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New SleepPhones Website

We've finished upgrading our website. There are many more CD's for you to choose from now. My favorite is Dr. Gurgevich's Sleepy Time Hypnosis, so it's on sale right now. There are also a bunch of...

UPC Symbols

  We've taken the plunge. ... We're getting a UPC symbol. To do so requires signing up with the GS1.org. I don't know how they can call themselves a ".org" when their fees are so incredibly high...

Happy Valley Communications

We're very fortunate to be working with Happy Valley Communications, a student-run marketing firm at Penn State University. Each year, they select some businesses to help with marketing and...

New Fleece Samples

  We have some new sample fleeces from Polartec! The orange and green are from recycled plastic. We'll be working on making these into sample SleepPhones and RunPhones. If you are a friend, family...

Pictures of Snow!

  The early February 2010 back-to-back Mid-Altantic Snow Storms will likely go down in history as a pretty memorable event. Shipments out were delayed a few days. And instead of yoga for exercise, my...

SleepPhones – Review

SleepPhones – Review By Craig MartinTravel Gear I was listening to a podcast just before Christmas and heard mention of a product called SleepPhones. SleepPhones, the speaker enthused, were designed...

A Small Mountain of Envelopes

  Well, shipping was free if we ordered 3000 envelopes! Ironically, shipping can be quite costly for bulky shipping supplies... so here they are. Oh, yes, there is also the leaning tower of 8x4x3...

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a standard scale you will find at sleep clinics everywhere. It is used to determine just how sleepy you are. If you score over 10, then you should talk to your doctor...

SleepPhones' Different Versions

I think I'll start calling SleepPhones by version types now. We have had a number of upgrades over time. This will help everyone keep better track of stuff. Currently, we are selling what's left of...

NBC 4 Health and Fitness Expo

  Jan. 16-17, SleepPhones had a booth at the Washington DC Convention Center for the very big NBC 4 Health and Fitness Expo where people could get free health screening, check out new products, and...

Sheep Version 2

   The first sheep was so perfect we only had one change to make. The back pocket had to be bigger. The sheep now pictured is version two, but it has the same problem - it still doesn't fit an iPhone...

Stolen SleepPhones Shipment

The shipment of SleepPhones that were to go out on Tuesday, January 19, are missing. We are not sure where they could be at this time. Sometime between 8:30am and 1:30pm, someone took them, and it...

Record Low Sales in a Day

Today's sales is tied for Christmas Day = very few. It's the slowest day of the year so far. Yesterday and the day before were great days. It's so strange how that all works. Last night we decided...

Polartec and Repreve Join Up

We use Polartec® fleece to make SleepPhones. We're very excited to hear that Polartec® is joining up with Repreve® to produce 100% recycled fleece in the future! Our current fleece is already 88%...

Sheep Goes Back to Mary

Our baby sheep has to go back to Mary for a check up. Mary will take good care of him and make sure that he's getting his measurements taken. That way, one day, we'll get 2400 of his brothers,...

Dark Lavender SleepPhones Now Available!

We are now offering a beautiful dark lavender SleepPhones color - for a limited time! We bought a color not normally produced, so it will never be carried again. It will only be available for a few...

New Special Offers Page

All new offers will be listed here on the Special Offers page. It will include coupons, discounts, and promotions. Here are January 2010's offers. $1 off Instant Discount 3-Question Survey Orders...

New Photos!

We hired William Ames to hire some models and take some pictures. Everyone came to our house to take pictures in the spare room Thursday. The pictures turned out great! We'll be using them for the...

New Photos!

We hired William Ames to hire some models and take some pictures. Everyone came to our house to take pictures in the spare room Thursday. The pictures turned out great! We'll be using them for the...

Comment Moderation

As this blog gets older and continues to generate new content, it ranks higher and higher on search engines. Ranking highly on search engines is generally good. But now we have to deal with comment...

Year-End Accounting

Whew! I think I'm up to date on finances! Our accountant has been hounding us for year-end info to do tax estimates since November. But the holiday sales and personal obligations for the holidays...

Mexico!

You'd think that having been on all of the continents of the world including Antarctica, we would have already sent SleepPhones to all of the countries in North America. But alas, we are now finally...

USPS shipping - SleepPhones Sleep Headphones

We have now moved to using Stamps.com. While we still have some gripes, we do prefer it much more to FedEx or driving to the post office. Price: With Stamps.com, there is a monthly fee ($15.99) in...

FedEx Shipping

  We knew the closing times of all local post offices (and they knew us as the annoying people who came in when they wanted to leave) for the surrounding 5 towns, and the most efficient way to drive...

Bags Instead of Boxes

Although we recycle all corrugated boxes, paperboard boxes, plastic bottles, cans, and mixed paper, not everyone lives in a municipality that makes it easy to do so. Many people are not able to...

SleepPhones QR Code

    Google sent us an envelope today. Apparently we're a favorite place on Google! We have our own QR code now. Unfortunately, that directs the customer to our basement, which is not open to the...

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