We talk a lot about the importance of nutrition and exercise. Both are necessary to good health. But how often do we talk about getting good sleep? Sleep deprivation is, frankly, dangerous. And it’s a growing problem with 60 percent of adults worldwide reporting issues with falling or staying asleep and waking up; 79 percent getting fewer than seven hours of sleep each night (30 percent get fewer than six); and 25 percent of U.S. couples sleeping in separate rooms because of a snoring partner.
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.
You might wonder why masking instead of cancellation. Noise cancellation works by alleviating the changes in air pressure that our ears register as noise. While that’s 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 wave lengths, the sleepbuds can cancel out unwanted sounds.
The Bose sleepbuds rely on an app that allows you to choose from ten pre-loaded sounds, and can be programmed to wake you with an alarm. Most devices are already compatible with the app.
If you’re looking for a way to get that restorative sleep you need, checking out the Bose noise-masking sleepbuds might just be the answer.