Bose Sleepbuds

Being restless during sleeping is just plain awful, tossing and turning from side to side while finding no peaceful rest at night. Bose is looking to change all of that with their new noise-masking Sleepbuds. The idea is to provide soothing sounds that help you fall asleep and maintain that good sleep so that you can wake rested in the morning.

Bose has always strived to help people live better lives. Bose does not rely on the classic way of noise canceling like in their popular headphones, in which ambient noise is neutralized by means of an artificially generated counter sound. While that is great for low-frequency sounds (like airplanes and buses), sounds at normal frequencies, such as voice frequencies, can slip by. It’s those noises, like traffic, neighbors, or a snoring partner, that masking helps cover up. By using a sound of similar wavelengths, the Sleepbuds can cancel out unwanted sounds. This can be the sound of rain, waterfalls or even the soft hum of airplanes. The sounds are all stored directly on the headphones and do not come from a smartphone.

“There’s a whole host of things that prevent people from falling asleep or even staying asleep. What we really focus on is how noise impacts your ability to fall or stay asleep,” said Liz Dylewicz, product manager at Bose.

The Bose Sleepbuds rely on an app that allows you to choose from ten pre-loaded sounds. The app can also be set to provide an alarm service whenever you need it, and the Sleepbuds are completely wireless with a charge capacity that will easily last a full sleep.

The market launch is planned in 2018 for a price of $249.