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I recently spent some time with Bose's Noise-Masking Sleepbuds. When I first wrote about them, I admitted to not being the the target market for these little guys. I'm fortunately blessed with the ability to sleep pretty much anywhere, anytime. It's okay to hate me.

But these landed in my hands while I was experiencing the most hellish jet lag of my life. There had never been a better time for me to put something like these to the test.

Today Bose released its brand new Sleepbuds here in Australia. A week ago I would have been a bit ¯¯\_(ツ)_/¯¯ about this, because I don't usually need them. Ordinarily I'm blessed with the ability to pass out anywhere, anytime.

However, this past weekend I flew back from IFA and my body has well and truly forsaken me. I'm exhausted, but can't fall asleep. When I'm about to drop off, my brain reminds me that everyone I love is going to die someday. It's great.

So when I was asked to check these little guys out earlier today, I jumped at the chance. Well, sluggishly collapsed at it.

Sleeping on the weekends is rough. My apartment is across the street from a bar that grows only louder and more crowded in the height of summer, so a good Saturday night snooze is usually out of the question. Raucous drinkers, the thump of the bass from the building, and the sound of my air conditioner create a cacophony nearly impossible to ignore. I'm not a fan. But Bose thinks its "Sleepbuds," white noise masking earbuds designed to be worn during sleep, can help alleviate the issue without resorting to the tried and true noise-cancelling technology used in some of its headphones. I get the appeal, but can a $379 white noise generator jammed in my ear canal really solve my sleeping problems?