far and like it a lot. With the sound on medium and my windows open at night, the headphones do reduce the noise. And if the headband slides, I lose sound. Otherwise, the headband is comfortable, and the sound quality is decent. And the headband comes in many colors.
If you decide to try sleep headphones, please let me know how they work for you.
Thanks for reading