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Bluetooth Headphones For Sleeping – Don’t Count Sheep!

Bluetooth Headphones For Sleeping – Don’t Count Sheep!

SleepPhones Effortless




Battery Life


Bluetooth Feature




Machine Washable



  • Ultra Comfy Hypoallergenic Headband Design
  • Improves Quality of Sleep
  • No Cords To Get Tangled Up In
  • Long-Lasting Battery Life
  • Wireless Induction Charging Included


  • Size and Fit Varies
  • Comfort Takes Precedence Over Sound Quality

AcousticSheep is a relatively new company that was founded in 2007 by a family physician and her husband who develops video games. They build headphones specifically designed for people who like listening to music while sleeping or running.

The AcousticSheep Effortless, which are Bluetooth headphones for sleeping are an award-winning, specially crafted listening device that keeps you comfortable during some of the most important 6-8 hours of your day. Sleeping.

Let’s take a closer look to see what they’re all about!

Bluetooth Headphones For Sleeping – AcousticSheep Effortless

You know that a bad night’s rest can leave your brain foggy for the entire next day if you don’t get adequate rest the night before. Who doesn’t like to lull themselves to sleep with some laid-back tunes that’ll carry them into the dreamland peacefully?

Listening to music before bed can actually improve the quality of your sleep. It’s kind of like being sung to as a baby in order to calm you down and get ready for bedtime, except now we’re older but we still rely on the refreshment of winding down every night to stay healthy. (And we might not have someone we would enjoy singing us to sleep anymore.)

Basic Specifications:

  • Bluetooth feature included for cord and hassle-free listening
  • Cord-Free Induction Charging Base included
  • Volume control and skip/play/pause buttons built-in
  • Battery life up to 13 hours on a single charge (that’s more than enough for a full night’s sleep)
  • 3-hour charging time
  • Constructed with Eco-friendly/lead-free electronic components
  • The headband is machine-washable and hypoallergenic (no middle of the night itchiness to deal with)
  • Fully removable electronic components to make washing your headband an easy process
  • USB wall plug included for charging
  • Available in 3 sizes: Extra Small, One Size Fits Most, and Extra Large

First, let’s take a look at the headband design and material!

What Material Is The Headband Made Of?

AcousticSheep offers two different headband materials and a variety of colors to choose from. The Fleece option is made of 95% polyester and 5% spandex.

Fleece Color Options:

  • Midnight Black 
    Bluetooth Headphones For Sleeping - AcousticSheep Effortless
  • Quiet Lavender
Bluetooth Headphones For Sleeping - AcousticSheep Effortless
  • Soft Gray
Bluetooth Headphones For Sleeping - AcousticSheep Effortless

Your other option is called the Breeze headband, made of 88% polyester and 12% spandex. Both options are machine-washable, just remember to remove the electric parts before tossing it in the washing machine!

Breeze Color Options:

  • Galaxy Blue
Bluetooth Headphones For Sleeping - AcousticSheep Effortless
  • Sunset Pink
Bluetooth Headphones For Sleeping - AcousticSheep Effortless

How To Prepare Your Headband For Washing

Just like our pillowcases tend to absorb our sweat or facial oils, the same applies for the hypoallergenic headband you’ll be wearing all night. It’s important to keep your headband clean and luckily for us, it’s a super easy process that you will see below.

Here’s a quick instructional video showing you how to remove the speaker and Bluetooth/volume control components to wash your headband:

Bluetooth Feature – Cord-Free/Tangle-Free Night’s Sleep

With their previous headband model, AcousticSheep didn’t have a Bluetooth option. With the new and improved Effortless model, you don’t have to worry about getting tangled up in any cords.

We’ve all had the experience of waking up in the middle of the night with a headphone cord wrapped around our arm. I’m sure you’ve also experienced the uncomfortable sensation of your earbud getting shoved too far down into your ear canal.

The bottom line is you don’t have to deal with those issues anymore. All of those problems have been eliminated. You can improve the quality of your resting time with music and an ultra-comfy fleece headband that’s ALSO wireless.

No Wires + 13 Hour Run Time

One concern you might have is about your SleepPhones running out of battery in the middle of the night. You could literally leave them running for up to 13 hours without having to worry about that. Most likely you’ll fall asleep with them still powered on so even in your dreams your brain waves will be affected by whatever music you choose.

Bluetooth Headphones For Sleeping - AcousticSheep Effortless

Wireless Induction Charging

A USB induction charging based is also included. All you have to do is plug your charging base into the wall and set your SleepPhones on top of the induction charging base. Not only do you get wireless listening, but also wireless charging.

