2020 has affected the sleep patterns of a lot of people. Dopamine deficiency is a real thing and in general it’s smart to avoid devices hours before bedtime so your brain can calm down. Nevertheless, many of us still prefer to have something to listen to, like a podcast, audio book or sleep music, in order to soothe us to sleep. The issue with Airpods and other wireless earbuds is that they can be uncomfortable to wear for hours at a time and you cannot wear them if you lie on the side of your face.
I enjoy falling asleep to podcasts typically and it took me awhile to discover these Perytong headphones as a great solution to this problem. Building thin speakers into the headband itself is genius and the design of these, in particular, is impressive given the cost. The result is a headband which is very comfortable to wear all night as it gives you the flexibility to turn and sleep sideways on your pillow without having to deal with an earbud being drilled deep into your canal. Furthermore, they can double as great headphones for running or workout (although the corny “Enjoying” font on the front might cramp your style).
Yes, it’s annoying to have to hand wash it periodically, but it’s well worth the occasional minor hassle to have headphones you can wear comfortably throughout the night. They pair very easily to your iPhone and the speaker sound is high quality. Furthermore, I have yet to overheat or feel irritated wearing these. At under $20, these are a steal and absolutely worth trying if you’re looking for a smart solution.