The SleepPhones Story
Medical doctor fills need with creativity.
“In 2007, I had trouble falling back to sleep after patient phone calls late at night as a family doctor. My husband suggested that I listen to something to take my mind off of patient concerns. Since I didn't want to disturb my husband while he slept, I needed headphones or ear buds I could wear in bed. But there was nothing comfortable on the market. I couldn't sleep on my side with headphones, and ear buds are just painful. So I came up with stuffing speakers inside a headband. We found very thin high quality speakers, bought super soft fleece, and began sewing and soldering. We decided it was such a great invention that we had to start the SleepPhones company!”
-Wei-Shin Lai, MD, Inventor of SleepPhones and Founder of AcousticSheep LLC
For further information, please see the detailed biography on Wei-Shin Lai, MD and basic company information.
More About Us
AcousticSheep, LLC manufactures superior headphones in a patent-pending headband design, with an emphasis on using environmentally-friendly materials and manufacturing processes. We strive to use local resources, stay technologically-savvy, and be socially responsible in reaching our goal of setting the industry and quality standard for the original, innovative headphones.
Who we are:
Chief Executive Officer: Wei-Shin
Chief Technology Officer: Jason
Customer Service Manager: Kelly
Customer Service Specialist: Claire
Sales Manager: Steven
Fulfillment Manager: Blake
Fulfillment Specialist: Joanie
Quality Control: Jennifer
Research and Development Specialist: Kyle
Public Relations Manager: Jamie
Electrical Engineer Consultant: Wei-Han
Lavender Stuffer: Kristie
Wei-Shin Lai, MD:
Favorite CD: Sleepy Time Hypnosis
The inventor and chief executive officer of SleepPhones is family doctor Wei-Shin Lai. She was inspired to design SleepPhones when she was on call for the emergency room. She had a hard time falling back to sleep after being awoken in the night by a phone call. With SleepPhones, she was able to relax her mind and drift back to sleep. She is the organizing and methodical mind behind SleepPhones.
Favorite CD: Nature Sounds CD I
Jason Wolfe is the chief technology officer and the creative driving force for innovation and opportunity. He sets up the website, sends out the orders, and arranges the sounds tracks with binaural beats.
AcousticSheep, LLC formed in 2007 when the two founders wanted to listen to Binaural beats for sleep but found that the existing headphones on the market were all too bulky sleep in, especially when laying on the side. Therefore, the founders set out to create a headphone comfortable enough to sleep in for the entire night! After many experiments with various designs, speakers, wires, and fabric, the best model was found and perfected. SleepPhones fit like "pajamas for your ears!"
We are a green-minded company. We do everything we can to minimizing waste, recycle, and reduce transportation costs. SleepPhones headquarters is powered by 100% wind energy. We believe in keeping manufacturing jobs in the USA and paying our employees a living wage or more when possible.
SleepPhones are patent-pending by the United State Patent and Trademark Office. The patent is owned by AcousticSheep, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company.
The following are trademarks of AcousticSheep, LLC: AcousticSheep, a good night's sheep, SleepPhones, pajamas for your ears, RunPhones, and the sheep logo at the top left of the page.
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AcousticSheep, LLC designs and distributes innovative headphones for a variety of lifestyles. Formed in 2007 by a family doctor and her husband, AcousticSheep products are designed with comfort, quality, and the environment in mind. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, the company is powered by 100 percent wind energy. Visit SleepPhones.com for additional information. Connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@SleepPhones).
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