NEWS: Send yourself to sleep with a musical pillow

Don't worry, you haven't accidentally logged on to the bedding section of M&S. What you see here is the Sound Asleep pillow, the No.1-selling home product on

So what's it doing on, you may ask? Well this is a pillow with a difference – it can connect to your iPod, MP3 player or bedside radio and lull you to sleep with your favourite tunes.

The secret is a built-in miniature speaker that distributes sound via the cushioning, so only the person lying on it can hear what's going on, leaving your loved one to doze beside you blissfully undisturbed.

It's more comfortable than lying there with a pair of headphones on. Even better, if you and your partner's musical tastes differ, you could have one Sound Asleep each – Led Zep on the left side of the bed, Spice Girls on the right. Or whatever.

The £20 pillow has a removable 12cm wire fitted with a 3.5mm stereo plug so you can connect it to any device with a matching output. It'll even hook up to a TV, provided it's not too far from the bed. Perfect for watching that late-night movie without causing a marital bust-up.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.