Listeners commonly use Sacred Acoustics recordings to assist with sleep, but wearing headphones can be uncomfortable for longer periods of time, or when lying in any position except flat on the back. As a long-time insomniac, I am all too familiar with trying to lessen physical sensations to find the peace of restful sleep, and the feel of headphones pressing against the ears can be quite a distraction.
Many years ago, I discovered SleepPhones as an amazingly comfortable alternative to big, bulky over-the-ear headphones. A fleece band around the head (not too tight), holds small earbuds in place and are easily adjustable to accommodate any type of head. I especially enjoy using SleepPhones when traveling, often doubling as a sleep mask. Since less-than-perfect pillows and mattresses are often the only option, these pillows for the ears offer a welcome consolation.
Thus, I was thrilled to be offered a new pair to try in the latest fabric option. Instead of fleece, a soft, breathable fabric, available in many colors, continues the SleepPhones tradition of keeping earbuds in just the right location for hours of listening relief. This fabric is preferred by those who live in warmer climates or who easily get hot and can still function as an eye cover to block unwanted light.
Many of our listeners find help with sleep from recordings such as Sacred Sleep, Sacred Siesta, Whole Delta, Sacred Lullaby or Divine Love. The embedded delta frequencies help to induce a relaxed state of being and quiet the mind from distracting worries and concerns. Listening to any of our recordings with SleepPhones creates a veritable spa for the mind.
Another welcome surprise was the option for a wireless set of SleepPhones, making tangled wires resulting from tossing and turning a thing of the past. While wearing these, all movements are possible without any sort of trouble. For more active listeners, RunPhones are a useful option. Some have reported using Sacred Acoustics recordings while walking and performing other activities. These may offer a freedom not possible with another style of headphones.
Comfort is key but everyone is unique and may prefer a different set of headphones; some may need multiple pairs for different situations. Try the many available options to find what works best for you.
Thank you for your comments regarding potential risks for exposure to electromagnetic fields. Your concerns are well-intentioned, but this research is worth considering:
Karen, Ebon. You guys are amazing and doing brilliant work. Please though, reconsider promoting wireless or wired sleep aides. Wireless will expose your brain to radio frequency all night, and wired would expose your to an electric and magnetic field equally. Either way is not good. Much love and respect for what you do.
Do you really think its a good idea to sleep with a battery tied to your head all night ?
-Way too much EMP (ElectroMagnetic Pollution) for me !
Much better to put PEMF magnets under your mattress-
Are you guys ever coming back to the Theosophical Society again ?
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Knowing how to maintain a core sense of presence and balance creates a foundation of strength to move from empathy to compassion, and at your finest, altruism, when you take action to help another without concern for yourself.
co-founder of Sacred Acoustics and co-author of Living in a Mindful Universe