This too could be you: You can be the protagonist in your own dreams. Don’t let the light—whether it be street lights in the middle of the night or the early sunset—bully you out of your
The humble sleep mask was invented way back in 1931 by a married couple from California as a way of mitigating sleeplessness caused by “modern lighting systems.”
And for newbies to the sleep mask game, you might think of having a foreign object strapped to your face all night long as possibly annoying or uncomfortable—but with fabric choices like silk, satin, and high-quality cotton, it’s never a hindrance or annoyance. You’ll probably even wonder how you ever slept without one all these years. If one of your 2018 goals is to sleep more or better, this easy purchase is a total game-changer.
Here’s a roundup of our very favorite sleep masks, here to help you snooze away.
You can’t argue with $9.99, and it’s still made with cozy mulberry silk, and has a comfortable strap that’s never tight around the face. It’s also available in eight other colors, including a Starry Night themed one.
Faux fur, real comfort. This ultra glam, ultra cozy (maybe a bit extra?) eye mask is so unique, and pretty accessible with a $17 price tag.
This one is special because beyond helping you sleep by blocking out light, it also has a micro-fine charcoal powder infused into the organic cotton that lines the back of the mask. This helps relieve eye fatigue and pressure around the eyes, promotes blood circulation, and soothes tension and headaches. Slip on this mask and let the activated charcoal get to work while you go to sleep.
One of the most beloved eye masks around, this Slip version is the height of comfort, thanks to the luxurious, long-strand mulberry silk.
Could this be any cuter? Made from smooth satin and a comfortable elastic strap (no tightness, no hair kinks), is this what sweet dreams are made of?
Originally published January 2017. Updated with new information March 2018.
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