These sleep earbuds saved my sleep - and my sanity - here’s my honest review

It’s honestly no exaggeration to say that for the last 10 years - or even more - I’ve been obsessed with sleep. Or lack of sleep, to put it better.

I’ve been a light sleeper all my life, but when I moved in with the love of my life, to discover he was a horrendous snorer - it moved up a gear. Then I had my first child, and that was the icing on the no-sleep cake.

As a result, I’ve tried pretty much every sleep-aid gadget imaginable. In fact, I’ve already published a feature with the best Amazon sleep aids here - you’re welcome, fellow insomniacs!

The top seller already from my previous article is my top sleep-aid gadget of all time, and I feel like I owe it to all my sleep-deprived brothers and sisters out there to present a full review. I’m talking about the Anker Sleep A10 Bluetooth Sleep Earbuds

Anker Sleep A10 Bluetooth Sleep Earbuds

Anker Sleep A10 Bluetooth Sleep Earbuds
Anker Sleep A10 Bluetooth Sleep Earbuds

£119.99 / $123.49 AT AMAZON

I sleep every night with ear plugs, (I just can’t sleep without them) so I was excited to upgrade from the foam ones I’ve been using for as long as I can remember. I charged them up and put them in, and was surprised at how comfortable ad lightweight they are. You can sleep on your side and hardly feel them, and they stayed put all nightIf you have big or small ears, it’s no worry - they come with a variety of different earbud sizes - as well as outer silicone sleeves - you can change to get the perfect fit.

The set-up was easy, download the app and connect the earbuds, and choose a sleep sound to download to the device, which it can automatically switch to when it detects you’ve fallen asleep. There are a wide range of different ‘white noise’ type effects plus soothing nature sounds etc if that’s more your thing.

I engaged the auto-switching mode and fell asleep listening to some relaxing tunes (you could also play your fave audiobook or guided meditation if you prefer) Then the next thing I knew, it was morning. I’d slept through the whole night! Can’t remember the last time that happened!

And it wasn’t just a one-time occurrence, I’ve had many sleep-totally through nights since starting to use the earbuds. There’s also a great alarm feature, but you need to bear in mind that the battery life is 8-10 hours depending on which functions you’re using so make sure you’ll have enough juice left if you’re relying on them to wake you up.

The Anker Sleep A10 Bluetooth Sleep Earbuds are just what you need if you’re a light sleeper
The Anker Sleep A10 Bluetooth Sleep Earbuds are just what you need if you’re a light sleeper

There’s a handy smart volume control - which automatically adjusts to your surroundings to mask external noise. However, you can only adjust manually adjust the volume through the app - so you need to set the volume to a level that suits you before you put your phone away.

There’s also a sleep-tracking functionality which I have found very interesting, and the buds themself come with a USB charging cable (but no plug) and a great little charging case which is big enough to not lose easily but small enough to just pop them in your bag if you’re going travelling.

I am honestly over the moon with these earbuds - and the Amazon reviews agree - with several hailing them "better than Bosch". I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who struggles with sleep.


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