The induction charging base works in a similar way that an electric toothbrush can be charged by placing it inside it’s charging base. The electric energy is transferred between the two devices by way of electromagnetic technology.

Binaural Beats For Enhanced Relaxation

Some of you might even enjoy listening to the sleep-specific binaural beats. These can help reduce the effects of insomnia and alter your brain’s resting rate to produce a feeling of relaxation.

You can find binaural tracks and playlists for free on YouTube and there are even some apps designed to help you get a better night’s rest. (It’s probably a habit more of us should get in the routine of using.)

Here’s one of the most popular collections of binaural beats that will tune your brain into the Delta wave frequency that induces deep sleep states.

One last thing worth noting about binaural beats is that if you don’t have both earbuds in, you won’t be able to hear the full range of frequency that you need to. With the SleepPhones Effortless, both earbuds fit snugly inside your headband, so they won’t fall out and disrupt the sound.

CES Awards in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

AcousticSheep has been heralded by many happy customers but has also earned itself several CES Awards and multiple Governor’s IMPACT Awards.

For the SleepPhones Effortless, they won the Innovation Award for Design and Engineering.

Bluetooth Headphones For Sleeping - AcousticSheep Effortless

The Testimonials are overwhelmingly positive and they offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, as well as a full one year warranty.

Bluetooth Headphones For Sleeping - AcousticSheep Effortless

They have great customer service and are always easy to work with.

Will You Be Counting Sheep or Use A Lullaby To Sleep?

The extended battery run time plus the headband construction plus the wireless feature allows you to have much more listening versatility and comfort. AcousticSheep does it’s best to live up to their reputation of aiding you in getting a better rested, more comfortable sleep and the SleepPhones Effortless are the perfect example of that.

What Are You Waiting For?

Overall, these ultra-comfortable, Bluetooth headphones for sleeping will leave you waking up more refreshed and ready to tackle the day. I’m confident they will help you achieve a more restful state and provide the satisfaction you’re looking for.

Take a look at the review table below to see our final rating out of 10. We also listed the most important features as well as some pros and cons. If you’re interested in trying a pair, click the button at the bottom of the review table

Have you tried any other headphones to help you sleep better that didn’t work very well for you? Have you found any that do work well? Share your experience with us in the comments below, we’d love to hear about it!

I hope you enjoyed our review of the SleepPhones Effortless headphones! If you have any questions that didn’t get answered, ask below and I will respond to you as soon as I can! Happy sleeping! 

Sonic Elevation: Ride The Waves. 

4 thoughts on “Bluetooth Headphones For Sleeping – Don’t Count Sheep!

    • Author gravatarAuthor gravatar

      This is really innovative and I can see why this product has won so many awards. I’m an insomniac and am always looking for a good solution for a restful night’s sleep. The only concern I might have is the delicate wiring and speakers. What kind of warranty is offered and what is the price of one of these units please? I know a couple of people who would love to have this including myself!

      • Author gravatarAuthor gravatar

        I understand your concern but I don’t think you’ll have to worry about the wiring and speakers holding up Lauren. The main concern with the electronic components would be if you accidentally left them in the headband and put them in your washer. 

        You can see the warranty info here. As far as their going value, right now they’re offering free shipping on orders over $49 which means if you order these, you’ll qualify. 🙂 To see what they cost click here

        I hope that answers your questions. Let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with! 

    • Author gravatarAuthor gravatar

      I had no idea this existed! I live with a couple of roommates and we’re pretty outgoingh. Thst means that sometimes I’m in bed and they come home at 4 in the morning (weekdays) and they start pumping some music through te speakers. Sometimes this wakes me up and then I put in my earplugs but like you mentioned in your article: I always get tangled up in the wires and the earbus are eally uncomfortable.

      This device could come in really handy! The only question I have though: how is the sound compared to in-ear headphones? I love in-ear headphones because their sound is so good as it really gets pumped into your ear.


      • Author gravatarAuthor gravatar

        I can definitely see why you could benefit from something like the SleepPhones Efforltess Sergio. I’ve been in that situation before and it’s hard to get a good night’s sleep if you can’t stay asleep (as you know). 

        To answer your question, it really depends on what kind of in-ear headphones you’re currently using. Without that reference it’s hard to say how the sound quality would compare with the Effortless’ sound quality. 

        If you were to compare the sound to a pair of earbuds like the Bose QuietComfort 20s, the Bose will outperform them sound-wise. For things like sleeping next to someone who snores “like a motorboat” or loud roommates like you mentioned, they’ll be perfect. Some customers have stated that it’s “keeping their marriage happy“, and that the “SOUND IS INCREDIBLE“. 

        I hope that answers your question. 🙂

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