Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, contributing to an even greater reduction in the quality and length of a person’s life than arthritis, depression, and hypertension. The American Psychological Association defines insomnia as “difficulty in initiating or maintaining a restorative sleep, which results in fatigue.” This fatigue not only makes it hard to learn and remember information but can also make you more prone to injuries.
Ending insomnia is the core mission of SleepPhones® headphones. Since 2007, millions of people worldwide have discovered better sleep thanks to our refreshingly simple idea: ultra-thin high-quality speakers tucked within a comfortable headband. We also provide an ongoing collection of YouTube videos, CDs, and free MP3 downloads complete with ASMR, binaural beats, and guided meditation. Join us in the fight for better sleep by downloading the Sleep Sounds by AcousticSheep® app, and tell us which sounds work best for you.
To discover sleep like never before, read the articles below and purchase your own SleepPhones® headphones today!For more information about insomnia, read “Can't sleep? Learn more about the disorder that's keeping you up at night.”
Sleep Hygiene and Therapy
Sleep Restriction Therapy: A Liberating Treatment for People with Insomnia Disorder
By restricting the time you spend in bed, you can retrain your brain for sleeping. If this technique sounds dubious, read this article to learn what makes sleep restriction therapy a standard treatment for insomnia disorder.
Sleep Hygiene Rules for Insomnia Prevention
It’s time to stop insomnia in its tracks by developing better sleep habits. For the next week or two, use these 9 sleep hygiene rules and additional tips to keep insomnia from getting worse.
Surprising Things That Could Be Keeping You Up at Night
The additives you eat, the beverages you drink, and the drugs you take could all be keeping you from a good night’s sleep. Read on to learn why your favorite multivitamin or “nightcap” might be the worst thing for your insomnia.
Help Me Fall Asleep! Five Ways to Get Sleep Now
Quick—read these five tips for falling asleep fast. They might just be what you needed tonight.
Does Being Stressed Make It Harder to Sleep?
Sleeplessness makes you stressed, and stress makes you sleepless. Learn how to end the cycle before your physical, mental, and emotional health suffers.
Night Owls (Delayed Phase Sleep Disorder) vs. Morning Larks (Advanced Phase Sleep Disorder)
Do you stay up late and sleep the day away? Do you go to bed early and rise before the sun’s up? Are you somewhere in-between? No matter your sleep schedule, you can always set a healthy routine. Read on to learn the possible psychological causes of your sleep patterns.
Getting A Good Night's Sleep When Sleeping With Tinnitus
Is there a sound in your ears that you just can’t explain? SleepPhones® headphones—quite literally—have you covered. Learn more about tinnitus and how to prevent it from developing into insomnia.
How to Deal With Sleep Anxiety
If you’re dreading the thought of having to go to bed, this article is for you. Use these 10 tips to avoid yet another night of staring at the alarm clock.
Depression and Insomnia
Depression and sleep disorders go hand-in-hand, with one increasing the risk of the other, and vice versa. Learn more about this relationship and how our clinically-proven sound technology can help fight it.
What is "Monkey Mind" and How Do I Tame It?
Feeling like your thoughts are swinging from branch to branch under the canopy that is your mind? Meditation is key. Read more on how basic meditation can bring you a more peaceful sleep.
Combined Treatments For Insomnia, Anxiety and Depression
A combination of prescription medication, talk therapy, and alternative therapies can help you end the cycle of insomnia, anxiety, and depression. To learn more, read this response from Dr. Wei-Shin Lai, family physician and CEO of AcousticSheep LLC, to a customer-submitted question.
How Lack of Sleep Affects Your Immune System
Reduced sleep means reduced ability to fight illnesses, which means a greater chance of catching a cold or—worse—COVID-19. Read more about how to stay healthy through the pandemic, and follow the links to other information on how the coronavirus may affect you.
Sleep Statistics: The State of Sleep in America
From 2015-2017, television personality Dr. Oz and medication company ResMed studied the sleep patterns of 20,000 Americans. Their findings may surprise you.
How hormones interact with sleep
The average woman aged 50 and older will experience the discomfort that comes with menopause. Read this article to learn how you can deal with the symptoms of menopause and sleep more soundly.
Poor Sleep Is Related to Increased Death
While insomnia cannot end your life, it may lead to fatal health concerns, which in turn make it harder to sleep. Read these quick facts and stop the cycle now.
Prescriptions and Over-the-Counter Medications
Sedatives and Sleep Problems
If you sleep but don’t feel rested, sedatives may be to blame. Suddenly going off of sedatives, however, is even worse. Read this response from Dr. Wei-Shin Lai, family physician and CEO of AcousticSheep LLC, to learn how your doctor can help you go off medications safely.
Is Ambien (or Zolpidem) Safe, Does it Actually Work, and What Are Safe Alternatives?
Ambien is by far the most well-known treatment for insomnia. For those who have decided that the benefits don’t outweigh the costs, we provide a list of risk-free alternatives. Read them here.
3 reasons why sleeping pills may not be the answer to good sleep
Studies show that sleeping pills can increase your risk of traffic accidents and cancer. Read this article to find other reasons for a safer sleep aid.
Medications That Can Cause Insomnia
Suffering from insomnia? This short list of medications may be to blame.
SleepPhones® vs. Insomnia
Sleeping Through Insomnia and Depression
Shae from the former Shades of Shamrock blog had long given up on listening to music when she slept. That was until SleepPhones® headphones turned her depression-induced insomnia around. In this blog entry, she describes how a four-night experience with a sickness had led her to appreciate the world's most comfortable headphones.
SleepPhones are the "Best of All Gifts for Insomniacs"
Creator of the She Blossoms blog Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen called SleepPhones® headphones “the best of all these gifts” on her list of 14 sleep products. Read her recommendation here!
Business Standard: Now, 'smart' headphones to combat insomnia
An article in India’s leading business newspaper previewed the release of our wireless headphones in 2010. Read the story here.
SleepPhones Helping Fight Insomnia
Learn everything you need to know about insomnia in this article by Dr. Wei-Shin Lai, family physician and CEO of AcousticSheep LLC. In it, she lists the issues behind medications and herbal aids, discusses the physical and mental concerns associated with insomnia, and provides a guide to better sleep habits.
Other Sleep Aids
Music to sleep better
Whether it's Bach or Beethoven, Jeff Buckley or John Mayer, we suggest 10 songs in this article that are guaranteed to help you fall asleep quickly. Listen to them now!
Natural Remedies for Insomnia
Avoid becoming dependent on sleeping pills. Sleep healthier and safer by using these 7 suggested natural remedies for insomnia.