AcousticSheep has brought its soft, elastic SleepPhones headphones that are thin and comfortable enough to be worn while sleeping to CES 2015. The company aims for the headphones to provide music or ambient noise to users who need soothing sounds close by as they fall asleep.

Screenshot (58)
Created by a doctor who has trouble falling asleep herself due to frequent patient phone calls late at night, SleepPhones allow users high-quality music options without disturbing anyone trying to sleep nearby. The headphones also provide a decent amount of ambient noise blocking, and offer 10-12 hours of use on a single charge.

SleepPhones are available in multiple models of varying colors, including the original wired Classic model for $39.99, a Bluetooth Wireless version for $99.99, and multiple bundle packages that vary from a three-pack to packed-in ambient noise CDs. New to CES, however, is the unveiling of a new Bluetooth version of the headset that will provide induction charging for an even easier way to keep the device ready for every-night use. The new induction charging model will launch in April for $149.


The SleepPhones and all of their bundle options can be purchased directly from the company's official website.

Top Rated Comments

erinsarah Avatar
89 months ago
You missed her point...

Her point was not that the calls from patients are interrupting her sleep...her point is she has to take those calls and, AFTERWARDS, she has trouble getting BACK to sleep. I'm not a doctor (and I don't play one on TV) but if I got a call about test results or something my mind would likely be churning for a while working out the patient details in my head. This gadget is designed to help shut your brain back off after the call.

Seems like neat idea. I often use my phone earbuds along with an ambient noise app when I can't sleep, but they often fall out when I move around, not to mention yank the phone off the nightstand if I roll over.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shiseiryu1 Avatar
89 months ago
I like this idea; I often listen to audiobooks or iTunesU courses when i go to bed to help me fall asleep, however, sometimes it is annoying having to sleep with one or more headphones in.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iMerik Avatar
89 months ago
Turn your phone off?
Might not be an option? Could be that the doc is getting calls regarding patients and not directly from patients. I read "frequent" as "average for any doctor."
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Yvan256 Avatar
89 months ago
Created by a doctor who has trouble falling asleep herself due to frequent patient phone calls late at night
Turn your phone off?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
manu chao Avatar
89 months ago

It might have some actual use, but for quieting your surrounding nothing beats disposable foam earplugs. They provide 33db sound reduction at a cost of about $4.00 for a dozen pairs. A hi tech solution would have to be a whole lot better than that to justify the much higher cost.

This is not about quieting your environment or shielding yourself from phone calls, it is about helping to fall asleep in stressful situations by soothing your mind. Where stressful situations in the cited example were the anticipation of phone calls and the phone calls and their content in themselves.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2457282 Avatar
89 months ago
Might not be an option? Could be that the doc is getting calls regarding patients and not directly from patients. I read "frequent" as "average for any doctor."

But if true, wouldn't you want to answer those calls? If so, why create this? If not, then why not turn off the phone?

Still looks like a nice idea, and would be even greater if it could wirelessly get the sound from the TV. My wife like to watch TV in bed, but I cant sleep with the sound on. This would be a nice alternative to the wireless bulky headphones they sell for TVs today.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

studio buds family

Beats Studio Buds Debuting Today With Active Noise Cancellation, Stemless Design, and More for $150

Monday June 14, 2021 8:00 am PDT by
We've seen a lot of teasers about the Beats Studio Buds over the past month since they first showed up in Apple's beta software updates, and today they're finally official. The Beats Studio Buds are available to order today in red, white, and black ahead of a June 24 ship date, and they're priced at $149.99. The Studio Buds are the first Beats-branded earbuds to truly compete with AirPods...
youtube apple tv

YouTube Discontinuing 3rd-Generation Apple TV App, AirPlay Still Available

Wednesday February 3, 2021 3:09 pm PST by
YouTube is planning to stop supporting its YouTube app on the third-generation Apple TV models, where YouTube has long been available as a channel option. A 9to5Mac reader received a message about the upcoming app discontinuation, which is set to take place in March.Starting early March, the YouTube app will no longer be available on Apple TV (3rd generation). You can still watch YouTube on...
iPhone 13 Dummy Thumbnail 2

