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Our favorite Anker sleep earbuds are still $40 off

Catch up on lost sleep by putting the Anker Soundcore Sleep A10 earbuds in your ears. Plus, a $40 discount sweetens the deal.
Written by Nina Raemont, Associate Editor
Sleep A10s in their case.
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It can feel nearly impossible to get a restful night of uninterrupted sleep on a good day. That's in spite of the noise outside of your home, the partner snoring next to you, or your neighbor's yapping dog. If you're looking to earn longer and better sleep without any of the middle-of-the-night wakeups, you should consider sleep earbuds. 

Also: Anker just unveiled its Soundcore A20 sleep earbuds with several key upgrades 

These Anker Soundcore A10 sleep earbuds are teeny tiny, stay in your ears, and mask the noises around you for an undeterred slumber. Plus, for a limited time, they're $40 off the regular price. You can get them for only $88 on Amazon right now. 

The earbuds come in a bulky case, but are smaller than a nickel themselves. Instead of active noise canceling, the earbuds utilize four-point noise masking. This means that they block out noise with a tight and secure seal and use smart volume adaption to dim down external noise. When former ZDNET associate editor Christina Darby tested out the earbuds, she loved the comprehensive sleep-tracking capabilities, its multi-functionality, the smart switch function that adjusts your audio once you fall asleep, and the built-in alarm clock. At 10 hours in sleep mode, the battery life should last you for more than one night's sleep, plus the case offers an additional 40 hours of charge time. 

More: Best sleep headphones

"While the buds don't have active noise cancellation (ANC), opting for noise masking instead, they have features that will help you get a good night's rest, and collect the data you need to make gradual improvements," Darby writes. 

You can get your earbuds to wake you up in the morning, too, with the in-ear alarm feature. And once you're awake you can track your sleep quality and duration through the Soundcore app. 

Review: Soundcore Sleep A10 earbuds

"Soundcore's Sleep A10 earbuds may have some kinks, but they're a refreshing addition to a rather scarce market," Darby writes in her review. If you're looking for a step up from your trusty ear plugs, these Soundcore Sleep A10 earbuds could be your bedside best friend. And you might as well jump on them now, with their $40 off discount, slicing the price to $88 on Amazon

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