As a true Side Sleeper armed with My Butterfly Pillow, you have full control of what you want to listen to when you go to bed.
You know that as a side sleeper it is just about impossible to sleep with earbuds or headphones on. The Bluetooth speakers, built into My Butterfly Pillow®, let Side Sleepers pair any smart device directly to the pillow. Now you can listen to television, books, white-noise or just plain old music! The speakers are designed in such a way that the person right next to you will never hear what you are playing through My Butterfly Pillow.
Q: So, why would you want speakers in your side sleeper pillow?
Answer: Aside from the fact that side sleepers cannot comfortably wear earbuds or headphones to bed, our number one answer is a hearing condition called Tinnitus. Tinnitus is a ringing or buzzing in the ears. Sufferers of Tinnitus state that nighttime is the hardest time as they have no background noise for distraction and getting to sleep is extremely difficult. My Butterfly Pillow provides Tinnitus sufferers with the ability to stream sounds directly through the pillow to provide "Sound Masking" or "Sound Distraction". Gone are the days of leaving the television on or running loud fans just to have a distracting sound in the background.
Better news! If you have an audiologist prescribed frequency app, you can easily stream that through My Butterfly Pillow!
So how did we do it?
After a year of testing all types of Bluetooth speakers, we determined two things. One, Bluetooth speakers are bulky and produce heat. Two, you have to pull the speakers out and recharge them each day.
Our original concept was to use headphone speakers embedded in the pillow and use the 3.5mm jack to connect to a smartphone.
This worked well for a while, but with all the smart devices coming out we needed a new connection.
We finally located a detachable Bluetooth receiver which would allow us to plug our 3.5mm jack directly to the unit.
However, the unit was just underpowered and we thought all was lost. We had a meeting with the manufacturer of the unit and explained what we were trying to accomplish. After a few more months, the manufacturer presented us with a unit that had better range and a better recharge life.
The rest you can hear for yourself when you sleep on My Butterfly Pillow.