Okay, i’m about to try these out. Many people have differing opinions on whether or not “sleep immersion” works, but I’ve definitely left Japanese audio/video playing while I slept and had dreams that were 100% in Japanese as a result. This leads me to think that for the 6-8 hours I sleep each day, if I have a pillow speaker (closer to my ears but low enough to not drive me crazy) then it will give me an extra 56 hours of Japanese audio immersion per week. This equates to about 274 hours of immersion from sleep listening per month, on top of maybe another 8-10 hours of audio during the day (If I can wing it). This equals about 500+ hours of audio immersion per month, on top of study, writing and reading.
The package for the Pillowsonic case is below.
The case is pretty soft and Pillow-like.
Its pretty thin, and slips easiliy under the pillow. Next pic shows how thin it is.
The wire is pretty long, so you can attach it to an Ipod or even your computer if needs be. I’ll most likely have it attached to my laptop while I watch Nonstop tube.
It came with a relaxation CD as well. I might use this in the future, but for my first night i’ll test out “sleep immersion” as part of getting constant Japanese into my brain.
An example of the setup. I’ll plug it in, have the computer playing NonstopTube and get my Japanese going! On screen is an example of the randomness i’ll be listening to.
Of course, this is a part of just getting more Japanese in on top of reading, listening, speaking and writing, so i’ll post more about it as time passes and see if “sleep immersion” gives me tons of good exposure I can use to move forward.