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Bose Noise-Masking Sleepbuds User Manual


Bose Noise-Masking Sleepbuds User Manual

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  • Select masking sounds to play through your sleepbuds™.
  • Add new sounds or replace sounds that you don’t listen to using the Sound Library.
  • Set wake-up alarms.
  • Name your sleepbuds™.
  • Manage settings for Phone Call Alerts.
  • Enable Dark Mode for nighttime use.
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Keep your sleepbuds™ up to date and try new features with the latest software.

The sleepbuds™ are designed to mask noise and disturbances while you sleep. Because of this, they can affect your ability to hear other sounds, such as alarms, warning systems, people, and pets.


To balance the levels of noise masking and awareness you want, set an appropriate volume level for your needs. The volume should be high enough to mask noises that are disturbing your sleep, but not so high that you can’t hear the sounds you want to hear. In the Bose Sleep app, set the volume to the lowest level, then increase it gradually until you reach an appropriate level. The lower the volume, the more likely it is that you’ll be able to hear the sounds you want or need to hear.

If you’re concerned about your ability to hear sounds while wearing the sleepbuds™, try the following tips.

Advanced tips
These tips make the sleepbuds™ less effective at masking noise, but further increase your awareness of your surroundings.

  • Wear only one sleepbud™.
  • Set your current masking sound so that it stops after a certain amount of time instead of playing all night. You can do this by setting a sleep timer for your current masking sound in the Bose Sleep app.


Confirm that the following parts are included:
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With the Bose logo facing you, slide the lid of the charging case away from you to open it.

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Lights on the inside rim of the case glow to show the current battery level and charging status of the case and sleepbuds™.


Remove the sleepbuds™ from the charging case.

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The sleepbuds™ automatically power on.


Place the sleepbuds™ in the charging case. For information about how to properly store the sleepbuds™,

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The sleepbuds™ automatically power off, and the corresponding charging lights blink white.

To use the sleepbuds™ for call functions:

  • Turn off Do Not Disturb on your mobile device. The sleepbuds™ follow your device Do Not Disturb setting.
  • Set up Phone Call Alerts using the Bose Sleep app.

Once set, you can receive alerts through the sleepbuds™ and answer phone calls with your mobile device.

Your sleepbuds™ use Bluetooth Low Energy to connect to your device and may periodically disconnect during the night. If you receive a call when your sleepbuds™ are disconnected, you won’t receive Phone Call Alerts.

Phone Call Alerts
Phone Call Alerts are notifications sent through the sleepbuds™ that wake you when a phone call comes in. To enable Alerts and manage volume/sound settings, tap the gear icon in the Bose Sleep app.

Answer a phone call
Use your mobile device to answer calls. You can’t answer phone calls with the sleepbuds™.

  1. Remove the sleepbuds™ from your ears.
  2. Answer the call on your mobile device.


For optimal noise masking and stability, it is important to choose the correct size StayHear+ Sleep tip. Select the size that gives you the best comfort and fit in each ear. To determine the best fit, you may need to try all three sizes. You may need a different size for each ear.

NOTE: To test the fit of your current StayHear+ Sleep tip size, see page 19. Each sleepbud™ and StayHear+ Sleep tip is marked with either an L or an R. Make sure to insert the left sleepbud™ into the left tip and the right sleepbud™ into the right tip.

The StayHear+ Sleep tip lets the sleepbud™ rest comfortably and securely in your ear. The tip wing fits just under your ear ridge.

  1.  Place the sleepbud™ in your ear with the Bose logo facing outwards.
  2.  Rotate the sleepbud™ back, locking it in place.
  3. Press the tip wing to tuck it underneath your ear ridge.
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Be gentle when placing the sleepbuds™ in your ears. The eartip should be deep enough in your ear to create a seal but not so deep that it feels uncomfortable.

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To check if your current StayHear+ Sleep tip size is right for you, use a mirror or ask a friend to compare your fit to the size guide below. The tip wing should fit securely under your ear ridge without being compressed.

In addition, try the following:

  • Try speaking aloud. Your voice should sound muffled in both ears.
  • Shake your head. The sleepbuds™ should stay secure.

Charging time
Allow up to eight hours to fully charge the sleepbuds™.

A full charge allows up to 10 hours of use.

Check the battery levels of the sleepbuds™
You can check the battery levels of the sleepbuds™ while using or charging the sleepbuds™.

While using the sleepbuds™
In the Bose Sleep app, check the center of the home screen to see the current battery level of the sleepbuds™.


The charging case stores and charges your sleepbuds™ while you’re not using them.


  • Keep the case connected to AC (mains) power when possible to make sure that your sleepbuds™ are always fully charged. You can also use the case battery to charge the sleepbuds™ while traveling.
  • Before charging, make sure the sleepbuds™ are at room temperature, between 41° F (5° C) and 113° F (45° C).
    1.  Connect the small end of the USB cable to the USB connector on the back of the case.
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    2. Connect the other end to the USB power supply.
    3. Plug the USB power supply into an AC (mains) outlet.

If necessary, attach the AC power adapter for your region.

Charging time
When the sleepbuds™ are outside the case, allow up to three hours to fully charge the case. When the sleepbuds™ are inside the case, charging time varies.

When the case is fully charged and operating on battery power, you can fully charge the sleepbuds™ once. A single charge of the sleepbuds™ allows up to 10 hours of use.


The battery protection feature conserves the batteries of the sleepbuds™ during long-term storage. The sleepbuds™ switch off when they have been left in the case for a week. To wake the sleepbuds™, connect the case to power then remove
the sleepbuds™ from the case.

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