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
AcousticSheep, LLC designs and manufactures soft comfortable headphones in a patented 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 as we create the market for innovative headband headphones.
AcousticSheep LLC, 2001 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16506, USA.
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Who we are:
Alex (Shipping Assistant), Mike (Fulfillment Specialist), Kristin (Sales Manager), JoLynn (Executive Assistant), Karen (Temp), Katie Jo (Lead Graphic Designer), Jeff (Warehouse Manager)
Brooke (Customer Service Specialist), Lisa (Sales Manager), Vanessa (Procurement Manager), Wei-Shin (CEO), Jen (Temp)
Not pictured: Jason (CTO), Jennifer (Marketing Coordinator), Kelly (Customer Service Manager), Micayla (Legal Assistant), Katie (Social Media Coordinator), Blake (Direct Fulfillment), Cody, Mike, Jack, Eric, Rees, Samantha, Pamela (Fulfillment Specialists)
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.
AcousticSheep LLC methodically creates its innovative and proprietary designs and aggressively pursues U.S. and International Utility Patents, Design Patents, Design Registrations, Trademarks, Shape Marks, Copyrights, and Trade Dress protection. We take our inventions and designs seriously and expect both our competition and our trade partners to do the same. AcousticSheep vigorously enforces its patents and trademarks, and it seeks court orders stopping the sale of the infringing products, substantial monetary damages (up to three times damages when available by law), and legal fees and costs. We have some of the best I.P. enforcement available and have a global reach at all levels of the trade channel, including manufacturing, import/export, customs, distribution, and retail.
2013 Canada flash sale site immediately ceases the promotion of a US-based knockoff firm. Firm is not paid for the products sold, and firm ceases marketing and distribution of knockoffs. Further action pursued. 2013 US popular auction site immediately removed infringing postings without notice upon notification. 2013 International trading site immediately removed infringing postings upon notification. 2013 Chinese knockoff attempting to sell on Amazon was reported and products were removed. Further action pursued. 2013 Colorado firm imports and resells knockoffs. Further action pursued. 2014 Colorado firm uses trademark inappropriately for advertising, reported and postings removed. 2014 Australian firm uses trademark inappropriately, reported and postings removed. 2014 Chinese knockoff attempting to sell on Amazon was reported and products were removed. Further action pursued. 2014 Google AdWords actions taken for inappropriate trademark usage in advertising. If you use our images inappropriately in advertising, we will force the 3rd party website to remove your product listing.
The following are trademarks of AcousticSheep, LLC: AcousticSheep, a good night's sheep, SleepPhones, pajamas for your ears, RunPhones, the Sheep, the Rabbit, Come Sleep With Us, LullabyLabs, and AcousticKnit, and SheepCloud.
Patented in the US, further patents pending in the US and abroad.
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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).