Kuo: iPhone 13 to Feature LEO Satellite Communications to Make Calls and Texts Without Cellular Coverage

Sunday August 29, 2021 7:39 am PDT by
The iPhone 13 will feature low earth orbit (LEO) satellite communication connectivity to allow users to make calls and send messages in areas without 4G or 5G coverage, according to the reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a note to investors, seen by MacRumors, Kuo explained that the iPhone 13 lineup will feature hardware that is able to connect to LEO satellites. If enabled with the relevant...
YouTube Picture in Picture Feature

YouTube Premium Subscribers Can Now Use iOS Picture-in-Picture: Here's How

Wednesday August 25, 2021 3:55 am PDT by
Google has rolled out picture-in-picture support as an "experimental" feature for YouTube premium subscribers, allowing them to watch video in a small window when the app is closed. If you're a premium YouTube subscriber looking to try out picture-in-picture, follow these steps: Launch a web browser and sign into your YouTube account at YouTube.com. Navigate to www.youtube.com/new. Scroll...
os x mountain lion macs 16x9 2

Apple Makes OS X Lion and Mountain Lion Free to Download

Wednesday June 30, 2021 12:19 pm PDT by
Apple recently dropped the $19.99 fee for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion, making the older Mac updates free to download, reports Macworld. Apple has kept OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion available for customers who have machines limited to the older software, but until recently, Apple was charging $19.99 to get download codes for the updates. As of last week, these updates no...
tim cook spring loaded event

Gurman: Apple Planning Multiple Events for the Fall, M1X MacBook Pros to be Available by November

Sunday August 15, 2021 12:07 pm PDT by
Apple is planning to hold multiple events this fall, which will collectively include the launch of new iPhones, Apple Watches, updated AirPods, revamped iPad mini, and the redesigned MacBook Pros, according to respected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. In his latest weekly Power On newsletter, Gurman says that much like last year, Apple will hold multiple events this coming fall, with the...
apple screen time screen icons

Persistent Kids Finding Loopholes in Apple's Screen Time Limits

Tuesday October 15, 2019 9:44 am PDT by
Apple is currently engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with persistent kids looking to circumvent Screen Time restrictions, but the company has been receiving some criticism for not moving quickly enough to lock down some of the loopholes, reports The Washington Post. A few of the loopholes and ways for parents to shut them down are documented on the site Protect Young Eyes, while these and...
anker lightning cable mfi

Unwrap a New Apple Device? Stock Up on Extra Certified Lightning Cables for as Little as $6

Monday December 25, 2017 5:45 am PST by
If you unwrapped an Apple product today it likely came with one of the company's first-party Lightning cables, but having an extra on hand is always a good idea, so you can place it in other rooms in your house, in your car, or in a bag when you travel. For that reason, now's a good time to shop for third-party Lightning cables that are cheaper than Apple's own accessory, but still Made For...
personal hotspot 1

Apple Acknowledges Personal Hotspot Issues Affecting Some iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Users

Saturday March 21, 2020 10:04 am PDT by
In an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers this week, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has acknowledged that some iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 users may experience issues with Personal Hotspot. Apple has told Authorized Service Providers to expect customers who are unable to connect to a Personal Hotspot or experience frequent disconnection from one. Customers may also...
macos monterey safari beta 3

macOS Monterey Beta 3: Apple Redesigns Safari Tab Interface Following Complaints

Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:39 am PDT by
In the third developer beta of macOS Monterey, which came out this morning, Apple has overhauled the design of Safari, making the tab bar more similar to the current tab bar in macOS Big Sur. The prior Safari design did away with the dedicated URL and search interface, instead allowing any individual tab to be used for navigation input. Tabs were also all arranged at the top of the display...