I don’t sleep well. For those who know the pains of insomnia, then you can understand how it affects you mentally, emotionally and physically.
I’ve tried almost everything to help, but know that the biggest problem, like it is for many, is my inability to ‘switch off’ my mind. Recently, we had the opportunity to check out the bedtime bliss eye mask to determine if it it’s promise to improve sleep holds true.
Just a disclaimer, this bedtime mask isn’t, nor does it claim to solve insomnia. It’s more for anyone who has difficulty sleeping due to light coming in i.e. from the street lights, TV etc. I tried this with the hope that by using it, it would subconsciously prepare my active mind for sleep!!
A bit about the mask….
The bedtime bliss is unique in that it’s contoured designs still allows for eye movement. IF you’ve used a sleep mask in the past then you know they can feel quite tight around the eyes. It also has adjustable straps so can be used by almost anyone. It’s also very light and soft material – plus it comes with ear plugs and a travel case so you can take it with you easily!
Now for my thoughts….
I can honestly say this sleep mask is really comfortable. The material is super soft, feeling more like a cushion for the eyes. I also like the fact that the shape doesn’t make me feel like there is something weighing down on my eyes and it effectively blocks out any light!
The down side? I would say the Velcro straps, although a great idea, got caught in my hair and were bit difficult to get out! So if you’re using the mask just be a bit careful and cautious to ensure you strap it correctly. Also, it didn’t help with my insomnia per say – that’s still there. I’m not affected by light at night time, so cannot honestly comment on the effectiveness for anyone who is, other than it does do that well!
Overall, I would recommend this to anyone who likes to sleep with a mask at bedtime and is sensitive to any sort of light affecting their ability to get a good night’s rest. For anyone suffering from insomnia, keep trying to find ways to relieve stress and unwind before you sleep – mindfulness is still the cure. I’ll probably be using this mask only on the plane 😊
Let us know your thoughts!